||A high temperature of 48° F yesterday
plus light rain quickly melted the snow in Green Bay. A high today
of 48 again continues the warm trend. Most level open areas are snow-free
now, although we have icy conditions from freezing rain.
||Temperatures into the upper 20's. There appears
to be about 6 inches of snow, as shown in the Oak
opening on UWGB's Cofrin Arboretum. Highs in the 40's and
rain are predicted for tomorrow. Last year at this time Green Bay
had no snow as temperatures for December were about 6.8 degrees warmer
than the long term average.
||Low of -7 F and high of 25. Green Bay got
another 0.6 inches of snow.
||Low temperature -3 F, high of 23.
||Green Bay received about 0.4 inches of snow
today. High temperature 15° F, low temperature 0 F.
||Christmas Eve. The low temperature was -15°
F and the high temperature was 0°. There is good snow cover now
for the skiers, etc.
Green Bay is ice-covered as far as I can see from the UWGB
library. The low temperature in Green Bay was -6° F
||This is our coldest day of the year to date.
The low temperature in Green Bay was -3° F and the high was 10.
Rhinelander's low was -15. Click
here for a graph of GB temperatures for Dec.
||Yesterday's snow continues this morning in
Green Bay (another 1.2 inches after midnight for a total of 8.8 inches
for the storm that began yesterday). On the 19th there was no snow
cover on the ground and today
it looks like this. Here's what the same site looked like
one week ago (Dec 14),
and the same site last July
23. Here is a
composite of all three dates together.
||Snow began accumulating about 7 a.m.
and continued most of the day with considerable blowing and drifting
in the afternoon. The temperature was about 6° F at midnight and
rose to about 21 during the day. It may not be officially winter yet,
but it's close enough for me. [GB received 7.6 inches of snow on
12/20 and it continued into the 21st]
||Today's low temperature of 0° F
is the lowest of the season to date. The daily high temperature was
||Today's low temperature of 5° F
is the lowest of the season to date.
Overnight low temperatures were in the mid-teens last night.
There has been partial thin ice over the last couple of weeks, but
this is the first day for full ice cover on the East River
in Allouez. The average date to freeze (and stay frozen) over the
last 14 years was Dec 5, the earliest was Nov 12 and the latest
was Dec 24, a range of 42 days. The average date for the ice to
open up is March 22 (over the last 19 years), for an average ice
covered period of 107 days.
UWGB's Prairie Pond is
also fully ice-covered today. After several light ice coverings
that melted, the forecast suggests that this ice cover will persist.
Both the Easts River and Prairie Pond would probably have frozen
yesterday, except for the strong winds. There is no snow cover on
the ground in Green Bay, but north of Highway 64 there are 1-3 inches
with a high of 10 inches at Rhinelander.
Great Gray Owl hunting along highway 64 about a mile west
of county T in northwest Oconto County at 4:00 pm. Perched low in
a tree for a good look.
Nicolet National Forest, Oconto County (Steve Janke).
Strong winds persist in eastern Wisconsin. Yesterday's winds averaged
about 20 MPH with gusts to 43 MPH. There were large
waves on Green Bay today.
First Common redpoll of the season at my feeders. It was
in a mixed flock of Pine siskins and American goldfinches. Elton,
Langlade County (Steve Janke).
In spite of several days of mild temperatures there is still ice
cover on local ponds and small lakes, but larger lakes still have
open water. WI DNR warns those impatient to begin ice fishing to
be careful, even on the northern lakes.
Eastern Wisconsin is essentially snow-free, except for areas where
it was plowed into deeper piles or in shaded areas of some forests.
Far northern Wisconsin has up to 10 inches of snow on the ground,
but that is very local. Rains today will reduce any remaining snow.
GB received 0.34 inches of rain.
UWGB's Prairie Pond has a thin coating of ice, but it is covered
with water due to recent rains.
||Green Bay received 3.5 inches of snow
today--our first substantial snowfall of the season.
||Another light snow in Green Bay this morning
and then rain. High temterature of 46° F.
This morning's low temperature was 12 F in Green Bay, our
coldest temperature of the season to date.
||Just enough snow (0.2 inches) to make
the roads and short lawns white, plus a little freezing rain in Green
Wisconsin DNR reports that about 303,000 deer were taken
during the recent 9 day gun hunting season. That is approximately
the same number as last year. The total will be somewhat higher
when the archery season and various other hunts have been added
to the total. The number of deer hunting licenses sold is
649,955, to date.