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12/28 - 12/29 Plains/MW/GL's Snow Event

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#401
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Posted 29 December 2017 - 05:28 PM

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1.9” report in Dubuque. Mark one down in the books for East Dubzz. On that note, I don’t want any more of these storm systems this year, unless we get a big one where these just add snow depth.

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Posted 29 December 2017 - 05:38 PM

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This is amazing. Absolutely beautiful out. Up to 5.5” as it continues to pour down. I’m actually just walking around with my daughter right now enjoying this.
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Posted 29 December 2017 - 05:50 PM

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Estimating my total at 5.5." Me being the idiot I am cleared my snow board without measuring it(last measurement was 4.8), so that's real nice.

 

EDIT: Found a spot(elevated surface) that had 5.3" of snow on it, so that's gonna be my total for the event.


2017-18 Snowfall: 

TOTAL: 40.0"

(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")(Feb. 3: 0.4") (Feb. 5: 4.6")(Feb. 6-8: 1.0") (Feb. 9: 4.3")(Feb. 10: 2.8")(Feb. 11: 1.2”) (Feb. 17: 1.8")(Mar. 6: 1.9") (Mar. 24: 8.6") (Apr. x 0.3") (Apr. 8: 3.3")


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Posted 29 December 2017 - 05:55 PM

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Spotter report of 6 inches in Cedar Rapids. I will measure again in a little while. Think I should be fairly close to if not right at 6 inches for a total.

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Posted 29 December 2017 - 05:59 PM

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Awesome to see IA members light up the board! Glad you guys are cashin’ in with this one and finally hit the jackpot. Isn’t it fun to be in the heart of a snow storm? Even though Chi hasn’t hit the big one yet, I’ve enjoyed back to back days of day time snows. Picked up close to an inch of fluff today so under performed from this one.
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Posted 29 December 2017 - 06:13 PM

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It’s still snowing here but should be done soon. We got up to 6”. It just poured down snow. Got an inch in just about 45 minutes. It was awesome.
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Posted 29 December 2017 - 06:50 PM

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I measured 6.1 inches in Cedar Rapids at 8:45PM. Light snow is still falling here so I will take a measurement for a total in the morning. This has been an impressive little storm system. 24 hours ago, I was thinking we would get 3-4 inches. Now, I have over 6 inches and more falling right now. 


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Posted 29 December 2017 - 06:57 PM

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Estimating my total at 5.5." Me being the idiot I am cleared my snow board without measuring it(last measurement was 4.8), so that's real nice.

 

EDIT: Found a spot(elevated surface) that had 5.3" of snow on it, so that's gonna be my total for the event.

You're in the Cedar Rapids area right? There are reports of 6 inches in Cedar Rapids, maybe recheck measurement? 



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Posted 29 December 2017 - 07:11 PM

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7.5” reported in Solon. That appears to be the winner. Only 10 Miles from where I live. But I’m very happy with the 6” we got.

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Posted 29 December 2017 - 07:18 PM

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BTW the NAM is showing a trace to an inch for much of Iowa on Sunday. In fact it has some extremely weird very isolated spots getting several inches. It makes no sense but the 3k nam seems to have a plausible solution of up to an inch

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Posted 29 December 2017 - 07:39 PM

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RGEM shows the same.

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Posted 29 December 2017 - 08:01 PM

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I finished with 5.4".  My liquid total is 0.25", giving me a ratio of 21:1.  Model consensus has nailed the qpf for each of the three snow events.  This was the first time I've fired up the snowblower in a couple years.

 

I didn't think there would be a bunch of 6-7" totals, so I'm impressed.  I'd really like to know what the final totals are around Marshalltown in central Iowa.  A Marshalltown spotter reported 3.8" already at noon, but there has not been another report from the area.


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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 29 December 2017 - 08:41 PM

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For a total measurement I got 6.0 inches for a total in Cedar Rapids. This was an impressive system. Did much better than I thought we would. Now we have established a deep snow pack as the deep freeze moves in. On to the next storm!


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Posted 30 December 2017 - 10:04 AM

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Congrats IA peeps! The 2-day, 2-wave total here in Marshall was a respectable 4.7" taking mby over 2 feet for the month. 2nd December to reach that high bar, tho this one is by far the more enjoyable of the two!
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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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Posted 30 December 2017 - 11:14 AM

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Congrats IA peeps! The 2-day, 2-wave total here in Marshall was a respectable 4.7" taking mby over 2 feet for the month. 2nd December to reach that high bar, tho this one is by far the more enjoyable of the two!

2 feet wow!! Jealous!
My 2 day total was 7.9" These 2 waves worked out really well here.
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Posted 30 December 2017 - 04:10 PM

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Continuing to snow here with a temperature of 8 below zero.

 

Funny how 8 below doesn't feel that different from 8 above; while one can easily tell the difference between 70 F & 54 F.


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Posted 31 December 2017 - 07:02 AM

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That snowstorm didn't quite work out as expected; as I ended up with just 2.5" for the three days; (though it is snowing again lightly as I type).

 

Even the Rapid City WSO did better with 3.0"; as did the Airport with 3.5".

 

9.5" of snow for December 2017 and 10.4" on the season here.

 

Current snow depth about 4.3".


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