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Posted 30 August 2017 - 05:42 AM

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Its a foggy morning out there. Looks like "Spooky October" :)


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Posted 30 August 2017 - 06:36 AM

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The state of the QBO through 8/28 is still solidly negative and does not show any indication of it changing course...

 

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Its a foggy morning out there. Looks like "Spooky October" :)

 

My brain is foggy on exactly which QBO phase(s) are favorable for us and where does the above chart fit into that? I know that the QBO ruined last winter because it didn't flip when it normally does (iirc), so are we expecting a seasonal switch going forward?


Winter 2017-18 Snow Total = 0"  Oct: 0.0 Nov: 0.0 Dec: 0.0 Jan: 0.0 Feb: 0.0 Mar: 0.0 Apr: 0.0 (annual avg for mby = ~49.9")

 

Winter 2015-16 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 August 2017 - 06:40 AM

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My brain is foggy on exactly which QBO phase(s) are favorable for us and where does the above chart fit into that? I know that the QBO ruined last winter because it didn't flip when it normally does (iirc), so are we expecting a seasonal switch going forward?

All depends. Who knows?! :unsure:



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Posted 30 August 2017 - 06:45 AM

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My brain is foggy on exactly which QBO phase(s) are favorable for us and where does the above chart fit into that? I know that the QBO ruined last winter because it didn't flip when it normally does (iirc), so are we expecting a seasonal switch going forward?


Last year, we had a +QBO or orange colors on the map above which did us no good for winter wx fans over the eastern 2/3 rd's. Since the Spring, you can see the flip which began in late Feb/early March actually. Now, it's solidly negative (blue) and growing at 10mb. It'll be interesting to see how the PV behaves in Oct and Nov. I am seeing similarities to the Autumn of '13 up near Greenland and N Canada. Next month will start giving us bigger clues.
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Posted 30 August 2017 - 06:54 AM

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I am seeing similarities of 13' as well. More and more leaves are changing colors now. This only happened back in 2013, same time. Now, the big question is, does it really mean anything in terms of this upcoming Winter??!! Who knows?! As far as I am concern, back in Autumn 13, that Winter that followed was a blockbuster.



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Posted 30 August 2017 - 09:21 AM

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After a brief break in Texas this week from rainfall, more heavy rains will return next week in the same areas that were hit hard from Harvey. Something that residents there do not want to look forward too.



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Posted 30 August 2017 - 10:51 AM

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Last year, we had a +QBO or orange colors on the map above which did us no good for winter wx fans over the eastern 2/3 rd's. Since the Spring, you can see the flip which began in late Feb/early March actually. Now, it's solidly negative (blue) and growing at 10mb. It'll be interesting to see how the PV behaves in Oct and Nov. I am seeing similarities to the Autumn of '13 up near Greenland and N Canada. Next month will start giving us bigger clues.

 

What's the correlation of QBO (-) to the PV? Just curious in expanding my tech knowledge a bit.


Winter 2017-18 Snow Total = 0"  Oct: 0.0 Nov: 0.0 Dec: 0.0 Jan: 0.0 Feb: 0.0 Mar: 0.0 Apr: 0.0 (annual avg for mby = ~49.9")

 

Winter 2015-16 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 August 2017 - 11:08 AM

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Currently, kinda humid, with a hazy sun out there and temps hovering in the 70s. DP'S are in the 60s, so, yes, its a tad humid outside. In Meteorological terms, "Uncomfortable levels".



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Posted 30 August 2017 - 11:22 AM

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What's the correlation of QBO (-) to the PV? Just curious in expanding my tech knowledge a bit.


From what I've learned, a -QBO allows more blocking to develop. It may also support the idea of PV disruptions at 10mb/30mb early on. I've been seeing the CFS flash more runs of a vortex-like feature near Hudson Bay in Nov.
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Posted 30 August 2017 - 12:29 PM

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From what I've learned, a -QBO allows more blocking to develop. It may also support the idea of PV disruptions at 10mb/30mb early on. I've been seeing the CFS flash more runs of a vortex-like feature near Hudson Bay in Nov.

