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Posted 15 January 2018 - 12:24 PM

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Looks like this band over I-88 on north is going to stall out and pivot in this general vacinity.  It continues to snow over here lightly but its adding up and closing in on an additional 1" since the morning.



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Posted 15 January 2018 - 12:38 PM

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nice fatty flakes for the last hour here!

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Posted 15 January 2018 - 12:40 PM

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Snowing harder now. Under a decent band currently. Approaching 2".



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Posted 15 January 2018 - 02:40 PM

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Snow basically never stopped here today. Close to 5 inches
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Posted 15 January 2018 - 03:12 PM

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5.5 fantastic snow day!
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Posted 15 January 2018 - 03:22 PM

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Those flakes were huge in that LE snowband
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Posted 15 January 2018 - 03:41 PM

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Is it ripping near MKE?

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Posted 15 January 2018 - 03:47 PM

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Snow basically never stopped here today. Close to 5 inches

 

yep. still going. easily over 5.5. big fluff



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Posted 15 January 2018 - 03:51 PM

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You guys out in the west burbs are cashin’ in!

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Posted 15 January 2018 - 04:04 PM

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Snowing pretty good here in Bartlett

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Posted 15 January 2018 - 04:22 PM

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Looks like the lake is starting to help out now...

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Posted 15 January 2018 - 04:58 PM

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Flake size is huge over here ATM. I can def see the lake enhancing snowfall from N Cook county on north. It must puking snow near MKE. East side of MSN is even going to cash in on this band.
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Posted 15 January 2018 - 05:13 PM

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Is it ripping near MKE?


It is right now by me - looks great!

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Posted 15 January 2018 - 05:16 PM

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Hope it can stay all night
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Posted 15 January 2018 - 05:16 PM

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It is right now by me - looks great!


Excellent! You should get a couple hours of this stuff. In fact, the bands building up again farther north has my attn. looks a lot better than what the models were showing.

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Posted 15 January 2018 - 05:18 PM

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Hope it can stay all night


I think we have a shot!

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Posted 15 January 2018 - 05:27 PM

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Excellent! You should get a couple hours of this stuff. In fact, the bands building up again farther north has my attn. looks a lot better than what the models were showing.


I saw that too - this band seems to be moving fairly leisurely too which is nice.
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Posted 15 January 2018 - 05:42 PM

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band is getting shorter..looks like it stays just to my east.

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Posted 15 January 2018 - 07:17 PM

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How much did you guys pick up near MKE from the LES?



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Posted 15 January 2018 - 10:03 PM

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MKE picked up between 3-5". It was a white out for about 45 minutes.
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Posted 16 January 2018 - 03:49 AM

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MKE picked up between 3-5". It was a white out for about 45 minutes.

Great! Radar keeps firing up by you and to the north of MKE area.  This is an awesome bonus!

 

LOT pulled the trigger and issued a WWA for LES across Lake/Cook county in IL...only expecting 1-2", but I wouldn't be surprised to see a local 3".  I managed to pick up an additional 1/2" of powder when a band swung through overnight.  When I saw the higer rez models pointing towards a lake plume hugging the shoreline I had a good feeling about see the convergence setting up along the shoreline.  Indeed it is doing so as we speak.



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Posted 16 January 2018 - 04:32 AM

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DuPage county posters are going to cash in on the LES that is now starting to spill into the area.  Nice plume starting to take shape up north and has eyes for NE IL....

 

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Posted 16 January 2018 - 04:37 AM

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ORD up to 3.5"...might be able to pick up to 2" from this LES...looking better as we progress this morning...



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Posted 16 January 2018 - 05:05 AM

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Gorgeous, huge, flakes falling from the sky as daylight emerges this morning....gosh, this is what Winter's in Chicago should be like all the time...#snowglobe
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Posted 16 January 2018 - 05:55 AM

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Gorgeous, huge, flakes falling from the sky this morning as daylight emerges this morning....gosh, this is what Winter's in Chicago should be like all the time...#snowglobe

 

'grats over there Tom and the rest of you snow-starved IL peeps!  :D  :D  :D  That's what I was thinking as I walked into the office with the fresh snow and single digit temps - now this is a real winter! 


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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 16 January 2018 - 05:58 AM

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Chicago and north side getting hit good right now...@ Blizzard, you in that band???



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Posted 16 January 2018 - 06:27 AM

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Ended up with 5" of beautiful fluffy snow. I do love an over performing clipper. Had 2" Sun night and when the sun came out Monday morning I was skeptical of the NWS forecast. Then it just ripped big fluffy flakes for a couple hours in the evening.

 

Sun and a fresh blanket of snow if the absolute best way to start a January day!


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Posted 16 January 2018 - 06:32 AM

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Been snowing pretty much since Sunday night. As Tom stated, this is how winter is supposed to be around these parts!


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Posted 16 January 2018 - 06:34 AM

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Been snowing pretty much since Sunday night. As Tom stated, this is how winter is supposed to be around these parts!

Pretty crazy how long it has snowed. we will probably be referencing the "MLK Clipper" in the future 


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Posted 16 January 2018 - 07:01 AM

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@ IndianaJohn, your gonna get raked!

 

 

 

Special Weather Statement Special Weather Statement
National Weather Service Chicago/Romeoville Il
855 AM CST TUE JAN 16 2018

INZ001-002-161530-
Porter IN-Lake IN-
855 AM CST TUE JAN 16 2018

...HEAVY LAKE EFFECT SNOW SQUALLS FOR PORTER AND CENTRAL LAKE
COUNTIES UNTIL 930 AM CST...

At 852 AM CST, Doppler radar was tracking heavy lake effect snow
squalls along a line extending from near Burnham to Town Of Pines.
Movement was south at 20 mph.

Heavy snow with visibility of one quarter mile or less and gusty
winds can be expected with these squalls.
Roads will quickly become
snow covered and hazardous.

Locations impacted include...
Hammond, Gary, Portage, Merrillville, Valparaiso, East Chicago,
Schererville, Hobart, Crown Point, Highland, Munster, Griffith, St.
John, Chesterton, Lake Station, Cedar Lake, Whiting, Porter, Burns
Harbor and Lakes Of The Four Seasons.
 


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Posted 16 January 2018 - 07:04 AM

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Chicago and north side getting hit good right now...@ Blizzard, you in that band???

Yes I was --what a beautiful sight


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Posted 16 January 2018 - 08:33 AM

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@ IndianaJohn, your gonna get raked!

Had a brief 20 minute squall pass through.. now just flurries. Hopefully lake county gets a nice plume set up and drops a couple of inches before moving east into Porter county and Michigan.


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Posted 16 January 2018 - 09:36 AM

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Had a brief 20 minute squall pass through.. now just flurries. Hopefully lake county gets a nice plume set up and drops a couple of inches before moving east into Porter county and Michigan.

 

What am I missing with IWX leaving 2 Indiana Cntys in a watch for only 2-4", whilst setting Berrien as a WWA for 3-5"?? 

 

Looks like this lake plume is kinda crapping out compared to others early in the season. I don't mind it tbh, endless days of messy commutes just for a few more inches of lake fluff is already getting old


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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 16 January 2018 - 10:26 AM

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The last lobe of moisture this morning dropped 0.7" here.


season snowfall: 0.0"

 

'17-18: 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 16 January 2018 - 10:29 AM

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Coming down pretty good right now!!!
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Posted 16 January 2018 - 11:12 AM

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nice while it lasted maybe picked up an 1"....looks like its winding down,



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Posted 16 January 2018 - 01:54 PM

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Storm finals for Illinois. one of the better clippers in awhile 

 

 


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