Oct 4, 2010

An Indian Summer Looms

Back on Sep 24th we had a surge of moist tropical air work in from the south. Daytime highs topped 80° as the atmosphere rung out an inch plus of precipitation. Even a few rumbles of thunder were heard as the weather worked it's way across the area. On the backside, cooler more seasonal air enveloped the region opening the door for a real autumn bite. Our first frost at OSNW3 wasn't far behind. On Sep 27 the temperature dropped to 39.3° for an overnight low and a light frost developed on rooftops around the property. The Last time the low temperature dipped below 40 was on May 11, 2010 (39.9°). 140 days prior. Since then, frost has become more frequent bringing our tally of frosts to 3. We are still waiting for our first freeze and with all this frost talk it's no wonder we are nearing a forecast that calls for Indian Summer conditions to last throughout the upcoming weekend. A summary for the month of September can be found here.

(OSNW3 Weather Brief)
(OSNW3 October Observations)

(OSNW3 October 2010 Summary)

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

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Site Updates
Continuing the monthly summary creation for past months and years, 2008 is now complete. Click here to view them. With my recent upgrade of Image Salsa I am now able to bring to the Internet a daily time-lapse of the OSNW3 webcam. Click here for the time-lapse. Along with that, WIBN6 Suamico-4 NW has a daily time-lapse as well. Click here for the WIBN6 time-lapse.

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Front Of House
With an Indian Summer looming, I think I'll have to cut the grass one more time this growing season. And with La Nina being prevalent, I may be cutting in November if we don't get a freeze to halt all growing processes. WxWatcher suggested an annual comparison of the tree across the street. I am obliged. Check back on Oct 8 for a three year comparison of the tree across the street on Oct 7 (2008,2009, & 2010). Fall Color Report is here.

(FOH - Oct 2, 2010)


(TAS - Oct 2, 2010)


(TAS - Oct 7, 2010, 2009, & 2008)