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#351
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Posted 10 February 2018 - 10:26 PM

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Yeah. In the warmer months I see them, but I haven't seen them so far this semester. 

yup, thats him, ran into him a few times a Kelli's 


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Posted 10 February 2018 - 10:40 PM

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This may come as a profound shock; but people are not homeless by choice.

 

I would feel worse for the poor lost soul who does not have a roof over his head, a warm bed to sleep in, or know where his next meal is coming from.

 

But Americans have been conditioned to have contempt for those in need; and thus there are more societies for the protection of animals than for the protection of people. 

 

Upside-down planet at its finest.

 

The ONLY THINGS that separate Every Other American from that poor soul's fate is 1/ Their bank book or 2/ They have family or friends who will take care of their material needs.



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Posted 10 February 2018 - 10:56 PM

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Year 3 of winter futility is going as futile as it gets. Starting to wish this were a destructive ice event for the excitement of it is pretty sad. Starting to hate and dread winter is disappointing also. Here's to drought and heatwaves in 4 months.

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Posted 10 February 2018 - 11:35 PM

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Year 3 of winter futility is going as futile as it gets. Starting to wish this were a destructive ice event for the excitement of it is pretty sad. Starting to hate and dread winter is disappointing also. Here's to drought and heatwaves in 4 months.

If there is anyone I have sympathy for here it is you. Man, what a let down it must be for you winter wise.


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Posted 11 February 2018 - 07:26 AM

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If there is anyone I have sympathy for here it is you. Man, what a let down it must be for you winter wise.


Thank you. To my knowledge of winters back to at least 1887 here, this is the most snowless 3 season stretch of this area's entire history. I'm just in shock at how I could get nearly the perfect pattern all winter and never have anything to work with down here. Last hope is trying to close the winter with something special but I don't see it as a real possibility.

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Posted 11 February 2018 - 08:45 AM

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If there is anyone I have sympathy for here it is you. Man, what a let down it must be for you winter wise.

 

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What he said..feel for ya man  :(


Winter 2017-18 Snow Total = 68.3"  Oct: 0.0 Nov: 0.0 Dec: 24.2 Jan: 14.5 Feb: 19.7 Mar: 4.7 Apr: 5.2 (annual avg for mby = ~49.9", avg for last 10 seasons = 67.4" ) 135% of normal-what a stretch it's been!!

 

Winter 2016-17 Snow Total = 52"

Winter 2015-16 Snow Total = 57.4"

Winter 2014-15 Snow Total = 55.3"

Winter 2013-14 Snow Total = 100.6" (coldest & snowiest in the modern record!) 

Winter 2012-13 Snow Total = 47.2"

Winter 2011-12 Snow Total = 43.7"

 

Notable Blizzards/Snowstorms in SWMI: Nov 2015, Feb 2015, Jan 2014Feb 2011, Dec 2000, Jan 1999, Mar 1998, Jan 1982, Jan 1979, Jan 1978, Jan 1977, March 1973, Jan 1967, March 1947, Jan 1918

 

"Long range winter forecasting - it's like tossing darts in a hurricane.."  "In my day, they didn't name 'em, they just called 'em blizzards! *Shakes fist in air and ambles away mumbling to himself" and to think kids nowadays get day's off school because the wind blew. I think in '78 we only got 1 day off”  "..It's the U.P. where there are two seasons. Winter, and three months of bad skiing.."


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Posted 11 February 2018 - 08:48 AM

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Thank you. To my knowledge of winters back to at least 1887 here, this is the most snowless 3 season stretch of this area's entire history. I'm just in shock at how I could get nearly the perfect pattern all winter and never have anything to work with down here. Last hope is trying to close the winter with something special but I don't see it as a real possibility.

Hang in there...Winter is still not ova. After mid March, then, its done!. ;)



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Posted 11 February 2018 - 05:35 PM

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I'm not going to count on it. May see another round of ice.
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Posted 12 February 2018 - 10:21 AM

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I'm not going to count on it. May see another round of ice.

 

RIP your sanity. Terrible conditions going on down there, I feel for you bud. I only have so much room to complain, what you're dealing with this year is a nightmare.


