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#101
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Posted 06 February 2018 - 02:53 PM

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You remember the Geos snow magnet? In terms of Nebraska, that's you my man. Congrats, you've been killin it this year so far. I wish this d**n thing would fill in, it's comical that it's not snowing here but it's snowing in every other direction.

I have been really lucky nebraskaWX.....I wish I could rub some of my luck towards you guys!! Good luck my man! 



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Posted 06 February 2018 - 02:58 PM

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That last band leaving Grand Island is going to pound LNK area very soon...nice thump on the way...


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Posted 06 February 2018 - 02:58 PM

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Hoping it can at least start here before sunset. I'd love to be able to see it.

>1" Snowfalls for Lincoln Municipal Airport in 2018-2019: 10/14 (3.5")

 

Total Snowfall for 2018-2019 @ KLNK: 4.7"             Coldest Low: 9*F

 

 

First flake of the season: 10/14/2018 @ 7:01 AM CDT       

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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 06 February 2018 - 03:02 PM

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watch the heavier returns constantly disappear as they approach Omaha. I doubt we hit 1/2" at this rate. At least I won't have to shovel two nights in a row!

 

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Posted 06 February 2018 - 03:13 PM

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watch the heavier returns constantly disappear as they approach Omaha. I doubt we hit 1/2" at this rate. At least I won't have to shovel two nights in a row!

 

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For a snowlover, you sure seem to enjoy seeing that happen!


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Posted 06 February 2018 - 03:16 PM

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Just measured 0.3". Hurry up already, heavier snow.

>1" Snowfalls for Lincoln Municipal Airport in 2018-2019: 10/14 (3.5")

 

Total Snowfall for 2018-2019 @ KLNK: 4.7"             Coldest Low: 9*F

 

 

First flake of the season: 10/14/2018 @ 7:01 AM CDT       

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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 06 February 2018 - 03:21 PM

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For a snowlover, you sure seem to enjoy seeing that happen!

what? I think you missed my sarcasm here ;)



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Posted 06 February 2018 - 03:24 PM

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If I lived in NebraskaWX territory I'd be nervous af. Northern edge of the band is trying to move SE. I'm feeling fine where I am.

 

Edit: I was ignorant for posting the part I crossed out. I said that just basing it off Hastings radar. Looks fine on OAX radar.


>1" Snowfalls for Lincoln Municipal Airport in 2018-2019: 10/14 (3.5")

 

Total Snowfall for 2018-2019 @ KLNK: 4.7"             Coldest Low: 9*F

 

 

First flake of the season: 10/14/2018 @ 7:01 AM CDT       

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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 06 February 2018 - 03:33 PM

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If I lived in NebraskaWX territory I'd be nervous af. Northern edge of the band is trying to move SE. I'm feeling fine where I am.

 

Edit: I was ignorant for posting the part I crossed out. I said that just basing it off Hastings radar. Looks fine on OAX radar.

 

I'd say we got about 3/4" here. That snow band sagged overtop of us earlier for quite awhile. Hopefully this thing doesn't fizzle, but I don't see us getting more than 1.5" here. I can't tell if I should be excited looking at radar or disappointed, it's like dying but filling in so who knows.


LINCOLN NEBRASKA SNOW TOTALS:

 

 

13-14 : 0"

14-15: 0"

15-16" : 0"

16-17 : 0"

17-18 : Probably 10", so in other words, 0" ​ 5.5"

 

 

# of times it was too warm and ended up being 33 and rain during these years : 20

# of times the storm essentially turned into dust: 25

# of times the storm looked at Nebraska and was like "yeah, good joke" , then ran to Chicago: 50


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Posted 06 February 2018 - 03:45 PM

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I'd say we got about 3/4" here. That snow band sagged overtop of us earlier for quite awhile. Hopefully this thing doesn't fizzle, but I don't see us getting more than 1.5" here. I can't tell if I should be excited looking at radar or disappointed, it's like dying but filling in so who knows.

It's not dying. Hastings radar shows this being awesome actually.


>1" Snowfalls for Lincoln Municipal Airport in 2018-2019: 10/14 (3.5")

 

Total Snowfall for 2018-2019 @ KLNK: 4.7"             Coldest Low: 9*F

 

 

First flake of the season: 10/14/2018 @ 7:01 AM CDT       

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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 06 February 2018 - 04:32 PM

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You guys in Lincoln are gonna pick up a good inch or two. That band means business. 



