Archive for November, 2010

Five Years of Goose Lake Weather

Sunday, November 14th, 2010

Back in November of 2005 I created a weather web site in order to display current weather conditions from my backyard. I have always enjoyed watching and recording my local weather and in 2005 a couple of things made it possible. First was the addition of the software I use to display and archive my weather data as well as upload weather info to my web site.  Second was internet access. At that time we finally gained internet access in our area. The old dial-up was not sufficient for display of near realtime weather information.  I had installed the first weather station back in 1999 but was only monitoring and archiving the data locally.

Here’s a look back at my original page setup. Things have changed…

I continue to be amazed at the number of visitors that access my site (other than myself!) for weather information.

I hope you find it useful and interesting.

-Bill

October 2010 – Warm and Dry

Monday, November 1st, 2010

October ended up with above normal temperatures and well below normal precipitation.

Temperature
The average temperature for October is around 53° and we recorded 54.6°.  We recorded 15 days with temperatures at or above 70, six days with temperatures at or above 80, and one 90 degree day.

Precipitation
Average monthly precipitation for October is around  2.6 inches and we had 0.95 inch. We were headed for our driest in the 14 years of record here but were saved by some brief rains near the latter half of the month. Nevertheless, very dry conditions have prevailed since early September and are reflected in the soil moisture conditions.

The graph below depicts how this past October’s precipitation compares with previous years.

October 2010 Precipitation

October 2010 Precipitation

Here are the other stats for October 2010:

Average temperature     = 54.6°F
 Average humidity        = 70%
 Average dewpoint        = 43.8°F
 Average barometer       = 29.986 in.
 Average windspeed       = 2.4 mph
 Average gustspeed       = 4.9 mph
 Average direction       = 264° ( W )
 Rainfall for month      = 0.95 inch.
 Maximum rain per minute = 0.06 in on day 24 at time 21:31
 Maximum temperature     = 89.9°F on day 09 at time 14:43
 Minimum temperature     = 28.6°F on day 29 at time 07:32
 Maximum humidity        = 100% on day 19 at time 04:59
 Minimum humidity        = 23% on day 07 at time 16:16
 Maximum dewpoint        = 65.8°F on day 26 at time 06:59
 Minimum dewpoint        = 24.8°F on day 31 at time 15:49
 Maximum pressure        = 30.44 in. on day 04 at time 08:55
 Minimum pressure        = 29.00 in. on day 26 at time 06:02
 Maximum windspeed       = 19.6 mph from 248°(WSW) on day 27 at time 14:13
 Maximum gust speed      = 38.0 mph from 248°(WSW) on day 27 at time 15:14
 Maximum heat index      = 89.8°F on day 09 at time 14:34
 Avg daily max temp :70.2°F
 Avg daily min temp :41.2°F
 Total windrun = 1753.6miles