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April 29-May 1 rain/snow?????

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Best Answer Black Hole , 27 April 2017 - 12:07 PM

Nothing says May like snow! Snow is falling in the Rockies today with this system as well. NWS says the upper level temps are a 1 in 10 year event. 


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Posted 30 April 2017 - 08:07 AM

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It's absolutely pouring buckets, also getting some thunder. Which by the way thunder snow being reported in grand island

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Posted 30 April 2017 - 08:16 AM

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Snowfall totals thus far in W KS...snowfall rates of 1-3"/hr!

 

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Posted 30 April 2017 - 08:19 AM

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Some webcam shots in NW KS where it is puking snow...

 

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This one is from last night around 5:00am...

 

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Posted 30 April 2017 - 08:40 AM

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Some reporting from the Scenic River office here. Didn't think we'd beat the December 2015 storm so fast but here we are. Wasn't more rain overall but just fell in a much more compressed period of time.


Full report from GRDA: Grand River Dam Authority
1 hr · Illinois River Update (7:30AM, Sunday, April 30) from Ed Fite and the GRDA Scenic River Operations Office:

This notice is provided to safeguard property and protect lives.
Last evening’s precipitation, will exacerbate this weekend’s major flooding of the Illinois River Basin. Water levels and flows projected for Watts, Chewey and Tahlequah gage sites will rise to new record highs.

THIS EVENT WILL EXCEED THE WATER LEVELS AND INFLOWS FROM THE ILLINOIS RIVER BASIN FLOOD OF RECORD ON DECEMBER 28, 2015.

WHAT’S PROJECTED: Illinois River gage sites for the Watts gage site will crest near 30.5 feet later this morning; Chewey gage site should crest at approx. 34.4 feet late this evening extending into Monday; and, Tahlequah gage site is set to crest on Monday at 32.2 feet. The projected levels and flows will cause catastrophic damage to structures, roads and campgrounds located immediately adjacent to the river.



Information on Barren Fork Creek and Flint Creek: Rainfall pushed the Barren Fork Creek to a crest of 25.2 feet early this morning at Eldon, OK (OK SH51 Bridge) gage site. Barren Fork Creek stream levels and flows presently falling. Flint Creek crested yesterday at 18.31 feet at the gage site near Kansas, OK (US412 Hwy Bridge). That gage site is reporting the stream level and flows continue to be falling.

To pinpoint the exact placement of the heaviest rains in the Illinois River Basin over the course of this weekend has been a daunting challenge. Therefore, the exact stage of forecast crests may change.

To report emergencies, please contact GRDA Law Enforcement Dispatcher at (918) 256-0911.

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Posted 30 April 2017 - 10:53 AM

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Total bust so far. We'll see if things pick up tonight.

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Posted 30 April 2017 - 10:56 AM

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Looks like mid January in the OK Panhandle...

 

Edit: Blowing and Drifting snow along with ground Blizzards!

 

 

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Posted 30 April 2017 - 11:07 AM

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Local area rainfall in Chicago range from 2-5" with the most falling in the southern burbs...

 

 

Oglesby…..4.44

Peru…..3.88

Ottawa….3.77

Streator…..3.75

Minooka….3.51

Marseilles….3.21

Seneca….3.18

Plainfield…..3.08

Channahon…..3.08

Morris…..3.07

Carbon Hill….3.05

Wilmington…..3.02

Joliet….2.97

Yorkville…..2.91

Lockport….2.87

Sheridan…..2.83

Lemont….2.80

Coal City….2.80

Oswego….2.79

Rogers Park…..2.75

Burr Ridge…..2.75



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Posted 30 April 2017 - 11:08 AM

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Midway Airport set a daily record with 2.29" of rain in 24 hours...



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Posted 30 April 2017 - 01:14 PM

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Looks like C NE getting heavy snow right now

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Posted 30 April 2017 - 01:16 PM

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Windy day with the L approaching. Sustained 30mph gusts to 45mph

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Posted 30 April 2017 - 01:28 PM

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Looks like C NE getting heavy snow right now

Looks like a winter wonderland. 

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Posted 30 April 2017 - 01:31 PM

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I'm sitting at 3" of rain and probably pretty much done. I don't think the deformation band will have much left when it swings through. Looks like the snow will stay mostly west of me by about 60 miles. Overall, I have to give Hastings NWS some credit, they actually did a really good job with this one. 


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Posted 30 April 2017 - 02:59 PM

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Looks like mid January in the OK Panhandle...
 
Edit: Blowing and Drifting snow along with ground Blizzards!
 
 
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Unfreaking real!

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 April 2017 - 04:22 PM

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More wild pics out of KS...you can kiss your crops goodbye...

 

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Posted 30 April 2017 - 05:09 PM

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So far today picked up .08" of rain. Oh to be in Kansas!

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Posted 30 April 2017 - 08:19 PM

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0.94" today thanks to some heavy showers this evening.  My final April total is 6.68".


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 May 2017 - 04:30 AM

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Checked gauge this morning. 1.3" from Sat pm til now plus 0.32" Friday. Still raining. Temp been locked in low 40s for a few days now.

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Posted 01 May 2017 - 05:17 AM

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I had 2.7" in my gauge this morning, bringing my rain total from this storm up to 3.4". I also got to see some snow this morning, that was a nice treat! 



