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Great Lakes Cyclone V & A Spring Temperature Comparison

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The fifth iteration of the 'signature' storm in this years LRC introduced Oshkosh to it's first bout with summer time heat and humidity. That summer feeling lasted a day. Nothing new though as this is how it has been since November. The cycling pattern teasing folks with a glimmer of warmer times ahead. We are now so far into spring that it is just a matter of time until a smaller temperature contrast between the north pole and the equator creates a weaker jet and summer takes hold in our region. With this thought in mind it is worth mentioning that following the LRC one knows that our region should expect a potent warm-up near the end of the month. This thinking is still on track and if one would enjoy following this part of the 2010-11 LRC through its fruition please visit the WeatherWatch12 blog as Jeremy Nelson will provide many opportunities for learning and opinion sharing.

(OSNW3 Weather Brief)
(OSNW3 May Observations)

(OSNW3 May 2011 Summary)

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A Cool and Wet April Rolls into May

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Total confusion of the senses for my wife and I last week. Shortly after the snowstorm we were jet setting to Jamaica to watch friends of ours tie the knot. My white skin did not fair well against the intense sunshine of the Caribbean. I learned that multiple reapplications of UV defense is necessary. Enough about my ineptitude of skin care. April at OSNW3 was a deluge of historical proportions. As Tony stated in the comments of the last entry, "you might want to consider putting in a rice paddy this year". The entire time we were away standing water was present on the webcam image. It has since receded and just recently started to actually dry out. The drying out trend will attempt to sustain itself until the 'signature' storm of this years LRC returns sometime around May 12. After the storm our cool and soaked spring will continue to roll on. A wonderful cycle of patterns for a snow lover during the winter months but not so for an avid golfer during the sp…