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February 6th-7th Plains/MW/Lower Lakes System

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#151
jaster220

Posted 07 February 2018 - 11:03 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.

 

IF there's even a hint of road salt residue like on your driveway tracked in from the street, it'll melt instantly. I'm hoping for warmer temps during the next snow. These <20F snows are always pixie dust or LEFluff. WAA snows usually aren't tho, so this is a plus in my book  :D


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.."


#152
Niko

Posted 07 February 2018 - 11:07 AM

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IF there's even a hint of road salt residue like on your driveway tracked in from the street, it'll melt instantly. I'm hoping for warmer temps during the next snow. These <20F snows are always pixie dust or LEFluff. WAA snows usually aren't tho, so this is a plus in my book  :D

Snowblowers usually tend to work better in powdery snow, rather than high water content snowfall. Therefore, I prefer "Powda". ;) :D



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james1976

Posted 07 February 2018 - 11:26 AM

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Picked up 0.6" of fluff from this wave.

Was your forecast 1-2? Seems like i picked up more than some did down south. Opposite of the forecast.

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jzuzphreek

Posted 07 February 2018 - 01:17 PM

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Got a good 1.5-2 inches last night in St. Joseph, MO. Took the kids out after dark for a walk while it was still pretty and footprint free. Schools cancelled this morning due to cold and the nasty flu epidemic, but travel to work was nothing special. 


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Hawkeye

Posted 07 February 2018 - 01:48 PM

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Was your forecast 1-2? Seems like i picked up more than some did down south. Opposite of the forecast.

 

A couple days before, 1-1.5" was possible, but models backed off as it approached.  One run of the NAM removed all snow, so I'll take 0.6".


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"