Jan 4, 2009

It's a New Year

This past week was kinda insignificant once the year rolled over. OSNW3 measured 35.6" of snowfall in December which kept us very busy around here. More info on December's snowfall can be found here. January has been a different story so far with the year coming in almost exactly how it did last year. Measured the same amount of snow on the same day, a whopping 0.2" on Jan 2, and measured the same depth of snow, 8". The difference being that the forecast is not calling for a major warm-up as we experienced the early part of Jan 2008 when the temp rose above freezing for seven days in a row (Jan 6-11) topping out at 42.8° on Jan 7. Back to this year. Freezing rain did make an appearance on Saturday, Jan 3 as OSNW3 measured 0.14" of liquid with an ice coating of 0.1" on everything outdoors. Here's to more snow this season, hopefully... CHEERS!
(OSNW3 January Observations)

(Temp Comparison 2008 / 2009 | Jan 1 - 4)
Max temp: 28.3 / 25.7 / -2.6
Min temp: 15.4 / 7.4 / -8.0



(January 2009 Precipitation)
2009 Monthly Total
Precip 0.16"
Snow 0.2"
Oshkosh Average
Precip 1.35"
Snow 12.4"
Departure
Precip (1.19")
Snow (12.2")



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Snowfall Dec 30
This snowfall got the Winter Storm Warning tag from the NWS Green Bay, which results in OSNW3 giving it the attention of real time updates within it's own entry. Details at Snowstorm - Dec 30 (radar/daily movie)

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Snowfall Jan 1
A quick moving clipper passed through on the first day of the year (radar)

(0.2" measured @ 4:38pm on Jan 1 - Total 0.2")


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Front Of House
Since the weather has been lame (you know, with the rain and all) I decided to panorama the FOH this week. There is a small layer of ice on everything...

(FOH - Jan 4, 2008)


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Marquette National Weather Service Office
27th Straight Day with Measurable Snow at Marquette National Weather Service!!! Read more here and keep count with them. The ninth longest streak (12 days - Dec 3, 1995) is held dear to my heart as I was living there during my freshman year at NMU. I recall exaggerating to my family members later in life that I recalled seeing the sun only 20 days the entire school year.

Follow the link to our somewhat annual visit to Marquette, MI photo album.

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