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Wind Power Weather Center

Wind Power Weather Center.The socks represent the wind speed.
The socks represent the wind speed.

The Wind Power Weather Center now has 7 sensors on Lake Winnebago and 1 on Lake Poygan. It is on this site under the cameras buttons. The last sensor added is at High Cliff Marina. Thanks to those who have installed them. More news can be seen at Wind Power Weather Center.

It has been a big year for the Weather Center! Going multi-sensor with our new Tempest weather sensors and new home page map. It has been a lot of work and hopefully you like the changes.

If you don’t get the Forecast & Windsock Alerts, please sign-up! You get a daily forecast email showing Noaa forecast with windsock rating and recommended launches. At a glance you can see what days might be sailable so you can adjust your schedule to get out and sail! Plus you get Windsock Alerts, per sensor, when it is windy. We think the Alerts are awesome and encourage you to get them.

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Wonderful New Camera at Wind Power Surf Shop

New camera installed in Fond du Lac.

UPDATE: Wind Power Cam is UP!
** Aug 26: Camera is running. We are having frequent tilt system errors, but it is running now. User PTZ control is enabled.

There is a new camera installed with HD resolution of 1080p. The Wind Power Cam is located at the Wind Power Surf Shop at the south end of Lake Winnebago in Fond du Lac, WI. This is our local Surf Shop specializing in windsurfing, kiting, stand-up-paddling, sailboats and more.

The camera shows the south end of the lake. I would like to thank those that were involved in installing the second camera that is finally working for the first one failed after two days. Feel free to donate towards the new camera using the donate button for these cameras are very expensive.

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Deerview Construction is a Sponsor

Deerview Construction repairs basement walls for homes in north east Wisconsin. They do excellent work!

At Deerview Construction, they take great care to provide their customers with high quality services that are personalized to their unique needs. Their staff members are professional, courteous, and efficient.

They do wall straightening & foundation repair with structurally sound wall systems. Water proofing walls with water control systems & sump pumps. Egress windows & piering with landscape restoration is great. See more construction photos.

Please call Brad 920-851-5108 today for a free estimate!

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You Can Control The Cameras

You can control the cameras now. This is experimental and new. Please use modern browsers: Firefox, Chrome or Edge. Internet Explorer not recommended nor older browsers.

  1. Click OK to allow cookies.
  2. Create an account, go to account, login, register & activate with your email address.
  3. Choose a camera from the menu bar you would like to control for 5 minutes at a time. Request Cam Control of the camera. There is a Queue if someone else has control.
  4. There are four ways to control the camera.
  5. Use the mouse with cross hair and left button on the live view screen video, touch screens use fingers.
  6. Use the three rows of buttons: pan, tilt and zoom.
  7. Use the drop down list to move to a certain view.
  8. Click on the Google Map and the camera will go there or use the touch screen.
  9. You can take a snapshot and download the picture.

Enjoy the views, and please leave a comment on the page we would like to know of your experience.

Sweatshirts and T-shirts for Sale

Sweatshirts for sale.

High Cliff Marina Store has sweatshirts and t-shirts for sale at the marina store. There is a logo on the items for sale.

Many other items also are at the store. Gas is available to fill up your boat, which is premium unleaded no methanol. Firewood, floating key chains, mugs with logo on it and many other items for the camper at the High Cliff State Park.

High Cliff State Park Marina Store Open Every Day

High Cliff Sweatshirts and Hats.

High Cliff Sweatshirts and T-shirts are available at the store at the marina.  So are High Cliff hats, stickers and mugs are also available.  They also have hamburgers, brats, pizza, candy and snacks. Stuff for the campers is firewood, toothpaste, flashlights and a few other items.

Gas for you boat is on hand at dockside by the red markings. Stop in and meet the friendly staff while in the High Cliff State Park Marina.

Congratulations 15,000 Unique Users!!!

15,000 viewers a new high.

Since January 24, 2020 when we have launched our new website at FoxRVierSystemWebcams.com the viewership has exploded. Our Google Analytics shows that we have hit 15,000 users today. Each week we add approximately 560 new users per week. The word is getting out about the cameras being on Lake Winnebago overlooking different areas of it. People login to see the beautiful sunrises and sunsets.  Our picture history is being used to go back and see the sunrises during different days.

The cameras have loops built into them and move in approximately an eight minute cycle. This summer it has been trying for the weather and bad luck have taken out the cameras ability to function. The public can go to account, register and login to control the cameras for five minutes and see what they would like to see. It is a learning curve in that the first few attempts at moving the cameras to see where they go.