 

How about a neutral QBO?



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Posted 30 August 2017 - 12:31 PM

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What would the North American weather pattern would be like if we have a -PNA, -PDO, -AMO, -NAO, and a weak to moderate La Nina in Winter?



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Posted 30 August 2017 - 12:42 PM

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What would the North American weather pattern would be like if we have a -PNA, -PDO, -AMO, -NAO, and a weak to moderate La Nina in Winter?

 

Is that combo even possible? I thought cold over the east almost always is the result of a +PNA


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Winter 2017-18 Snow Total = 0"  Oct: 0.0 Nov: 0.0 Dec: 0.0 Jan: 0.0 Feb: 0.0 Mar: 0.0 Apr: 0.0 (annual avg for mby = ~49.9")

 

Winter 2015-16 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 August 2017 - 12:44 PM

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Is that combo even possible? I thought cold over the east almost always is the result of a +PNA

 

I don't know? That would be very fun if that type of pattern ever happens.



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Posted 30 August 2017 - 12:45 PM

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I don't know? That would be very fun if that type of pattern ever happens.


Are you in Cali or back in Wisconsin??? I remember you posting from CA and referring to N WI before. Just curious.
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Posted 30 August 2017 - 12:51 PM

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What would the North American weather pattern would be like if we have a -PNA, -PDO, -AMO, -NAO, and a weak to moderate La Nina in Winter?


That should be impossible to accomplish due to the fact that a -PNA would almost always force a +NAO state upstream.
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Posted 30 August 2017 - 01:11 PM

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Are you in Cali or back in Wisconsin??? I remember you posting from CA and referring to N WI before. Just curious.

 

I like to report the wx in WI because they have very interesting weather as well as the rest of the Midwest. I have never been to Wisconsin. I have visited Pennsylvania, Florida and Arizona though. I'm in Cali which has very boring weather during the late spring and Summer time period. I would love to move to the upper Midwest someday.  :)


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Posted 30 August 2017 - 01:19 PM

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I'd wager that I had the best met summer in Oklahoma for a person who hates the heat. I love being in the foothills of the Ozarks because of things like this. There's a unique climate here sometimes. This map illustrates it pretty well. I don't look for this map to change much between now and tomorrow. Glad summer's over (well, almost).




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Posted 30 August 2017 - 01:51 PM

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Both NAM models are suggesting parts of the U.P. to have Frosty mornings on Friday.  Possible Frost advisories???

 

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Posted 30 August 2017 - 01:54 PM

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I'd wager that I had the best met summer in Oklahoma for a person who hates the heat. I love being in the foothills of the Ozarks because of things like this. There's a unique climate here sometimes. This map illustrates it pretty well. I don't look for this map to change much between now and tomorrow. Glad summer's over (well, almost).




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Love the Ozark region!  BTW, this is off subject, but I'm curious if you have personally seen Bigfoot or hear stories of sightings down there???  That is supposedly a hot spot in the central U.S.  I find this creature intriguing, if it even exists...maybe one day I'll get to see one.   B)

 

Edit: I have to also agree, ever since I've been back from AZ in mid July, this stretch of weather has been top notch.  On top of that, to cap off this summer, mother nature is going to deliver an epic weekend of weather for Labor Day weekend around here to close out summer.


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Posted 30 August 2017 - 02:06 PM

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Love the Ozark region! BTW, this is off subject, but I'm curious if you have personally seen Bigfoot or hear stories of sightings down there??? That is supposedly a hot spot in the central U.S. I find this creature intriguing, if it even exists...maybe one day I'll get to see one. B)

Edit: I have to also agree, ever since I've been back from AZ in mid July, this stretch of weather has been top notch. On top of that, to cap off this summer, mother nature is going to deliver an epic weekend of weather for Labor Day weekend around here to close out summer.


