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The Weekend Up North

The last day of January! It is a perfect day to the end of the first month of the new year.

We woke up with a beutiful frost that clung to all the ever green trees. It was truly a winter wonder land this morning and through out the day today.

We finally broke the long cold spell today.  We up north did not get above freezing today, but still headlines are the same all down south. http://www.weather.gov/view/prodsByState.php?state=WI&prodtype=public 

PUBLIC INFORMATION STATEMENT
NATIONAL WEATHER SERVICE GREEN BAY WI
954 AM CST SAT JAN 31 2009

…GREEN BAY FINALLY REACHES 20 DEGREES THIS MORNING…

AT 943 AM THIS MORNING…THE TEMPERATURE REACHED 20 DEGREES AT
GREEN BAY. THE LAST TIME THE TEMPERATURE WAS 20 DEGREES OR WARMER
WAS ON JANUARY 23RD BETWEEN 4 PM AND 5 PM.

GREEN BAY CLIMBED TO FREEZING THIS AFTERNOON…

AT 346 PM THIS AFTERNOON…THE TEMPERATURE REACHED 32 DEGREES AT
GREEN BAY FOR THE FIRST TIME SINCE JANUARY 4TH. THIS WAS 26 DAYS
IN A ROW WITH TEMPERATURES BELOW FREEZING.

HERE IS A LIST OF THE LONGEST STRETCHES OF TEMPERATURES BELOW 32
DEGREES AT GREEN BAY.

              DAYS IN A ROW             DATE OF
RANKING       BELOW FREEZING            STREAK
—————————————————————-
  1               52            DEC 30 1978  TO  FEB 21 1979
  2               47            DEC 24 1917  TO  FEB 10 1918
                  47            DEC 31 1911  TO  FEB 17 1912
  4               46            JAN  7 1977  TO  FEB 23 1978
  5               40            DEC 18 1969  TO  JAN 28 1970

  6               39            JAN 14 1936  TO  FEB 23 1936
  7               38            JAN 19 1904  TO  FEB 27 1904

Like I have been saying, this winter season for cold temps. is one we will not soon forget. It was a slow start in terms of snowfall, and we are below normal for snowfall. But the cold temps. have kept the snow we do get from melting. We cannot have it all, nor the perfect winter weather every year, as much as we would like too.

This weekend also looks to be good for our local businesses. With a lot of snowmobiles out, and talking to a local bait store owner, the ice fishing is starting to pick up now. With our ice conditions at there best, people are having no problems getting on the lakes. Last night my hubby measured the ice, about 30-32 inches of ice.

We did not yet get our annual “winter thaw” yet this season. At least once during the winter we get warm weather, and a major thaw. I remember one year in February, most of the snow melted and we where flying kites, in tee shirts! Oh what one will do up here for entertainment in the long, cold, and dark winter months. Those are extreme thaws, and not welcomed by people who depend on snow. And on folks like my husband and I who wait all summer for snowmobiling and ice fishing.

I do know the folks down south in Wisconsin are happy with the weather today. Not only did they have record cold this year, they also had all the record snow to contend with too. That can take such a major toll in many ways on the towns and the cities.

We still have more winter to come up here in the North Woods of Wisconsin. And right now, what a perfect time to come and play in the snow!

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Filed under: Odds And Ends, outdoors in the north, Todays Thoughts, Weather

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