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March 2017 Observations and Discussion

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#301
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Posted 30 March 2017 - 11:39 AM

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I picked up a disappointing 0.76" of rain from this system.  Most runs of most models had an inch to well over an inch falling.  I'm looking forward to seeing more warmth and thunderstorms again after all the cold, gloom, and light rain/drizzle.


season snowfall: 39.5"

 

'16-17: 17.9"      '15-16: 20.0"      '14-15: 30.4"      '13-14: 48.3"      '12-13: 34.1"

 

Average snowfall: ~30"


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Posted 30 March 2017 - 12:39 PM

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I picked up a disappointing 0.76" of rain from this system.  Most runs of most models had an inch to well over an inch falling.  I'm looking forward to seeing more warmth and thunderstorms again after all the cold, gloom, and light rain/drizzle.

 

Better than this..


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 30 March 2017 - 02:11 PM

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Man, these are some drenching down pours...ponding going on everywhere...ground is soaked city...3rd round or slug (whichever you prefer) of moisture, is building downstate and eye balling our area again for later this evening.  

 

As I type this, I just happen to notice a Flood Advisory has been issued for most of N IL...

 

There was some intense wind up here. Big pine trees bending and blowing around. My room mate opened a casement window in the storm and it just kept opening, the wind took it. I don't see any trees down, but it was pretty neat to see.  Bird are out now after the storm, finally the post-storm peace, for now.



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Posted 30 March 2017 - 02:32 PM

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Me being the type of person who likes when it's cold and gloomy out, this satisfied me. Our official reading at the airport here was 1.11", although people on the other side of Lincoln picked up around 1.5".


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: 4 (Last: 6/30/2018)

Severe Thunderstorm Warnings: 3 (Last: 6/30/2018)

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: 3 (Last: 6/30/2018)

SPC Day 1 Slight Risks: 7 (Last: 7/25/2018)

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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 30 March 2017 - 02:36 PM

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Me being the type of person who likes when it's cold and gloomy out, this satisfied me. Our official reading at the airport here was 1.11", although people on the other side of Lincoln picked up around 1.5".

You would have loved it over here today!  I don't mind this type of weather in the middle of the Autumn as it gears me up for Winter, but come this time of year, I'm shedding off the layers and ready for instant Spring.  TBH, I can't wait to head to the pool on Sunday when I'm in AZ and soak up some good ol' vitamin D.



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Posted 30 March 2017 - 07:26 PM

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Today, Boston has been downgraded to a WWA for 2-6". :lol:



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Posted 30 March 2017 - 07:27 PM

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Ton of rain here today. Flooding everywhere. Ground is soaked.



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Posted 31 March 2017 - 04:46 AM

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ORD broke a daily rainfall record yesterday with 1.84" during that 24-hour period (2.0" from the entire system).

 

Here is a link regarding the system:

 

http://www.weather.g...7Mar30_rainfall


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Posted 31 March 2017 - 05:26 AM

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Hopefully, not as wet today. It looks gloomy, wet and cold outside with readings @ 36F. Ouch! Hopefully, the weather cooperates when I visit NYC next month for Easter :blink:.

 

@ Jasta, Y'all get any snow ova there yesterday in your neck of the woods?! I sure did, but, no accumulations. Just a little on car tops and grassy surfaces before the heavy rain rushed in. If it was winter, your area would have been inundated with feet of snow, mine as well. The track was extremely perfect. Where was this track back in the winter, right??!! Go figure with mother nature. :rolleyes:



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Posted 31 March 2017 - 05:39 AM

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Hopefully, not as wet today. It looks gloomy, wet and cold outside with readings @ 36F. Ouch! Hopefully, the weather cooperates when I visit NYC next month for Easter :blink:.

 

@ Jasta, Y'all get any snow ova there yesterday in your neck of the woods?! I sure did, but, no accumulations. Just a little on car tops and grassy surfaces before the heavy rain rushed in. If it was winter, your area would have been inundated with feet of snow, mine as well. The track was extremely perfect. Where was this track back in the winter, right??!! Go figure with mother nature. :rolleyes:

It's like the "cutters" we all were hoping for are now all starting to show up.  There are 2 more back-to-back wet storms next week and the second one (Wed/Thu) may be cold enough to have flakes fly near the Lakes!  Sheesh!



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Posted 31 March 2017 - 05:50 AM

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It's like the "cutters" we all were hoping for are now all starting to show up.  There are 2 more back-to-back wet storms next week and the second one (Wed/Thu) may be cold enough to have flakes fly near the Lakes!  Sheesh!

Yup and my area now would have had with next weeks systems near 2 to 3 ft of snow on the ground, if Winter had cooperated with the track. Regarding with the Wed/Thu system next week, looks insane. My forecast has for rain/snow mix changing to all snow at night with minor accumulations....ugh!



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Posted 31 March 2017 - 07:53 AM

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Yup and my area now would have had with next weeks systems near 2 to 3 ft of snow on the ground, if Winter had cooperated with the track. Regarding with the Wed/Thu system next week, looks insane. My forecast has for rain/snow mix changing to all snow at night with minor accumulations....ugh!

 

I work for a local minor league baseball team (for the Detroit Tigers) and our opening day is next Thursday. If we get rain that will be bad enough but if we snow as well that will only add to the misery. Last year we had 5” of snow on opening day (yes we played the game) the game time temperature was reported as 34° (maybe) there was snow in the stands on the 1st base side and ice cycles from the run off from the roof. But the sun was out and the grounds crew did a great job of clearing off the field. The next days game was call off when we also had snow.



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Posted 31 March 2017 - 11:03 AM

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Well, my final totals for March: 1.75" of precip and a 1/2 inch of snow. Pretty much a dud of a month! 


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Posted 31 March 2017 - 02:42 PM

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I finished March with 2.35" of precip, which is about average.  My snowfall was 4.6" from just the one event.


season snowfall: 39.5"

 

'16-17: 17.9"      '15-16: 20.0"      '14-15: 30.4"      '13-14: 48.3"      '12-13: 34.1"

 

Average snowfall: ~30"


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Posted 01 April 2017 - 12:15 PM

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March ended up slightly above normal IMBY. Tbh, Idk if that's true because it felt a lot colder. :unsure:



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Posted 02 April 2017 - 06:49 AM

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March temps...blow torch out west/south, near normal around the Lakes and quite cold in NE...

 

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