Sadly, no I haven't seen one. I remember a kid I went to school with has family members whose names are in a Bigfoot book written in the late 70s about this area and the mountainous areas to the southeast. These were supposed firsthand accounts of Bigfoot encounters and signs but I can't remember the name of the book. I think it's pretty funny stuff sometimes. I have never really paid much mind to it, but then again I'm used to hearing wild Cherokee folklore from this area as well. Lol.
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Posted 30 August 2017 - 02:44 PM

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What would the North American weather pattern would be like if we have a -PNA, -PDO, -AMO, -NAO, and a weak to moderate La Nina in Winter?

I think a -NAO , -PDO and a +PNA = a snowy Winter! Dont hold me on that though!!! :lol: :unsure:


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Posted 30 August 2017 - 05:53 PM

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I'd wager that I had the best met summer in Oklahoma for a person who hates the heat. I love being in the foothills of the Ozarks because of things like this. There's a unique climate here sometimes. This map illustrates it pretty well. I don't look for this map to change much between now and tomorrow. Glad summer's over (well, almost).
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Dude! You and the large hairy bipedals live in the only reasonable part of OK. Uggh! @ 70 days of 90+

Winter 2017-18 Snow Total = 0"  Oct: 0.0 Nov: 0.0 Dec: 0.0 Jan: 0.0 Feb: 0.0 Mar: 0.0 Apr: 0.0 (annual avg for mby = ~49.9")

 

Winter 2015-16 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 August 2017 - 05:56 PM

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I think a -NAO , -PDO and a +PNA = a snowy Winter! Dont hold me on that though!!! :lol: :unsure:


HAS to be better than last winter!

Winter 2017-18 Snow Total = 0"  Oct: 0.0 Nov: 0.0 Dec: 0.0 Jan: 0.0 Feb: 0.0 Mar: 0.0 Apr: 0.0 (annual avg for mby = ~49.9")

 

Winter 2015-16 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 August 2017 - 06:31 PM

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Love the Ozark region!  BTW, this is off subject, but I'm curious if you have personally seen Bigfoot or hear stories of sightings down there???  That is supposedly a hot spot in the central U.S.  I find this creature intriguing, if it even exists...maybe one day I'll get to see one.   B)
 
Edit: I have to also agree, ever since I've been back from AZ in mid July, this stretch of weather has been top notch.  On top of that, to cap off this summer, mother nature is going to deliver an epic weekend of weather for Labor Day weekend around here to close out summer.


At least two of my sisters and a brother-in-law and a guy I work with have seen Sasquatches here in MI. Until the web came about I thought they were only in the Nortwestern states. I recently took time to re-read every reported MI sighting @ the BFRO website. It had been a few yrs and I remembered one report from NEMI included a couple of photos of a track way in the snow where it had used their snowmobile track as a makeshift sidewalk at the back of a large old farmstead. Pics were extremely clear. Some of the more recent reports were in the forest I lived next to east of TC over to Kalkaska. Used to hike, mountain bike, and snowmobile there quite a bit in 90's. Glad I didn't run into BF back then, LOL. He can be big and spooky out in the woods. In Sept of 2011 north of where I worked near Wolverine, a 9 ft tall BF walked across the northbound lanes of I-75 in broad daylight forcing 5 or 6 cars to stop suddenly! That's the kind of safe sighting I want, lol. Not really into being stalked while getting to my deer blind or mushrooming or picking wild blueberries. On Monster Quest, that native Indian lady encountered an 8 ft jet black BF while gathering blueberries. Said she'd never go picking again and she'd been doing it almost 70 yrs. #SPOOKYCREATURES!
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Winter 2017-18 Snow Total = 0"  Oct: 0.0 Nov: 0.0 Dec: 0.0 Jan: 0.0 Feb: 0.0 Mar: 0.0 Apr: 0.0 (annual avg for mby = ~49.9")

 

Winter 2015-16 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 31 August 2017 - 04:40 AM

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Today marks the last day of met Summer and by all accounts, Aug will end up below to much below normal for a widespread part of the central CONUS and wet across the western/southern ag belt.

