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Posted 03 May 2017 - 05:55 AM

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After a brief heat wave over here (should hit low 100's this Friday), it's not often where you see the SW U.S. and GL's below normal at the same time.  I'm certainly going to enjoy the "cooler" temps over here as a cut-off system spins its way slowly towards us this Sun into early next week.  A 4-day stretch in the 70's this time of year is bonus time!

 

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Posted 03 May 2017 - 06:42 AM

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Heard there was some frost in S MI...any in your back yard Jaster/WestJim???

We had light frost here! Waterloo got down to 31. Saw a few peeps scraping their car windows this morning.
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Posted 03 May 2017 - 07:36 AM

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We had light frost here! Waterloo got down to 31. Saw a few peeps scraping their car windows this morning.

That is not what you want to see in May!  Might be seeing a couple more days like that later in the weekend into early next week, but prob centered farther east.



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Posted 03 May 2017 - 08:25 AM

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Heard there was some frost in S MI...any in your back yard Jaster/WestJim???

 

Not in Marshall, but as your map post shows, it actually got colder towards Lk Michigan and that's where I saw some in open fields. I'm fine without it at home. My Tiger Lillies got hit pretty hard last month when we had a hard freeze one morning.


Winter 2018-19 Snow Total = 16"  Largest Storm: 4.5" (11/26)        Oct: 0.0 Nov: 15.2 Dec: 0.8 Jan: 0.0 Feb: 0.0 Mar: 0.0 Apr: 0.0 

 

Annual avg for mby = ~49.9"  Avg for last 10 seasons = 67.4" (135% of normal)

2017-18 = 68.3"   2016-17 = 52"   2015-16 = 57.4"   2014-15 = 55.3"   2013-14 = 100.6" (coldest & snowiest in the modern record!)  2012-13 = 47.2"   2011-12 = 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 03 May 2017 - 08:47 AM

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Normally, I'd be like "meh" on some more rainfall in any season, but this has direct flood impacts for me personally, so here I am posting out of my season on a system. IWX has flood watches hoisted just to my south, and my local forecast is calling for quite a bit starting overnight. But, the folks at Intellicast are painting a slightly different scenario with huge differences for mby. They have Marshall riding the sharp cut-off on the NW edge. Unless this trends more NW, I could luck-out and just get grazed.

 

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:( So much for that. I see their local forecast goes totally against their future-cast map and delivers 1.7" of rain with more like a miserable November feel to it if those temps verify. It's not far from a frozen storm tbh. And where was this pattern all winter??  :rolleyes: 


Winter 2018-19 Snow Total = 16"  Largest Storm: 4.5" (11/26)        Oct: 0.0 Nov: 15.2 Dec: 0.8 Jan: 0.0 Feb: 0.0 Mar: 0.0 Apr: 0.0 

 

Annual avg for mby = ~49.9"  Avg for last 10 seasons = 67.4" (135% of normal)

2017-18 = 68.3"   2016-17 = 52"   2015-16 = 57.4"   2014-15 = 55.3"   2013-14 = 100.6" (coldest & snowiest in the modern record!)  2012-13 = 47.2"   2011-12 = 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 03 May 2017 - 10:46 AM

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I always seem to find my snow when adventuring out on hiking trips in this region.  This hike was at Woods Canyon Lake a top of Mogollon Rim (elevation 7,510 ft) with temps hovering in the upper 60's yesterday.  I was surprised to find remnants of a snow cover from what was a solid winter season around these parts.

 

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Creek flow began in this open field which branched off of the lake along its many coves...

 

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Another cove shot...

 

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Some trail shots...

 

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Posted 03 May 2017 - 10:56 AM

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Finally, this was from Horton Creek Trail which started a little lower in elevation around 5,468 and peaked to 6,640 ft at the top where the creek flow begins.

It took about 1.5 hour to get to the top and this little cave feature is where the creek flow comes out of the mountainside...


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Towering Pine Tree's allowed ample shade while walking through thick forest carved out by a groomed trail...

