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Dec-Jan Snowfall Summary & Feb-Mar Snowfall Forecast

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Gloomy and Dreary are two words I have heard recently describing the weather conditions in our area. I happen to disagree. This type of weather is in itself some of the best weather we experience living in WI. It is the ultimate difference from typical mid summer weather. Because of the long days and endless sunshine the summer months become excruciatingly exhausting. I consider winter a time of hibernation, a time to complete ideas and reload. The winter of 2010-11 is becoming one of my all-time favorites since moving to Oshkosh in 1996. In my opinion it is providing ample hibernation type weather.

(OSNW3 Weather Brief)
(OSNW3 January Observations)

(OSNW3 January 2011 Summary)

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

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Weekly Snowfall
11 of the last 14 days OSNW3 has recorded a Trace or more of snowfall. 6.4" of snow fell in that time period and our snow pack has hovered around 8 inches.

(Jan 15, 2011 - 2.7")


(Jan 18, 2011 - 2.2")


(Jan…

The Month Of The Heart Of Winter

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The first two weeks of January have been slightly warmer than what is typical for this time of year, a bit snowy, and mostly cloudy. Only 3 days out of the last 14 have presented the area with cloudless skies but on a bright side only 4 of them have been completely overcast. Otherwise it's been a mixed sky with sun. We've experienced 9 days with at least a Trace of precipitation and 7 days with measurable precipitation. Snowfall totals since the beginning of the month are around average. Real close to what the CPC predicted two weeks ago. As for what the second half of the month will bring, the CPC is showing colder times with good chances of above average precipitation.

(OSNW3 Weather Brief)
(OSNW3 January Observations)

(OSNW3 January 2011 Summary)

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

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Weekly Snowfall
Since the new year meltdown, day after day of at least a Trace of snowfall has kept the non-shoveled paths full of snow. Continuing the w…

2010 Year in Review & Learning to use the LRC

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OSNW3 ends December with 1.79 inches of precipitation and again surpasses the Oshkosh monthly average making it the fifth consecutive year in doing so. However, December of 2010 is the driest December at OSNW3 on record since genesis in 2006. Our snow pack took a huge hit in recent days as the past two low pressures western track pulled in very warm air for December and with the warm air the dreaded form of precipitation this time of year, rain. These conditions have quickly decimated a strong 8 inch snow pack. Climatology for December since 1893 can be found here. The first couple weeks of 2011 will bring seasonal temperatures and slight chances for below average precipitation according to the CPC. This forecast agrees with what I expect to occur during this time period in regards to snowfall by my novice use of the LRC.

(OSNW3 Weather Brief)
(OSNW3 January Observations)

(OSNW3 January 2011 Summary)

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

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Weekly Sn…