Aug 12, 2009

The Heat Is On

Just as I suspected. August is repaying us for a cool July. I am certain my weather stations hygrometer isn't the most accurate, but with a reading of a 75.8° dew point and a temperature of 85.8° on Aug 9 there is no denying it was HOT. Temperatures are forecast to be above average for the next seven days and for some of the population out there, "it's finally starting to feel like summer". We had a brief bout with lightning and thunder a few nights ago which brought some 3am excitement. As the storms rolled through during the early morning of Aug 8, the threatening sights and sounds seemed everlasting. Beneficial rain greeted us at observation time which put smiles on all our faces. (OSNW3 August Observations)

(Temp Comparison 2008 / 2009 | August 1 - 12)
Max Avg: 78.0 / 77.6 / -0.4
Min Avg: 60.8 / 62.2 / -1.4



(August 2009 Precipitation | August 1 - 12)
2009 Monthly Total
Precip.. 1.91"
Oshkosh Average
Precip.. 4.15"
Departure
Precip.. -2.24"



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Oshkosh City Tournament
Since the early 1930's, the city of Oshkosh has held an annual city golf tournament. I'm fortunate enough to have been participating in it since 2005. This weekend is the big weekend for 2009. 170 participants will battle through a two day 36 hole grind. I say grind because it's going to be warm. Warmer than the past four, from what I can remember...

(Weekend Forecast)
Saturday: Sunny, with a high near 86.
Sunday: Mostly sunny, with a high near 87.


(City Tournament Weather since 2005)


For information on the tournament please visit the Lakeshore Municipal Golf Course website. Good luck to all the golfers!!