||The temperatures for January averaged about
1.4 °F above average and precipitation was 0.39 inches above average.
The highest temperature was 38 F and the lowest was -10.
||This morning was our 5th consecutive day
with a low temperature below zero (-4 to -6 F each day) with highs
in the single digits. Temperatures warmed to 20° before snow started
with an acucumlation of 1.8 inches before midnight, with blowing and
drifting. We have received 22.1 inches of snow in Green Bay this winter,
which is about 5 inches less than average for this date.
||Temperatures in the mid-30's yesterday and
and throughout most of the night, plus light rain has reduced
snow cover in the Green Bay area to very low levels. Temperatures
are predicted to fall today with subzero temperatures expected throughout
the coming weekend.
||Snow cover has been reduced to 2 or 3 inches
over much of the Green Bay area. January has been relatively mild
so far, but freezing rain last night and today will be followed by
a large mass of bitterly cold polar air.
Yesterday evening there were 30 deer in a field near the
northeastern corner of the UWGB campus (Bob Howe and Amy Wolf).
Wisconsin DNR estimates (2003 data) a winter deer density of 40
deer/sq. mile for Brown County (in appropriate habitat) and a pre-hunting
season density of 68/sq mile--that is 2 to 3 times higher than the
densities for some areas in the northeastern Wisconsin forest that
are considered good deer hunting territory. High densities of deer
lead to damage of horticultural and wild vegetation and an increased
risk of car/deer collisons. It is also likely that high densities
of deer can contribute to the spread of disease, such as chronic
wasting disease (CWD).
Green Bay received about 5
inches of snow this morning, mostly by 6 a. m. Streets are
snow-covered and slippery this morning and some rural schools delayed
classes by 2 hours. This is a big change in appearance from yesterday
when the ground was mostly snow-free.
A bright "sun pillar" was visible on UWGB at about
4:40 p.m. A sun pillar is a shaft of light arising from the top
of the sun as a result of ice crystals in the air, usually near
sunrise or sunset.
|| The new year begins with virtually
no snow in Green Bay. Daily temperatures are still about 5-15
degrees above average for this time of year. Ponds remain frozen.
What appears to be water at the edges of the UWGB
prairie pond is accumulated rain frozen clear and resting
on top of the old ice.