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.

Below is a short video of the waves and wind. The smoke plume is visible in the first 15 seconds of the video.