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One Measurable Snowfall in the First 18 Days of December

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The main weather headline around these parts is the lack of snow. One measurable snowfall in the first 18 days. It is something we haven't witnessed at OSNW3 since we began recording climate data back in November 2006. However, when it comes to averages, it is expected to trend the opposite way after an all-time record setting monthly snowfall in 2008. For snow enthusiasts there is light at the end of the tunnel as snow chances do exist in the final two weeks of the month. For a basic overview of the chances of snow remaining this month visit the OSNW3 LRC analysis blog or get modelitis by visiting the OSNW3 Weather Breif below.

(OSNW3 Weather Brief)
(OSNW3 December Observations)

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

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December Snows
With one tenth of snow measured so far this month it is easy to imagine where this month ranks all-time in snowfall. There are seven Decembers that recorded no snow but three of…

A Near Miss, Lake Effect Snow, And A Look Back At Meteorological Autumn

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What could have been. The annual first week of December storm was in full effect for all of WI, but the case for the eastern portions of the state in 2011 was rain with temps in the 40s. Year after year a storm works it's way into the western Great Lakes the first week of December. Most notable in recent history is Dec 2, 2007. Clicking the links below will open the daily climate for December for that particular year. A radar loop is obtainable by clicking the linked daily weather description. 200612, 200712, 200812, 200912, 201012.

(Snowfall Analysis ending 7am Dec 4, 2011)

We should all be aware that when this storm recurs around Jan 20, 2012 our area could be in the bullseye for the snowfall. Let's hope so! It could make for a snowy Conference Championship game at Lambeau!

(OSNW3 Weather Brief)
(OSNW3 December Observations)

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

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Lake Winnebago Lake Effect Snow
A very…