Showing posts from July, 2008

Dedicated Volunteers

East-Central and Northeast Wisconsin

The National Weather Service is looking for dedicated volunteers to make daily rain and snow measurements in the following counties in east-central and northeast Wisconsin:

Southern Winnebago
Southern Brown
Northern Outagamie
Northern Waupaca

Training and equipment are provided. You must have a computer with Internet access.

If interested, please contact Brian Hahn at 1-800-545-8197 ext. 493 -- e-mail:

Summer In Full Swing

This past week, Jul 19-26, we were in Waldport, Oregon. MarkMartin and Sarah took over the responsibilities of the OSNW3 observations in our absence. Sarah was lucky enough to have the opportunity of measuring her first 1"+ precipitation total! Quite a gully washer from what we can tell with 1.66" falling. (radarloop) The week preceding we saw some active weather as well. On Jul 16 a line of thunderstorms (radar) dropped 1.00" into the OSNW3 raingauge and allowed for a nice photo opp in Neenah. Thanks to Rebecca Shuld, a WFRV-TV 5 Meteorologist, one of my photos made the 5 o'clock newscast!

(OSNW3 Observations | Jul 14 - Jul 27, 2008)


Month To Date
We have received 140% of an Oshkosh average precipitation for the month of July here at OSNW3. (5.04" of 3.58") Temperatures have been typical (79.0) averaging just 0.4 degrees below last July (79.4) which is a couple degrees below Oshkosh's monthly average (81).


Oregon's Central Coast
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Dawg Days of Summer?

Not quite. It has been fairly mild with only a few warm and humid days. Nothing hot and humid as of yet. The last weeks of June and the first week of July brought dry conditions. This past week, however, the rains again came on an almost daily basis.

(OSNW3 Observations | Jun 30 - Jul 13, 2008)


Noteworthy Events
Two OSNW3 daily movies worth posting. The first is from Jun 30, which I thought was a "perfect" day. The shadows are hypnotizing. The second is from Jul 10 where 0.92" of rain fell in about an hour between 5:30pm and 6:30pm. You can see how the rain comes down like a blanket. Try watching both, starting them at the same time. :)

(OSNW3 daily movie - Jun 30)

(OSNW3 daily movie - Jul 10) / (radar)

Two lines of thunderstorms rolled through in 24 hours spanning Jul 11 and Jul 12. The second line brought strong winds that woke me from a deep slumber around 2am on the 12th. That morning we could certainly feel the cooler drier air in it's wake. 0.42" fel…