Wind Power Weather
Center now has 9 sensor locations on Lake Winnebago, all being shown on
their map. On the left the menu in blue are Weather, Lake Winnebago Info &
Satellite, Forecast Links and Local Cameras are highlighted with links and
information under them.
By clicking on the Home & Map you will get a map of the
locations of the sensors. You have the North End button, South end button and
Reset Zoom button. The map has a scroll + and – sign on the lower right side of
the page. By scrolling out by pushing the minus sign you can see all of the
sensors in the state of Wisconsin. The description of the type of sensor is
listed on the bottom of the map. If you click on the sensor arrow the Name, Location,
Wind, Temp and Time is displayed.
If you go to the
webpage the sensors are listed on the upper left side of the page. By clicking
on the sensor name you will see the Current Conditions, Forecast, History,
Highs & Lows, Weather Calendar and Windsock Sessions of that sensor. You
then click on each of these items and receive the next webpage which displays
the conditions and information that maybe of interest to you.
There is the News button in red which tells of all of the
things being done. There is an About, Contact, Launch Sites, Wind &
Forecast Alerts, Sponsor & Donate which have pages for each one.
There is Lake Winnebago Info & Satellite with items under it. Also Forecast Links to other items. There is a Donate Sign for those to support the Weather Center.
There is now a sixth camera on the lake at Mansur Bay operating. It can be found on FoxRiverSystemWebcams.com webpage. On a clear day you can see the abundant number of windmills across the lake in Pipe. There is typically a lot of wildlife (geese, ducks, swans, pelicans, etc.) in this quaint residential bay that faces SE.
We are testing a new camera on Mansur Bay. UPDATE: April 11, 2021 – Water level is rising slowly as you can see. Camera has some auto-focus issues and has a fixed brightness (iris). Native camera resolution is 704 x 480 but is increased to 720p (1280 x 720) during encoding for YouTube. I have a better camera but it has PTZ mechanical error. I did install it but it won’t move…I am working on it. Enjoy the wildlife on the shoreline as lots of action with the lower water level.
Webcam short-code only works on a page.
Sunrise / azimuth
Sunset / azimuth
Apr 13 - Tuesday
6:12 am / 77.5° (ENE)
7:35 pm / 283.8° (WNW)
13 hours 23 min
Apr 14 - Wednesday
6:11 am / 76.4° (ENE)
7:36 pm / 284.1° (WNW)
13 hours 25 min
Apr 15 - Thursday
6:09 am / 76.2° (ENE)
7:38 pm / 285.3° (WNW)
13 hours 28 min
The Mansur Bay cam is located in Neenah, WI on Lake Winnebago. Mansur bay is known for it’s fishing and sandy beach areas. There are a few reefs nearby: Mansur, Haystack, Stevens, Little Blackbird, & Blackbird. See the Lake Winnebago maps here.
On a clear day you can see the abundant number of windmills across the lake in Pipe. There is typically a lot of wildlife (geese, ducks, swans, pelicans, etc.) in this quaint residential bay that faces Southeast.
Enjoy the views and amazing sunrises from late August until mid April. If you have any comments, please leave them below.
Fox River Systems Webcams has set up a GoFundMe Page to help in receiving donations from the users of the website.
Fox River Systems Webcams will benefit from the funds donated will be used for: 1. Keeping the website going by providing funds for the server expenses, 2. Monthly Spectrum internet expenses, 3. Up grading the speed of the internet connections, 4. Purchasing new cameras for Oshkosh and Brighten Beach locations. 5. The funds will be used after we reach our goal. 6. This support keeps us going service and maintenance costs for the cameras. 7. We will be very grateful for your support in keeping the cameras going on Lake Winnebago, Wisconsin for the public to view the current conditions on the lake.
This page shows the Sunrise and Sunset times for 1 month starting today. It also shows the azimuth angle and hours of daylight. The values shown are based on Neenah Rec Park camera latitude & longitude, but times only vary a couple minutes over Lake Winnebago.
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.
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.
Fishing on the Wolf River, Cameras on the Wolf River.
It’s a windy day out today and the kit sailors are out on the water by Wind Power Surf Shop in Fond du Lac. The camera is provided by Wind Power surf shop. Below is a photo of the fun that can be had on the lake when it blows a three sock day.
The walleyes are running up the Wolf River and can be seen on the three cameras under water at Wolf River Cams. The first camera has the most action on it so far with Suckers, Walleyes, Sturgeon, White Bass and Perch on the cameras at Shiocton 1. The second camera is at Shiocton 2. The third camera is in New London. The link for Wolf River Cam is under links, more cameras at FoxRiverSystemWebcams.com it is the first link on the page. There is a camera in Winneconne looking at the river and the fishing docks called the Bridge Cam.