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LINCOLN NEBRASKA SNOW TOTALS:

 

 

13-14 : 0"

14-15: 0"

15-16" : 0"

16-17 : 0"

17-18 : Probably 10", so in other words, 0" ​ 5.5"

 

 

# of times it was too warm and ended up being 33 and rain during these years : 20

# of times the storm essentially turned into dust: 25

# of times the storm looked at Nebraska and was like "yeah, good joke" , then ran to Chicago: 50


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Posted 12 February 2018 - 09:40 PM

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RIP your sanity. Terrible conditions going on down there, I feel for you bud. I only have so much room to complain, what you're dealing with this year is a nightmare.


I really really don't like negativity too much but if there's a positive way to spin being in this 80 by 40 mile Hell zone of winter death I'd like to hear it. :lol: I'm trying to laugh about it a little bit but it's getting really difficult to. There has to be a lot of great winters coming in the future for all the crap and near misses I've seen since 2011-12. It will pass. Just not much positive to say so been staying out of the main threads. Tom does a great job.
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#361
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Posted 24 February 2018 - 06:28 AM

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Wish I had a $1 for every time this winter that the forecast was downgraded to “a coating to an inch”. Another miss by models and forecasters here. Not even a flake. We were in a winter storm watch just over 24 hours ago.

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Posted 24 February 2018 - 09:06 AM

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Wish I had a $1 for every time this winter that the forecast was downgraded to “a coating to an inch”. Another miss by models and forecasters here. Not even a flake. We were in a winter storm watch just over 24 hours ago.

But hey there's the next MAJOR storm next week right? Wash. Rinse. Repeat. Give me spring already. Didn't the GFS have this storm getting down into the low 980s for SLP a couple of days ago by the time it made it into Wisconsin? Now it's in the mid to upper 990s. Much weaker system



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Posted 24 February 2018 - 10:18 AM

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But hey there's the next MAJOR storm next week right? Wash. Rinse. Repeat. Give me spring already. Didn't the GFS have this storm getting down into the low 980s for SLP a couple of days ago by the time it made it into Wisconsin? Now it's in the mid to upper 990s. Much weaker system


You’re right. Every storm is right around the corner. This should have been a great pattern for a large storm, just never quite materializes. I am officially ready for thunderstorms and spring.
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Posted 24 February 2018 - 11:43 AM

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Excited to get these snow piles melted so we can focus on warmth and severe weather. I hate seeing snow melt, but once it's gone I want Spring.


2018 Severe Weather Season Statistics for Southeast Lincoln:

 

Tornado Watches: 1 (Last: 5/1/2018)

Tornado Warnings:0

Severe Thunderstorm Watches: 1 (Last: 5/11/2018)

Severe Thunderstorm Warnings: 0

SPC Day 1 High Risks: 0 (Last: 6/5/2008)

SPC Day 1 Moderate Risks: 0

SPC Day 1 Enhanced Risks: 1 (Last: 5/1/2018)

SPC Day 1 Slight Risks: 3 (Last: 5/24/2018)

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>1" Snowfalls for Lincoln Municipal Airport in 2017-2018: 12/23-12/24 (3.6), 1/22 (1.8), 2/5 (1.6), 2/6 (2.0), 2/9-2/10 (2.8), 2/21-2/22 (1.9), 4/14-4/15 (2.0)

 

Total Snowfall for 2017-2018 @ KLNK: 21.4"               Coldest Low: -19*F (1/1/2018)

 

First flake of the season: 10/31/2017 @ 1:17 PM        Last flake of the season: 4/15/2018 @ 9:22 AM


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Posted 24 February 2018 - 12:07 PM

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I ride winter until there's nothing left. I'm not done hoping and wishing until April. 


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Posted 24 February 2018 - 03:06 PM

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Yeah I'm calling off Winter. We have no more chances of snowfall that'll stick around. I only really enjoy snow if I know I'll be able to enjoy it for a while and it won't all go away the next day. In March, it almost always goes away the next day. Bring on Spring.


