Mar 29, 2009

March Madness

This past week brought drenching rains and accumulating snows. Temperatures swung up and down as one would expect for late March. March is currently 162% of average for precipitation and 118% of average for snowfall. An exciting week is in store once again for the upper Midwest. Looking forward to it.
(OSNW3 March Observations)

(Temp Comparison 2008 / 2009 | March 1 - 29)
Max temp: 35.5 / 39.6 / +4.1
Min temp: 20.8 / 22.8 / +2.0



(March 2009 Precipitation | March 1 - 29)
2009 Monthly Total
Precip.. 3.53"
Snow.... 9.0"
Oshkosh Average
Precip.. 2.18"
Snow.... 7.6"
Departure
Precip.. +1.35
Snow.... +1.4"



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Late March Flooding
The 48 hours ending Mar 25 brought some decent rains. A two day total of 1.82". The rain fell quick and with the ground not completely thawed, some minor flooding occurred. The water crept into our basement, but nothing unusual after a heavy rain like this.

(OSNW3 Flooding - Mar 25, 2009)


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Snowfall Mar 28-29
A Winter Weather Advisory was in effect for the evening of Mar 28 and overnight into the early daytime hours of Mar 29.

(0.3" measured @ 9:00pm on Mar 28 - Storm Total 0.3")


(0.8" measured @ 11:51pm on Mar 28 - Storm Total 1.1")


(0.3" measured @ 6:41am on Mar 29 - Storm Total 1.4")


(0.7" measured @ 9:32am on Mar 29 - Storm Total 2.1")


The snow stopped falling minutes after the last observation.
(radar loop)

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Around Oshkosh - Miller Bay
I went on a bike ride down to the lake on Mar 28 and Mar 29. Grabbed a panoramic of Miller Bay before and after the storm.

(Miller Bay - Mar 28, 2009)


(Miller Bay - Mar 29, 2009)


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Front Of House
A Spring snowfall greeting.

(FOH - Mar 29, 2009)