GoFundMe

GoFundMe

Hi,

For the last six years, a growing group of Fox Valley volunteers have installed and maintained a growing fleet of webcams overlooking Lake Winnebago. This initiative is of great value to the local boating public and others who enjoy our beautiful waterfront, facilitating the ability to surveille weather changes, monitor for issues that pose a safety risk residents and property.

For the unacquainted, these webcams, while not without cost to their sponsors, are free to view by the public at the following link. The appended map displays where webcams are currently operational thanks to generous contributions on behalf of the City of Neenah, Wind Power Surf Shop, The Neenah Nodaway Yacht Club, The Fox Valley Sailing School, The Harbor Bar, The High Cliff Yacht Club, and many members of our local boating community.

www.FoxRiverSystemWebcams.com  

I am reaching out in hopes that, as a valued member of our sailing/boating/safety/waterfront community with a vested interest in preserving the continued safe access and preservation of Lake Winnebago, you will consider contributing to our annual fundraiser to keep these webcams free and available to all for another year. Contributions of any amount are genuinely appreciated and meaningfully get us closer to our goal of $5,000. To support this important project, kindly navigate to the link below:

https://www.gofundme.com/f/fox-river-system-webcams?utm_source=customer&utm_medium=copy_link&utm_campaign=p_cf+share-flow-1

We appreciate your willingness to share this opportunity to support the continuation of the Fox River System Webcams with others who also enjoy and appreciate the beauty of our waterfront and Lake.

Thank you for your time and consideration. If you have suggestions for how we might improve this collaborative initiative, we hope you won’t hesitate to contact us.

Wishing you strong tail-winds and safe harbors,

Geoff Catlin

President 

www.FoxRiverSystemWebcams.com  

info@foxriversystemwebcms.com

 

Wind Power Weather Center

Wind Power Weather Center Article.

Tempest Sensor used by the Wind Power Weather Center at their locations.

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.

Mansur Bay Cam

UPDATE: May 13, 2021 – Installed a higher quality camera. User controls disabled while camera is being tuned.

Webcam short-code only works on a page.

DateSunrise / azimuthSunset / azimuthDaylight
Sep 18 - Saturday6:36 am / 87.4° (E)6:58 pm / 273.3° (W)12 hours 21 min
Sep 19 - Sunday6:38 am / 87.8° (E)6:56 pm / 272.2° (W)12 hours 18 min
Sep 20 - Monday6:39 am / 89° (E)6:54 pm / 272° (W)12 hours 15 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.

The 2021 Sturgeon Spearing Season

Help keep the cameras going by donating, Thank You.

The 2021 sturgeon spearing season is looking pretty good for the water clarity is great. You can Logon, Register and control the cameras looking at Lake Winnebago. All touch events with a phone work for moving the cameras around. Here are some links to the DNR for the season, changes for the season link here article. And link for the DNR updates.

Please donate for are GoFundMe campaign to raise money to run this website and keep the cameras going.

Fox River System Webcams GoFundMe Page

Please donate, thank you.

Please donate to our GoFundMe Page by clicking on the button above or from the link below, it’s a secure link.

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.

Please make a donation at Fox River System Webcams GoFundMe Page.

Sunrise & Sunset Times

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.

DateSunrise / azimuthSunset / azimuthDaylight
Sep 19 - Sunday6:38 am / 87.8° (E)6:56 pm / 272.2° (W)12 hours 18 min
Sep 20 - Monday6:39 am / 89° (E)6:54 pm / 272° (W)12 hours 15 min
Sep 21 - Tuesday6:40 am / 89.3° (E)6:53 pm / 271.7° (W)12 hours 12 min
Sep 22 - Wednesday6:41 am / 89.7° (E)6:51 pm / 270.7° (W)12 hours 9 min
Sep 23 - Thursday6:42 am / 90° (E)6:49 pm / 270.4° (W)12 hours 6 min
Sep 24 - Friday6:43 am / 90.3° (E)6:47 pm / 270.2° (W)12 hours 3 min
Sep 25 - Saturday6:45 am / 91.5° (E)6:45 pm / 269.1° (W)12 hours 0 min
Sep 26 - Sunday6:46 am / 91.9° (E)6:43 pm / 268.9° (W)11 hours 57 min
Sep 27 - Monday6:47 am / 92.2° (E)6:41 pm / 267.8° (W)11 hours 54 min
Sep 28 - Tuesday6:48 am / 92.6° (E)6:40 pm / 267.6° (W)11 hours 51 min
Sep 29 - Wednesday6:49 am / 93.8° (E)6:38 pm / 267.4° (W)11 hours 48 min
Sep 30 - Thursday6:50 am / 94.1° (E)6:36 pm / 266.3° (W)11 hours 45 min
Oct 1 - Friday6:52 am / 94.4° (E)6:34 pm / 266.1° (W)11 hours 42 min
Oct 2 - Saturday6:53 am / 94.8° (E)6:32 pm / 265.8° (W)11 hours 39 min
Oct 3 - Sunday6:54 am / 96° (E)6:30 pm / 264.8° (W)11 hours 36 min
Oct 4 - Monday6:55 am / 96.3° (E)6:29 pm / 264.5° (W)11 hours 33 min
Oct 5 - Tuesday6:56 am / 96.6° (E)6:27 pm / 264.3° (W)11 hours 30 min
Oct 6 - Wednesday6:58 am / 97° (E)6:25 pm / 263.2° (W)11 hours 27 min
Oct 7 - Thursday6:59 am / 97.3° (E)6:23 pm / 263° (W)11 hours 24 min
Oct 8 - Friday7:00 am / 98.5° (E)6:21 pm / 262.8° (W)11 hours 21 min
Oct 9 - Saturday7:01 am / 98.8° (E)6:20 pm / 261.7° (W)11 hours 18 min
Oct 10 - Sunday7:02 am / 99.1° (E)6:18 pm / 261.4° (W)11 hours 15 min
Oct 11 - Monday7:04 am / 99.4° (E)6:16 pm / 260.4° (W)11 hours 12 min
Oct 12 - Tuesday7:05 am / 100.6° (E)6:14 pm / 260.1° (W)11 hours 9 min
Oct 13 - Wednesday7:06 am / 100.9° (E)6:13 pm / 259.9° (W)11 hours 6 min
Oct 14 - Thursday7:07 am / 101.2° (E)6:11 pm / 258.8° (W)11 hours 3 min
Oct 15 - Friday7:09 am / 101.5° (ESE)6:09 pm / 258.6° (WSW)11 hours 0 min
Oct 16 - Saturday7:10 am / 102.7° (ESE)6:08 pm / 258.4° (WSW)10 hours 57 min
Oct 17 - Sunday7:11 am / 103° (ESE)6:06 pm / 257.3° (WSW)10 hours 54 min
Oct 18 - Monday7:12 am / 103.3° (ESE)6:04 pm / 257.1° (WSW)10 hours 51 min

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.

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.

Surfs Up On Lake Winnebago And The Walleyes Are Running Up The Wolf River

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.

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.