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Posted 02 February 2017 - 07:41 AM

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I'm sure there are many on here who are ready for Spring to arrive.  How soon will we see our first 60's, 70's and spring time thunderstorms???  Will we see an El Nino forming this Summer???  I started a separate thread for that possibility and it is certainly on the table as more modeling is picking up on it. 

 

Trends in the models are that we will see an early Spring as we flip the calendar into meteorological Spring.

 

Let's Discuss...

 

Here is the latest CFSv2 run for March...

 

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Latest CanSIPS run...

 

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The JAMSTEC model is also showing a very warm Spring...

 

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Seems a bit to dry in the central CONUS...

 

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There has been some talk of growing concerns of a possible drought this summer in the heartland.  The missouri valley has been very dry and if this region expands heading into the Spring, might not be a good growing season for parts of the Midwest/Plains.

 

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Posted 02 February 2017 - 05:50 PM

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Crossing into severe drought territory here for sure. If there's one thing the La Niña type weather delivered it was this. If we can get the QBO to cycle this time around the way it's supposed to, good chance at a warmer than avg spring fading into a cooler than average summer with more precip in places that need it.

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Posted 08 February 2017 - 11:50 AM

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Crossing into severe drought territory here for sure. If there's one thing the La Niña type weather delivered it was this. If we can get the QBO to cycle this time around the way it's supposed to, good chance at a warmer than avg spring fading into a cooler than average summer with more precip in places that need it.

 

That'd be good for sure. While I'd be fine with the early warmth of 2012, I cringe at the thought of your conditions projecting northeast into MI like what I experienced in '88. Neither of those were fun, but '88 was longer and more consistently hot (days of 90+ for up here) than five yrs ago. 2012 was about a month shorter and started to break-down by July. In August things were already back to green and moist. I'd say '88 was 2.5 mos vs '12 at 1.5 mos in duration. I hate drought tbh - worst climo by far!


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 15 February 2017 - 06:25 AM

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JAMSTEC on board with a warm/wet Spring...

 

 

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Summer...looks hot and mainly dry

 

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Posted 15 February 2017 - 07:00 AM

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NASA also seems very warm this Spring/Summer...following the theme of the overall LRC pattern with a cold west and warm east...

 

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As an El Nino develops this summer, may things be changing later in the Summer???  Wetter???

 

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Posted 15 February 2017 - 07:16 AM

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Weren't there some models showing snow into May? I know probably not realistic (even though it happened a few years ago), and I don't want that to happen. The idea being that it was supposed to be colder longer this winter and spring. I'm guessing that's all out the window now it looks like
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Posted 15 February 2017 - 07:59 AM

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Weren't there some models showing snow into May? I know probably not realistic (even though it happened a few years ago), and I don't want that to happen. The idea being that it was supposed to be colder longer this winter and spring. I'm guessing that's all out the window now it looks like

I believe that was the Brazilian.  It still does show it from time to time on single runs.  You never know.  There may be a rogue Spring storm late March into April out in the Plains where they typically form.  Once we get into the middle part of Spring I think a lot of us will torch.

 

Once we get past mid March, Spring will have sprung...the CPC SST analog forecast says a colder Spring but I'm not buying that now.


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Posted 15 February 2017 - 08:28 AM

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By mid March, I am so ready for Spring. No snow is wanted by that point of time and I am sure a lot of posters feel that way as well. We had all of January and February to have fun tracking big winterstorms in the Winter, not now, when Spring arrives. Also, so many negative factors are combined when having a snowstorm in the Springtime, such as high sun angle, longer days, snow not lasting otg as long as it would in the Winter and etc and etc. Tbh, I am surprised that I am sitting on 34.1" thus far this winter season because the way this winter has been trailing along, I should have been somewhere between 10-15". Idk, maybe, early much will produce the "Big One", who knows. One thing is for sure, it has been one heck of a mild winter.



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Posted 15 February 2017 - 08:32 AM

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By mid March, I am so ready for Spring. No snow is wanted by that point of time and I am sure a lot of posters feel that way as well. We had all of January and February to have fun tracking big winterstorms in the Winter, not now, when Spring arrives. Also, so many negative factors are combined when having a snowstorm in the Springtime, such as high sun angle, longer days, snow not lasting otg as long as it would in the Winter and etc and etc. Tbh, I am surprised that I am sitting on 34.1" thus far this winter season because the way this winter has been trailing along, I should have been somewhere between 10-15". Idk, maybe, early much will produce the "Big One", who knows. One thing is for sure, it has been one heck of a mild winter.

Sun angle over played.  



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Posted 16 February 2017 - 07:04 AM

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CPC's Feb Spring Outlook...

 

 

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Posted 16 February 2017 - 08:18 AM

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JMA monthlies for the Spring months are below...



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Posted 16 February 2017 - 09:26 AM

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Sun angle over played.  

