November 13th, 2012 at 11:50 am by Pete Petoniak under News, Weather
Temperatures will warm into the upper 40s for the weekend with the morning lows near 30 both Saturday and Sunday and mostly to partly sunny skies. That’s a great forecast for this time of the year unless you’re a deer hunter and you want tracking snow. All indications are that we won’t see snow for the next 7 days. In Green Bay we have yet to see measurable snow (at least 0.1″) this season. The average date for the first measurable snowfall is today, November 13th.
Speaking of November 13th, it was 3 years ago today that I had to leave Good Day Wisconsin early to take my wife to the hospital. A few hours later our 3rd child Georgia Anne was born. Happy Birthday Georgia! Below is a picture of her from Saturday when we celebrated her birthday…when she got all her gifts. Although yesterday she turned to me when she saw something on TV she wanted and said, “Dada, I want that on my real birthday.” To which I replied, “maybe Santa will bring you that.”
November 12th, 2012 at 11:58 am by Pete Petoniak under News, Weather
It’s about 30° colder today than yesterday with flurries and snow showers expected so it is a perfect day to unveil the winter storm names for 2012/13. The first name was a boy’s name (Alan) since we started with a girl’s name last year (Angela).
In case you’re wondering who picks the names…that would be me. I run it by my boss but I put the first list out there and sometimes we tweak it a bit. I try to use popular names from different decades (the social security list of names comes in handy) so that all generations get a chance to have a storm named after them. For instance Alan was popular in the 60s and Denise in the 70s; Brianna in the 2000s. I’ve also heard from a number of people who would like to have a continuation of names into the next year so that we would see some winter storms that start with the letter “P” or “S”. I may have to consider that next year because I admit, it is getting a bit lean for different names at the beginning of the alphabet. Below you’ll find the names and the factors the FOX 11 meteorologists use to determine if a storm should get a name.
Don’t forget to tune in Wednesday during the FOX 11 News at 5 for Patrick Powell’s winter weather forecast. Long range forecasting like this is very difficult and Patrick uses every bit of his expertise and skill to come up with an idea of what the season will look like in both temperature and snowfall.
September 11th, 2012 at 11:07 am by Pete Petoniak under News, Weather
August 21st, 2012 at 6:45 am by Pete Petoniak under News, Weather
August 10th, 2012 at 9:59 am by Pete Petoniak under News, Weather
We’re drying out today after a very wet Thursday. Rainfall totals of between 1 and 2 inches was commonplace in the area. Today we deal with strong north and northeast winds at 15 to 25 mph so hold on to your hats! The weekend is improving with lots of sunshine and highs in the upper 70s.
August 9th, 2012 at 9:24 am by Pete Petoniak under News, Weather
As expected we are getting rain this morning and although we’ll see a break from it for a time, we’ll likely see more this afternoon, probably after 2 pm in Green Bay and the Fox Cities. Most of the rain so far this morning has fallen from Green Bay and areas south. By 10 am Waupaca has already seen almost 2″ of rain. Keep the umbrella handy! Our high will only reach 65° which will be the coolest since June 1st! After today, high pressure will start to build bringing lots of sunshine for the weekend.
August 3rd, 2012 at 10:51 am by Pete Petoniak under News, Weather
It’s looking good for Packers Family Night with the high near 82° and mostly to partly sunny skies. The temperature at the time of the fireworks display at 9:45 will be near 73°. Tomorrow could be stormy but right now it looks like most of the daytime hours will be partly sunny with the best chance for strong or severe thunderstorms to rumble through late in the afternoon and into the overnight hours. The primary threat with these storms will be damaging wind and large hail. Make sure to tune in to Doug Higgins on Good Day Wisconsin Saturday morning and Phil DeCastro on FOX 11 News at Nine for the latest. Have a great day!
August 1st, 2012 at 8:00 am by Pete Petoniak under News, Weather
July 27th, 2012 at 11:30 am by Pete Petoniak under News, Weather