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Posted 03 May 2017 - 10:58 AM

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The beginning of the Trail...

 

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Posted 03 May 2017 - 11:05 AM

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:( So much for that. I see their local forecast goes totally against their future-cast map and delivers 1.7" of rain with more like a miserable November feel to it if those temps verify. It's not far from a frozen storm tbh. And where was this pattern all winter??  :rolleyes:

12z Euro run...

 

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Posted 03 May 2017 - 11:22 AM

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12z Euro with another major storm and trough Day 9/10...

 

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Posted 03 May 2017 - 06:35 PM

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After a hefty snow season (328"), Arizona Snowbowl, will be open for the first time in their history on Cinco De Mayo!

 

http://www.azcentral...ayo/101181294/ 


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Posted 03 May 2017 - 08:28 PM

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Meantime, we hit our first hundo of the year...
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Posted 04 May 2017 - 09:08 AM

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12z Euro with another major storm and trough Day 9/10...

 

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:lol: STOP! Uggh, such a kick in the nuts. Awesome winter pattern sets in and we get....wait for it....flooding - yay!

 

Awesome pic's Tom! Totally cool to be out west and have those options. Thanks for sharing.. :D


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Winter 2018-19 Snow Total = 16"  Largest Storm: 4.5" (11/26)        Oct: 0.0 Nov: 15.2 Dec: 0.8 Jan: 0.0 Feb: 0.0 Mar: 0.0 Apr: 0.0 

 

Annual avg for mby = ~49.9"  Avg for last 10 seasons = 67.4" (135% of normal)

2017-18 = 68.3"   2016-17 = 52"   2015-16 = 57.4"   2014-15 = 55.3"   2013-14 = 100.6" (coldest & snowiest in the modern record!)  2012-13 = 47.2"   2011-12 = 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 04 May 2017 - 11:39 AM

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:lol: STOP! Uggh, such a kick in the nuts. Awesome winter pattern sets in and we get....wait for it....flooding - yay!

 

Awesome pic's Tom! Totally cool to be out west and have those options. Thanks for sharing.. :D

Look at the bright side (or not), at least when it cools off it dries out!

 

Edit: It gets wet where it has been dry, esp out here...we need it before the summer heat arrives!

 

 

 

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Posted 04 May 2017 - 04:24 PM

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Breezy, wet chilly day today. The rain fell continuously. More to come. Temps remained in the 40s. Some rain/snow mix possible Saturday. Crazy! :wacko:



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Posted 05 May 2017 - 05:19 AM

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Breezy, wet chilly day today. The rain fell continuously. More to come. Temps remained in the 40s. Some rain/snow mix possible Saturday. Crazy! :wacko:

 

Yep


Winter 2018-19 Snow Total = 16"  Largest Storm: 4.5" (11/26)        Oct: 0.0 Nov: 15.2 Dec: 0.8 Jan: 0.0 Feb: 0.0 Mar: 0.0 Apr: 0.0 

 

Annual avg for mby = ~49.9"  Avg for last 10 seasons = 67.4" (135% of normal)

2017-18 = 68.3"   2016-17 = 52"   2015-16 = 57.4"   2014-15 = 55.3"   2013-14 = 100.6" (coldest & snowiest in the modern record!)  2012-13 = 47.2"   2011-12 = 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 05 May 2017 - 07:31 AM

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Heard there was some frost in S MI...any in your back yard Jaster/WestJim???

Yes there was some frost on morning of the 3rd. GRR had a low of 35° and here at my house I had a low of 32°. There is a chance of frost here on Sunday morning and a good chance of widespread frost and freezing temperatures on Monday morning. If the skies clear and the winds go calm (as expected) we could see temps in the upper 20's. And yes the local fruit crop is very vulnerable.


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Posted 05 May 2017 - 08:02 AM

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Looks like the models/maps with the sharp NW cut-off to the precip shield won out on this event, and I for one am really glad. Flood Advisory hoisted yesterday has been dropped already. Per KRMY ASOS unit, we've had only .4-.5" and it's moving east..

