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Posted 31 December 2017 - 09:34 AM

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Made it to -20F on my backyard thermometer last night. Still -15F now with a WC of -34. This is one of the top 15 longest stretches below zero in the last 50 years. d**n impressive.

Too bad the Bears and Vikings don’t play outside today.

I heard that Int'l Falls had the coldest last full week of any year on record....now that's impressive!  Stack a few more yards of wood...your gonna need it!


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Posted 31 December 2017 - 09:42 AM

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I heard that Int'l Falls had the coldest last full week of any year on record....now that's impressive! Stack a few more yards of wood...your gonna need it!


It’s funny you say that. I chopped some wood yesterday from a limb that fell in Sept. It’s some red oak about 14” in diameter. A single chop with the axe and it was split. Fireplace and furnace doing overtime. The gas bill is gonna suck hardcore. I’m prepared for $300 plus this month.
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Posted 31 December 2017 - 09:44 AM

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Wow, impressive cold and snow stats! It’s crazy to think I’m only a couple hundred miles away from you and our Dec was markedly different in the snow dept. I think Jan turns around for Chitown though. Let’s keep this thing rolling!


I saw someone researched regional cold stats for the final week of December. This will take over 2nd place for Chicago, but not close to touching '83. However several sites like FWA 90 miles south of me did take over 1st place from '83, so this is centered a bit east of that historic cold wave.
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Winter 2017-18 Snow Total = 34.7"  Oct: 0.0 Nov: 0.0 Dec: 24.2 Jan: 10.5 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-what a stretch it's been!!

 

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 December 2017 - 09:49 AM

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It’s funny you say that. I chopped some wood yesterday from a limb that fell in Sept. It’s some red oak about 14” in diameter. A single chop with the axe and it was split. Fireplace and furnace doing overtime. The gas bill is gonna suck hardcore. I’m prepared for $300 plus this month.


Must be a huge place you have! My budget gas bill went up to 64$ a month this autumn even tho I had a surplus from the mild winter last year. Glad I got on the plan, always dreaded the 200% util bills right on the heels of holiday expenses!

Winter 2017-18 Snow Total = 34.7"  Oct: 0.0 Nov: 0.0 Dec: 24.2 Jan: 10.5 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-what a stretch it's been!!

 

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 December 2017 - 10:05 AM

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The expansive winter headlines across the eastern CONUS is truly remarkable.  I don't think in '13/'14 we had WC advisories down to the Gulf Coast!

 

 

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Posted 31 December 2017 - 10:17 AM

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The expansive winter headlines across the eastern CONUS is truly remarkable.  I don't think in '13/'14 we had WC advisories down to the Gulf Coast!


OkWx24 where'd you go buddy? Gotta get cold to get snow!

Winter 2017-18 Snow Total = 34.7"  Oct: 0.0 Nov: 0.0 Dec: 24.2 Jan: 10.5 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-what a stretch it's been!!

 

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 December 2017 - 12:04 PM

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Hit -17F about 1:30 am before clouds rolled in. Getting some light snow now even, so may add to my 24.1" total for the month which will be about 240% of avg! December doesn't get much better around here for combined cold-n-snow, tho this region has had at least four (2000, 2008, 2016, 2017) to balance a rash of total duds during the same period.


As a follow-up on the historic month wrapping up here..

"So doing a random Google search I found one site listing Marshall's Dec record low as -17, so we prolly tied the record early this morning! Also had avg snowfall at 12.02" so I'm only at 200% not the 240% I thought. For some reason I had 10" avg stuck on the brain. Also they had 28" as the monthly record total."

Winter 2017-18 Snow Total = 34.7"  Oct: 0.0 Nov: 0.0 Dec: 24.2 Jan: 10.5 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-what a stretch it's been!!

 

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 December 2017 - 12:13 PM

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0.4" of snow last night. Season total is at 9.4" and all of that is in December.
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Posted 31 December 2017 - 04:13 PM

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Added 0.1" here today. Was a balmy 11 degs for many hrs yet with low sun angle the dusting stayed put all day. I have a solid 6" depth and looking around SWMI the deepest snow I found was 20" in Oceana county, tho Ludington is in GRR's region, for some reason they aren't a recording site for NOAA data purposes. That's the one site that could rival or be in the lead within the CWA for GRR.
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Winter 2017-18 Snow Total = 34.7"  Oct: 0.0 Nov: 0.0 Dec: 24.2 Jan: 10.5 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-what a stretch it's been!!

