Showing posts from October, 2013

First Wind & Waves of 2013

On Saturday October 26th my daughter and I ventured to Calumet County Park. County Park is located almost directly across Lake Winnebago from Oshkosh. About 12 miles as the crow flies and 35 miles by northern road access.

Upon arrival, traveling down the Niagara Escarpment, we were witness to an excited Lake Winnebago. Forecast from the NWS Green Bay foretold winds of 15-20 knots and waves of 3-4 feet. This forecast would verify.

The sights and sounds were just what we were looking for. Colorful trees whipping wildly with the constant roar of the wind and crashing waves. And of course the playground set.

We also witnessed a smoke plume off in the distance towards the northwest depicted in the map above by an approximate red triangle and in the image below by a red circle.

It appeared something was burning in East central Calumet County at 2:30 this afternoon, the smoke plume was visible from Neenah.— Clint Harness (@snowfall4) October 26, 2013

Below is a short video of the waves and wi…

September Summary

Oshkosh experienced a fair share of warmth this past September. Eight days recorded temperatures above 80 degrees. One of those days even surpassed the 90 degree mark. Oshkosh recorded a high temperature of 91 degrees on September 10th. This is the first 90 degree day in Oshkosh during the month of September since 2005, when two 90 degree days were recorded. September of 1931 holds the record amount with 8 days at or above 90 degrees.

September is a transformation and transition month. Where there is warmth there is a chill not far behind. Temperatures dropped 50 degrees just five days after the 91 degree day. The cooler temperatures, coupled with cloudless nights, assisted in handing the area the first frost of the season on September 16th. This cool down mainly exploited the rural areas and the majority of the city had to wait several more days to record the first frost. I witnessed the first frost in my backyard on September 22nd.

Monthly precipitation ended near the thirty year av…