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The Deluge That Is July 2010

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In just ten days OSNW3 has recorded another 5.15" of new rainfall. The amount is more than impressive, it's record breaking (rankings). Adding the 5.15" onto the 6.49" recorded during the first fifteen days of July puts us at 11.64" for the month through the 25th. The official precipitation record in Oshkosh for the month of July is 8.40". With a break from it today, Jul 25, temps and dewpoints have continued to be above average keeping things nice and hot around the area. OSNW3 is currently 2° above the official Oshkosh monthly mean for July. Many of the EAA campers are enduring the brunt of the record rainfall and above average temps. I personally hope things dry out and the moist air stays south to help make the fly-in a bit more suitable for being outdoors.

(OSNW3 Weather Brief)
(OSNW3 July Observations)

(OSNW3 July 2010 Summary)

(click on graph for the month summary data - it will open a new tab/window)

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2010 Summer Precip and Temp
Continuing to ke…

A Wet First Half Of Summer

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Since Jul 5, OSNW3 has recorded 6.72" of new rainfall. Back to back six inch months have left the property very soggy with a most pungent smell of rotten in some areas. Most days have been hot and humid with abundant sunshine making all shaded spots very popular. This evening, Jul 18, was the most bearable of the past fourteen I can recall with a mostly cloudy sky. It was still humid, but the sun wasn't beating down. Long range forecasts call for more of the same but with a little less precipitation. The WxBrief now includes links for EAA aviation weather information.

(OSNW3 Weather Brief)
(OSNW3 July Observations)

(OSNW3 July 2010 Summary)

(click on graph for the month summary data - it will open a new tab/window)

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2010 Summer Precip and Temp
Most people in the area are aware of the above average precipitation of late. Putting things in perspective, as of Jul 18, OSNW3's Summer (Jun,Jul,Aug) is currently ranked 16th for the all-time wettest in Oshkosh's history. …

July 14-15 Storms

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The Oshkosh area and most of our region experienced three rounds of heavy rain and thunderstorms during the 24hr period ending 7am Jul 15, 2010. Many daily records were broken and Oshkosh was no stranger, crushing the old daily record of 1.55" by 2+ inches. Here at OSNW3 we recorded a total of 3.67". This daily value is unofficially ranked 10th all-time in Oshkosh's history for largest 24hr precipitation total. (click image for a larger view)

(Oshkosh 24hr precip greater than 3")


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Some Photos
With such heavy rain in short periods of time it is no wonder that the backyard flooded. The first round of rain came around 5pm dumping 1.02", the second round came around 8pm dumping 1.57", and finally the third round came around 12am dumping 1.08". Below are a few photos of the flooded yard and rain gauge.

(Second Round Measurement)


(Second Round Yard)


(7:30am Gauge)


(7:30am Yard)


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Video and Radar Loop
As the second round entered the area I was able to ventur…

A Sticky Start To July

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The dew points have risen well into the 70's around Northeast and Eastcentral Wisconsin this first week of July. Heavy rains have been a result of the moist air around the region. Oshkosh hasn't felt the brunt of the rains thus far though. However, last week Oshkosh did see a 2"+ 24 hour rainfall. Here at OSNW3 we recorded 2.07" during 24 hour period ending at 7am on Jun 27. Some where along the path of the heavy rain came some lightning which surged through the property faulting out the webcam and ethernet port on the server. The server has been repaired but the webcam is still down for maintenance. The short term forecast keeps the area wet and sticky.

(OSNW3 Weather Brief)
(OSNW3 July Observations)

(OSNW3 July 2010 Summary)

(click on graph for the month summary data - it will open a new tab/window)

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OSNW3 June 2010 Summary
June of 2010 was an active month. We had 20 days with measurable precipitation doubling the Oshkosh long term average which is 9.8 days. …