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Another Dry September

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The first 20 observed days of September brought nothing to the rain gauge. With that said, September of 2009 is not far behind 2008, continuing the dryness of the past 2 years for the month. Just .08" behind 2008, we are considerably below the Oshkosh average for September (Annual Precipitation). Temperatures have been above average for the most part the entire month, but a cool down is in the near forecast. (OSNW3 September Observations)

(Temp Comparison 2008 / 2009 | September 1 - 27)
Max Avg: 71.1 / 73.7 / +2.6
Min Avg: 56.1 / 55.4 / -0.7



(September 2009 Precipitation | September 1 - 27)
2009 Monthly Total
Precip.. 1.23"
Oshkosh Average
Precip.. 3.47"
Departure
Precip.. -2.24"



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Consecutive Days Without Precipitation
This past dry spell has become the longest ever observed at OSNW3.

1. Aug 31, 2009 - Sep 20, 2009 (21 days)
2. Feb 5, 2007 - Feb 23, 2007 (19 days)
3. Apr 2, 2009 - Apr 18, 2009 (17 days)

(OSNW3 - Consecutive Days Without Precipitation)


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Cloud Appreciation
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Sweet September Continues...

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The pleasant beginning to September has crept into the second full week. Plentiful sunshine, comfortable temperatures, and not a drop of precipitation are the conditions that continually grace Northeast WI. The down side to all of this is the lack of precipitation. Currently we here at OSNW3 are in the 3rd longest consecutive streak without precipitation since conception back on Nov 1, 2006.
(OSNW3 September Observations)

(Temp Comparison 2008 / 2009 | September 1 - 13)
Max Avg: 70.7 / 74.3 / +3.6
Min Avg: 56.9 / 56.0 / -1.0



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Lack Of Precipitation
Since Nov 1, 2006 there have only been two longer streaks without precip at OSNW3 than the current streak we are experiencing. As of today, Sep 13, 2009, we are 14 days in. The second longest occurred earlier this year and the longest occurred in early 2007.

1. Feb 5, 2007 thru Feb 23, 2007 (19 days)
2. Apr 2, 2009 thru Apr 18, 2009 (17 days)
3. Aug 31, 2009 thru ???

(OSNW3 - Consecutive Days Without Precipitation)


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Front Of House
The landscap…

Sweet September

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A pleasant beginning to September has greeted all of Northeast Wisconsin. Plentiful sunshine, comfortable temperatures, and not a drop of precipitation. There isn't much to speak of weather wise... only that an abrupt change is forthcoming... but not until next weekend. (OSNW3 September Observations)

(Temp Comparison 2008 / 2009 | September 1 - 6)
Max Avg: 75.2 / 71.2 / -4.0
Min Avg: 60.0 / 52.6 / -7.4



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Front Of House
I've cut the grass 7 times in 2009. I see a few more opprotunities before the growing season comes to an end. Our garden has produced one solid batch of salsa thus far and as September continues onward more batches will be produced. As far as "color", there is plenty of it around giving the landscape a sweet autumn feel.

(FOH - Sep 6, 2009)


(Tree Across The Street - Sep 6, 2009)


(Tree At End Of Street - Sep 6, 2009)


(Green-up Continuation - Through August, 2009)

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