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Observations by Gary Fewless for Green Bay WI (Lat.N 44.51° Long. W 88.02° ), except as noted. For flowers lacking conspicuous petals or sepals I define "anthesis" as release of pollen by mature anthers.

November 2005

Nov 30 Wis DNR reports a preliminary gun deer season harvest of 312,519 deer for the 9 day season that ended Nov 27. That is slightly higher than last year.
Nov 28 Green Bays high temperature was 55° F (record high is 57, avg high is 35) and there was a total of about 0.8 inches of rain from yesterday and today. There is still some ice, but both the East River in Allouez and the UWGB prairie pond have open water again.
Nov 27 After a high temperature of 46° F and persistent light rain most of the snow in Green Bay has melted.
Nov 24 The East River is now frozen over (at Beaupre St. in Allouez). Green Bay received 0.2 inches of snow.
Nov 23 Green Bay received 1.3 inches of snow.
Nov 22

UWGB's prairie pond is now ice-covered. The Ice came off this pond on April 4, so there was a total of 231 days (33 weeks) in the ice-free condition. The average date for ice-over for this pond has been Nov 24, and ranged from November 10 to December 18 (for 9 years of data).

Wisconsin DNR reports the first two days of the current hunting season (Nov 19 - 20) resulted in a slight increase in deer registrations. The estimated number of deer in Wisconsin is about 1.5 million and the estimated harvest is about 450,000 deer. Excessive numbers of deer in some portions of Wisconsin are a threat to the health of the forest.

Nov 19 There was some ice on the East River Nov 17 and 18th, but it did not completely freeze at Beaupre Street and today most of the ice melted.
Nov 17 Green Bay's low temperature of 11° F is the coldest of the season, and the coldest since March 16th.
Nov 16 Green Bay received 1.3 inches of snow.
Nov 13 Another windy day with gusts in Green bay to 56 mph and rain.
Nov 09 A very windy day in Wisconsin with 25-35 mph winds and 50+ mph gusts.
Nov 03

Although many trees have lost their leaves for the winter, there are still some brightly colored individuals, including this bright red shrub, Euonymus alata (burning bush).

Unseasonably warm weather continues with many Wisconsin locations reaching high temperatures in the 60's today.

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