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Posted 23 January 2018 - 04:37 AM

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^^^ Sheesh - guess that secondary weenie band was legit, eh? Rarely works out that way tho. Some wet April-like flakes here at the lakeshore this morning. Just enough to remind that it's actually still winter tho yesterday looked and felt like an early spring day. Congrats to all those who scored with this system.


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 23 January 2018 - 04:52 AM

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^^^ Sheesh - guess that secondary weenie band was legit, eh? Rarely works out that way tho. Some wet April-like flakes here at the lakeshore this morning. Just enough to remind that it's actually still winter tho yesterday looked and felt like an early spring day. Congrats to all those who scored with this system.

When the sun peaked out late yesterday around 3:00pm, with a southerly flow, it felt like an April-like day.  Temps peaked at 55F...cray cray Chi weather.  


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Posted 23 January 2018 - 05:06 AM

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We got a solid three inches of heavy wet snow west of Milwaukee - came hard and fast last night.
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Posted 23 January 2018 - 05:34 AM

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We got a solid three inches of heavy wet snow west of Milwaukee - came hard and fast last night.

Just saw 3-5" reports over here in Lake county...wow, didn't see that coming...



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Posted 23 January 2018 - 06:23 AM

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Apparently the airport only got 1.8", which is shocking, I thought they got it harder than us. We got 3.5" here.


2018 Severe Weather Season Statistics for my apartment:

 

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

Tornado Warnings: 0

Severe Thunderstorm Watches: 3 (Last: 6/6/2018)

Severe Thunderstorm Warnings: 0

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: 2 (Last: 6/11/2018)

SPC Day 1 Slight Risks: 5 (Last: 6/6/2018)

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>1" Snowfalls for Lincoln Municipal Airport in 2017-2018: 12/23-12/24 (3.6), 1/22 (1.8), 2/5 (1.6), 2/6 (2.0), 2/9-2/10 (2.8), 2/21-2/22 (1.9), 4/14-4/15 (2.0)

 

Total Snowfall for 2017-2018 @ KLNK: 21.4"               Coldest Low: -19*F (1/1/2018)

 

First flake of the season: 10/31/2017 @ 1:17 PM        Last flake of the season: 4/15/2018 @ 9:22 AM


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Posted 23 January 2018 - 06:54 AM

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Apparently the airport only got 1.8", which is shocking, I thought they got it harder than us. We got 3.5" here.

 

Well the Lincoln Airport did beat the Omaha Eppley Airport...which measured a total of 1.0 inches of snow.

 

Lincoln has taken the lead in the snow race for the season:

 

2017-18 Snowfall:

 

Lincoln: 7.7"

Omaha: 6.9"

 

 

Both stations are much snowier than they were on this date last year when through January 22nd, 2017 the seasonal totals were:

 

Omaha: 3.8"

Lincoln: 3.7"



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Posted 23 January 2018 - 08:47 AM

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The morning after. We ended with about 12” give or take an inch or two. Some drifts were knee high.

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Posted 23 January 2018 - 09:13 AM

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I would say the models were pretty darn accurate, at least in Wisconsin. I was happily surprised by 3" from about 3pm 7pm yesterday. Roughly .25" of rain on top of a frozen ground caused some pretty big puddles and filled the ditches. Hoping the Friday warmup doesn't melt too much snow. I've yet to get my x-country skis out.

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Posted 23 January 2018 - 09:27 AM

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As often seems to happen, the backwash snow did not materialize for my area.  I'm satisfied with the storm.  It was fun to track and then watch the snow bands yesterday, and we got our decent rain event with thunder.


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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 23 January 2018 - 09:47 AM

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I see this ONE single red dot for 18".

 

Anyone with better search site link know where exactly to highest report(s) were?

 

Attached File  20180123 snow reports map.png   1.45MB   1 downloads

 

 


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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 23 January 2018 - 10:33 AM

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Ended with a reported 6 inches here.  Its concrete.  I would venture to guess there was 1.25-1.5 inches of QPF here.



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Posted 23 January 2018 - 10:39 AM

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I see this ONE single red dot for 18".

Anyone with better search site link know where exactly to highest report(s) were?

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That would be Ponca, Ne in Dixon county. I also seen oax had Wynot, Ne getting 17.8” and that’s located in the same area.
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Posted 23 January 2018 - 10:52 AM

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A lot of people were disappointed that we didn't get the big storm, some were really happy.  I think students today figured out they had a snow day yesterday and were happy about it.   We probably have 3 more days ( they build in extra time - hours not days according to our contract) in the calendar, typically comes out to 4 days along with a late start.  We have had 1 late start and 1 snow day.  With our stormiest months on average still ahead of us, our supt. said he considered a late start this morning but decided on a regular day.  He said if we would have gotten what was predicted we probably would have used 2 days and a late start then we start getting close to making up time.

 

I know a guy who teaches in Grand Island Public Schools.  They had a 2nd snow day in a row today.   They only build 1 day into their calendar.  Today they must make up and all future days will need to be made up.

 

At our school the first day we would use as a makeup day is the Monday after Easter.  Any other days go on the end of the year that is supposed to end on May 17th.



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Posted 23 January 2018 - 10:59 AM

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I believe Lincoln Public Schools has 5 days built in, and they've used two. That'll work for February (storm month).

