Storm Passes By & Amazing Weather Balloon Pictures!

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Thank you for spending a few minutes of your weekend reading the Weather Watch 12 blog! The past 2 days we have discussed the current weather conditions and also the big warm-up headed our way for the coming week. I did a quick check on Friday and we were the only station in Milwaukee forecasting a day in the 70s this week.

The warm-up heading our way this week fits the weather pattern that continues to cycle perfectly! I will go over this pattern and also issue the April & May weather forecasts this Tuesday! So check the blog for the long range forecast.

Let’s now talk about the area of low pressure moving acros the mid-Mississippi Valley right now. This storm will push a few rain showers close to our viewing area. There may be a couple of brief showers or sprinkles near the Illinois border, but I think the air is just dry enough to keep the rain out of Milwaukee. Any locations around Kenosha, Lake Geneva, or Beloit that see a shower will only pick up maybe a trace to a hundredth…not much. Rain chances overnight in these areas is only about 20%.

Here is the accumulated rainfall forecast from the 12Z GFS…this goes through early Sunday. The light green shade near the IL/WI border is around a trace. The light blue shades are 1″ or more.

By Sunday afternoon sunshine will return to the area, but winds will begin to howl out of the north-northeast at 15-25 mph with higher gusts. The slight northeast wind will keep lakeshore locations cooler on Sunday…likely in the low to mid 40s. Inland areas will top out around 50.

The big warm-up will ‘officially’ begin on Tuesday as highs race toward 60, and low 70s look good for Thursday. Keep in mind the wind will likely be in the 15-30 mph range both Wednesday and Thursday. At least it will be a warm wind.

Yesterday as I was surfing around online and found a fascinating story about a weather hobbyist(Robert Harrison) in England. The story was unique because the man bought a used camera on Ebay…attached it to a weather balloon using duct tape..and then had the camera take pictures as the balloon ascends up to 20 miles above the Earth.

Here is one picture captured from this ‘space mission’.

If you would like to view more pictures and read the entire story, just click the link below.

If you have any thoughts or questions about the weather or the weather balloon story please leave them in the comments section of the blog. Also, make sure to join our Facebook fan page at WeatherWatch 12

Have a great day!

Jeremy Nelson


2 Responses

  1. Beautiful picture.

  2. Can’t wait for the beautiful weather coming this week!

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