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#1601
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Posted 29 January 2018 - 04:27 PM

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Just finished cleaning up out there w my snowblower. Picked up more than 8 inches. Seemed more like 8.5 or so. I will try to post tomorrow a measurement. My foot was half way deep in, so, it was an impressive snowstorm. :D


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Posted 29 January 2018 - 04:32 PM

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Per Noaa:

 

This airmass will be the coldest in quite some
time, with daytime highs by Saturday plunging into just the teens,
with lows into the single digits. Another clipper system interacting
with ejecting southern stream energy may bring another round of
snowfall to the region.



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Posted 30 January 2018 - 05:45 AM

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While the trip was great it is still good to be back home. With the end of January just a day away it is time to take a late month inventory as to where we stand here at GR. So far this month is almost average temperature wise coming in with a mean of 24.7° (average mean is 24.3° so we are +.03°) The month as had more precipitation fall as rain then snow. We have had 2.12” total of witch 1.44” was rain. Total snow fall is just 12.6” and for the season we are now at 46.1” of snow NOTE last winter as of this date we had 49.3” so we are still running behind last winter here in Grand Rapids. That should change as we head into February.



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Posted 30 January 2018 - 06:03 AM

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Snow is lighten up a bit. Its beautiful out there. Current temp @ 22F.

 

@ Jaster: how much ya got there?

 

Ended up with 3.5" after a final few tenths after dark. Nice little over-achiever surprise storm!

 

Just finished cleaning up out there w my snowblower. Picked up more than 8 inches. Seemed more like 8.5 or so. I will try to post tomorrow a measurement. My foot was half way deep in, so, it was an impressive snowstorm. :D

 

:huh:  You must live on Mt. Niko or something. Nobody from that region was reporting half that per DTX's list, including Shelby Twnshp right next door to Macomb Village

 

Attached File  20180130 DTX Snow Reports.PNG   15.29KB   0 downloads


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Winter 2018-19 Snow Total = 0.0"  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", avg for last 10 seasons = 67.4" ) 135% of normal-helluva stretch!!

 

Winter 2017-18 Snow Total = 68.3"

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 January 2018 - 07:05 AM

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Ended up with 3.5" after a final few tenths after dark. Nice little over-achiever surprise storm!

 

 

:huh:  You must live on Mt. Niko or something. Nobody from that region was reporting half that per DTX's list, including Shelby Twnshp right next door to Macomb Village

 

attachicon.gif20180130 DTX Snow Reports.PNG

I overachieved much more than those places. :D I will post a pic in measurement, if I get the chance. 



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Posted 30 January 2018 - 07:08 AM

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Currently @ 17F w partly cloudy skies under a winter wonderland.

 

BTW: More snow by the weekend!  :D  ;) 



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Posted 30 January 2018 - 02:51 PM

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I'm hoping for clear enough skies tomorrow morning to see the super blue blood moon. Should look pretty cool and even bigger as the totality of the eclipse around here is just before it sets. I'm going to try and take some nice pics!


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Posted 30 January 2018 - 07:14 PM

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This pic from Yesterday's surprise snowstorm:

 

Just under 7.5".

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Posted 30 January 2018 - 07:15 PM

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Currently clear skies and 20F.



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Posted 31 January 2018 - 05:03 AM

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Sneak attack plowable snow overnight. Forecast called for less than 0.5” but I have about 2-2.5” on the driveway. It’s a nice refresher to cover up the dirty piles from the last storm. January turned out to be a very good month here for snow totals.
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Posted 31 January 2018 - 10:42 AM

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Sneak attack plowable snow overnight. Forecast called for less than 0.5” but I have about 2-2.5” on the driveway. It’s a nice refresher to cover up the dirty piles from the last storm. January turned out to be a very good month here for snow totals.

 

Wow, the 2017-18 sneak-attack storm club has a new member in here - congrats and welcome!  :)

 

I carry a card and was able to punch it twice this month back on the 12th, and again two days ago..highlights of the month for mby


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Winter 2018-19 Snow Total = 0.0"  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", avg for last 10 seasons = 67.4" ) 135% of normal-helluva stretch!!

 

Winter 2017-18 Snow Total = 68.3"

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 31 January 2018 - 05:40 PM

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Getting blitzed again as the arctic front moves in. Vis down to 1/2mi.
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Posted 31 January 2018 - 05:57 PM

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Getting blitzed again as the arctic front moves in. Vis down to 1/2mi.


I was just looking at those are some nice returns up there!

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Posted 31 January 2018 - 06:02 PM

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I was just looking at those are some nice returns up there!


Yeah another nice surprise. Two nights in a row. Won’t last too long but it’s snowing pretty good right now. Might nickel and dime our way back to normal season snowfall to date by early next week. Only 4-5” below normal now.
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Posted 02 February 2018 - 06:48 AM

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Day late, but who cares?