2018 Severe Weather Season Statistics for my apartment:

 

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

Tornado Warnings: 0

Severe Thunderstorm Watches: 3 (Last: 6/6/2018)

Severe Thunderstorm Warnings: 0

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: 2 (Last: 6/11/2018)

SPC Day 1 Slight Risks: 5 (Last: 6/6/2018)

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>1" Snowfalls for Lincoln Municipal Airport in 2017-2018: 12/23-12/24 (3.6), 1/22 (1.8), 2/5 (1.6), 2/6 (2.0), 2/9-2/10 (2.8), 2/21-2/22 (1.9), 4/14-4/15 (2.0)

 

Total Snowfall for 2017-2018 @ KLNK: 21.4"               Coldest Low: -19*F (1/1/2018)

 

First flake of the season: 10/31/2017 @ 1:17 PM        Last flake of the season: 4/15/2018 @ 9:22 AM


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Posted 23 January 2018 - 11:04 AM

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How much did Craig get??



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Posted 23 January 2018 - 11:05 AM

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How much did Craig get??

 

Eppley: 1.0"

 

I got 1.1" on Saturday; so I win!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!


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Posted 23 January 2018 - 11:12 AM

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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 23 January 2018 - 11:13 AM

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SREF's!!

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Made you look...

 

:lol: ..yep


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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 23 January 2018 - 11:20 AM

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I see this ONE single red dot for 18".

 

Anyone with better search site link know where exactly to highest report(s) were?

 

attachicon.gif20180123 snow reports map.png

 

http://mesonet.agron...tcol=ts&wfo=OAX

 

http://mesonet.agron...tcol=ts&wfo=MPX

 

http://mesonet.agron...tcol=ts&wfo=GRB

 

http://mesonet.agron...tcol=ts&wfo=GID

 

http://mesonet.agron...tcol=ts&wfo=ARX

 

http://mesonet.agron...tcol=ts&wfo=MQT

 

http://mesonet.agron...tcol=ts&wfo=MKX

 

http://mesonet.agron...tcol=ts&wfo=LBF

 

http://mesonet.agron...tcol=ts&wfo=FSD

 

 

Remember, these just show the last 24 hours; so click on the station ID to get a record of all previous days.


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Posted 23 January 2018 - 11:40 AM

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Here's Omaha's page for the winter storm with snowfall maps, reports, and wind reports:

http://www.weather.g...0180122blizzard

 

Omaha's airport is on the very east side of town along the Missouri River and they only had 1", yet when you go to the western suburbs that are 10-15 miles away, than you have 5-6". What a gradient!

I'm about 9 miles away and had 4".


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Posted 23 January 2018 - 01:58 PM

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What was with the high totals in SE Wisconsin?  Was that the stuff that came through late last night and early this AM?  Models had been showing some back side snow, but only 1-2".  Looks like they were on to the right idea, but way under did totals.  That's a nice surprise for those people.  



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Posted 23 January 2018 - 02:11 PM

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Yup, areas around Burlington had snowfall rates of 1-2"/hr for several hours last night. I was shocked to see the snowfall amounts when I woke me. Paddock Lake was the winner with 9".
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Posted 23 January 2018 - 02:19 PM

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Weird how KLNK only got 1.8". They had like the best banding but the rest of the city had more than that.



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Posted 23 January 2018 - 02:47 PM

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Weird how KLNK only got 1.8". They had like the best banding but the rest of the city had more than that.


There's got to be something wrong with how they measure. They always record less than what the city gets. I get for most storms some parts of Lincoln get more than other parts, but this has been an issue since 2009.

2018 Severe Weather Season Statistics for my apartment:

 

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

Tornado Warnings: 0

Severe Thunderstorm Watches: 3 (Last: 6/6/2018)

Severe Thunderstorm Warnings: 0

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: 2 (Last: 6/11/2018)

SPC Day 1 Slight Risks: 5 (Last: 6/6/2018)

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>1" Snowfalls for Lincoln Municipal Airport in 2017-2018: 12/23-12/24 (3.6), 1/22 (1.8), 2/5 (1.6), 2/6 (2.0), 2/9-2/10 (2.8), 2/21-2/22 (1.9), 4/14-4/15 (2.0)

 

Total Snowfall for 2017-2018 @ KLNK: 21.4"               Coldest Low: -19*F (1/1/2018)

 

First flake of the season: 10/31/2017 @ 1:17 PM        Last flake of the season: 4/15/2018 @ 9:22 AM


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Posted 23 January 2018 - 02:52 PM

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There's got to be something wrong with how they measure. They always record less than what the city gets. I get for most storms some parts of Lincoln get more than other parts, but this has been an issue since 2009.

Our airport is always way lower than everyone else too. The media always always comments on how much lower they are than the rest of the area.



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Posted 23 January 2018 - 05:20 PM

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It looks like about 4-5 inches were in my area..i didn't measure but I've seen reports


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Posted 24 January 2018 - 05:48 AM

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There's got to be something wrong with how they measure. They always record less than what the city gets. I get for most storms some parts of Lincoln get more than other parts, but this has been an issue since 2009.

 

Our airport is always way lower than everyone else too. The media always always comments on how much lower they are than the rest of the area.

 

It's called wind-swept wide open spaces. Everything just blows away! Especially if winds are that strong. Prolly some massive drift at the property fence line down wind, but they can't/don't take that into account, lol


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 24 January 2018 - 07:57 AM

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Here is Hastings write-up about the blizzard

 

Here is a link of the totals state wide.