This past week brought our first 1" snowfall. Max temperatures hovered above freezing slowly melting away the fresh snowpack. For the month of November, temperatures were near average while precipitation was well below average. Snowfall, however, was above average. (OSNW3 November Observations)
(Temp Comparison 2007 / 2008 | Nov 1 - 30)
Max temp: 43.1 / 43.3 / +0.2
Min temp: 30.1 / 30.4 / +0.3
(November 2008 Precipitation)
2008 Monthly Total
First 1" Snowfall - 2008/2009
The First 1" Snowfall of this season took place during the early morning hours of Nov 24. Due to the sleep pattern of our 4 week old I was able to sneak outside at 3:30am to take a quick measurement. I recorded 1.6" at the time while noting that the current conditions were peaceful... no wind with huge flakes falling (video). As day broke the snow had mostly moved out. After woveling the driveway and sidewalk, I recorded the 7am observation. 3.0" more had fallen since the previous measurement bringing the total snowfall to 4.6" with a water content of 0.30". An impressive snowfall for the first 1" snowfall. The NWS had forecast 1-2" and many people around the area hadn't realized it was to even snow. I was pleasantly surprised. (radar loop / daily video)
(Nov 24, 2008 - OSNW3)
High-fives go to MarkMartin for predicting the Frist 1" Snowfall at OSNW3 this Winter season. On Oct 14, 2008 at 8:37:04 pm he made this prediction: "Nov 24 - First 1" of snowfall at OSNW3 (the Canadian and Gulf air will battle for WI)". Again, nice job, MarkMartin!
More photos of the event can be found here.
November of 2008 broke an OSNW3 daily maximum temperature record. 70.5°F was the high on Nov 5. This past month also broke the OSNW3 daily snowfall and maximum snowdepth record. 4.6" fell on Nov 24. Monthly Extremes
Front Of House
(FOH - Dec 1, 2008)