Sep 27, 2009

Another Dry September

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
We were on our usual walk before the rain came on the evening of Sep 25, and I saw some cloud formations I do not usually see. With our household now up to date with 2005 technology I have a cell phone with a camera in it and was able to put it to good use.

(Looking Southwest - Sep 25, 2009)


(Looking West - Sep 25, 2009)


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Front Of House
Two weeks ago at this time I was thinking we were ahead of schedule as far as color was concerned. After a trip to CA for work and now being back in Oshkosh I realized that this is not the case. The trees that had color when I left are loosing their leaves but the majority haven't changed since.

(FOH - Sep 27, 2009)


(Tree Across The Street - Sep 27, 2009)


As I type this we are under a Wind Advisory. This is the most wind I've experienced in some time. Wish I had the anemometer up and running... for up to the minute conditions here on the north side of Oshkosh please visit Mike Davey's Northeast Oshkosh WI Weather Station .

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:: Addendum - High Winds & Large Waves On Winnebago
With the winds being as they were and my day proving to be spent waiting for software to load on an olden XP machine, I decided to take a stroll to the other side of Lake Winnebago on my "lunch hour". First stop was the end of Faro Springs Road and then a short hike in High Cliff State Park.

(Eastern Shore Of Lake Winnebago - Sep 28, 2009)


More photos of this event in the OSNW3 Picasa Web Album, located here.