 

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 December 2017 - 04:22 PM

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Got up to 0 at the Lincoln airport today, but didn't get quite that high on my balcony. Stayed negative the entire day. Actual temperature is now -7.2*F, wind chill is an estimated -24*F on my balcony right now.


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>1" Snowfalls for Lincoln Municipal Airport in 2017-2018: 12/23-12/24 (3.6)

 

Total Snowfall for 2017-2018 @ KLNK: 5.6"


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Posted 31 December 2017 - 04:58 PM

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Must be a huge place you have! My budget gas bill went up to 64$ a month this autumn even tho I had a surplus from the mild winter last year. Glad I got on the plan, always dreaded the 200% util bills right on the heels of holiday expenses!


I have 2800 sq ft but it’s more my 15 month old that keeps my heating cost high. Keeping the thermostat set at 66 at night really sucks on natural gas. But, a warm baby is a happy baby so it’s all good.

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Posted 31 December 2017 - 05:31 PM

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Added 0.1" here today. Was a balmy 11 degs for many hrs yet with low sun angle the dusting stayed put all day. I have a solid 6" depth and looking around SWMI the deepest snow I found was 20" in Oceana county, tho Ludington is in GRR's region, for some reason they aren't a recording site for NOAA data purposes. That's the one site that could rival or be in the lead within the CWA for GRR.


Just noticed a report for Sodus in Berrien Cnty. My director lives there and a 5 pm report was submitted for 14" since yesterday, and they're getting hit again right now! TC Munson had 15+ and some higher elevations had 20+ the last 2 days! Lakeshore gets pounded when the bitter stuff hits.

Stumbled on this report from the Warnings Fri-Sat west of GR

NWUS53 KGRR 311051
LSRGRR

PRELIMINARY LOCAL STORM REPORT
NATIONAL WEATHER SERVICE GRAND RAPIDS MI
551 AM EST SUN DEC 31 2017

..TIME... ...EVENT... ...CITY LOCATION... ...LAT.LON...
..DATE... ....MAG.... ..COUNTY LOCATION..ST.. ...SOURCE....
..REMARKS..

0700 PM HEAVY SNOW 2 WSW CLOVERVILLE 43.18N 86.20W
12/30/2017 M19.9 INCH MUSKEGON MI CO-OP OBSERVER

48 HOUR TOTAL. GREATEST 2-DAY SNOWFALL SINCE
13-14 JAN 2012. SNOWFALL MEASUREMENT IN 6
HOUR INCREMENTS. CO-OP OBSERVER STATION
MKNM4, MUSKEGON 4 SE.

Winter 2017-18 Snow Total = 34.7"  Oct: 0.0 Nov: 0.0 Dec: 24.2 Jan: 10.5 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-what a stretch it's been!!

 

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 December 2017 - 05:32 PM

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I have 2800 sq ft but it’s more my 15 month old that keeps my heating cost high. Keeping the thermostat set at 66 at night really sucks on natural gas. But, a warm baby is a happy baby so it’s all good.

Wife makes me keep it at 67 for my 3 and 20 month olds

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Posted 31 December 2017 - 05:40 PM

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Wife makes me keep it at 67 for my 3 and 20 month olds


Yeah, I run 70 day and 67 night cuz old peeps (me) lol

Winter 2017-18 Snow Total = 34.7"  Oct: 0.0 Nov: 0.0 Dec: 24.2 Jan: 10.5 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-what a stretch it's been!!

 

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 December 2017 - 06:25 PM

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We had Light Pillars last Wednesday around here. One of our peeps from Jackson on the SMI forum does some neat photography with nature. Here's two of his photos he just posted today:

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He commented that these were even better than what we saw in 2014
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Winter 2017-18 Snow Total = 34.7"  Oct: 0.0 Nov: 0.0 Dec: 24.2 Jan: 10.5 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-what a stretch it's been!!

 

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 December 2017 - 06:43 PM

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8:40 pm and already at -10 degrees. Keeping the house at 68 during this cold snap. Usually keep it at 65 when we are gone all day, but during Christmas vacation we are home all day. Start back to school on Wednesday for teachers and Thursday for our kids

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Posted 31 December 2017 - 08:09 PM

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Dropped to -9 at 9 pm then went overcast from lake stuff to my west and popped back to -4

Winter 2017-18 Snow Total = 34.7"  Oct: 0.0 Nov: 0.0 Dec: 24.2 Jan: 10.5 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-what a stretch it's been!!

 

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 December 2017 - 08:59 PM

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Already down to -18. I have a feeling the projected low of -22 may be too high. At this rate I think we could even see -25.