 

 

vs. current radar:

 

 

Ofc, had this been a major winter storm, this kinda bust would meet with vastly different sentiments! ;) :lol:


Winter 2018-19 Snow Total = 16"  Largest Storm: 4.5" (11/26)        Oct: 0.0 Nov: 15.2 Dec: 0.8 Jan: 0.0 Feb: 0.0 Mar: 0.0 Apr: 0.0 

 

Annual avg for mby = ~49.9"  Avg for last 10 seasons = 67.4" (135% of normal)

2017-18 = 68.3"   2016-17 = 52"   2015-16 = 57.4"   2014-15 = 55.3"   2013-14 = 100.6" (coldest & snowiest in the modern record!)  2012-13 = 47.2"   2011-12 = 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 05 May 2017 - 08:31 AM

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Looks like the models/maps with the sharp NW cut-off to the precip shield won out on this event, and I for one am really glad. Flood Advisory hoisted yesterday has been dropped already. Per KRMY ASOS unit, we've had only .4-.5" and it's moving east..

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Ofc, had this been a major winter storm, this kinda bust would meet with vastly different sentiments! ;) :lol:


Good to hear! Riding the NW edge usually don't pan out as much as they do, esp when we want it most...during the Winter! Ha!

Today will be the 3rd straight day in the 100's. Could reach 105F and tie a record. Lovin' the trend in temps Sun-Thu around here. Hope to cash in on some showers/storms Mon/Tue.

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Posted 05 May 2017 - 02:18 PM

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Perfect weather last couple days. All sun and temps have overachieved. Near 70 yesterday and 75 today. Low 60s forecasted this weekend as a cold front drops in. Talkin light frost possible Sat nite!

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Posted 05 May 2017 - 03:06 PM

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We reached 72 this afternoon with a generally moderate wind.  This is good stuff, especially after the dreadful week we recently had.

 

DVN is thinking frost will be a bigger deal up by Dubuque this weekend.  I noticed some of the least cold-hardy plants outside at the area garden centers got zapped by the frost early this week.


season snowfall: 3.4"

 

'17-18: 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 06 May 2017 - 06:21 AM

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Broke a record yesterday as we topped out at 108F in PHX!  Woohooo!!  Now comes the big "cool down"...can't wait to enjoy some low 70's and chances of scattered storms.  Out here, tracking storms can get real fun, esp seeing them from a distance.  Due to the openness of the valley, winds from storms can become very strong and lighting can be violent.  Might create a Haboob if it works out just right.  Those typically happen later on in the season.

 

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Posted 06 May 2017 - 11:43 AM

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The beginning of the Trail...

 

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Nice pictures



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Posted 06 May 2017 - 11:44 AM

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With the forecasted low tomorrow night in the upper 20’s we could be looking at a chance of a new record low. The current record low for May 8th at Grand Rapids is 27° set in 1976. If the temperature falls below 31° this will be the coldest May 8th since that record low of 27° set in 1976.


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Posted 06 May 2017 - 11:54 AM

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Nice pictures

Thanks!

@ Your comment regarding the record low potential. Yet another '76 analog on the table. Interesting
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Posted 06 May 2017 - 12:51 PM

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Diggin the '76 and '13 analogs.
Overachieving again today. Upper 60s instead of the forecasted low 60s.

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Posted 06 May 2017 - 12:57 PM

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Diggin the '76 and '13 analogs.
Overachieving again today. Upper 60s instead of the forecasted low 60s.

That good ol' May sunshine!



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Posted 06 May 2017 - 02:46 PM

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My lows Sunday night are forecast to be in the upper 20s. :lol:



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Posted 07 May 2017 - 10:58 AM

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Nice pictures Tom. Im hoping to avoid the snow when I head out to Yosemite, but that looks unlikely.

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Posted 07 May 2017 - 11:34 AM

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Nice pictures Tom. Im hoping to avoid the snow when I head out to Yosemite, but that looks unlikely.

