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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 2013 Mouse-over the photo for the identity of the subject
East River, Allouez Nov. 3, 2013

Nov 30 Green Bay's monthly temperature for November was only -0.3° F below the average of 34.6° and our lowest temperature for the month was 6° F. The precipitation for the month was 3.44 inches, as water equivalent, which is about 1.31 inches (62%) more than "normal". We had a total of 1.2 inches of snow and the NOAA weather station in Green Bay reported a "trace" of snow on 7 additional days.
Nov 29
Bay Beach Sanctuary Water, ice and many ducks at Green Bay's Bay Beach Wildlife Sanctuary.
Nov 27
Baird Creek ice Ice is now forming on BairdCreek, City of Green Bay, WI.
Nov 25
green bay ice Ice cover continues to grow along the shore of Green Bay. The photo exagerates the cover due to the wide angle lens.
Nov 23
Green Bay ice The ice along the shore of Green Bay is expanding outward, as here along UW-Green Bay, looking toward the mouth of the Fox River, Hiway I-43 bridge and the Pulliam power plant.
Nov 22
snow A little snow this morning in Green Bay.
European buckthorn There are still green leaves on some plants of European buckthorn.
Nov 18
There was a little light snow this morning in Green Bay, and strong winds continued in the wake of yesterday's storms farther south. Winds of 40 mph are predicted for today and even stronger in Door County to the east.  
Nov 17
Strong, late-season storms moved through the midwest today with tornados and generally high winds in northern Illinois and to a lesser degree in southeastern Wisconsin. Subsequently, hundreds of thousands of people are reported to be without electrical power. Green Bay received 0.45 inches of rain and temperatures remained mild with a high of 58 F.  
Nov 16
Much of northeastern Wisconsin received some rain today, and I even heard 2 loud claps of thunder in Green Bay where (0.95 inches) of rain was reported. The temperatures were mild however, with a high temperature of 58° F.  
Nov 15
This Bald Eagle was a surprise this morning in a tree near the East River, as I walked my dog.
green Bay From UWGB Here's a view from UW-Green Bay toward the mouth of the Fox River, with a few ducks in the foreground. With a little effort you can pick out the Leo Frigo (HIghway I-43) bridge and Bay Beach Park, including the recently added roller coaster.
Nov 13
  Green Bay's low temperature was 20° F. Warmer air should move in today.
Nov 12
prairiePond ice-cover

First ice-cover on UWGB's Prairie Pond.

The morning low temperature in Green Bay was 19° F, the lowest of the season to date and it hasn't been above freezing since before 8:00 a.m. yesterday (still only 25° F at 10:00 a.m. today).

Green Bay first ice The cold temperature overnight brought Green Bay's first substantial ice along the shoreline.
uwgb Compare this photo to that of Oct. 9 to see the late Fall transition.
Nov 11
Green Bay received a dusting of snow this morning, the first snow of more than a few flakes. Much colder air approaches from the north.
Nov 9

I'm told they have been back for several weeks, but there are now hundreds of Tundra Swans on lower Green Bay, between the mouth of Duck Creek and the new highway to Cat Island.

Laona, 100 miles NNW had 3.8 inches of snow today.

Nov 8
baird Creek
The photo is from Baird Creek Park in the City of Green Bay, providing a visual record of the recent loss of leaves in our area.
Nov 7
UWGB from Bay Beach
A view of the UW-Green Bay campus from Bay Beach, about 3 miles west.
Nov 6
green bay shore

A rainy and windy day in Green Bay, as here on the Green Bay shoreline at UWGB. The rain began last night and continued until about noon today, for a total of 1.39 inches. The Green Bay weather station also reported just a little snow in the evening.

Farther north in Forest, Florence and Vilas Counties there are reports of 1-2 inches and even 3 inches of snow at Lac Vieux Desert. Also snow farther to the northwest.

Nov 5
In the area around the City of Green Bay many trees have lost all or most of their leaves, especially the commonest and most abundant species such as green ash (Fraxinus pennsylvanica), box elder (Acer negundo), and cottonwood (Populus deltoides). Other species generally leafless now include: white birch (Betula papyrifera), quaking aspen (Populus tremuloides), and wild cherries (Prunus serotina and Prunus virginiana).
European buckthorn Species still holding leaves include the invasive buckthorns (Rhamnus cathartica and Frangula alnus), Norway maple (Acer platanoides) and to a lesser degree silver maple (Acer saccharinum). The oaks also tend to hang onto their leaves, even after they turn brown (see Nov. 4). The photo at left shows still-green leaves of European buckthorn under the mostly bare branches of other species. If you look carefully, you may also notice green leaves still on the branches of a crack willow (Salix fragilis, another alien species) behind the other trees, toward the right side.
Nov 4
The oaks tend to keep their leaves on, sometimes long into the winter.
Nov 1
A little rain today, 0.24 inches in Green Bay.

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