||Warm weather, high temperature of 61°
F, and lots of geese and gulls
on the Fox River, Allouez.
| Oct 27
||The "T-zone" deer (gun) hunt began
today in most of northeastern Wisconsin and continues through Sunday
(Oct 30). All hunters are required to wear orange and it might be
a good idea for non-hunters too. The excessive number of deer requires
some extreme measures to prevent damage to the environment.
||There was a brief but vigorous snow flurry
in Green Bay this afternoon (Kathy Groves) and there was a "trace"
of snow at the airport weather station yesterday.
||A new low temperature for the season, 30
F in Green Bay this morning.
||Green Bay's low temperature of 31°
F is the first official freeze for this fall and produced heavy
frost in the area. Rhinelander reached 29 F. Green Bay had not fallen
below 32 since May 4. That amounts to 168 days without freezing temperatures.
||Some leaves have turned color and fallen,
but the interior of the more mature forest of Bairds
Creek Parkway is still green and leafy.
||Green Bay's high temperature reached 72°
||The goldenrods and asters are done for the
year, but there is still a colorful
scene across many local fields.
in northeastern Wisconsin this morning, with a low of 33° F
at the weather station at the airport in Green Bay and 29° in
Here's another look at the drawdown of water
level in High Falls Reservoir (see also Sep 25). Water has
been drawn down to facilitate maintenance of the dam.
||The Autumn leaf
display is past prime in northeastern Wisconsin, but you can
still find small areas of bright colors.
||Rhinelander reached a low temperature
of 32° F, producing widespread frost (and freeze). Rhinelander
had frost in September, but this is the first freezing temperature
of the season. Green Bay's low temperature was 37°, also the lowest
so far this season.
Green Bay experienced an unseasonably warm period Oct 2
- 5 with high temperatures of 83 (new record high for Oct 2), 86,
83, 84° F (tied for record high for Oct 5). The long-term average
high temperature for this period is about 20 degrees lower.
||Rhus Typhina (staghorn
sumac) is at about the peak of fall color on UWGB, although
the condition is quite variable over the northeastern Wisconsin area.
||Warm temperatures have extended the growing
season and has also extended the active period for insects. Mosquitos
were conspicuously aggressive today. During October we are normally
more likely to be concerned with frostbite than with mosquito bites.