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Mike Edwards
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#1 Posted: 6/22/2011 13:30:04

How's the weather looking so far for AirVenture 2011?  A report elsewhere on the board today said it's been "terribly wet."  How does it compare to this time last year?



Gerald Voigt
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#2 Posted: 6/22/2011 14:16:59

So far its looking very similar to last year. That said, here in Wisconsin the weather can changed trends overnight. June might be a record wet month, but July could be the complete other end of the spectrum.

As long as the rains end a couple weeks before the show, crews will be able to mow. The grass will be lush and risk of a grass fire low. Then during the week a few sprinkles are nice to keep it that way.

Wisconsin has seemed to enjoy being in a pocket of weather that has prevented the extremes the rest of the upper midwest has been experiencing. Unfortunately it means cooler and wetter weather which has impacted the state's agriculture.

The weather has gone from an early wet summer to a near drought one in the past...lets just hope for something moderate!



Gerald Voigt Neenah, WI
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#3 Posted: 6/22/2011 14:27:25

I'll echo Gerald's comments and add that although we have had a wet spring, a pretty normal June, and sporadic showers the last few days, none of it will be relevent come July....all-in-all, I'd say it's been a pretty standard start to the summer around here.

FYI;  a few weeks ago we had mid 90's for a few-day stretch followed up by daytime highs in the 50's the next few days?!?!



Mark Denhart
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#4 Posted: 6/25/2011 18:12:19

For what it is worth, here is the NOAA weather predictions for the entire USA.

http://www.weather.gov/predictions.php

There are 8-14 day, and monthly predictions of both temp and precip available.

Plan on the weather being hot, and humid with scattered T-storms during Airventure.  Which is pretty typical for that time of year.




Jason Alexander
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#5 Posted: 6/30/2011 12:24:29

From those predictions, it looks like we'll see average temps and precip for the months of July and August. So we should hopefully see temps in the upper 70s and lower 80s with a storm or two scattered throughout and about one day of low clouds, cold temps, and generally-dreary weather conditions. That's about the average of all the time I've been there! lol



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#6 Posted: 7/6/2011 08:47:31

Mike:

Be sure to check out the new weather page on the AirVenture website (navigate to Planning, then Weather):

http://airventure.org/weather/

Granted, it doesn't address an extended forecast beyond 7 days, but it does provide a nice collection of maps that are updated frequently throughout the day.

John



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Mike Urban
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#7 Posted: 7/6/2011 13:05:18

 We have a saying in Wisconsin, "if you don't like the weather, wait ten minutes". Typically on average it will be in the 80's and humid the last week of July during the airshow with at least one good thunderstorm. If you would like to predict the weather in Oshkosh on a short term basis, just look to the West in Minnesota today for the weather here tomorrow. Please keep in mind that because of the large fresh water mass known as the Great Lakes, depending on wind direction, they have the potential of producing their own weather for the area. We have seen it hot, cold, wet, dry, windy, calm, dusty, muddy, clear and cloudy. Plan accordingly and be prepared. We can hardly wait!

Mike



Mike Dean
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#8 Posted: 7/8/2011 06:18:26

I was in OSH last weekend, roping off my site. The grounds looked to be in near perfect condition. Definately NOTHING like last year. However, we're still a couple weeks away. And this is Wisconsin.



Mike Urban
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#9 Posted: 7/18/2011 09:45:34

 Hi all,

Seven days to go!!

The weather in Oshkosh is HOT and HUMID! All week calling for 88+ degrees with the index at over 100.

Typical for this time of the year. Grounds sound like they are in great shape, but keep in mind that this warm moisture-saturated air will be producing some thunder storms. Be prepared and enjoy OSH 2011!!

Startying to pack today...

 



Jason Alexander
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#10 Posted: 7/18/2011 17:53:54

Ok, well, looking at weather models (GFS and Euro), it looks like we'll see something of a "cool down" from the current heat wave (temps back down into the lower 80s). At least for the beginning of the week. But I had a particularly-good professor in school gripe that, really, anything outside 3 days on the models should be taken with a grain of salt, soooo... I guess, like most wx-guessers, I'm gonna stay vague and indefinite until the day after! lol