 

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Posted 31 August 2017 - 05:03 AM

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HAS to be better than last winter!

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On the topic of spooky creatures in eastern Oklahoma, we have a few around here and there are still some not even on this old image.

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Posted 31 August 2017 - 07:16 AM

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@ ^ map

 

Interesting..  I think it was N Carolina where there was a string of deadly attacks on animals and people thought it was some mysterious monster-creature cuz it was super-stealthy and nobody ever saw it. But through re-enactments using sound projection to simulate what some folks said they heard, it was determined to be a Cougar. Wild, or set loose by someone trying to make a pet out of it, idk, but it wasn't a cryptid after all, and apparently was killing dogs and such to stake out some territory for itself. One farmer in VA had also caught a fleeting glimpse of a black panther on a video. We have Cougars in MI and even around Battle Creek and over towards Jackson to my east. I glimpsed the long tail of an adult several yrs ago in my headlights. It was just about to cross the road near a stream when I came over the rise it did a bout-face super quick. They're about as difficult to see as a BF imo


Winter 2017-18 Snow Total = 0"  Oct: 0.0 Nov: 0.0 Dec: 0.0 Jan: 0.0 Feb: 0.0 Mar: 0.0 Apr: 0.0 (annual avg for mby = ~49.9")

 

Winter 2015-16 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 31 August 2017 - 07:57 AM

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A bit hazy today. Looks more like mid Summer. :)



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Posted 31 August 2017 - 08:42 AM

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A bit hazy today. Looks more like mid Summer. :)

 

Meanwhile..lurking to our north..

 

How bout a mid-day temp of 48F to finish August? Up there, if summer falls on a Sunday, they host a community softball game :lol:

 

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Winter 2017-18 Snow Total = 0"  Oct: 0.0 Nov: 0.0 Dec: 0.0 Jan: 0.0 Feb: 0.0 Mar: 0.0 Apr: 0.0 (annual avg for mby = ~49.9")

 

Winter 2015-16 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 31 August 2017 - 09:19 AM

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Meanwhile..lurking to our north..

 

How bout a mid-day temp of 48F to finish August? Up there, if summer falls on a Sunday, they host a community softball game :lol:

 

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I believe that chilly air is coming south towards SMI later tonight as my lows will fall in the low 40s (40-45 to be exact). :blink:


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Posted 31 August 2017 - 11:53 AM

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I believe that chilly air is coming south towards SMI later tonight as my lows will fall in the low 40s (40-45 to be exact). :blink:

 

GRR's beyond annoying and it's not even winter :lol:  They're stuck in the "upper 40's mode", even though Marshall's had several mornings colder already this month. I find Intellicast's local 4-cast much more accurate. They have me at 45 and 46 the next (2) mornings.


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Winter 2017-18 Snow Total = 0"  Oct: 0.0 Nov: 0.0 Dec: 0.0 Jan: 0.0 Feb: 0.0 Mar: 0.0 Apr: 0.0 (annual avg for mby = ~49.9")

 

Winter 2015-16 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 31 August 2017 - 11:58 AM

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GRR's beyond annoying and it's not even winter :lol:  They're stuck in the "upper 40's mode", even though Marshall's had several mornings colder already this month. I find Intellicast's local 4-cast much more accurate. They have me at 45 and 46 the next (2) mornings.

Yes, they are accurate indeed. I like them also. They have me for the next two mornings at 44F and 48F. Ofc, Accu-Weather would be my last choice.


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Posted 31 August 2017 - 12:11 PM

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It was a nice August in Lincoln! No 90s to speak of. Sadly this weekend will be hot in comparison to the past few weeks.


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I was wondering why there was a smell of smoke in the air today when I left the gym.  Canadian wildfires are to blame!

