Sep 14, 2008

Autumn Is In The Air

Thoughts of Autumn came to mind as the past three days have been cloudy with rains totaling 0.66". Saturday's precipitation fell as a heavy mist mainly, but a brief moderate shower later in the day brought the highest accumulation of the three days (0.26"). Max temperatures have been below average the entire week, and to date are averaging 3° below last September (73.6/70.6). Minimum temperatures, on the other hand, have fluctuated as the overnight low on Sep 9 dipped into the 40's (47.8°) for the first time in 103 days (May 30th when it was 49.3°) and then on Sep 12 only making it down to 60.6° as warm and humid air moved through with the precipitation. The graph below depicts the fluctuation.

(OSNW3 Observations | Sep 8 - 14, 2008)




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Fall Color Report
Not much changing here at OSNW3. Only a few branches are starting to loose their green leaf color. Derek, over at NW Wisconsin Weather, discusses his areas first signs of fall color in his September 14th blog entry. Keep up on the latest state wide color changes from Travel Wisconsin Fall Color Report.

(OSNW3 Fall Color - Sep 14, 2008)


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Tropical Storms (US landfall)
Fay: Storm Activity: 08/15/2008 - 08/28/2008 radar loop. (7Mb)
Gustav: Storm Activity: 08/25/2008 - 09/05/2008 radar loop. (6Mb)
Hanna: Storm Activity: 08/28/2008 - 09/08/2008 radar loop. (3Mb)
Ike: Storm Activity: 09/01/2008 - 09/15/2008 radar loop. (3Mb)

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OSNW3 wordle
Below is my attempt at wordle. Click here to see the OSNW3 rendition in the wordle gallery.