 

Maybe at your arctic latitude it is, lol. He's in SEMI and trust me, sun here may not stop snow from falling and accumulating, but it'll kill what's OTG in a NY minute!


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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 16 February 2017 - 09:28 AM

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JMA monthlies for the Spring months are below...

 

Nice Tom. March chilly, then game on for April & May. Can't wait :)


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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 26 February 2017 - 07:24 AM

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As we count down the last days of met Winter, Spring is around the corner.  It may be a bit delayed during the first couple weeks of March but I imagine it will come on strong 2nd half of March.  Later this week, I will post more forecasts from the Canadian and CPC issues their forecast around the 6th.



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Posted 26 February 2017 - 01:56 PM

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We didn't have a winter this year.  Not a single snowstorm.  Not 1 storm with more than 3 inches in my area.  Season total is probably around 12 inches.  That has to be top 10 least snow.  It's been a complete nightmare.  Spring can't get here soon enough.


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Posted 27 February 2017 - 09:00 AM

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Maybe we could do a photo contest this year for severe weather? It'll act as an incentive to keep this board active, and not insanely boring like it is around that time normally. Severe thunderstorms themselves are definitely some of the most interesting things to watch, and I think it'd be cool to have a contest on who can snag the best one this year. Just a suggestion!


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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 27 February 2017 - 01:32 PM

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Watch our severe season s**t the bed too.

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Posted 01 March 2017 - 05:29 AM

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The CanSIPS 3-month avg for the Spring and Summer...

 

Spring...

 

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Summer...

 

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Posted 01 March 2017 - 08:58 AM

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Well it looks like I'm in for a nice summer. Hopefully that translates into a good winter. Three bad ones in a row, I don't know if I can take that.



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Posted 07 March 2017 - 06:47 AM

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CPC's updated SST CA Forecasts for the Spring months...

 

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Summer Months...

 

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Posted 09 March 2017 - 06:05 AM

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NASA's updated March run suggests a warm Spring and cooler summer in the heartland...it's interesting that the CFSv2 is also suggest a wetter/cooler central CONUS.

 

April/May/June...

 

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June/July/August...

 

 

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Posted 16 March 2017 - 06:12 AM

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Noticing a similar theme with a pool of cool air being forecast for the Spring months.  This actually fits how the LRC pattern developed back in Oct/Nov.  Several climate models are showing colder air for the northern tier/Rockies/PAC NW.  I'm not sure how much cooler it will be for the central Plains, but if the pattern turns wet it could actually end up right.

 

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Posted 16 March 2017 - 06:40 AM

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Hoping for a dry, warm Spring and a hot, dry Summer. Although, a few rumbles of severe weather would be nice. :D


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Posted 17 March 2017 - 07:29 AM

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JMA Seasonal suggesting a warm second half of Spring into June over much of our sub-forum...

 

 



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Posted 17 March 2017 - 08:37 AM

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JMA Seasonal suggesting a warm second half of Spring into June over much of our sub-forum...

 

:) :) Where do I sign?


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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 17 March 2017 - 08:48 AM

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:) :) Where do I sign?

CPC in agreement...


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Posted 20 March 2017 - 10:00 PM

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You all can keep the heat up there this summer. I'm not interested.

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Posted 21 March 2017 - 06:59 AM

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You all can keep the heat up there this summer. I'm not interested.

 

My sis was in the Army stationed at Fort Sill in Lawton summer of 1980 (hottest on record?) and her image of OK is pretty ugly because of that!


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 21 March 2017 - 08:30 PM

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My sis was in the Army stationed at Fort Sill in Lawton summer of 1980 (hottest on record?) and her image of OK is pretty ugly because of that!


The only thing I ever liked about Western OK or SW OK is the quartz and red granite mountains out there. The rest is ugly, hot, dry and windy. Eastern Oklahoma is the place for me. Hills and trees. Can't live without topography. It's cooler but more humid over here though.
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Posted 21 March 2017 - 08:33 PM

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1934 and 1980 were tied for hottest ever until 2011 beat them both by 2 degrees. 2011 sucked. There's just no other way of putting it. It was literally oppressive to do anything that year.

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Posted 22 March 2017 - 04:46 AM

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1934 and 1980 were tied for hottest ever until 2011 beat them both by 2 degrees. 2011 sucked. There's just no other way of putting it. It was literally oppressive to do anything that year.

 

So I heard. As hot as 2010 was for the DFW region, the next year was worse and so dry all the reservoirs where I was living dried up terribly. That would've been a doubly miserable summer for a Michigander like myself who's accustomed to plenty of lush green and deep blues of the GL's state in the warm season. Really glad I missed that. It does seem it was the precursor to our own heatwave/drought of 2012 which for this region was the worst since the biggie of '88. Drought seems to be an unfortunate reality of our wx cycles in nature but I can't think of one good thing related to that wx phenomena tbh.


