Feb 1, 2009

Bring On February

This past week was even more uneventful in the snowfall department then last week. One day had snow but only a tenth of an inch accumulated. Temperatures remained below average making this January one of the coldest January's on record. More on the chilly January below. (OSNW3 January Observations)

(Temp Comparison 2008 / 2009 | Jan 1 - 31)
Max temp: 26.0 / 20.2 / -5.8
Min temp: 12.3 / 4.2 / -8.1



(January 2009 Precipitation)
2009 Monthly Total
Precip.. 0.59"
Snow.... 5.5"
Oshkosh Average
Precip.. 1.35"
Snow.... 12.4"
Departure
Precip.. (0.76")
Snow.... (6.9")



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Top 15 Coldest January Across Much of Area
Average temperatures across many parts of north-central and northeast Wisconsin for January were about 5 to 8 degrees below normal. This made January 2009 one of the top 15 coldest in about 100 years of weather records. Click here for additional information from the NWS GRB.

Here at OSNW3 it was the same story. This January was the coldest of the three that have been recorded. See graph below. On Jan 16 the min temp bottomed out at -13.2 which is now an all-time low for OSNW3. (Monthly Extremes)



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January Snowfall
January 2009 is weak in comparison to the previous two. However, in 2009 we saw more measurable snowfalls than in any other (Days with Measurable Snowfall). One noticeable attribute of January at OSNW3 is that it doesn't seem to snow much the first week of the month.

(OSNW3 Snowfall Comparison - January)


(OSNW3 Snowfall Comparison Through January)


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Door County, WI
Our trip to DC started out towards a destination suggested from Nathan (Northern Wisconsin Weather), Cave Point County Park. It had snowed earlier that morning and when we arrived it was windy with a slight chill in the air. Lake Michigan was not frozen, which if it were, would have allowed us to explore the sea caves. Instead, the Lake was all wound up which provided some great wave action. Our site seeing trip brought us to other sites, such as the town of Northport where the ferry to Washington Island docks and the Ellison Bay Bluff.

(Cave Point County Park - Jan 31, 2009)


More photos and videos can be found here.

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Front Of House
Where's the new snow?! :)

(FOH - Feb 1, 2009)