When you heading out to Yosemite?  That place is God's country and is certainly on my bucket list.  Stunning beauty everywhere the eye can see.  My cousins went there a year ago or so, the pictures I saw were absolutely stunning.  Have fun out there!  Take a lot of pics and post them if you would.



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Posted 07 May 2017 - 12:51 PM

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When you heading out to Yosemite? That place is God's country and is certainly on my bucket list. Stunning beauty everywhere the eye can see. My cousins went there a year ago or so, the pictures I saw were absolutely stunning. Have fun out there! Take a lot of pics and post them if you would.


My hike is from June 30th-July 7th. Trust me, there's gonna be a lot of pics. This will be my first time in Yosemite. I'm also heading to zion beforehand so I get both desert heat and snow. Wonderful contrast.
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Posted 07 May 2017 - 01:21 PM

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My hike is from June 30th-July 7th. Trust me, there's gonna be a lot of pics. This will be my first time in Yosemite. I'm also heading to zion beforehand so I get both desert heat and snow. Wonderful contrast.

Sounds like an epic journey!  Zion is fantastic and plenty of great trails.  I only drove through the national park snapping photos along the way.  We only spent half the day there but it was well worth with it.



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Posted 07 May 2017 - 05:55 PM

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low 80s yesterday, mid 80s today, and possibly upper 80s tomorrow. Feels wonderful! temps will cool down the rest of the week though to 60s and 70s after Monday


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Posted 07 May 2017 - 08:46 PM

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We had a pretty great weekend with upper 60s to low 70s.  There has been a major lack of south wind the last couple weeks, though, which is keeping some bird migrants away.  I'm still waiting for catbirds, orioles, and hummers.  They are officially getting a bit late.


season snowfall: 3.4"

 

'17-18: 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 08 May 2017 - 06:39 AM

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I had a low of 29° at the airport the official low as 31° So no new record here at GRR. At Lansing the low was 28° and at Muskegon the low was 32°. All in all a very cold May night!
 



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Posted 08 May 2017 - 06:44 AM

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Interesting note from NWS Chicago.

 

" Chicago's high temperatures averaged 59.3F during the last 2 weeks of February. So far this May the high temperatures have averaged 56F!"


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Posted 08 May 2017 - 06:54 AM

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Impressive low's for early May!  Had a high of 71F here yesterday, more than 30F+ off the record high of 108F on Friday.  Ahhh, feels just great.  

 

The cycling wx pattern continues and the storm system that dumped close to a Foot of snow in the SoCal mountains yesterday will be slowly drifting east into the 4 corners region.  Looking forward to some beneficial rains out here.


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Posted 08 May 2017 - 07:12 AM

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CFSv2 trying to tease us next cold season???  Sneak peak into the models first glance at next Winter's 500mb pattern...looks like that late 70's show...

 

 

 

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Posted 08 May 2017 - 07:28 AM

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CFSv2 trying to tease us next cold season??? Sneak peak into the models first glance at next Winter's 500mb pattern...looks like that late 70's show...



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Only 7 more months to go. Lol.
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Posted 08 May 2017 - 07:34 AM

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Only 7 more months to go. Lol.

Keep that trough NW of Hawaii!  Why do I fantasize so much about historic Winters in the Spring??  I'm just a weather nut!  Anyway, I'm definitely looking forward to an enjoyable summer season in the Midwest.  Doesn't look like a repeat of last year's non-stop heat and humidity...yuk!  Should be active with plenty chances of storms down your way and up towards the GL's.



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Posted 08 May 2017 - 08:23 AM

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I had a low of 29° at the airport the official low as 31° So no new record here at GRR. At Lansing the low was 28° and at Muskegon the low was 32°. All in all a very cold May night!
 

 

KRMY hit 25º about 6:30 this morning out at the airport about a mile south of mby. I did see a ton of frost across the countryside, but really didn't feel that bad nor did I have frost at my place in town at 6 am. The windchill was so biting yesterday, this morning's calm took the sting out of the cold temps.

 

Interesting note from NWS Chicago.

