Aug 4, 2009

Here Comes The Heat

It was only a matter of time until the pattern changed and the heat would arrive. It's Summer after all, it will get hot. The highly talked about coolness of July is a thing of the past. The upcoming weekend sees forecast temps in the upper 80's, with a possibility of topping 90. The dew point will be up and it will feel sultry. Dog days of Summer will soon be here... but for how long? No matter! Bring it! (OSNW3 August Observations)

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OSNW3 July 2009 Climate Summary


(Temp Comparison 2008 / 2009 | July 1 - 31)
Max Avg: 79.6 / 74.9 / -4.7
Min Avg: 62.7 / 59.9 / -2.8

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(July 2009 Temperature | July 1 - 31)
OSNW3 2009 Average
Avg Hi... 74.9
Avg Low.. 59.9
Oshkosh Average
Avg Hi... 81.8
Avg Low.. 62.1
Departure
Avg Hi... -6.9
Avg Low.. -2.2

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(July 2007-2009 Mean Temperature)


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(July 2009 Precipitation | July 1 - 31)
2009 Monthly Total
Precip.. 2.16"
Oshkosh Average
Precip.. 3.58"
Departure
Precip.. -1.42"

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(OSNW3 Dog Days Through July 2009)




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(OSNW3 Precipitation Through July 2009)




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Sunshine was abundant this July, however 2 days were 100% overcast and for the first time at OSNW3 we didn't see the sun every day in July (Days with Sun). We had 4 recorded t-storms at OSNW3 in July which brings our yearly total to 11. No Monthly Extremes were overtaken this July. For more daily climate information about July at OSNW3, click here.

Other July Climate Summaries...
CoCoRaHS Station MO-CW-1 (Fulton, MO)
WX Ranger NW (Lincoln County, WA)
Tim's Weather Blog (Duluth, MN).

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A Weather Event?!
On Sunday July 26, 2009 a small thunderstorm rolled through the area. It mostly just scraped by my house, but for the first time all Summer I actually felt threatened by Mother Nature. It only lasted minutes but was the heaviest downpour of the season in my backyard. 0.22" in 10 minutes.

(OSNW3 - July 26, 2009 Video)
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(OSNW3 - July 26, 2009 Radar)


(Winnebago County Observations)
900 AM CDT MON JUL 27 2009
MNSW3, WINNEBAGO, MENASHA-JEFFERSON PK*... 0.01
OSKW3, WINNEBAGO, MENASHA-1W-FRITSE PK*... 0.02
EENW3, WINNEBAGO, NEENAH-5 NW-CLAYTON
NAHW3, WINNEBAGO, NEENAH-EAST............. 0.11
WNCW3, WINNEBAGO, WINNECONNE-5NW-LK POY*.. 0.04
OMOW3, WINNEBAGO, OMRO-2 SW-WAUKAU-USGS*.. 0.00
OMWW3, WINNEBAGO, OMRO-2 SW............... T
OOHW3, WINNEBAGO, OSHKOSH-5 N
OSNW3, WINNEBAGO, OSHKOSH-NORTH........... 0.33
OSH, WINNEBAGO, OSHKOSH-AIRPORT......... 0.01
OKHW3, WINNEBAGO, OSHKOSH-WWTP............ 0.14
OSSW3, WINNEBAGO, OSHKOSH-FOX RIV.*....... 0.01
OSHW3, WINNEBAGO, OSHKOSH-LAKE WINN.*..... 0.34
OOSW3, WINNEBAGO, OSHKOSH-6 S............. 0.01

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The Queen City of the North
We took a short jaunt to the motherland and vistited Marquette, MI for some biking, hiking, eating, and drinking this past weekend. The weather was delightful. We biked to Presque Isle, hiked Sugarloaf, hiked Little Presque Isle beach, drove to the top of Mount Marquette, wined and dined at Latitudes, Northland Pub, Sweetwater Cafe, Vango's, and the Vierling, and visited the Peter White Library, the Marquette Farmers Market, Donckers, and various other shops and stores. Two thumbs up! (photos)

(Atop Sugarloaf Mountain - Aug 1, 2009)


(View from a cove at Presque Isle - Jul 31, 2009)


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Front Of House
I am up to five times cutting my grass this season! The photo of our front bush, below, is a sign of an early Fall perhaps?! I don't know, but I'll certainly make a note of the early reds.

(FOH - Aug 2, 2009)


(Signs of an early Fall - Aug 2, 2009)