Previous Day Wednesday Jan 18th, 2017 Forecast Info
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    NEWS! January 16, 2017
    • The Ice Depth on the South end of Winnebago as of January 16, 2017 is: 16 inches. (1/2 mile from shore) *measurements are subject to fluctuation, always use extreme caution when out on the ice.
    • Wind Power Ice Surface Quality: A-
    • With the approaching warm weather, the ice surface will be superb for iceboarding/ Iceboating.
    • Join Wind Power this Saturday (Jan. 21) for a fun day of iceboarding. There will be fun races and other events related to iceboarding. 
    • For all your Winter Sport needs, stop into the Wind Power Surf Shop for blades, boards, kites, sails, and anything else you may need for the winter season.
    • Do not forget to come out to the Wind Power Surf Shop the 2nd weekend of February (10,11, and 12) for the 28th Annual Sturgeon Stampede! 
    • The Wind Power Cam has been moved to the top of the shop's mast over 60 feet high!  Tune into Wind Power's /Live page, YouTube or watch the embed below to see Sunrise, Sunset and action on the south end of Lake Winnebago.  Great Job Team Wind Power, now we got a great view and a working wind meter.....
    • Check for SALE & SPECIALS  at the Wind Power Shop -  Online, walk-ins or call. 
    Happy Holidays from: Ben, Kevin, & Team Wind Power
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the above forecast is provided by WindAlert and embedded here for convenience.
Summary: Cold with light NW winds.

Wind: Local conditions are Light.
Ice & Snow Report: Get Ready To Ride!    Hello Everyone, today we measured the ice approx. half a mile out and found a consistent 16 inches (Ice Reports are subject to flucuation, always use extreme caution on the ice). The Wind Power Ice Surface Quality Rating is: A-. Best launch spots are still on the south end of the lake in front of the Wind Power Surf Shop. REMEMBER TO ALWAYS USE EXTREME CAUTION WHEN OUT ON THE ICE. (updated: Jan. 16, 10 am)
When driving out on the ice, always remove your seatbelt and roll the windows down. Use Ice Cleats/Grippers for traction when walking on bare ice. Do not go out without ice picks. Use extreme caution when out on the ice. 
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Current Observations Wind Compass
Local Time:
(Jan 18, 2017)
7:21 am
4:46 pm
Day of year: 18
Week of year: 3
9 hrs 25 min 7 sec
14 hrs 34 min 53 sec
Current Season: Winter
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all times are Central Standard Time (CST)
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Wind & Gust Speed Graph
Wind Speeds vs. Time(details ▼)
updated: Wednesday Jan 18th at 4:00 am (CST)
updates every 30 minutes

Wind & Gust Direction Graph
Note: West-centered on y-axis due to prevailing winds at this locale.
Wind Directions vs. Time(details ▼)
updated: Wednesday Jan 18th at 4:01 am (CST)
updates every 30 minutes

Temperature & Wind Chill Graph
Temperatures vs. Time(details ▼)
updated: Wednesday Jan 18th at 3:47 am (CST)
updates every 30 minutes

Wind Speed & Gust Rosette Graph
Wind Speeds vs. Directions(details ▼)
updated: Wednesday Jan 18th at 3:48 am (CST)
updates every 30 minutes

Tabular Data for Wednesday Jan 18th, 2017

A summary of Today's observations are shown in the table below. All measured values are time averages over the 15 minute interval, except wind gusts which by definition are a maximum value. Windsock ratings of 2 or higher are indicated. Observations during daylight hours are shown with light green background for date and time cells. This table is updated every time any graph is updated. Also, clicking a data row will toggle highlighting on/off for easy reference.

The Weather Center records observations every minute (1,440 minutes per day) and that set of data is 'thinned' down to a reasonable number of data points (96 using a 15 minute interval) without sacrificing much data integrity. You can learn more about the system, data and database on the information and sensor pages.

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Raw observations (1 minute observations) can be viewed here and are archived at the end of the day. See Yesterday History page or any other date prior for Raw data download.

DateTimeTemperatureWind ChillWind (mph)
(2+ windsocks are indicated)
Wind Gust (mph)
(peak during interval)
Jan 18, 201712:00 am33.1 °F28.6 °F3.9 SW (232°)8.5 NW (306°)
Jan 18, 201712:15 am33.1 °F28.7 °F4.5 WSW (252°)8.6 SSW (210°)
Jan 18, 201712:30 am33.2 °F29.1 °F4.4 WSW (246°)7.5 SW (224°)
Jan 18, 201712:45 am33.2 °F30.5 °F2.9 WSW (248°)10.2 SW (224°)
Jan 18, 20171:00 am33.2 °F31.0 °F3.8 WSW (257°)8.9 NNW (339°)
Jan 18, 20171:15 am33.3 °F33.3 °F1.2 WSW (255°)7.2 NW (313°)
Jan 18, 20171:30 am33.2 °F32.1 °F2.0 SSW (192°)9.2 NNW (349°)
Jan 18, 20171:45 am33.1 °F32.3 °F2.6 S (182°)9.1 WNW (296°)
Jan 18, 20172:00 am33.2 °F31.8 °F2.5 S (180°)5.8 NW (312°)
Jan 18, 20172:15 am33.2 °F32.9 °F1.2 SSW (202°)4.2 SE (137°)
Jan 18, 20172:30 am33.2 °F27.1 °F7.4 W (279°)12.9 WNW (302°)
Jan 18, 20172:45 am33.2 °F26.6 °F7.9 W (277°)12.7 NW (316°)
Jan 18, 20173:00 am33.1 °F27.1 °F6.9 WNW (302°)10.8 NNW (349°)
Jan 18, 20173:15 am33.1 °F26.3 °F7.9 NW (306°)12.3 NW (319°)
Jan 18, 20173:30 am33.0 °F26.3 °F8.5 NW (310°)11.9 WNW (291°)
Jan 18, 20173:45 am32.8 °F26.3 °F7.2 WNW (291°)11.1 NNW (329°)
Jan 18, 20174:00 am32.8 °F28.2 °F4.9 W (278°)11.6 WNW (284°)
Jan 18, 20174:04 am32.7 °F27.1 °F6.2 NW (307°)10.8 WNW (302°)
Weather data and summary provided for informational purposes only.