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Posted 06 February 2018 - 04:37 PM

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Just went for a walk. 1" is down on the sidewalks right now. No roads have been plowed as of yet. I saw a near-accident on my walk. Someone turned right on red when someone wasn't that far away from the intersection.

>1" Snowfalls for Lincoln Municipal Airport in 2018-2019: 10/14 (3.5")

 

Total Snowfall for 2018-2019 @ KLNK: 4.7"             Coldest Low: 9*F

 

 

First flake of the season: 10/14/2018 @ 7:01 AM CDT       

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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 06 February 2018 - 05:17 PM

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Heavy snow and flake size has increased as well. And now even the tallest grass blades are gone woohoo lol
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Posted 06 February 2018 - 05:21 PM

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LOT Discussion:

The fairly impressive instability juxtaposed with the strong mid level f-gen band raise
concerns about a window of potential heavy snow late this evening
near and especially just south of I-80. Concerned that snowfall
rates could briefly reach an inch or so per hour. Have sharpened
up the snowfall forecast for tonight with a narrow band of 2-4"
now from far southern LaSalle and far northern Livingston county
to central/southern Lake Co IN.


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Posted 06 February 2018 - 05:27 PM

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Unbelievable. Radar returns are weakening RIGHT before they get to me. Moderate snow, small (not pixie) flakes.

>1" Snowfalls for Lincoln Municipal Airport in 2018-2019: 10/14 (3.5")

 

Total Snowfall for 2018-2019 @ KLNK: 4.7"             Coldest Low: 9*F

 

 

First flake of the season: 10/14/2018 @ 7:01 AM CDT       

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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 06 February 2018 - 05:30 PM

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LOT Discussion:
The fairly impressive instability juxtaposed with the strong mid level f-gen band raise
concerns about a window of potential heavy snow late this evening
near and especially just south of I-80. Concerned that snowfall
rates could briefly reach an inch or so per hour. Have sharpened
up the snowfall forecast for tonight with a narrow band of 2-4"
now from far southern LaSalle and far northern Livingston county
to central/southern Lake Co IN.


Nice! Now that's the kind of update I like to see! Some SR models want to reach 4" in parts of SMI as well. This should be waaaayyyy more impressive for Marshall than last night

Winter 2018-19 Snow Total = 7.4"  Oct: 0.0 Nov: 7.4 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. One helluva stretch!!

 

2017-18 = 68.3"   2016-17 = 52"   2015-16 = 57.4"   2014-15 = 55.3"   2013-14 = 100.6" (coldest & snowiest in the modern record!)  2012-13 = 47.2"   2011-12 = 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 06 February 2018 - 05:34 PM

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Nice! Now that's the kind of update I like to see! Some SR models want to reach 4" in parts of SMI as well. This should be waaaayyyy more impressive for Marshall than last night

I have the same amounts (2-4"). Lets see if they will overperform. Somehow I knew this would trend stronger. :D



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Posted 06 February 2018 - 06:06 PM

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Down to light pixie dust so I went ahead and took my final measurement. My measurements ranged from 1.5" and 2". There were more 2" amounts, so I'm gonna go ahead and say I got 1.8" here. Roads still aren't plowed, Lincoln is so efficient. That would make my total for this 3-day nickel and dime event 4.1". Depths were anywhere from 3" to 4" depending on where I measured. Remember that disturbed areas from Sunday's event got nothing otg, while undisturbed got up to 1.5". Grass is covered everywhere. Let's keep our temps down on Thursday and prep for what will hopefully be a big event this weekend!


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>1" Snowfalls for Lincoln Municipal Airport in 2018-2019: 10/14 (3.5")

 

Total Snowfall for 2018-2019 @ KLNK: 4.7"             Coldest Low: 9*F

 

 

First flake of the season: 10/14/2018 @ 7:01 AM CDT       

_____________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________

 

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 06 February 2018 - 06:23 PM

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Looking at radar and hi-res modeling seems heavier banding of snow will be farther north and at least through Chi Metro if not further north. Some areas could be in for a surprise when it's all said and done.

