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Out Like A Lamb Too?

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Most of the region is experiencing the same climate deviations as Oshkosh is this Month. Warmth and dryness. Our friends in Duluth, MN and Clayton, WI report a snow less March along with the warmth and dryness. For us here at OSNW3, we've recorded an inch of the white stuff and the Oshkosh WWTP has recorded 0.3" thus far (more stations). These numbers are very low and are in the top 10 of the least snowiest March's ever for Oshkosh. Also, OSNW3 has recorded ZERO days with a max temp below freezing. If the month ends this way it will be ranked at the top with four other March's in which no days recorded a max temp below freezing. 1977, 1973, 1942, and 1910. Complete rankings can be found here. Looking forward, forecast discussions suggest a warm up of Summer like proportions. Wildlife is abundant and only to become more so.

(OSNW3 Weather Brief)
(OSNW3 March Observations)

(OSNW3 March 2010 Summary)

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Spring is Here

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It's official, Winter is over. The morning observation on Mar 16 was the sixth straight day with an above freezing max temp with no snow depth to record. That is the exact criteria defining the end of Winter here at OSNW3. Winter started back on Dec 12, 2009 lasting 95 days. For more information about Winter's Duration please click here and here. Shortly after Winter ended however, the winds shifted and a few snow flakes accumulated around town. It was nice to see a bit more of Winter as I personally feel it's a little too early for all this Spring stuff. Forecast trends show that Oshkosh can expect near average temps with little precipitation for the foreseeable future.

(OSNW3 Weather Brief)
(OSNW3 March Observations)

(OSNW3 March 2010 Summary)

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A Warm and Dry Start to March
Warm weather this month has led to a quick snow melt around the region. Through Mar 21, the average temperature at OSNW3 is…

State of the 2009-10 OSNW3 Winter

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This past week had Spring written all over it. A mean temp 9.2° above the average mean, and .69" of rainfall didn't give any lasting Winter feel much chance to stick around. Six of the seven days experienced fog as well. On one of those days dense morning fog delayed Oshkosh schools two hours. Forecast models stay in Spring mode this coming week which will officially close out Winter here at OSNW3. The following week things cool down though and there are hints at chances of frozen precipitation Mar 20-26. I wouldn't mind another snow storm or two before the month is out and the chances exist, so that excites me.

(OSNW3 Weather Brief)
(OSNW3 March Observations)

(OSNW3 March 2010 Summary)

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OSNW3 Winter 2009-10
After another observation of above freezing max temps and no snow depth on Mar 14, two more observations of the same conditions will officially bring winter to an end here at OSNW3. Making M…

Shanks Of Lamb

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Sun, sun, and more sun! March hasn't put up much resistance to this onslaught of Spring. Above average max temperatures and cloudless days have maximized the early March snow melt. The only thing helping the snow stay around is the overnight min temps which have been dipping into the teens most of the past week. In all aspects, March has come into Oshkosh like a lamb. Current forecast models are predicting a similar pattern with some precipitation this week. Further out they hint at cooler temperatures and a possible bout with some frozen precip. If March comes in like a lamb, will it go out like a lion?

(OSNW3 Weather Brief)
(OSNW3 March Observations)

(OSNW3 March 2010 Summary)

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Weekly Snowfall
I forgot that is snowed last week. What the heck!

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Days With Measurable Snow

(Mar 1, 2010 - 0.6")



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Oshkosh Stormwater Management
The good folks over at Main Street Oshkosh just so happened to provid…