Showing posts from February, 2013

Met Winter (DJF) Stats

Oshkosh residents have endured a fair share of snow this winter. Nearly doubling the long term average snowfall for meteorological winter (Dec, Jan, Feb). Officially, the Waste Water Treatment Plant has recorded 48.7 inches of snow. Stations on the north and south sides of the city have recorded 39.3 and 61.0 inches respectively. At OSNW3, a mile east of the WWTP, we recorded 57.1 inches. These are very respectable amounts. Any amount over 48 inches is in the Oshkosh top ten of all-time for a meteorological winter season. A list view of the final Winnebago County snow amounts can be found here. (Make sure to click the "chart" link - it's a drill down!)

The area had the snow, but what about the cold? While February was below average (summary below), both daily maximum and minimum temperatures were above average for the winter. Very close to one degree for the maximum and two degrees for the minimum.

OSNW3 February 2013 Daily Observations

(click on graph for the month sum…

Lake Effect Snow - Lake Superior

Lake Effect Snow by wind direction on Lake Superior.— NWS Marquette (@NWSMarquette) February 12, 2013

Notable Tweets - January Climatology, Met Winter Snow, and WSD Count

This is information that needs to be blogged about. I am just too darn lazy to rewrite. Instead I will embed the Tweet.

#OSNW3 ends January +1.5° above the #Oshkosh long term average with a 19.0° MeanT. #LRC based Trends projected a 20.8° MeanT. #wiwx— Josh Herman (@OSNW3) February 1, 2013
#OSNW3 ends January 5.2" above the #Oshkosh long term snowfall average with 15.1" #LRC based Trends projected 19.6" of snowfall. #wiwx— Josh Herman (@OSNW3) February 1, 2013
#Winnebago County meteorological winter precipitation and snowfall comparisons (thru Jan)— Josh Herman (@OSNW3) February 5, 2013
Winter Season Duration (WSD) at #OSNW3 in #Oshkosh at 42 days and counting. (zero last year)…— Josh Herman (@OSNW3) February 5, 2013
We are currently deep into the 'active' patterns of this years cycling weather. OSNW3 has recorded snow each day in February except one.