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Posted 06 February 2018 - 06:27 PM

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I measured around 4.5” this evening for today’s snow event. I have a snow depth of over 8 inches counting the Sunday snow. Boy have things turned here. Let’s see what happens this weekend if we can add to this. Temps will plummet tonight with the snow pack.
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Posted 06 February 2018 - 06:27 PM

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Radar shows it should be snowing but nothing coming down yet

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Posted 06 February 2018 - 06:35 PM

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Radar is exploding down south w ton of moisture. Juiced up system developing. GOM is open for business.



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Posted 06 February 2018 - 06:44 PM

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I measured about 3/4”- just under an inch of snow from today.

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Posted 06 February 2018 - 07:06 PM

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I measured 3.5" of snow from today; my snow depth is now up to 5.5". Hope we all can cash in on this weekends storm! 


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Posted 06 February 2018 - 07:12 PM

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Fatties falling right now. No wind at all. They are falling really peacefully. Looks like a couple tenths right now. Doesn't look to last long.



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Posted 06 February 2018 - 07:17 PM

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Let's keep our temps down on Thursday and prep for what will hopefully be a big event this weekend!

 

Good news is that latest models have us only getting near the freezing mark vs. upper 30s.



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Posted 06 February 2018 - 07:39 PM

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Good news is that latest models have us only getting near the freezing mark vs. upper 30s.

Cloud cover is looking pretty favorable too. Not having the sun out as much will let the melting not accelerate.


>1" Snowfalls for Lincoln Municipal Airport in 2018-2019: 10/14 (3.5")

 

Total Snowfall for 2018-2019 @ KLNK: 4.7"             Coldest Low: 9*F

 

 

First flake of the season: 10/14/2018 @ 7:01 AM CDT       

_____________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________

 

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 06 February 2018 - 07:49 PM

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Snowing pretty good yet.
.4" so far



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Posted 06 February 2018 - 07:55 PM

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I am anxious to see whether accumulations will exceed to what they are currently forecasting.



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Posted 06 February 2018 - 08:00 PM

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Here it comes.



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Posted 06 February 2018 - 08:27 PM

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Looking at radar and hi-res modeling seems heavier banding of snow will be farther north and at least through Chi Metro if not further north. Some areas could be in for a surprise when it's all said and done.

Sure does Tony and its looking a lot better than I was expecting it would.  First flakes are already flying ahead of schedule.



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Posted 06 February 2018 - 09:27 PM

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Finished with 1/2" here.
Up to about 19" on the season so far.
Nickel and diming my way to the 35" seasonal avg.

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Posted 06 February 2018 - 09:31 PM

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Finished with 1/2" here.
Up to about 19" on the season so far.
Nickel and diming my way to the 35" seasonal avg.

 

Radar shows another decent burst of snow moving into your area.


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 07 February 2018 - 04:02 AM

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Just measured exactly 1.5" of fresh powda and with some pretty heavy returns over my head I'm expecting to tack on another couple tenths.  Huge fatty flakes falling ATM.  This stuff is very high ratio, probably close to 20:1.


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Posted 07 February 2018 - 05:08 AM

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1.5” down on the driveway overnight. Numerous cars in ditches on the drive into work.

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Posted 07 February 2018 - 05:16 AM

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1.7" so far and still coming down at a good clip.  Temp @ 16F.



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Posted 07 February 2018 - 05:28 AM

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The last band that went through laid down another 0.3" which brings my total from this system to about 1.8" which is about what I had anticipated.



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Posted 07 February 2018 - 05:30 AM

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Radar shows another decent burst of snow moving into your area.

Yeah i was surprised when i woke up this morning! Measured 1.7" Its basically cotton. This puts me close to 5" between sun nite and last night's systems.

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Posted 07 February 2018 - 06:28 AM

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M1.6 of densely packed tiny flakes during a lull around 6 am, then I see another nice blob popped-up on radar and moved across Calhoun cnty since I left for work. Likely made at least a solid 2". Best of this ran along just S and E of mby up to the snow magnet zone of Detroit. 

 

Closing in on 7" since Sunday for Marshall. Now across SWMI is a solid 6-12" snow pack heading into the exciting period  :)


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Winter 2018-19 Snow Total = 7.4"  Oct: 0.0 Nov: 7.4 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. One helluva stretch!!