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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ECMWF ensemble outlook for April...this looks nice...

 

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Posted 01 April 2017 - 05:22 AM

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The latest CanSIPS run for Summer...

 

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Posted 02 April 2017 - 04:40 AM

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1934 and 1980 were tied for hottest ever until 2011 beat them both by 2 degrees. 2011 sucked. There's just no other way of putting it. It was literally oppressive to do anything that year.


Tell me about it. I lived in Houston in 2011 and I was in marching band. One practice, the actual temp was 108°. We practiced on an asphalt field. One person brought out a thermometer. We were basically practicing in a humid 135°.
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2018 Severe Weather Season Statistics for my apartment:

 

Tornado Watches: 2 (Last: 6/11/2018)

Tornado Warnings: 0 (Last: 5/9/2016)

Severe Thunderstorm Watches: 3 (Last: 6/6/2018)

Severe Thunderstorm Warnings: 1 (Last: 6/9/2018)

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

SPC Day 1 Moderate Risks: 1 (Last: 6/1/2018)

SPC Day 1 Enhanced Risks: 2 (Last: 6/11/2018)

SPC Day 1 Slight Risks: 5 (Last: 6/6/2018)

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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 03 April 2017 - 07:18 AM

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The latest CFSv2 trends for May...

 

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Posted 04 April 2017 - 07:32 AM

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CPC's latest run of the SST analog package suggesting troughiness in the central CONUS through June...where the wet pattern continues...

 

 

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Summer...it continues...

 

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Posted 07 April 2017 - 06:30 AM

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NASA's recent run still showing a cooler than normal pattern for the central CONUS through Spring/Summer...likely a wet pattern.  I really wonder if the LRC's ridge will fight back in the heart of Summer.  It may be pushed farther south and/or east which which would allow the Plains to escape the worst of the heat this summer.

 

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Posted 07 April 2017 - 01:02 PM

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The latest run on the NMME suite is suggesting a much warmer look and drier...not buying it...

 

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Posted 09 April 2017 - 02:17 PM

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Maybe we could do a photo contest this year for severe weather? It'll act as an incentive to keep this board active, and not insanely boring like it is around that time normally. Severe thunderstorms themselves are definitely some of the most interesting things to watch, and I think it'd be cool to have a contest on who can snag the best one this year. Just a suggestion!


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Posted 12 April 2017 - 06:33 AM

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The latest JAMSTEC is running hot and wet for the majority of our sub forum.  If its going to be wet, I doubt we have extended heat waves.  I'm sure there will be some periods of hot/muggy weather but I'm not buying into any extended heat waves just yet.  Maybe down to the southeastern part of the U.S.

 

 

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Posted 17 April 2017 - 06:26 AM

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The latest JMA for May has a much different look than the CFSv2...

 

 

 

 



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Posted 17 April 2017 - 06:27 AM

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CFSv2 trends...wet/cool...

 

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Posted 18 April 2017 - 01:23 AM

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I like it. Need the cool and rain.

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Posted 18 April 2017 - 06:48 AM

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I like it. Need the cool and rain.

Euro Weeklies pretty much agreeing with the CFSv2...over the next 45 days, cool/wet pattern except for where the SE ridge has been dominant and the SW looks dry/warm...

 

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Posted 20 April 2017 - 07:03 AM

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CPC has updated their seasonal outlook and its carving out what seems to me would be a trough in the central CONUS.  Could the Lakes finally dry out???

 

 

 

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Summer looks warm still...

 

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Wet over the Rockies...active Monsoon???

 

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Posted 22 April 2017 - 01:26 PM

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CPC's thinking the trough over the central CONUS persists just before the MDW holiday weekend when I think the ridge may pop right in time to kick off the summer season.

 

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Posted 28 April 2017 - 06:27 AM

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JMA Seasonal suggesting a warm second half of Spring into June over much of our sub-forum...

 

What happened to this JMA??? :rolleyes:


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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 28 April 2017 - 06:29 AM

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CPC has updated their seasonal outlook and its carving out what seems to me would be a trough in the central CONUS.  Could the Lakes finally dry out???

 

 

 

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Summer looks warm still...

 

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Wet over the Rockies...active Monsoon???

 

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Slightly above normal for SMI actually works just fine. Don't need OkWx sharing his hotness with us up here, lol


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 28 April 2017 - 06:35 AM

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What happened to this JMA??? :rolleyes:

I think the CFSv2 was one of the models that wasn't nearly as warm.  Maybe the models were to quick or strong on the warming in the PAC??



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Posted 28 April 2017 - 06:38 AM

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Looks like JB has expanded his pocket of normal temps to the east and pretty much covers our entire sub forum.  I'll take it.  I think it makes sense also given the pattern that has set up and where we are heading.


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