Jan 9, 2015

The White Hurricane of 1913

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” - WRN
*The Great Lakes “White Hurricane” of 1913 - ST. Joseph Historical Society
*The Big Storm of 1913 - Wisconsin Marine Historical Society

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

Dec 25, 2014

2014-15 Winter Divide?

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!