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March 2018 Observations and Discussion

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#701
CentralNebWeather

Posted 31 March 2018 - 05:59 AM

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You've been in a good spot all season to score these meso scale features. Believe it or not, the LRC actually is used in a meso scale fashion in local regions.


Not a bad year, 5” was the largest storm, just not any big ones. Would be something if our largest storm was on April Fools Day.
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Posted 31 March 2018 - 06:08 AM

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12z NAM has even more snow. Wow

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Posted 31 March 2018 - 06:35 AM

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As of Friday March 30th there was no reported snow on the ground in lower Michigan but there is still snow on the ground in in UP. Here are some reputed snow depths from several locations in Michigan’s UP.  30” locations.  34" Painesdale, 31" Hancock and Grand Marais, 30"  20 inch locations Atlantic Mine 28”, Coper Harbor 25”, Munising 21” over 10 less than 20” Herman 18”, NWS Marquette 16” downtown Marquette 10” Watersmeet 13” Sault Ste Marie and Ironwood 12” less than 10” Champion 8”, Ontonagon, Chatham and Rapid River, 7", Garden Corners 6” Green Garden 5” Gladstone 4” Stambaugh 3” Norway 2” and Manistique 1” it should be noted that more snow fell last night so locations may now have more snow on the ground and temperatures have been staying below 32.



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Posted 31 March 2018 - 06:58 AM

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Here are some of the latest seasonal snow fall totals from some locations in Michigan as of this morning. Grand Rapids 71.7”, Muskegon 97.8” Lansing 50.6”, Detroit 58.6” Flint 77.4”, Saginaw 35.9” (note Saginaw is just 48 miles north of Flint) Alpena 50.3” Houghton Lake 40.4”, Sault Ste Marie 95.0” Gaylord 103.4” Traverse City 96.3”. West Branch  32.2” , Petoskey 107.4”, Marquette 135.1” Munising a reported 178.1”  the range with the above locations is between a low of 32.2” at West Branch to a high of 178.1” at Munising.  More snow is expected in norther lower and the UP in the next week.


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Posted 31 March 2018 - 08:51 AM

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Had some pretty active tstorms just to the north of Omaha last night between 1-2am. Lot's of lightning including multiple CG's. Felt like a true spring night with temps still in the 50's and a strong south wind and lightning lighting up the sky


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Posted 31 March 2018 - 10:13 AM

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Congrats to Nebraska for making up for the previous 3 seasons in the snow category. Here's to it being my turn next season. Spring-type day today but it's back to cold tomorrow.
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Posted 31 March 2018 - 01:02 PM

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Congrats to Nebraska for making up for the previous 3 seasons in the snow category. Here's to it being my turn next season. Spring-type day today but it's back to cold tomorrow.


We haven't come close to making up for the past 3 years. We're better off than you, but relative to what we're supposed to get, we haven't had an appreciable season since 2010-11.

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: 4 (Last: 6/30/2018)

Severe Thunderstorm Warnings: 3 (Last: 6/30/2018)

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: 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 02 April 2018 - 06:40 AM

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March ended up .8 degrees above average with only .9" of snow here. Received 2.82" of precip at the airport though which was almost an inch above normal. However, I had over 3" of rain at my house the last couple of weeks.


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Posted 02 April 2018 - 11:17 AM

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I finished March with a -1.3F temp departure.  My precip total was 2.96, modestly above avg.  My snowfall was 10.0, well above avg.


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 03 April 2018 - 08:51 AM

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I finished March with a -1.3F temp departure.  My precip total was 2.96, modestly above avg.  My snowfall was 10.0, well above avg.

 

Nice. Congrats! 


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.."