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2018 Severe Weather Season Statistics for Southeast Lincoln:

 

Tornado Watches: 1 (Last: 5/1/2018)

Tornado Warnings:0

Severe Thunderstorm Watches: 1 (Last: 5/11/2018)

Severe Thunderstorm Warnings: 0

SPC Day 1 High Risks: 0 (Last: 6/5/2008)

SPC Day 1 Moderate Risks: 0

SPC Day 1 Enhanced Risks: 1 (Last: 5/1/2018)

SPC Day 1 Slight Risks: 3 (Last: 5/24/2018)

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>1" Snowfalls for Lincoln Municipal Airport in 2017-2018: 12/23-12/24 (3.6), 1/22 (1.8), 2/5 (1.6), 2/6 (2.0), 2/9-2/10 (2.8), 2/21-2/22 (1.9), 4/14-4/15 (2.0)

 

Total Snowfall for 2017-2018 @ KLNK: 21.4"               Coldest Low: -19*F (1/1/2018)

 

First flake of the season: 10/31/2017 @ 1:17 PM        Last flake of the season: 4/15/2018 @ 9:22 AM


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Posted 28 February 2018 - 11:53 AM

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Nebraska Snowfall

2017-18

Through Feb 27

 

Harrison: 53.8" (elevation 4704')

North Platte: 36.5"

Grand Island: 29.1"

Norfolk: 28.8"

Scottsbluff: 27.6"

Hastings: 19.9"

Valentine: 19.7"

Lincoln: 17.7"

Omaha: 14.6"


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Posted 28 February 2018 - 12:17 PM

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What an epic winter it has been :rolleyes:

 

Nebraska Snowfall

2017-18

Through Feb 27

 

Harrison: 53.8" (elevation 4704')

North Platte: 36.5"

Grand Island: 29.1"

Norfolk: 28.8"

Scottsbluff: 27.6"

Hastings: 19.9"

Valentine: 19.7"

Lincoln: 17.7"

Omaha: 14.6"



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Posted 28 February 2018 - 12:20 PM

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What an epic winter it has been :rolleyes:

 

It was good if you live in Harrison..

 

They will probably break 70 inches before all is said and done.

 

March & April are their best snow months.

 

The weather station (where the records are kept) is actually 161 feet lower in elevation than the town itself; and about 11 miles to the west of the center of town.


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Posted 28 February 2018 - 12:39 PM

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Where I live in Central Nebraska is around 24 inches of snow this winter from what I read in the local newspaper the other day.  We are usually never listed in the NWS snowfall amounts for some reason, though we used to be.  My average is typically either side of 30" but can be much lower than that in some years. Will I make 30" this year?   I would think there might be a chance, but not holding my breath on it to happen.


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Posted 28 February 2018 - 12:48 PM

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Nebraska Snowfall

2017-18

Through Feb 27

 

Grand Island: 29.1"

Hastings: 19.9"

 

 

This discrepancy seems odd; the towns look to be 24 miles apart on the map...and there is no big change in altitude.



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Posted 28 February 2018 - 01:16 PM

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This discrepancy seems odd; the towns look to be 24 miles apart on the map...and there is no big change in altitude.


It's the blizzard that did that. The sharp cutoff was between Grand Island and Hastings. For those types of storms, 24 miles makes a huge difference.
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2018 Severe Weather Season Statistics for Southeast Lincoln:

 

Tornado Watches: 1 (Last: 5/1/2018)

Tornado Warnings:0

Severe Thunderstorm Watches: 1 (Last: 5/11/2018)

Severe Thunderstorm Warnings: 0

SPC Day 1 High Risks: 0 (Last: 6/5/2008)

SPC Day 1 Moderate Risks: 0

SPC Day 1 Enhanced Risks: 1 (Last: 5/1/2018)

SPC Day 1 Slight Risks: 3 (Last: 5/24/2018)

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>1" Snowfalls for Lincoln Municipal Airport in 2017-2018: 12/23-12/24 (3.6), 1/22 (1.8), 2/5 (1.6), 2/6 (2.0), 2/9-2/10 (2.8), 2/21-2/22 (1.9), 4/14-4/15 (2.0)

 

Total Snowfall for 2017-2018 @ KLNK: 21.4"               Coldest Low: -19*F (1/1/2018)

 

First flake of the season: 10/31/2017 @ 1:17 PM        Last flake of the season: 4/15/2018 @ 9:22 AM


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Posted 28 February 2018 - 01:24 PM

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It's the blizzard that did that. The sharp cutoff was between Grand Island and Hastings. For those types of storms, 24 miles makes a huge difference.

 

Perhaps in part...

 

January 2018 Blizzard:

 

Grand Island: 7.4"

Hastings: 3.6"


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Posted 28 February 2018 - 02:17 PM

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Perhaps in part...

