This is sort of a joke, but maybe it's best that us users out here start taking matters into our own hands with this storm. There is going to be a wee knee band somewhere around here, and were at the point where everyone in Chicago and Michigan are going to focus on themselves with this-- pretty sure they could care less about a 5" band 600 miles west while they are tracking a potent 17" storm in their area; I think we've annoyed them enough with our inevitable complaints that we all have from this storm and the past decade anyways.
That said, we can track our own "storm" here, smash some brews, complain about whatever, make fun of snowlover76, it doesn't matter, cuz this is our thread boys. Let's do this.
Can never get too much snow over here in da Mitt, so don't mind if I follow along for fun . After I came in from shoveling the past two day's snow, I was staring out the window trying to imagine how it could look come Sunday evening if all goes just right
Tom and Illinois_WX like this
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 2014, Feb 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.."