 To increase viewership we post on other blogs and Facebook and Instagram pages. We have been on WBAY Channel 2 during the weather broadcast with a live image. We are looking to be in Future Neenah Magazine which features Neenah businesses and information about the community.  We have been in Neenah Notes a magazine produced by the city of Neenah.

A big thanks goes out to the person who has put in so much time to make this a big success.  The Wind Power Weather Center has three operating weather sensors on the lake now:  Wind Power– Fond du Lac, Mansur Bay– Neenah and Brighton Beach– Menasha.  You can see the Current Conditions, History, Forecast, Highs & Lows, Weather Calendar and Windsock Sessions. The graphs and charts are the current weather on that area of the lake. They intend to install more sensors on the lake but this takes money, you can donate to their project buy following their donate button on their pages.

And thanks for viewing the website and returning every so often to view the cameras, Thank You.

It’s Hot Outside

It is hot outside.
It is hot outside.

Another day with hot weather it’s hard on the routers causing them to shut down and the cameras to stop working.

Some hot weather precautions to reduce the risk of heat exhaustion and heat stroke:

Stay indoors and in an air-conditioned environment as much as possible unless you’re sure your body has a high tolerance for heat.

Drink plenty of fluids but avoid beverages that contain alcohol, caffeine or a lot of sugar.

Eat more frequently but make sure meals are balanced and light.

Never leave any person or pet in a parked vehicle.

Wear Appropriate Clothing: Choose lightweight, light-colored, loose-fitting clothing.

Schedule Outdoor Activities Carefully: Try to limit your outdoor activity to when it’s coolest.

Pace Yourself: Cut down on exercise during the heat.

Check out our new Facebook and Instagram pages

Lake Winnebago Sunday afternoon.

It’s a beautiful time to go sailing and boating. The fishermen are out early in the morning on the lake. Enjoy the outdoors for the weather is very nice out.

The Midwest’s  fishing tournament and the family & fishing event of the year! Battle on Bago 2020 was a great success for it was held on Lake Winnebago on the 20th and the 21st this month of June 2020. There were 750 entrants in the fishing contest with the first place prize went to team #3 Joe Pausha and Eric Palmquist with a two day total weight of fish at 30.610lbs. There were 375 team boat entries in the tournament with top prize at $20,000.

In 2007 members the Oshkosh Southwest Rotary came together to create this trademark event after seeing the growing issue of youths being stuck behind a television or computer screen. They decided to rally the community to help fund efforts to get youths up, outdoors and involved in local conservation efforts. Since its inception, Battle on Bago has raised close to $500,000 and given it back to the community. Thanks to the community and sponsors of the event.

Battle on Bago is not just for people whom love to fish. Join the party in at Miller’s Bay for great food and drinks, live music and amazing raffle prizes each night. The annual fishing tournament features more than $275,000 worth of prizes, and with how the Battle on Bago is set up on how you can win prizes, everyone has a chance to go home a winner. Be sure to keep an eye out for the next Battle on Bago tournament coming this February which is the winter edition of this event that features ice fishing!

Check out our new Facebook and Instagram pages for the website, just click the icons on the right side. Feel free to leave a comment on our wepsite please.

13th Battle on Bago

Battle on Bago is a fishing tournament.

13th walleye tournament on Lake Winnebago.

The Midwest’s largest fishing tournament and the family & fishing event of the year! Battle on Bago 2020 was a great success for it was held on Lake Winnebago on the 20th and the 21st this month of June 2020. There were 750 entrants in the fishing contest with the first place prize went to team #3 Joe Pausha and Eric Palmquist with a two day total weight of fish at 30.610lbs. There were 375 team boat entries in the tournament with top prize at $20,000.

In 2007 members the Oshkosh Southwest Rotary came together to create this trademark event after seeing the growing issue of youths being stuck behind a television or computer screen. They decided to rally the community to help fund efforts to get youths up, outdoors and involved in local conservation efforts. Since its inception, Battle on Bago has raised close to $500,000 and given it back to the community. Thanks to the community and sponsors of the event.

The Otter Street Fishing Club was involved in the event also and everything can be seen at the website for the event at https://www.battleonbago.org/.

Fox Valley Sailing School Has Started

2020 registration is now open. We are proceeding with optimism that the current COVID-19 community restrictions will be lifted in time for our 2020 Summer Programs.  Registration is open and we will be in contact if there are any changes mandated by the government.  By staying in place now we have hope for a healthy and happy summer!

Register for Camp/Class

Want to sign up for a Fox Valley Sailing School camp or class? Use the button at https://foxvalleysailingschool.org/   to access the registration form.