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Blizzard Aftermath & An OSNW3 Snowfall Forecast Using the LRC

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Rather tranquil winter weather bestowed the area after the blizzard last weekend. Cloudless skies with bright sunshine reflected off the fresh snowpack providing a serotonin overload. A system skirted to our south bringing some clouds late in the week giving a break to the eyes and senses. Currently we are below the December means for temperature and precipitation, but are above in snowfall. As for what is in our near future, the CPC forecasts a 'near median' period regarding temperature and 'slightly above median' period regarding precipitation.

(OSNW3 Weather Brief)
(OSNW3 December Observations)

(OSNW3 December 2010 Summary)

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

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Blizzard Aftermath: Ice Shoves & Freezing Fog
Early this week Steven posted a satellite image from the MODIS Today website. It is a very intriguing view of our landscape. During my ride to work the morning of Dec 13, the day after the storm, I noticed ice shoves out …

Post Snowstorm Recap - Dec 11-12, 2010

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Anyone that follows the LRC knew this storm was coming. Most forecast models were confused throughout the duration. Regardless, the outcome was extreme. Our travel plans for the weekend were canceled and we stocked up on some extra foods as we knew we'd be snowed in for up to 24 hours. I even purchased a new shovel to compliment the wovel. I will be uploading a Picasa web album and videos on YouTube as time allows. Also, I am including a link to the Post Storm Survey. Participation is highly encouraged. PSS Site. Direct link to the PSS Survey for this storm. December climatology thus far can be found here. Other winter data can be found here by scrolling down to the "Winter History" section. A radar loop of the storm up until the posting of this entry can be found here. Mark your calendars for the third iteration of the 'Great Lakes Cyclone', Jan 27-28*.

*(the storm recurred on Feb 1-2 sliding a bit south and grazing OSNW3)

Winnebago County storm totals

Return of the 'Great Lakes Cyclone'

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The transition from meteorological autumn to winter was abrupt. Temperatures were in the balmy 40's at the end of November, but since then they have struggled to break 30. A Trace of snow has been recorded seven of the first nine days of December, but only one of those days has had an accumulation. As we here at OSNW3 look forward to our first inch in the coming day, we are also anticipating the return of the 'Great Lakes Cyclone'. For a superb discussion on the potential of this weekends storm in our area please direct attention to the WeatherWatch 12 crew, they be dropping science.

(OSNW3 Weather Brief)
(OSNW3 November Observations)

(OSNW3 December 2010 Summary)

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

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Seasons First Inch Of Snow
In my previous entry, WxWatcher left a comment regarding the lack of our first one inch snowfall in Oshkosh. He wondered when our latest one inch snowfall occurrence took place. That got my wheels spinning. I…