Jun 13, 2011

Schools Out For Summer!

Looking at the OSNW3 monthly summary graphs it is evident we've had our ups and downs this year. The pattern has kept cycling, continuing the trend, just as it should. Thus far in June we've had seven days above 80 degrees, but yet remain a little more than a degree below average. We are entering the wetter pattern of this years LRC and we should expect increased chances of precipitation for the next two weeks. The CPC agrees with this idea as well. Keep up to date with the latest forecast by visiting the OSNW3 Weather Brief linked below. For a May summary click here.

(OSNW3 Weather Brief)
(OSNW3 June Observations)

(OSNW3 June 2011 Summary)
(click on graph for the month summary data - it will open a new tab/window)

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Cloud Appreciation
The Cloud Appreciation Society was introduced to me a few years back and it's not often I get to shoot clouds that are unique and worthy of sharing. However, as severe weather rolled just south of Oshkosh we were given a great sunset cloud scape. Mammatus!

(Mammatus - Jun 8, 2011)

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Temperatures: 60°+
A follow up to the previous blog entry and recorded temperatures above 60 degrees between Oct 1 and May 31. The above 60 degree tally sky rocketed as expected since May 15. Yet this year still remains the least amount of them since I starting recording data at OSNW3. 43 days experienced max temps above 60 degrees between Oct 1, 2010 and May 31, 2011. For previous years, see this blog entry.

(Days Above 60° Oct 1, 2010 - May 31, 2011)

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Front Of House
Things are in full bloom around here. A very green and colorful part of the year. Gotta give props to the crew at Lakeshore Municipal Golf Course here in Oshkosh. Their environmentally friendly tactics at maintaining their golf course have proven to provide the residents of Oshkosh and beyond a truly great golf experience. The conditions this year are by far the best I've played on in all my years living in Oshkosh. Also, this week commences summer break for area K-12 teachers and students, enjoy the summer y'all!

(FOH - Jun 13, 2011)

(Backyard - Jun 13, 2011)