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Posted 01 May 2017 - 06:16 AM

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ORD picked up 2.24" through Sunday evening before the heavier rains moved back in.  Waiting to see what the final tallies will be from this extremely wet system.  Nonetheless, this has been a fascinating storm system from a Blizzard to tons of severe wx reports.  Wonder what this storm will do in the next cycle by late June???


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Posted 01 May 2017 - 07:42 AM

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Hearing parts of W KS saw up to 18" of snow!  Holy smokes...here are some more photos showing the damages done to trees/bushes...

 

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Posted 01 May 2017 - 07:45 AM

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Snow depth in SW KS...Impressive to say the least...

 

April 30th...

 

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The latest snow depth...

 

 

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Posted 01 May 2017 - 11:18 AM

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Wind-whipped moderate snow falling. Happy May 1 all.
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Posted 01 May 2017 - 02:17 PM

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Nice satellite snap shot of this past weekends snow storm in the Plains...

 

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Here is what it looked like in Colby, KS (NW KS)...

 

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Posted 02 May 2017 - 04:11 AM

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Thats a narrow band wow

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Posted 02 May 2017 - 04:17 AM

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2.04" of rain is my grand total

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Posted 02 May 2017 - 07:01 AM

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1.55" of all rain in Omaha



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Posted 02 May 2017 - 05:48 PM

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How did your winter stack up this past cold season?

Above average for me finally. My 95" is the most I've seen since moving to Utah...but I also am in a snowier location than I used to live. :) 


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BS Atmospheric Science University of Utah May 2015

PhD Candidate Atmospheric Sciences

 

--Emphasis on: Forecasting, Mountain Weather, Numerical Weather Prediction, Data Assimilation

 

Winter 2017/2018

Dec 4: 3.2", 16: 0.9", 20: 2.1", 23: 1.5", 25: 4.6"

Jan 6: 1.5", 20: 10.8", 25: 1.5"

Feb 19: 8.6", 20: 2.4", 23: 7.1", 25: .5"

Mar 4: 13", 15: 1.8", 17: 5.3", 25: 4.2"

April 12: 1", 17: 1.3"

Total: 69.3"

 

 

Winter 2016/17 Snow:
Nov 17: 3.2", 23: 1.6", 28: 9.2" (14)

Dec 1: .5", 16: 2.5", 25: 13" (16)

Jan 2: 5", 3: 2.4", 4: 7.7", 12: 1", 19: 1.2", 21: 13", 23: 6", 24: 1", 25: 3.7", 26: 2.5" (43.5) 

Feb 11: .5", 23: 6.5", 27: 4.5" (13.5)

Mar 5: 5.5" (5.5)

Apr 8: 2", 9: 1.8" (3.8)

May 17: 1" (1)
Total: 96.3"

Lowest Temp: 2F


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Posted 02 May 2017 - 05:49 PM

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For the locations with the heavy snow, were there a lot of power outages?


BS Atmospheric Science University of Utah May 2015

PhD Candidate Atmospheric Sciences

 

--Emphasis on: Forecasting, Mountain Weather, Numerical Weather Prediction, Data Assimilation

 

Winter 2017/2018

Dec 4: 3.2", 16: 0.9", 20: 2.1", 23: 1.5", 25: 4.6"

Jan 6: 1.5", 20: 10.8", 25: 1.5"

Feb 19: 8.6", 20: 2.4", 23: 7.1", 25: .5"

Mar 4: 13", 15: 1.8", 17: 5.3", 25: 4.2"

April 12: 1", 17: 1.3"

Total: 69.3"

 

 

Winter 2016/17 Snow:
Nov 17: 3.2", 23: 1.6", 28: 9.2" (14)

Dec 1: .5", 16: 2.5", 25: 13" (16)

Jan 2: 5", 3: 2.4", 4: 7.7", 12: 1", 19: 1.2", 21: 13", 23: 6", 24: 1", 25: 3.7", 26: 2.5" (43.5) 

Feb 11: .5", 23: 6.5", 27: 4.5" (13.5)

Mar 5: 5.5" (5.5)

Apr 8: 2", 9: 1.8" (3.8)

May 17: 1" (1)
Total: 96.3"

Lowest Temp: 2F


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Posted 02 May 2017 - 06:16 PM

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For the locations with the heavy snow, were there a lot of power outages?


Not only that, but I read that in W KS the wheat crop is a total loss.
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Props to everyone that uploaded pictures and maps. This is one to look back on fondly.



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Posted 04 May 2017 - 12:07 PM

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Here is Hastings NWS summary of the event. It will go down in history for some parts of the CWA. 


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Goodland KS, NWS summary:

 

http://www.weather.g...il29-30Blizzard


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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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Goodland KS, NWS summary:

 

http://www.weather.g...il29-30Blizzard

28" in very late April is just amazing to see happen, heck, even in the Winter that is a lot of snow.


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Posted 05 May 2017 - 08:24 AM

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28" in very late April is just amazing to see happen, heck, even in the Winter that is a lot of snow.

 

You know it's bad when the rescuers need some rescuing! (NG). I liked the report of 75 ft visibility in town! :o  Talk about a true whiteout! Gotta love the Plains for their extremes


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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.."