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Summer Is In The Books

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Ending with a week long dry spell, the summer of 2010 was still a deluge for the record books. What seemed like an inevitable feat, August kept OSNW3 out of the top spot for wettest summers of all-time in Oshkosh. Falling just 0.39" short of the 20.80" that fell in 1940 for a second place finish. However, officially, Oshkosh has broken the all-time record recording 0.61" more than the 1940 total at the official COOP site. More on that here and here. This summer also ended up being somewhat warm. The mean temperature for the three months at OSNW3 was 71.55°. Without a maximum temperature above 90° we still finished as the 12th warmest all-time in Oshkosh. OSNW3 recorded 55 days in the 80s and 62 nights in the 60s helping keep the mean temperature elevated. Forecast models are continuing the recent summer trends of warm and wet weather with predictions of above average for both to start the month of September.

(OSNW3 Weather Brief)
(OSNW3 August Observations)

(OSNW3 Augu…

Creeping On All-Time Wettest Summer

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The middle part of August saw a welcomed cool down. A string of days recording below normal temps and low dew points made everyone much more comfortable. Unfortunately we were in Brooklyn, NY during this period to enjoy it. However, the daily weather descriptions left by the back-up OSNW3 observers, MarkMartin and Jeff Bollier, made my daydreams of cooler weather come true. I thank you gentlemen! WeatherScout also noticed and documented the great weather pattern. I am certain that this autumn will feel a bit cooler than usual even though the temps will be average due to our extremely hot and humid summer. My acclimation to dew points in the middle sixties is disheartening.

(OSNW3 Weather Brief)
(OSNW3 August Observations)

(OSNW3 August 2010 Summary)

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

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Oshkosh City Tournament
Since the early 1930's, the city of Oshkosh has held an annual city golf tournament. I'm fortunate enough to have been partici…

Early August Heat & La Niña Trends

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August begins as expected for what the 2010 summer has been known for. Hot, humid, and wet. Things will continue this way for the next week or so until a change in the overall patten takes shape. Slightly below average temperatures are forecast for the period starting Aug 16 thru Aug 24. Above average precipitation will accompany the moderate temps. It is likely OSNW3 will surpass the wettest summer (Jun/Jul/Aug) in Oshkosh history total of 20.80". To date we are second with a total summer precipitation amount of 19.37". The data set for the precipitation rankings can be found here. Click here for the temperature rankings.

(OSNW3 Weather Brief)
(OSNW3 August Observations)

(OSNW3 August 2010 Summary)

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

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La Niña Conditions In Pacific
The NWS Duluth put together a great entry about the current La Niña and what it means for the winter in the Northland. Below is the opening statement. Please click her…

Summer Time

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July ends on a dry spell, so to speak. Only 0.20" in the last seven days. The two tenths round out the month completing the wettest July in Oshkosh's history. 11.84" were recorded here at OSNW3. More on the record rain in July from the NWS, here. The 6-10 and 8-14 day forecast calls for more above average temperatures and precipitation.

**Addendum : Moister Than Most is a great "top news of the day" entry from the NWS in the Twin Cities. It references the many reasons for the heavy rainfall we have experienced this Summer.

(OSNW3 Weather Brief)
(OSNW3 August Observations)

(OSNW3 August 2010 Summary)

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

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CoCoRaHS : Summer Precipitation Comparison
Precipitation can vary drastically from one backyard to the next. Especially during the Summer months when Thunderstorms drop locally heavy rains. OSNW3 has recorded three days this Summer with 24hr precipitation totals of over two inches. Two o…