Showing posts from April, 2011

Post Winter Storm Report - Apr 19

The snow started about 11am on Apr 19 and intensified as the day progressed. The afternoon brought many bolts of lightning and claps of thunder. By the time I was able to leave Holland, WI my car was covered in about six inches of fresh heavy wet snow. The drive back to Oshkosh was long and tedious as roads were snow covered. Winds were whipping as well enhancing the low visibilities. I was able to snap a few photos in Holland and get a measurement once I got home. At the time of observation the wind was gusting considerably and the snow was winding down. A radar loop and a webcam time lapse can be found by clicking the links. A few photos of the storm are located here.

Precip: 1.23"
Snow: 6.4"
Snowdepth: 6"

(Apr 19, 2011 - 6.4" - 9:53pm)

(Apr 19, 2011 - Rain Gauge)

(Apr 19, 2001 - Weight Of Snow)

(Apr 19, 2011 - Holland, WI - 1pm)

(Apr 19, 2011 - Holland, WI - 7pm)


April Snow Stats
I quickly gathered the all-time greatest snowfalls in Oshkosh for the month of Apri…

A Typical First Half Of April

I believe the weather we've been experiencing this first half of April is quite typical of what one should expect. A volatile atmosphere swinging up and down as the transition to spring takes place. I will admit I am itching to get out on the golf course. Last year at this time I was closing in on my first 18 being logged into the record book. Thinking back to April 2010, it's shocking to realize that this April to date has been 12.1 degrees cooler regarding daily max temps. However, with only two days above 60 degrees thus far we are still above the Oshkosh average by 2.2 degrees. As for precipitation we are just 4 tenths of an inch below the Oshkosh average. A fairly typical first half of April in my opinion. Still though, I am in search of a warm spell no matter how typical it has been. It would seem one is about two weeks away according to the OSNW3 backyard max temp forecast using the LRC. There is much work to refine the technique, I will admit, but none the less, …

The Timely Taste Of Spring

It's a shame winter at OSNW3 had to go and end just as another two weeks of winter like weather would blanket the property. After the Great Lakes Cyclone IV passed, like in each previous cycle, a surge of cold air spread over the region locking us into an extended period of winter. Our daily maximum temperature for Mar 24 thru Apr 5 was 36 degrees, 10 degrees below the average. Six of those nights recorded minimum temperatures in the teens. Almost completely opposite from last year during the same time period. A well deserved warm-up is near though. The forecasting computer model massive has finally picked up on it and have it on their radar, something the LRC community has been talking about for months. It's the second week of April and it will end as our first real taste of spring. If it's not raining I will be raking. The monthly climate summary for March can be found here.

(OSNW3 Weather Brief)
(OSNW3 April Observations)

(OSNW3 April 2011 Summary)

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