 

2017-18 = 68.3"   2016-17 = 52"   2015-16 = 57.4"   2014-15 = 55.3"   2013-14 = 100.6" (coldest & snowiest in the modern record!)  2012-13 = 47.2"   2011-12 = 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 07 February 2018 - 06:43 AM

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Views from my balcony this beautiful morning.

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>1" Snowfalls for Lincoln Municipal Airport in 2018-2019: 10/14 (3.5")

 

Total Snowfall for 2018-2019 @ KLNK: 4.7"             Coldest Low: 9*F

 

 

First flake of the season: 10/14/2018 @ 7:01 AM CDT       

_____________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________

 

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 07 February 2018 - 06:45 AM

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still snowing! Nothing much but gorgeous probably right around 1"

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Posted 07 February 2018 - 06:50 AM

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Still snowing here. Temp @ 15F. It has a biting wind to it as a breeze is starting to kick in.



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Posted 07 February 2018 - 07:07 AM

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still snowing! Nothing much but gorgeous probably right around 1"

That's what a Wisco winter scene should look like...enjoy it!



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Posted 07 February 2018 - 07:10 AM

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Snow has ended. Accumulations IMBY is totaled @ 1.8". Clouds are starting to break up now.



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Posted 07 February 2018 - 07:50 AM

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Picked up 0.6" of fluff from this wave.


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 07 February 2018 - 08:36 AM

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Here is a map of the totals around my area. The reporter north of my town had 3.2" and a town 7 miles west of me had 3.2" so I would say my 3.5 is pretty accurate!! 

 

 

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Posted 07 February 2018 - 09:23 AM

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Here is a map of the totals around my area. The reporter north of my town had 3.2" and a town 7 miles west of me had 3.2" so I would say my 3.5 is pretty accurate!! 

I see that is Feb. 3rd.  Anything for the Feb. 6th event out yet?



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Posted 07 February 2018 - 09:38 AM

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I see that is Feb. 3rd.  Anything for the Feb. 6th event out yet?

Oh wow your right; they have the date wrong then because those totals are for yesterday! 



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Posted 07 February 2018 - 10:06 AM

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GRR extends the WWA for a follow-on couple inches of LES in the belt counties. Been getting some large flakes on and off moderate falling

 

URGENT - WINTER WEATHER MESSAGE
National Weather Service Grand Rapids MI
1129 AM EST Wed Feb 7 2018

MIZ056-064-071-072-072200-
/O.EXT.KGRR.WW.Y.0009.000000T0000Z-180207T2200Z/
Ottawa-Allegan-Van Buren-Kalamazoo-
Including the cities of Grand Haven, Jenison, Holland,
South Haven, and Kalamazoo
1129 AM EST Wed Feb 7 2018

...WINTER WEATHER ADVISORY NOW IN EFFECT UNTIL 5 PM EST THIS
AFTERNOON...

* WHAT...Snow. Additional snow accumulations of up to two inches
are expected.

* WHERE...Ottawa, Allegan, Van Buren and Kalamazoo counties.

* WHEN...Until 5 PM EST this afternoon.

* ADDITIONAL DETAILS...Plan on slippery road conditions, including
during the evening commute. Be prepared for reduced visibilities
at times. This will impact I-196 southwest of Grand Rapids and
I-94 west of Kalamazoo.

PRECAUTIONARY/PREPAREDNESS ACTIONS...

A Winter Weather Advisory for snow means periods of snow will
cause primarily travel difficulties. Be prepared for snow covered
roads and limited visibilities, and use caution while driving.


Winter 2018-19 Snow Total = 7.4"  Oct: 0.0 Nov: 7.4 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. One helluva stretch!!

 

2017-18 = 68.3"   2016-17 = 52"   2015-16 = 57.4"   2014-15 = 55.3"   2013-14 = 100.6" (coldest & snowiest in the modern record!)  2012-13 = 47.2"   2011-12 = 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 07 February 2018 - 10:31 AM

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Just finished cleaning out the snow and quite shocking as to how much stronger the sun angle this time of the year is. Snow was melting even w temps in the lower 20s.