 

January started off with a boom. Oops, I meant without, as nobody set off any fireworks with how freakin' cold it was on New Year's. Lincoln's icy grip continued into January, with the first six days being at least 10 degrees below normal. However, that switch flipped fast and we warmed up and had a few warmer days before another, shorter Arctic blast. A few light snow events happened during this blast, ending with a snow depth of around 2". But THAT melted quickly, and the January of two faces flipped warm again for a little bit, before the "blizzard" on the 22nd. The airport recorded 1.8", but other parts of Lincoln received 3-4". After that, January was warm temperature-wise, with only a trace of snow falling at the airport on the 28th.

 

January ended with a mean temperature of 24.1*F, which is 0.5* below the normal January mean of 24.6*F. The lowest minimum temperature for January was -19*F, which occurred on the 1st, and the highest minimum temperature was 37 on the 21st. The highest maximum temperature for January was 56 on the 10th, and the lowest maximum temperature was 4 on the 1st. No records were set this January. At the Lincoln Airport, 0.41" of precip fell, 0.23" below the normal amount of 0.64". 3.4" of snow fell, which is 2" below the normal January amount of 5.4". This makes for the 9th straight NDJFM month with below normal snowfall. 


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>1" Snowfalls for Lincoln Municipal Airport in 2018-2019: 

 

Total Snowfall for 2018-2019 @ KLNK:               Coldest Low: N/A yet

 

 

First flake of the season:         

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2018 Severe Weather Season Statistics for my apartment:

 

Tornado Watches: 2 (Last: 6/11/2018)

Tornado Warnings: 0 (Last: 5/9/2016)

Severe Thunderstorm Watches: 6 (Last: 9/20/2018)

Severe Thunderstorm Warnings: 5 (Last: 9/20/2018)

SPC Day 1 High Risks: 0 (Last: 6/5/2008)

SPC Day 1 Moderate Risks: 1 (Last: 6/1/2018)

SPC Day 1 Enhanced Risks: 3 (Last: 6/30/2018)

SPC Day 1 Slight Risks: 9 (Last: 9/20/2018)


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Posted 02 February 2018 - 08:32 AM

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Here is a brief wrap up for January 2018 at Grand Rapids Michigan.

For the month the average High was 32.1° the average low was 17.1° The mean for the month was 24.4° (+0.5°) so the month was almost “average” there was 2.12” of precipitation (most of it coming as rain) average is 2.09” once again very near average. 12.6” of snow fell that is 8.2” below the average of 20.8” it was the lowest January snow fall since January 2009 when only 9.3” fell. The highest temperature for the month was 58° and the lowest for the month was -11°

Year to year comparisons Last year as of February 1st Grand Rapids had 53.4” of snow fall this year we are at 46.4” In the last 30 years the average snow fall as of February 1st in Grand Rapids in 50.2”



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Posted 02 February 2018 - 08:34 AM

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Here is a brief wrap up for January 2018 at Grand Rapids Michigan.

For the month the average High was 32.1° the average low was 17.1° The mean for the month was 24.4° (+0.5°) so the month was almost “average” there was 2.12” of precipitation (most of it coming as rain) average is 2.09” once again very near average. 12.6” of snow fell that is 8.2” below the average of 20.8” it was the lowest January snow fall since January 2009 when only 9.3” fell. The highest temperature for the month was 58° and the lowest for the month was -11°

Year to year comparisons Last year as of February 1st Grand Rapids had 53.4” of snow fall this year we are at 46.4” In the last 30 years the average snow fall as of February 1st in Grand Rapids in 50.2”

 

Can't believe we ended up near or even slightly about average temps around here.  



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Posted 02 February 2018 - 08:44 AM

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Ended up only .2 degrees below average here after the frigid start to the month. The airport had 3.3" of snow and .77" of total precip thanks to some rain/thunderstorms before the switchover to snow during our "blizzard" on the 22nd.


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Posted 02 February 2018 - 11:38 AM

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11th snowiest January on record at MSP. Finished with 20.4”, or 8.4” above normal.
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Posted 02 February 2018 - 11:45 AM

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11th snowiest January on record at MSP. Finished with 20.4”, or 8.4” above normal.

 

Congrats up there SPS.  Glad to see someone (anyone) else on this sub scoring some above avg totals! 


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Winter 2018-19 Snow Total = 0.0"  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", avg for last 10 seasons = 67.4" ) 135% of normal-helluva stretch!!

 

Winter 2017-18 Snow Total = 68.3"

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 02 February 2018 - 11:52 AM

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Congrats up there SPS.  Glad to see someone (anyone) else on this sub scoring some above avg totals!


Thanks. It was nice to score in January as we tend to really dry out in Feb. I think we only average like 4” in Feb.
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Posted 02 February 2018 - 12:31 PM

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I ended the month with 13" of snow.....12 of which came from the blizzard in my area. I still have numerous drifts around town despite the late month warm-up. Hoping to score one more big one, or nickel and dime here for the next week. 


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