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Jack Be Nimble

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Extreme statistic: The observation on 1/7/18 recorded the 9th consecutive day with a daily low temperature below zero at OSNW3. All-time most since this station's genesis.



If there are any questions, comments, or suggestions on the material presented please let me know. Thanks for reading!

The White Hurricane of 1913

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I was gifted a book this Christmas.

White Hurricane: A Great Lakes November Gale and America's Deadliest Maritime Disaster by David G. Brown.



Until this book was in my possession I had not known about this storm. After reading the first couple pages I decided to do a bit of research on my own before reading more. I grabbed the Oshkosh data for this time period, the Archived Daily Weather Maps and a handful of links with published material on the storm. I am anticipating this book being a great read.

(Oshkosh November 1913 Climatology)


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(November 7, 1913)

(November 8, 1913)

(November 9, 1913)

(November 10, 1913)

(November 11, 1913)


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Links

*The “White Hurricane” Storm of November 1913 - A Numerical Model Retrospective (my favorite)

*"HELL HATH' NO FURY LIKE A GREAT LAKES FALL STORM" - William R. Deedler
*The White Hurricane of 1913 - Google Images
*Frozen Fury: The 1913 White Hurricane - Lake Superior Magazine
*Remembering the November 1913 “White Hurricane” - …

2014-15 Winter Divide?

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I do this thing that measures the length of a winter season. The criteria is simple and can be found at the link. Each winter is unique. Long, short, divided. 2014-15 is becoming special in it's own way. Earliest divide since 1994-95? If the MaxT is above 32F 12/26 and the snow depth at obs on 12/27 is < 1 inch, the 2014-15 winter will have come to a halt. 1994-95 and current 2014-15 WSD charts attached below.





I have WSD data back through 1990 for Oshkosh/OSNW3. For the summaries please click here. If there are any questions, comments, or suggestions on the material presented please let me know. Thanks for reading!

2014-15 First Day of Winter

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The winter of 2014-15 has begun. Winter is officially here, in my backyard. Let me review the the conditions that constitute a winter season. The definition of a Winter Season Duration (WSD) is as follows, and in the case of OSNW3, six(6), is used for "several" consecutive days.

First Day of Winter represents a daily max temp equal or below 32°F and a snow depth of 1" or greater for several consecutive days.

Last Day of Winter represents a daily max temp equal or above 32°F and a snow depth less than 1" for several consecutive days.

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The winter of 2014-15 began on Nov 21, 2014. Which is the earliest by 2+ weeks since 2006. Below is a graphical representation through Dec 9, 2014.



Just an FYI. The winter of 2013-14 lasted 109 days, so did the winter of 2012-13.





I have WSD data back through 1990 for Oshkosh/OSNW3. For the summaries please click here. If there are any questions, comments, or suggestions on the material presented please let me know. Thanks for readi…

July Summary

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OSNW3 July 2014 Daily Observations

(click on graph for the month summary data - it will open a new tab/window)

Can you name these clouds? I cannot. #lakewinnebago#neenah#wiwxpic.twitter.com/ToJdaJ4vZR— Josh Herman (@OSNW3) July 9, 2014

Top 10 coolest days in July (image). MaxT and MinT. Most recent cool MaxT Jul-28 2013. #Oshkosh#wiwxpic.twitter.com/l7SOKP0q6N— Josh Herman (@OSNW3) July 11, 2014

It is a special kind of ominous. #lakewinnebago#wiwxpic.twitter.com/x90OpBE4cu— Josh Herman (@OSNW3) July 15, 2014

Sorta fun going back and reading what I wrote during my first July blogging - http://t.co/AnOVUkMvOY - Here's to many more! #Oshkosh#wiwx— Josh Herman (@OSNW3) July 16, 2014

#OSNW3 temp records began Jan 2007. Never has the temp dropped below 50F in July. 2x now in 2014; 49.8F & 49.2F - http://t.co/HFtdYfRbXV— Josh Herman (@OSNW3) July 16, 2014

#OSNW3 has reached 90 degrees this summer. Currently 92.0°F #Oshkosh#wiwx— Josh Herman (@OSNW3) July 22, 2014

Measureable #rain at #OSNW3

June Summary

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OSNW3 June 2014 Daily Observations

(click on graph for the month summary data - it will open a new tab/window)

#rain#Oshkosh#wiwxhttps://t.co/avloHIjJ2z— Josh Herman (@OSNW3) June 1, 2014

Found it a bit discouraging that the #OSNW3#winter snowfall total didn't make the @NWSGreenBay list. pic.twitter.com/8RHNspDG26— Josh Herman (@OSNW3) June 5, 2014

The sky above #OSNW3#Oshkosh#wiwxpic.twitter.com/kZV06dyIA4— Josh Herman (@OSNW3) June 15, 2014

#wiwx soul. @caseykessenich@RoyalStPatrickspic.twitter.com/JK6OdSS4oZ— Josh Herman (@OSNW3) June 19, 2014

It has been a wet decade thus far at #OSNW3 (see charts). #Oshkosh#wiwxhttp://t.co/QVjEtgsplfpic.twitter.com/gw2F6jKeZD— Josh Herman (@OSNW3) June 22, 2014

1.91" of #rain at #OSNW3 in #Oshkosh#wiwx. Event began at 21:32 and lasted 50-55 minutes. @LukeSampe@NWSGreenBaypic.twitter.com/f5UFYPKPKB— Josh Herman (@OSNW3) June 24, 2014

June 2014 has produced 3 days over 1 inch of pcpn at #OSNW3. 1917 & 1993 recorded 4 days. #Oshkosh#wiwx (see i…

May Summary

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OSNW3 May 2014 Daily Observations

(click on graph for the month summary data - it will open a new tab/window)

#OSNW3 recorded the least amount of days > 60F for Oct-Apr this decade. #Oshkosh#wiwx (more) http://t.co/MMxTNibFudpic.twitter.com/PNeeGosnaV— Josh Herman (@OSNW3) May 4, 2014

I love me some East winds. #waves on my side of #lakewinnebago#wiwxhttps://t.co/J5oBgkadam— Josh Herman (@OSNW3) May 7, 2014

Mr @hostalover360, you have seen many of my FOH photos over the years. What happened to those bushes? Are they dead? pic.twitter.com/5p7YCbEVUf— Josh Herman (@OSNW3) May 13, 2014

Those dead bushes bring life to the front yard. pic.twitter.com/EDUJgbuubm— Josh Herman (@OSNW3) May 26, 2014

15 days with pcpn in May at #OSNW3, but just 0.07" above #Oshkosh average. http://t.co/4Ankd0mbO3#wiwxpic.twitter.com/QRB8Env2ZX— Josh Herman (@OSNW3) June 1, 2014