||The average temperature for August in Green
Bay was 68.9° F, about 1.4 degrees below the long-term average
for the month. The highest temperature was 91 (Aug 9) and the lowest
was 48 (Aug 24). Precipitation for the month was 4.23 inches, about
0.46 above the average.
||Another 0.20 inches of rain after
0.74 inches yesterday in Green Bay.
||Flocks of birds are becoming more
obvious as the young have fledged and they begin to aggregate in preparation
for migration. Swallows and the black birds are conspicuous. Wisconsin
DNR reports some Nighthawks have been observed in migration.
||Water level of most streams in northern
Wisconsin is low enough to create difficulty for boating in some areas.
Many lakes are also conspicuously low.
Today's low temperature of 49° F is the lowest temperature
in Green Bay since the 49° on July 2.
||Green Bay received 1.66 inches of rain.
||I missed the start of flowering for both,
but Lobelia siphilitica (great blue lobelia) and Chelone
glabra (turtlehead) are both well into flower, Marinette
||Solidago ulmifolia (elm-leaved
goldenrod) in flower, City of Green Bay.
||First day of flower for Lespedeza capitata
(round-headed bush-clover) and Arctium minus (common
burdock) on UWGB's Cofrin Arboretum.
Green Bay received 0.66 inches of rain today, the first
significant rainfall in over 2 weeks.
First day of open flowers for Solidago canadensis (Canada
goldenrod) on UWGB campus. It is the most abundant goldenrod
in our area and is responsible for much of the bright yellow color
of local fields in late August and through September.
||August is off to a hot start with successive
high temperatures off 88, 89 and 91 on the first three days.
||First open flowers of Rudbeckia laciniata
(cut-leaved coneflower), UWGB.