Best March ever?! The month started out a snow lovers dream. A fresh 6+ inches of the white stuff on Mar 2-3. Finally some snow to play in! We did all we could to maximize the potential. However, as the cycling weather patterns would prove, the winter like conditions were short lived and the long term trend morphed into the expected spring like pattern. With a flip of a switch spring had sprung. The defining moment of the atypical March was when the overnight lows remained above fifty degrees for five consecutive nights, Mar 18-22. Overnight lows rarely drop below fifty degrees in the month of July. Absolutely amazing! Needless to say almost everything is in bloom and the grass seed I planted two weeks ago is nearly two inches in height.
(Oshkosh's Warmest March Ever - 2012)
(click image for entire data set)
I finally got that off my chest. I felt a delayed reaction would be best suited. The media was a bit over the top at times. Realistically the weather was magical and I can only hope we get some more days like that this summer. I will certainly not be singing the praises of our warm March when the pattern cycles around again in June (two cycles from now) and our windows are closed with an air conditioner running full blast.
(Oshkosh Forecast Trend Based On The LRC - May through June)
Concentrating on now, April should begin with a more seasonal feel the first week with a potential cold snap during the days leading up to Apr 6. But, as we have become accustomed to this year, temps will warm once again through the middle of the month until things turn cool and wet around Apr 22. For more info on the long range forecast trend for Oshkosh based on Lezak's Recurring Cycle theory click here.
(OSNW3 Weather Brief)
(OSNW3 March Observations)
(OSNW3 March 2012 Summary)
(click on graph for the month summary data - it will open a new tab/window)
The landscape is greening up quick around here. Quite a different scene on fools day this year compared to last year. Click the link to see the FOH from 2011.
(FOH - April 1, 2012)