Showing posts from May, 2008

Memorial Day

Another fantastic week to be out in the elements. Slightly below average temperatures and no precip, until Sunday, when a small shower moved through (0.04") bringing warm and humid air along with it. Each day keeps getting more and more Summer-ish around here. However, with only 25% of average precipitation so far this May, things are starting to dry up (0.74" of 2.96"). April's reserve seems to be running out...

(OSNW3 Observations | May 19 - 26, 2008)

Continuing the temperature comparison for this May and last May, we are averaging 4.3° below last May, with a more moderation of temps and less extreme swings.


Cloud Appreciation
Our pal, Casey Kessenich, snapped this sunset in the Green Bay metro area this past week.

(Ashwaubenon, WI Looking West - May 21, 2008)

Flip the Script

A refreshing turn around spilled into the area as the third week of May chugged along. Temperatures surpassed daily averages and sunshine was abundant. A few systems did pass through, but only depositing minor amounts of precipitation. Rainfall is lacking this month. OSNW3 has recorded 0.70", only 23% of average through the first 18 days.

(OSNW3 Observations | May 12 - 18, 2008)

In keeping the comparison of temperatures from this May to last May, this May is still 3.6°F on average, below last May. Although 4 of the past 5 days have been either at or above average, a system moved through on Saturday night and in it's wake brought cooler temperatures. Sunday's high temperature maxed out at 60.1°F. A 14.2°F drop from Saturday's high temperature. (Sunday's data is not indicated on the graph as it will be recorded on Monday the 19th. All data recorded at OSNW3 is of the previous 24 hours)


Cloud Appreciation
On Saturday I took a quick jaunt to Lake Winnebago, as …

Chilly Beginning

Now that May has been here for almost two weeks some folks are starting to complain about how "chilly" this Spring has been. Most are waiting patiently for that first, real, warm up.

(OSNW3 Observations | May 6 - 11, 2008)

Due to the "chilly" start, I have compared last years start to May to this years start to May. We are averaging 5.6°F below last years average hi temp for the first 11 days. It doesn't seem like much, but looking at the graph below, the past four days have been considerably cooler then last years. I believe that is the warm up most people are expecting and craving. Unfortunately an extended warm up is not in our near future.


Lake Flies Have Hatched
I took a bike ride out to Lake Winnebago on Sunday and as I got closer I could sense the lake flies had hatched. BAM! In my ears, eyes, nose, and mouth... gosh I hate those things. They're everywhere near the lakes edge right now. They do disappear a few blocks away from the lake and …

Cinco de Mayo

Remember last week? I barely do, but as I was finally able to sit down and think back weatherwise, I remembered it snowed early last week! We received what would seemingly be our last flakes of the season as the snow wasn't able to accumulate here in Oshkosh. Snow in May? Stranger things have happened, and as this season has proven, do not count it out. As May moves in we've experienced light accumulations of rain and below average temperatures with today being the fairest of the past eight. No snow yet, thankfully!

(OSNW3 Observations | Apr 28 - May 5, 2008)

(Neenah, WI - Apr 28, 2008)


The Spring Itch Classic
Our golf tour has seen better weather. However, this past event wasn't the worst conditions we've ever played in. We've played in some sleet in the UP a while back. Unfortunately I have no photos to prove it, just memories. The course conditions this past Friday and Saturday were much better in Stevens Point at SentryWorld then in Nekoosa at Lake Arr…