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2016-17 Snowfall: 

TOTAL: 10.8"

 

(Dec. 8: 0.1") (Dec. 24: 1.1") (Dec. 28: 1.1") (Dec. 29: 5.4") (Dec. 30: 0.3") (Jan. 2: 0.5") (Jan. 11: 0.3") (Jan. 14: 2.0")
 

 

 

 

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Posted 31 December 2017 - 09:50 PM

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-9 atm....77 inside with the wood stove cruisin.
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Posted 01 January 2018 - 05:34 AM

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Wife makes me keep it at 67 for my 3 and 20 month olds

  

Yeah, I run 70 day and 67 night cuz old peeps (me) lol


Dang! I like to keep my thermo at 62 at night so 66 is a huge change for me.

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Posted 01 January 2018 - 06:46 AM

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ORD recorded only 5.3" of snow (8.2" is normal)



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Posted 01 January 2018 - 07:26 AM

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December at the Lincoln airport began like late October and ended like Santa brought the North Pole down with him. The first 20 days of December were nice if you are a normal civilian, but bad if you are a weather enthusiast. The only recorded precipitation was a trace when a fast snow squall moved through the area on the 6th, a couple more traces of rain on the 11th and 14th, and freezing rain, along with the first measurable snow of .1" on the 17th. Then on the 21st, the lid dropped off and Winter coincidentally began the same day as astronomical Winter started, with below normal temperatures to end the month after the 22nd. It was a white Christmas for Lincoln after amounts ranging from 3-5" fell across the city, and the cold temperatures helped to preserve that snowpack for the rest of the month. To end the month, some of the coldest air we have seen here since the 90s came down, with lows below -10 on three days, the 26th, 27th and 31st.

 

The month finished with an average mean temperature of 27.9*, which is 1.1* above the average temperature of 26.8* for December. The highest temperature observed for the month was 63, which was observed on the 3rd and the 4th. The highest minimum temperature observed was 35, which occurred on the 14th. The lowest temperature recorded was -17 on the 27th, and the lowest maximum temperature was 0 on the 31st. One temperature record was set, the low of -17 on the 27th beat the old record of -15, which was set in 1924. 0.38" of precipitation fell, which is 0.57" below the normal December precipitation amount of 0.95". 4.3" of snow fell, which is 1.6" below the normal December snowfall of 5.9". No precipitation records were set or tied this month.


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>1" Snowfalls for Lincoln Municipal Airport in 2017-2018: 12/23-12/24 (3.6)

 

Total Snowfall for 2017-2018 @ KLNK: 5.6"


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Posted 01 January 2018 - 08:13 AM

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Despite the recent extreme cold, those of us southwest of the lakes still finished December above avg.

 

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season snowfall: 10.8"

 

'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 January 2018 - 08:20 AM

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Despite the recent extreme cold, those of us southwest of the lakes still finished December above avg.
 
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Winter 2017-18 Snow Total = 34.7"  Oct: 0.0 Nov: 0.0 Dec: 24.2 Jan: 10.5 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-what a stretch it's been!!

 

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 01 January 2018 - 11:56 AM

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I'm surprised at the decent turnout at the polar bear plunge in MKE. Water temp was 33° with a air temp of 2°. It was a cold one this year.

Oops this could have gone in the Janurary thread, but I forgot it is now Janurary.
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Posted 01 January 2018 - 03:00 PM

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We had Light Pillars last Wednesday around here. One of our peeps from Jackson on the SMI forum does some neat photography with nature. Here's two of his photos he just posted today:

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He commented that these were even better than what we saw in 2014

That's awesome!! I'm guessing that's the refraction of light through the ice particles in the atmosphere? 


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Posted 01 January 2018 - 03:02 PM

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Pretty decent ending to the month of December! Will go down as the coldest ending of the month in Grand Island history! 

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Posted 01 January 2018 - 05:34 PM

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Congrats on the new #1 out there! Over here the story has been the snow. Closest official site is KBTL in Battle Creek. Here's the updated rankings for Dec:

1. 52.6" December 2000

2. 39.8" December 2008

3. 35.4" December 2017

4. 32.3" December 1983

5. 31.7" December 1951

6. 30.0" December 1907

Winter 2017-18 Snow Total = 34.7"  Oct: 0.0 Nov: 0.0 Dec: 24.2 Jan: 10.5 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-what a stretch it's been!!

