After the above average temperatures and dry conditions of two weeks ago, this past week was just the opposite. Temperatures dropped below average and the rains came. The maximum temperature for the 24 hour period ending on May 28 never broke the 60° mark, topping out at 53.4°. There were four days in a row where we measured accumulating precipitation here at OSNW3. Two of those days were at or above three tenths of an inch. A thunderstorm rumbled through as well on May 30 during the late morning hours creating a 15 minute rain delay as we made the turn at Lakeshore.
Overall May of 2009 was below average... in temperature (2nd straight year) and precipitation (3rd straight year). Also, May of 2009 was cloudier than the previous two. Click here for the "Days With Sun" data. (OSNW3 May Observations)
(Temp Comparison 2008 / 2009 | May 1 - 31)
Max Avg: 65.5 / 66.9 / +1.4
Min Avg: 45.3 / 49.4 / +4.1
(May 2009 Precipitation | May 1 - 31)
2009 Monthly Total
Year to date, we here at OSNW3 are above the Oshkosh precipitation average (link). Comparing the past 3 years, 2009 is zeroing in on the middle road. I am anxious to find out what this June will bring as last year (June 2008) we had a record breaking month receiving 11.75" of precipitation.
(OSNW3 Precipitation Summary | 2007-2009)
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Front Of House
Keeping up with the grass cutting count, I am up to three.
(FOH - May 31, 2009)