Archive for November, 2007

A Wintry Mix Expected for the Weekend

Thursday, November 29th, 2007

A developing storm system will bring a mix of rain, freezing rain, sleet, and snow to the area this weekend. A winter storm watch has been posted for the Goose Lake area. At the present time it appears that the worst conditions will be Saturday and Saturday night with precipitation changing to all rain on Sunday. Be sure and monitor the latest forecasts and road conditions if you plan on traveling this weekend.

First Snow

Sunday, November 25th, 2007

Maggie and our first snow of the season

Wet snow showers began around 2:15PM this afternoon. This was the first real snowfall of the season but doesn’t seem to bother Maggie, our Border Collie pup. Not much accumulation is expected.

Forecast Problems

Saturday, November 24th, 2007

The forecast is currently unavailable from our site due to problems at the NWS. The problems are expected to be fixed soon. In the meantime you can get the forecast here.

Happy Thanksgiving

Thursday, November 22nd, 2007


Wishing everyone a Happy Thanksgiving! We missed the snow although some flurries are falling as I write this. The weather has turned cold and windy. Enjoy time with family and friends today.

Snow for Thanksgiving?

Sunday, November 18th, 2007

A developing storm system has the potential to produce the first real snow of the season in the midwest.  Depending on the exact track of the storm, we may see our first snow at Goose Lake Weather. If you are planning on travel make sure and monitor the latest forecasts from our web page.  It should be noted that winter storm forecasts can change so it’s important to get the latest information.

November Thunderstorms

Sunday, November 11th, 2007

We experienced two waves of thunderstorms overnight with some impressive thunder and lightning.  It was interesting to note that the low temperature yesterday morning was 24.

A Review of October 2007

Sunday, November 4th, 2007

Here are some climate stats for the month of October.

 AveragesExtremes for the month of October 2007
 Average temperature     = 59.1 °F
 Average humidity        = 75 %
 Average dewpoint        = 50.3 °F
 Average barometer       = 30.001 in.
 Average windspeed       = 3.5 mph
 Average gustspeed       = 6.2 mph
 Average direction       = 225 ° ( SW)
 Rainfall for month      = 3.19 in
 Maximum rain per minute = 0.040 in on day 16 at time 00:05
 Maximum temperature     = 90.0 °F on day 06 at time 15:07
 Minimum temperature     = 28.8 °F on day 28 at time 07:08
 Maximum humidity        = 100 % on day 02 at time 08:30
 Minimum humidity        = 30 % on day 03 at time 16:52
 Maximum pressure        = 30.64  in. on day 28 at time 11:21
 Minimum pressure        = 29.27  in. on day 18 at time 20:32
 Maximum windspeed       = 21.9 mph from 203 °(SSW)  on day 18 at time 15:02
 Maximum gust speed      = 34.5 mph from 203 °(SSW) on day 21 at time 13:03
 Maximum heat index      = 97.3 °F on day 06 at time 15:06