||Observation (Click on links for photos)
The high temperature
reached the low 40's (at least 43F) in Green Bay.
The water level of Green Bay is down about 0.4
feet (=4.8") in the last month. It is about 0.7 feet (8.4")
lower than it was last year at this time. This is the lowest water
level for Green Bay since 1964.
||A skunk out and about
on UWGB campus.
The small streams
of meltwater along roadsides are a hint of things to come. Most
roads and parking lots in Green Bay are bare of snow, though still
wet. There is still plenty of snow elsewhere though.
Todays high temperatures are predicted to reach
the low 50's in southern Wisconsin, although a return to
colder temperatures is predicted for the next few days.
Singing Cardinals have been reported throughout
the state as far north as Ashland.
Anyone who has lived
in Wisconsin for more than a year or two will not be deceived into
thinking that spring is here, but today's high temperature of
43F and sunny skies are a nice change from the mid February
cold period. On average, the snow in Green Bay is mostly gone on
level, open sites in about 2 weeks from this date, and the returning
Redwing Blackbirds are not far behind.
Warmer weather and heavy use by outdoor enthusiasts
have caused the snowmobile and ski trails to deteriorate and many
are now closed in southern and central Wisconsin and even in some
areas of northern WI. Wisconsin DNR reports good, thick ice on many
lakes in the north (2-4 feet of ice!), but as always caution is
Striped Skunk roadkill, Spring Green, WI
Today's high temperature
of 37F is the highest temperature in Green Bay since Jan 9.
An occasional Cardinal song can be heard
in Green Bay.
Most of Wisconsin is
reporting some snow cover with 7-10 inches common in northern Wisconsin
and 22" in the Hurley area. That sounds like good news for
winter sports enthusiasts.
Wisconsin DNR reported 7 snowmobile fatalities in
the last week.
||GB's morning low temperature
of -9F was the third consectutive day of below zero minimums
(-10, -12, -9).
||The morning low temperature
of -13F was the coldest of this winter to date.
of snow in Green Bay.
||Another 2.3 inches of snow
in Green Bay.
||The Green Bay area received
2.0 inches of snow.
A special hunt begins
today in the Baird Creek area of Green Bay to control the number
of deer. The deer population
is very high in this area, resulting in damage to the natural
vegetation as well as to the gardens and horticultural plantings
of the local residents.