We received 1.7 inches of snow in Green Bay before midnight last
night and 0.8 inches more this morning. Flurries are predicted for
the rest of this week. Rhinelander received about 3 inches of snow
Phenology items have been kind of slow lately, so I thought I'd
start a series of quizzes on winter botany of Wisconsin plants.
I'll start with an easy one. Today's winter botany quiz.
Click on the link to see the quiz photo, then click back to check
We received about 1 inch of snow in Green Bay, beginning yesterday
and ending today.
||Green Bay received 4.1 inches of snow.
||In spite of the recent cold weather, we
are nearing the end of our "hard" winter season. It is likely
that in two or three weeks time we will have some signs of spring.
Red wing blackbirds have returned to some southern Wisconsin locations
and they are quick to move north once the ground is mostly free of
snow cover--usually in early March, but a little earlier if the weather
||Light snow overnight (about 0.3 inches)
is deep enough to cover bare fields and lawns, but temperatures are
hovering near the melting point.
||Most snow is gone now from open fields
and unshaded lawns in the Green Bay area, except for places where
drifts or snowbanks held deeper snow. Forested sites are still mostly
A couple more unseasonably warm days have brought out skunks
and opossums in the Green Bay area. I saw roadkills of both
I may have missed the start, but the Fox River is mostly open
now at the Highway 172 bridge. There is still some ice along the
||More seasonable weather returns with a high
temperature of 26 °F and a low of 19 -- still a bit over average
for this date.
Warm weather continued through the weekend and light rain last
night and this morning contributed to rapid melting of snow. Some
fields are mostly open this morning and the snow
is greatly diminished on UWGB's Cofrin Arboretum. There
is water on top of the ice on local ponds and rivers, but the winter
ice remains beneath. Light snow began to fall about 10 a.m.
Temperatures have not fallen below 32° F since the morning
of the 4th.
The warm weather feels more like March than February. The low
temperature last night was 37° F.
Several people have reported Cardinals singing in the City
of Green Bay.
||Green Bay's high temperature of 50°
F broke the previous high temperature record of 46.
||Mild weather continues. Green Bay's high
temperature was 43° F--the record high for this date was 44 F.
||The high temperature of 42° F in Green
Bay is close to the record high for this date: 44 F.
||Great Horned Owls are on nests in
Wisconsin and are probably on eggs in the southern portion. Here is
a photo of the remains of a rabbit
taken by a Great Horned Owl . Note the skid mark on the left
as the owl's momentum carried it across the snow after it hit the
rabbit. Also note the wing marks on the snow around the remains of
the rabbit (Tom Erdman).
||Mild weather continues with today's high
temperature in the mid 30's. Snow
cover has decreased to just a few inches in Green Bay. No
word on how the ground hog fared today, but on average we will have
about another month of snow cover--followed by a couple of March snows
just to remind us of where we live.