September 11th, 2014 at 10:11 am by Pete Petoniak under News, Weather
It’s cold! So cold we may set some records. The forecast high today is 56 and if we get that in Green Bay, we will tie a record for lowest maximum on this date. It was set in 2006. Other locations may also set or tie records.
Tomorrow’s high will be even a bit cooler but the record for that date is 52 set in 1902. I think that will stand. There is a chance for frost Friday and Saturday morning as well, mainly to our north. At least things warm into the 60s for the weekend.
July 3rd, 2014 at 11:06 am by Pete Petoniak under News, Weather
Cool! Appleton set a new record low for July 3rd with 46 degrees! The normal low is 58. It was cool all over northeast Wisconsin.
It’ll warm into the mid 70s today and will be a great night for the fireworks in Appleton, Shawano and other locations. Great for tomorrow’s Fire Over the Fox in Green Bay too.
Expect lots of sunshine and low humidity for the Fourth of July events. If you’re running in the Firecracker 5K in Kaukauna tomorrow morning at 8am, temperature will be near 61 degrees with sunny skies. The high will reach into the mid to upper 70s.
Hurricane Arthur is churning up the east coast and will impact the outer banks of North Carolina tonight into tomorrow morning as a category 1 or 2 hurricane. Wind speeds of 85 mph are possible but it looks like it will not make landfall. Next up for Arthur as it moves to the north is a glancing blow to New England Friday night. For the latest information on the first Atlantic hurricane of 2014 click here.
Have a fantastic and safe Fourth of July weekend!
May 31st, 2014 at 4:29 pm by Doug Higgins under Weather
Abundant sunshine pushed Saturday’s temperatures to the warmest so far this year. Green Bay hit 86 degrees. Even warmer weather hit the western portion of Wisconsin with La Crosse hitting 90 degrees.
Humidity levels will start to increase overnight, that will make for a sticky day Sunday.
A few waves of storms will move though the area the next 48 hours. The first wave will hit Sunday morning, the second Sunday afternoon, and the third Sunday night into Monday morning.
The Storm Prediction Center has the risk for severe storms with wind, hail, and tornadoes well west of Wisconsin.
We will see lightning, and at times heavy rainfall. If you have outdoor plans Sunday, be prepared for an occasion soaker to move through.
For the latest updates on your weather check out Fox 11 News tonight after Major League Baseball.
May 10th, 2014 at 9:48 am by Doug Higgins under Weather
Parts of NE Wisconsin are under a slight risk for severe thunderstorms Sunday afternoon/evening. Counties in the Fox 11 viewing area under the risk are Winnebago, Fond du Lac, Green Lake, and Waushara.
The main risk from these storms will be large hail and damaging winds. A warm front will trigger thunderstorms Sunday late afternoon/ early evening.
These storms will originate in Iowa and Illinois and move northeast into Wisconsin. Stormy weather is expected to continue Sunday night and into Monday. Much of NE Wisconsin is under a slight risk for severe storms Monday.
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May 8th, 2014 at 8:56 am by Pete Petoniak under News, Weather
Strong or severe thunderstorms are possible today but the best chance will be this evening and into tonight. At 8 am most of the state is under a “slight” risk of severe weather with the main threats being large hail and damaging wind. The storms will diminish after midnight. Notice in the map below that parts of Iowa and Minnesota are under a “moderate” threat. Thunderstorms are expected to develop in this area this afternoon and move northeast this evening and tonight into our area.
Things will heat up today with temperatures pushing into the 70s…the first time since October 12th of last year. That’s more than six months!
Temperatures will continue above normal for the next few days and it is looking good for the weekend with mostly sunny skies on Saturday and a chance of showers in the afternoon on Mother’s Day Sunday.
May 4th, 2014 at 10:50 am by Doug Higgins under Weather
Spring warmth (70s) may bring severe thunderstorms to parts of Wisconsin this week.
The Storm Prediction Center has highlighted Southwest Wisconsin for a risk for severe weather on Day 5, (D5 is the secret government code for Thursday). On Monday it will be D4, Tuesday D3……
While NE Wisconsin is not in the highlighted area, we could also have severe storms; at this point large hail will be the most likely threat.
What do you need to do now? Make sure you have a weather radio; it acts like a personal tornado siren for severe weather. Weather radios are an inexpensive way to save your life when damaging weather moves in; every family should have one. If you already have a weather radio, make sure it has new batteries inside.
Also, let your family know that storms Thursday could be severe. By planting that seed of information people will pay closer attention to the weather. At Fox 11 we don’t want anyone caught off guard by life threatening storms.
For the latest weather information tune into Good Day Wisconsin 5-9am and Fox 11 News @ 5pm and 9pm. And of course you can get weather information 24/7 here at Fox11online.com
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April 13th, 2014 at 10:28 am by Doug Higgins under Weather
Heavy rain and thunderstorms brought flooding to parts of NE Wisconsin Saturday.
Rain amounts were impressive from Wautoma through Oshkosh and east to Manitowoc with 2 to 3” falling in that area.
Down burst winds even damaged a school roof in Cleveland, WI.
More rain and thunderstorms are on the way this afternoon / evening, so watch out for more localized flooding.
March 29th, 2014 at 10:54 am by Doug Higgins under Weather
Dry and sunny weather will make for a truly spring like weekend.
Snow piles will start to shrink as highs reach into the low 40s today.
South winds will push Sunday’s high into the low 50s. While 50s won’t be a record breaker (Sunday’s record is 73°) it will be above normal.
Monday will also be above normal with mid 50′s in the forecast. Temperatures the rest of next week end up below normal, so enjoy what warmth we have this weekend.
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March 6th, 2014 at 3:46 am by Pete Petoniak under News, Weather
Another record to show just how cold it has been this winter may have fallen (it’ll be a record with an asterisk at this point). Last night (Wednesday) in Green Bay the temperature dropped to -11° shortly before midnight. Then at 3:30 am this morning the temperature plummeted to -15°. The official numbers aren’t in yet from the National Weather Service but that if it holds that would propel us into the number one spot for number of days below -10. Even if that isn’t the case, the record has at least been tied. The record for most days below zero keeps growing with another 2 days added because of the negative numbers reached yesterday and this morning. This may be the final hurrah as warmer weather moves in and sticks around for the next 7 days. So yes it has been cold and; most of us want it to end but at least we have the distinction of making it through one of the coldest winters on record! Feel proud!
March 3rd, 2014 at 11:45 am by Pete Petoniak under News, Weather