January 2018 Blizzard:

Grand Island: 7.4"
Hastings: 3.6"


There can be failrly large gradient in snow falls around here in short distances. Kind of odd actually with not much differences in elevations.

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Posted 28 February 2018 - 02:54 PM

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There can be failrly large gradient in snow falls around here in short distances. Kind of odd actually with not much differences in elevations.

 

People often comment on the large differences in annual snowfall between Norfolk & Omaha; but an examination of the record does not bear this out.

 

The Karl Stefan Airport Station in Norfolk; which has a record going back to the 1940's...shows a long term mean of 30.2" of snow annually.

 

The Eppley Field mean in Omaha is 28.9"; so it is a de minimis difference.



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Posted 28 February 2018 - 02:58 PM

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People often comment on the large differences in annual snowfall between Norfolk & Omaha; but an examination of the record does not bear this out.

 

The Karl Stefan Airport Station in Norfolk; which has a record going back to the 1940's...shows a long term mean of 30.2" of snow annually.

 

The Eppley Field mean in Omaha is 28.9"; so it is a de minimis difference.

 

In fact, the Lincoln Airport mean is 25.5"; so there is actually a bigger difference between Lincoln & Omaha than there is between Omaha & Norfolk.


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Posted 04 March 2018 - 10:56 AM

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Same places hit over and over and over. We aren’t too far away from blowing dust advisories if we don’t get some moisture. Rain is fine with me at this point.

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Posted 04 March 2018 - 02:56 PM

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Same places hit over and over and over. We aren’t too far away from blowing dust advisories if we don’t get some moisture. Rain is fine with me at this point.


sucks because we need to get a few burns in in the next few weeks and it might be too dry like last spring

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Posted 22 March 2018 - 03:55 PM

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Nebraska Snowfall

2017-18

Through Feb 27

 

Harrison: 53.8" (elevation 4704')

North Platte: 36.5"

Grand Island: 29.1"

Norfolk: 28.8"

Scottsbluff: 27.6"

Hastings: 19.9"

Valentine: 19.7"

Lincoln: 17.7"

Omaha: 14.6"

 

Harrison now with 67.0 inches; and of course they should continue to improve that number well into the spring...



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Posted 14 April 2018 - 10:01 AM

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First winter storm of January: One county East of me gets 5".

That one blizzard in January: One county North of me gets 6-8", two counties gets a foot.

First storm in February: One county South of me gets 6".

Easter: Still within my county but 10 miles South gets 7".

Now: One county West of me is set to sit under a defo band for hours.

 

All the above for us (besides the last one obviously) resulted in 1-3" for my place. Highest storm total was 5" from Xmas Eve, which I wasn't even here for. Ffs.


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2018 Severe Weather Season Statistics for Southeast Lincoln:

 

Tornado Watches: 1 (Last: 5/1/2018)

Tornado Warnings:0

Severe Thunderstorm Watches: 1 (Last: 5/11/2018)

Severe Thunderstorm Warnings: 0

SPC Day 1 High Risks: 0 (Last: 6/5/2008)

SPC Day 1 Moderate Risks: 0

SPC Day 1 Enhanced Risks: 1 (Last: 5/1/2018)

SPC Day 1 Slight Risks: 3 (Last: 5/24/2018)

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>1" Snowfalls for Lincoln Municipal Airport in 2017-2018: 12/23-12/24 (3.6), 1/22 (1.8), 2/5 (1.6), 2/6 (2.0), 2/9-2/10 (2.8), 2/21-2/22 (1.9), 4/14-4/15 (2.0)

 

Total Snowfall for 2017-2018 @ KLNK: 21.4"               Coldest Low: -19*F (1/1/2018)

 

First flake of the season: 10/31/2017 @ 1:17 PM        Last flake of the season: 4/15/2018 @ 9:22 AM


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Posted 15 April 2018 - 05:33 PM

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First winter storm of January: One county East of me gets 5".
That one blizzard in January: One county North of me gets 6-8", two counties gets a foot.
First storm in February: One county South of me gets 6".
Easter: Still within my county but 10 miles South gets 7".
Now: One county West of me is set to sit under a defo band for hours.

All the above for us (besides the last one obviously) resulted in 1-3" for my place. Highest storm total was 5" from Xmas Eve, which I wasn't even here for. Ffs.


Crap. You sound like me except all my numbers have decimals and zeros in front. :lol:
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