Apr 19, 2009

April Growth

The warmth finally broke. Temperatures soared into the 70s late this past week and... overnight, Apr 18-19, some liquid actually fell from the sky. It's been dry around here lately so it was nice to see the ground moist again. (OSNW3 April Observations)

(Temp Comparison 2008 / 2009 | April 1 - 19)
Max temp: 49.4 / 52.4 / +3.0
Min temp: 34.6 / 33.1 / -1.5



(April 2009 Precipitation | April 1 - 19)
2009 Monthly Total
Precip.. 0.26"
Snow.... 0.0"
Oshkosh Average
Precip.. 2.87"
Snow.... 1.5"
Departure
Precip.. -2.61"
Snow.... -1.5"



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Days Above 60°
As the season changes in and out of Winter here in WI, days with temperatures above 60° are few and far between. Through Apr 19, 2009 we here at OSNW3 have recorded 19 days since Oct 1, 2008. Each Spring when we experience consecutive days above 60 most everyone becomes active and gets into "summer" mode. The sounds of tillers, chain saws, and rakes can be heard all through out this block of Congress Ave.

(Days Above 60° thru Apr 19, 2009)


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The Fox River
Consecutive days with fantastic weather gets the fisherman out on the river. I enjoy seeing the "life" of Oshkosh come out in full force this time of year.

(Looking Northwest Towards Lake Butte De Morts)


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Signs of Spring
This is for Derek, NW Wisconsin Weather, as I know he may appreciate the growth around OSNW3. Finally some signs, D! Day Lillys, Tulips, and the Pussywillow Tree.

(Pussywillow Tree - Apr 18, 2009)


(Tulips - Apr 18, 2009)


(Day Lillys - Apr 18, 2009)


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Remaining Ice Shoves
Impressive boulder movement due to the ice shoving onto shore comes into focus as the ice slowly melts from the recent warm temperatures.

(Ice Shove Boulder Movement - Apr 17, 2009)


(Some Remaining Ice Shoves - Apr 17, 2009)


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Front Of House
The grass is greening!

(FOH - Apr 19, 2009)