This is Lisa with our weekend update, and I hope you all had a great long Labor Day weekend. We had a very nice long and mostly relaxing weekend, as we spent most of our weekend at home. We were able to catch up on some things and spend some good quality time together with Bryce. We also took a few walks around the neighborhood with Bryce and Kozmo. I actually have a nice extended weekend and I don't have to go to work until Thursday, so I'm really looking forward to spending even more quality time with Bryce.
Bryce is growing up so fast. He was 2 months old on Saturday (pictures are here). He is almost able to roll over onto his stomach! He can roll over onto his side, but once he's there he tries really hard to roll over onto his stomach but his elbow seems to get in the way, preventing him from rolling over. Bryce also is getting a tighter grip and can hold onto a rattle for a short time before he lets go. But if you give him one of your fingers, he'll hold onto it really tight! He's got a strong grip! He's not sleeping through the night quite yet, but he averages about 6 hours of sleep from about 10-11pm until 4-5am, so it's not too bad. Bryce has his two-month doctor's appointment this morning, which means he'll be getting his first shots. Poor guy! He received the Vitamin K and Hepatitis shots while we were in the hospital. It won't be a pleasant experience for him, but we'll give him Infant Tylenol to make it a little easier for him. Well that wraps up our weekend and baby updates, have a great week.
NFL Pigskin Pick'em!
ESPN Pigskin Pick'em is back for 2005 - join our annual free weekly NFL pick'em league! The first game is Thursday so make sure you login and make your first week's picks by then! You are allowed three entries, but please only enter one into this group. Pass this along to anyone else you know that would like to join our group! You can enter with the same instructions, group name and password as in previous years. Any questions, let me know. Enjoy!
Group name: Cheesehead League
It's rare where the weekend recap and the first day of games happens in the same intro, but alas, here it is. Give me the most popular answer to these two topics, and you don't even need to start your answer with a particular letter!
Topic #1: Besides Katrina, name a Hurricane.
Topic #2: Something people might have to run to catch
Today’s forecast grade: B
Now: At 7am with a mostly cloudy sky with a few showers across central and western Wisconsin, temps are already 65-70.
Synopsis: A very slow-moving cold front, currently located in Minnesota and the eastern Dakotas, is developing a line of showers and a few thunderstorms across western Wisconsin, southern Minnesota, and Iowa. Look for this to give us a rather gloomy day today, which is ok since most of us will be at work anyway and are coming off some outstanding weather this Labor Day weekend. Usually on Labor Day it goes the other way around!
Today: Mostly cloudy with scattered showers and isolated thunderstorms developing slowly from west to east today. There is a slight risk of severe weather across the northwestern half of Wisconsin today. Still mild with a high of 83 central, mid- 80s south. Rain chance 30%.
Tonight: Scattered showers and thunderstorms, lows lower 60s. Rain chance 35%.
Tomorrow: Sorry to say, but more of the same as the cold front stalls. An even better chance of scattered showers and isolated thunderstorms, a little cooler as the front passes by, highs mid- to upper 70s. Rain chance 60%.
Thursday: Partly sunny, maybe an isolated shower, highs mid- 70s. Rain chance 20%.
Friday: Scattered showers, highs mid- to upper 70s. Rain chance 30%.
Saturday: Isolated showers, breezy and mild, highs near 80. Rain chance 20%.
Sunday: Partly cloudy, breezy and still mild, highs in the lower 80s. This summer doesn't want to end!
Today in Las Vegas, Nevada: Sunshine, highs near 100, but not for long!
A dramatic shift to Fall-like weather is expected for the end of
After a few more days of quiet weather and slightly above normal
temperatures... a series of strong Fall storm systems will cause an
abrupt shift to a more Fall-like weather pattern for the end of the
The timing of each system is still a little uncertain... but
right now the first system is expected to drop down the West Coast
and strengthen as it moves into northern California on Thursday. A
second system... expected to be larger and stronger than the first
one... is then forecast to drop to off the coast of Oregon and
northern California on Saturday. Each of these storm systems will
bring an increase in winds... and cool temperatures over the region.
Winds will become breezy on Thursday as the first system
approaches... then increase to windy for the weekend as the second
system begins to move onshore. Timing and strength are still a little
uncertain with this second system... but wind gusts may approach 40
mph over a widespread area for Saturday and Sunday.
Much cooler air will also settle in for the weekend... with forecast
temperatures 10 to 15 degrees cooler then they were on Labor Day.
Today in Hilton Head Island, South Carolina: Isolated showers, breezy, highs lower 80s.
High risk of rip currents today...
Strong northeast winds up to 25 knots along with rough seas and
small swells will support the development of dangerous rip
currents along the beaches today. In addition... the long shore
current will be quite swift... posing another hazard to anyone who
enters the water.
Today in League City and Pearland, Texas: Isolated thunderstorms, breezy, hot and humid, highs lower 90s. Ozone Action Day.
Through 730 am...scattered showers and isolated thunderstorms will continue to form offshore and move inland across the coastal zones. Rainfall amounts will average a tenth to a quarter of an inch.
Today in Georgetown, Kentucky: Sunshine, highs mid- 80s.
Vernon, Connecticut Forecast Link:
Yesterday’s Climate Data: (Courtesy of the National Weather Service)
High Yesterday (Appleton)……….. 84
High Yesterday (Madison)............. 88
High Yesterday (Waukesha).......... 88
High Yesterday (O’Hare, IL)…...... 87
High Yesterday (Las Vegas, NV)………... 100
High Yesterday (Hilton Head Island, SC).. 82
High Yesterday (League City, TX)……….. 92
High Yesterday (Lexington, KY)…………. 82
Levee patched, streets secure
Repair crews patch ruptured 17th Street levee
Pumps restart, but full drainage three months away
Troops help bring order back to streets
Some insist on staying in squalid city
Officials: 10,000 may be dead in Hurricane Katrina's aftermath; rescue crews still searching
At one point this also was a category-5 hurricane.
Thousands flee from typhoon Nabi
Floods, landslides paralyze southern Japan
TOKYO, Japan (Reuters) -- A powerful typhoon pummelled southwestern Japan with torrential rain and high winds on Tuesday, causing floods and landslides, paralysing transport and prompting officials to tell more than 100,000 people to flee their homes.