Oct 4, 2009

Autumn Has Arrived

October is beginning just as any Autumn fanatic, like myself, would have it begin. A lingering Low pressure system positioned over the Great Lakes keeping the weather cloudy, cool, and wet. Three out of the first four days of October saw accumulating rain with temperatures topping out below average. We had our first frost of the season the day before October started, but it was followed up with a light frost on Oct 1 (Winter History - First & Lasts).
(OSNW3 October Observations)


(Temp Comparison 2008 / 2009 | October 1 - 4)
Max Avg: 57.6 / 57.2 / -0.4
Min Avg: 40.4 / 40.9 / +0.5


(October 2009 Precipitation | October 1 - 4)
2009 Monthly Total
Precip.. 0.58"
Snow.... 0.0"
Oshkosh Average
Precip.. 2.20"
Snow.... 0.1"
Departure
Precip.. -1.62"
Snow.... -0.1"

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Millers Bay
I had a few extra minutes to spare on Oct 4, so I took a bike ride over to Millers Bay. I snapped the usual photos to merge into a panoramic. The dock was jam packed with seagulls when I rode up, but as I approached about half of them flew off. The rest of park area is filled with Canadian Geese, per usual this time of year.

(Millers Bay - Oct 4, 2009)


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Front Of House
Change is in the air. Autumn is feeling just right...

(FOH - Oct 4, 2009)


(Tree Across The Street - Oct 4, 2009)


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OSNW3 September 2009 Climate Summary

Temperature--
(Temp Comparison | September 1 - 30)

2008 / 2009
Max Avg: 70.6 / 72.7 / +2.1
Min Avg: 55.9 / 54.0 / -1.9
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(September 2009 Temperature | September 1 - 30)

OSNW3 2009 Average
Avg Hi... 72.7
Avg Low.. 54.0
Oshkosh Average
Avg Hi... 70.9
Avg Low.. 50.9
Departure
Avg Hi... +1.8
Avg Low.. +3.1
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(September 2007-2009 Mean Temperature)

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(OSNW3 Dog Days 2009)




For graphs of 2007 and 2008 click on the respected year.
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Precipitation--
(September 2009 Precipitation | September 1 - 30)

2009 Monthly Total
Precip.. 1.59"
Oshkosh Average
Precip.. 3.47"
Departure
Precip.. -1.88"
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(OSNW3 Precipitation Through September 2009)



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Other--
Sunshine was abundant this September with two complete overcast days (Days with Sun). We recorded 0 t-storms at OSNW3 in September which keeps our yearly total to 16. The monthly low temperature, Monthly Extremes, was overtaken this September at OSNW3 as the overnight low on Sep 30 dropped to 33.4°, and so was the maximum precipitation as 0.70" of rain fell on Sep 21. For more daily climate information about September at OSNW3, click here.

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