 

" Chicago's high temperatures averaged 59.3F during the last 2 weeks of February. So far this May the high temperatures have averaged 56F!"

 

Yep, we've got some krazy month-swapping in progress so far this year. The only good thing I like about it is the chill is extending the blossom time a bit longer and yesterday was simply magnificent!

 

Impressive low's for early May!  Had a high of 71F here yesterday, more than 30F+ off the record high of 108F on Friday.  Ahhh, feels just great.  

 

The cycling wx pattern continues and the storm system that dumped close to a Foot of snow in the SoCal mountains yesterday will be slowly drifting east into the 4 corners region.  Looking forward to some beneficial rains out here.

 

Looking forward to a nice dry stretch, though my turf transplanting project will require manual watering. Rather do that than the alternative. I see farmers are working around their field ponds to get the soil ready to the extent possible. Sure glad I don't live in Mis(ery)souri - yikes!


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Winter 2018-19 Snow Total = 16"  Largest Storm: 4.5" (11/26)        Oct: 0.0 Nov: 15.2 Dec: 0.8 Jan: 0.0 Feb: 0.0 Mar: 0.0 Apr: 0.0 

 

Annual avg for mby = ~49.9"  Avg for last 10 seasons = 67.4" (135% of normal)

2017-18 = 68.3"   2016-17 = 52"   2015-16 = 57.4"   2014-15 = 55.3"   2013-14 = 100.6" (coldest & snowiest in the modern record!)  2012-13 = 47.2"   2011-12 = 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 08 May 2017 - 12:05 PM

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It is HOT outside. My car when I drove through downtown Lincoln said it was 97 outside. Think it's time to go running outside for the first time, I think the ladies will appreciate it :P


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'18-'19 DOWNTOWN CHICAGO SNOWFALL TOTAL: ~5" (as of 11/27/18) 

 

 

 

 

 


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Posted 08 May 2017 - 12:14 PM

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It is HOT outside. My car when I drove through downtown Lincoln said it was 97 outside. Think it's time to go running outside for the first time, I think the ladies will appreciate it :P

Suns out Guns out!


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Posted 08 May 2017 - 06:37 PM

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CFSv2 indicating an early build up of cold in the Arctic during October...

 

 

 

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Posted 08 May 2017 - 10:16 PM

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A decent little cluster of storms passed through Cedar Rapids late this evening.  I received some heavy rain(0.50"), pea size hail, and vivid lightning/thunder.


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season snowfall: 3.4"

 

'17-18: 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 09 May 2017 - 05:56 AM

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Keep that trough NW of Hawaii! Why do I fantasize so much about historic Winters in the Spring?? I'm just a weather nut! Anyway, I'm definitely looking forward to an enjoyable summer season in the Midwest. Doesn't look like a repeat of last year's non-stop heat and humidity...yuk! Should be active with plenty chances of storms down your way and up towards the GL's.


No worries. I wasn't criticizing at all. I do the same thing. Lol. Just seems like warmness and crap for 2.5 years running now. Wish I could skip this summer and go straight to late fall.

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Posted 09 May 2017 - 08:06 AM

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No worries. I wasn't criticizing at all. I do the same thing. Lol. Just seems like warmness and crap for 2.5 years running now. Wish I could skip this summer and go straight to late fall.

Let's see how things shake out this summer.  Meantime, the Arctic temps have trended below normal since we entered May.  CFSv2 having the right idea of a cooler than normal summer in the Arctic?  We shall see.



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Posted 09 May 2017 - 03:53 PM

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Hit 80 yesterday. 76 today. Rather humid out there. Dont need that! Looks like sun and 70s again this weekend.

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Posted 09 May 2017 - 07:43 PM

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Loving the potential for a cooler/wetter summer. And im all for it leading into fall/winter!😃

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Posted 10 May 2017 - 04:13 AM

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Our weather is looking increasingly warm this weekend into next week.  Models have been wavering with the position of the front, but the northward surge is currently winning.


season snowfall: 3.4"

 

'17-18: 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"