 

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 01 January 2018 - 09:42 PM

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Seasonal Snowfall 2017-18

Through 1/1/2018 About 6:00 PM

 

Marquette: 63.0"

Sault Ste. Marie: 57.2"

Duluth 35.0"

Grand Rapids: 34.0"

International Falls: 30.4"

Detroit: 22.5"

Green Bay: 12.6"

Fargo: 11.7"

Sioux Falls SD: 10.6"

Rapid City: 8.4"

Waterloo IA: 7.7"

Minneapolis: 7.1"

Bismarck: 6.9"

Des Moines: 6.7"

Chicago O'Hare: 5.4"

Milwaukee: 4.8"

Lincoln: 4.3"

Mason City IA: 4.2"

Springfield IL: 4.1"

Madison WI: 4.0"

Omaha: 3.6"

St Louis: 3.5"

Kansas City MO: 2.2"

Topeka: 2.1"

Tulsa, OK: 2.0"

Oklahoma City: 0.1"

Wichita: T


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Posted 01 January 2018 - 09:57 PM

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Black Hills Snowfall Race...

Through 1/1/2018 About 6:00 PM

 

Lead: 30.0"

Hill City: 24.7"

Me / Eastern Slopes West of Rapid City: 10.4"

Rapid City NWS WFO: 8.4"



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Posted 01 January 2018 - 10:44 PM

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Seasonal Snowfall 2017-18
Through 1/1/2018 About 6:00 PM

Marquette: 63.0"
Sault Ste. Marie: 57.2"
Duluth 35.0"
Grand Rapids: 34.0"
International Falls: 30.4"
Detroit: 22.5"
Green Bay: 12.6"
Fargo: 11.7"
Sioux Falls SD: 10.6"
Rapid City: 8.4"
Waterloo IA: 7.7"
Minneapolis: 7.1"
Bismarck: 6.9"
Des Moines: 6.7"
Chicago O'Hare: 5.4"
Milwaukee: 4.8"
Lincoln: 4.3"
Mason City IA: 4.2"
Springfield IL: 4.1"
Madison WI: 4.0"
Omaha: 3.6"
St Louis: 3.5"
Kansas City MO: 2.2"
Topeka: 2.1"
Tulsa, OK: 2.0"
Oklahoma City: 0.1"
Wichita: T


Didn't think we'd be ahead of Mason City and Madison.

>1" Snowfalls for Lincoln Municipal Airport in 2017-2018: 12/23-12/24 (3.6)

 

Total Snowfall for 2017-2018 @ KLNK: 5.6"


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Posted 02 January 2018 - 08:36 AM

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Seasonal Snowfall 2017-18

Through 1/1/2018 About 6:00 PM

 

Marquette: 63.0"

Sault Ste. Marie: 57.2"

Duluth 35.0"

Grand Rapids: 34.0"

International Falls: 30.4"

Detroit: 22.5"

Green Bay: 12.6"

Fargo: 11.7"

Sioux Falls SD: 10.6"

Rapid City: 8.4"

Waterloo IA: 7.7"

Minneapolis: 7.1"

Bismarck: 6.9"

Des Moines: 6.7"

Chicago O'Hare: 5.4"

Milwaukee: 4.8"

Lincoln: 4.3"

Mason City IA: 4.2"

Springfield IL: 4.1"

Madison WI: 4.0"

Omaha: 3.6"

St Louis: 3.5"

Kansas City MO: 2.2"

Topeka: 2.1"

Tulsa, OK: 2.0"

Oklahoma City: 0.1"

Wichita: T

 

Horrible start for MQT..only 63" at the New Year. There's places in the LP that are beating them handily I might add


Winter 2017-18 Snow Total = 34.7"  Oct: 0.0 Nov: 0.0 Dec: 24.2 Jan: 10.5 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-what a stretch it's been!!

 

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 02 January 2018 - 02:02 PM

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Horrible start for MQT..only 63" at the New Year. There's places in the LP that are beating them handily I might add

 

Yes, their normal year to date is 74.7"; so they are running 11.7" below normal. 

 

Still, its been a pretty snowy place...relative to almost everywhere else.


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Posted 02 January 2018 - 05:40 PM

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Yes, their normal year to date is 74.7"; so they are running 11.7" below normal. 
 
Still, its been a pretty snowy place...relative to almost everywhere else.


True, I used horrible, but mis-spoke. Compared to a fast starting season which can net that place twice that by Christmas, it's horrible, lol

Winter 2017-18 Snow Total = 34.7"  Oct: 0.0 Nov: 0.0 Dec: 24.2 Jan: 10.5 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-what a stretch it's been!!

 

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.."