 

http://www.chicagotr...0831-story.html


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Posted 31 August 2017 - 03:14 PM

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It was a nice August in Lincoln! No 90s to speak of. Sadly this weekend will be hot in comparison to the past few weeks.


Second August in recorded history without 90s. Last time was in 1915.
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>1" Snowfalls for Lincoln Municipal Airport in 2017-2018: 

 

Total Snowfall for 2017-2018: Tr.


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Posted 31 August 2017 - 04:27 PM

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Its been a pretty darn good Summer around here. Some heat, some storms, dry/cool spells. In a few hours met Fall begins. A few leaves have already changed color and have fallen. Im ready!
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Posted 01 September 2017 - 06:03 AM

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Lincoln Airport finished the month of August with a mean temperature of 71.4*, which is 3.9 degrees below the normal mean of 75.3*. This is the first below normal month since December 2016, and the most below normal month since February 2015, when the mean temp was 7.4 degrees below average. The highest temperature recorded was 89*, on August 15, and the lowest temperature recorded was 50*, on August 4. This makes it only the second August in recorded history here without a 90* reading, the first since 1915! In addition, a record cold max was set on August 5th, with 69*. 3.38" of precipitation fell, which is .11" below the normal amount of 3.49". 


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Posted 01 September 2017 - 06:25 AM

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August 2017 is now in the history books. For most of Michigan the month was cooler than average and is some locations it was the coolest August in many years. Here are some of the mean temperatures and the departure from average for several locations in Michigan. Here in Grand Rapids mean 68.7° (-2.1) coolest August since 2004. Lansing 68.0° (-1.8) Muskegon 68.6° (-1.3) Detroit 71.1° (-0.9) Flint 66.9° (-1.9) Saginaw 67.9° (-0.9) Alpena 65.7° (+0.3) the only location with above average mean. Houghton Lake 63.7° (-1.3) The Sault 64.3° (-0.3) Marquette 59.3° (-4.4) At Marquette this August was the coolest since 1992. There were no 90° days at any of the above locations in August and there more likely that not there were none in Michigan this August. There were frost at both Marquette and Houghton Lake and several other locations in Michigan this past August. 


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Posted 01 September 2017 - 07:29 AM

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Omaha finished 2.1 degrees below normal and about .5" below normal on precip. We only had one day above 90 degrees. Of note this is the first below normal month for temperatures for Omaha since August of 2015!



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Posted 01 September 2017 - 06:11 PM

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My August started with 85/87 the first two days, but never went above 83 the rest of the month.  My rain total was only 1.25".


season snowfall: 0.0"

 

'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 02 September 2017 - 07:03 AM

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August 2017 is now in the history books. For most of Michigan the month was cooler than average and is some locations it was the coolest August in many years. Here are some of the mean temperatures and the departure from average for several locations in Michigan. Here in Grand Rapids mean 68.7° (-2.1) coolest August since 2004. Lansing 68.0° (-1.8) Muskegon 68.6° (-1.3) Detroit 71.1° (-0.9) Flint 66.9° (-1.9) Saginaw 67.9° (-0.9) Alpena 65.7° (+0.3) the only location with above average mean. Houghton Lake 63.7° (-1.3) The Sault 64.3° (-0.3) Marquette 59.3° (-4.4) At Marquette this August was the coolest since 1992. There were no 90° days at any of the above locations in August and there more likely that not there were none in Michigan this August. There were frost at both Marquette and Houghton Lake and several other locations in Michigan this past August.


Sure was a comfortable month, though with cooler temps comes less convective storms and thus it's been kinda dry. Unwatered lawns and cornfields were for the most part brown and whithered.

Winter 2017-18 Snow Total = 0"  Oct: 0.0 Nov: 0.0 Dec: 0.0 Jan: 0.0 Feb: 0.0 Mar: 0.0 Apr: 0.0 (annual avg for mby = ~49.9")

 

Winter 2015-16 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.."