Frost again in Green Bay this morning, low temperature of
Green Bay received a total of 0.47 inches of rain for September,
2.64 inches below the average for September. The temperature for
the month was 5.8 degrees above average. One half of the days (15)
reached a high temperature of 80 or above, with the warmest day
of the season in Green Bay (and first freeze with a low temperature
of 31 °F) . Average first frost for the last 30 years is Oct
The goldenrods are mostly done flowering in Green Bay, but there
are still many plants in flower. Daucus carota (wild carrot)
and Cichorium intybus (chickory) are prominently in
flower now as are several of the asters.
Green Bay has had only 0.21 inches of rain since September 6th,
and only 0.47 total for the month. Many lawns have turned brown
and the leaves of some trees have also turned brown and fallen.
Green Ash seems to be conspicuous in this regard.
Last year on this date the low temperature in Green Bay was 34
F and there were reports of a few snow flakes in Forest County in
||Today is Green Bay's 15 th day of 80°
F or greater this month (see note for Sep 23).
||There is some evidence of fall color in
the local trees, but it is mostly red maple and sumac. The warm and
dry weather seems very unseasonable and the drought continues.
||Based on number of days with high temperature
of 80° F or greater, this is the hottest September on record for
Green Bay. We have had 14 days of 80 F or higher.
||Today is the first day of Fall. Temperatures
are predicted to rise into the 80's again and no rain is forecast.
||This is the third consecutive day of unseasonably
warm temperatures. The high temperature in Green Bay has been in the
80's for three consecutive days and precipitation is about 1.85 inches
below the average for the first three weeks of September.
pond is nearly dry.
||A prolonged drought in Green Bay
threatens the vegetation. There is little evidence of Fall colors
in the trees, but leaves of some species have begun to dry up and
turn brown without the intermediate colors. Through Sep. 14 there
was a total of 0.41 inches of rain in Green Bay this month, about
1.19 inches below the average for that period. We were also 1.77 inches
short of the monthly average for August.
||Goldenrods still in peak form on
UWGB, creating a bright yellow aspect in many fields.
Solidago speciosa (showy goldenrod) has begun to
flower on UWGB campus. Aster novae-angliae (New England
aster) and A. ericoides (heath aster) have not
yet begun to flower!