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March 23rd/24th snow - Working towards average by May!

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Posted 24 March 2018 - 08:58 AM

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You guys have to be over 6” in CR by now. Sure likes like 2-3” is likely

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Posted 24 March 2018 - 08:59 AM

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Airport total in CR so far is 6.3. I’m thinking 8-12 looks like a good bet based on radar. When I looked at map at 10:30am the airport had 5.0 so it seems to be falling at about an inch per hour.

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Posted 24 March 2018 - 09:01 AM

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I just saw that and thought the same.  I'm just hoping for 8".

I think 8" is a lock here. Like I said, I already have 7-8" although the blowing has made it somewhat difficult to estimate and measure. Someone in far SW CR is only reporting 3.5-4". Absolutely insane gradient even in Linn County alone. Coggon and Prairieburg are easily at 8" by now.


2017-18 Snowfall: 

TOTAL: 40.0"

(Dec. 8: 0.1") (Dec. 24: 1.1") (Dec. 28: 1.1") (Dec. 29: 5.4") (Dec. 30: 0.3") (Jan. 2: 0.5") (Jan. 11: 0.3") (Jan. 14: 2.0")(Feb. 3: 0.4") (Feb. 5: 4.6")(Feb. 6-8: 1.0") (Feb. 9: 4.3")(Feb. 10: 2.8")(Feb. 11: 1.2”) (Feb. 17: 1.8")(Mar. 6: 1.9") (Mar. 24: 8.6") (Apr. x 0.3") (Apr. 8: 3.3")


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Posted 24 March 2018 - 09:06 AM

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Airport total in CR so far is 6.3. I’m thinking 8-12 looks like a good bet based on radar. When I looked at map at 10:30am the airport had 5.0 so it seems to be falling at about an inch per hour.

 

The airport no longer reports snow totals.  The 6.3" is from KGAN in northeast CR.


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 24 March 2018 - 09:24 AM

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Sorry money. I couldn’t respond earlier. I was too busy blowing the 5.5” of snow I got off my driveway. Oh and that pivot is about to come back though, I wonder if I’ll get that extra 2.5” I need...


The snow that’s gonna be gone in 4-5 days lol

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Posted 24 March 2018 - 09:40 AM

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Exactly. That’s why it’s a perfect storm. Get all the fun of falling snow and it’ll be gone before I know it.

The snow that’s gonna be gone in 4-5 days lol


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Posted 24 March 2018 - 10:15 AM

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I’d like to see a report from Anamosa and Monticello. It’s gotta be 10-11” there by now. They’ve been in a heavy snow band for hours

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Posted 24 March 2018 - 10:33 AM

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And a 12” report out of Olin in jones county.

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Posted 24 March 2018 - 10:35 AM

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8" measured trained spotter out of Ely. I measured 8.2 average from 3 spots.


2017-18 Snowfall: 

TOTAL: 40.0"

(Dec. 8: 0.1") (Dec. 24: 1.1") (Dec. 28: 1.1") (Dec. 29: 5.4") (Dec. 30: 0.3") (Jan. 2: 0.5") (Jan. 11: 0.3") (Jan. 14: 2.0")(Feb. 3: 0.4") (Feb. 5: 4.6")(Feb. 6-8: 1.0") (Feb. 9: 4.3")(Feb. 10: 2.8")(Feb. 11: 1.2”) (Feb. 17: 1.8")(Mar. 6: 1.9") (Mar. 24: 8.6") (Apr. x 0.3") (Apr. 8: 3.3")


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Posted 24 March 2018 - 10:46 AM

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Snowing pretty hard here again. It’s not sticking well to the roads anymore but probably still sticking to the ground

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Posted 24 March 2018 - 11:03 AM

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7 inches here now..... it sucked the overnight snow didn't pan out, but today has been pretty cool.  It has been a long time since we've had a big snow with strong wind.  That 10-12" in Jones County could have been us  :(

 

I love storms that have a good trowal that just seems to pivot overhead for hours.  That's what it's doing to CR now.  I'd be pretty happy if we could add on another two inches.


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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 24 March 2018 - 11:49 AM

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8.3 inches here at 2:40pm. Snow is still falling here and looks to continue until sunset tonight. I think 10 inches is possible here, but either way this is an impressive spring snow storm.

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Posted 24 March 2018 - 12:31 PM

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Reports of 15 inches here.  Snow is so wet and heavy it kept clogging the snow blower.  


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Posted 24 March 2018 - 12:49 PM

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Thundersnow footage...

 

https://twitter.com/...519259239661568



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Posted 24 March 2018 - 12:49 PM

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Snowfall totals thru 11:25am...James' backyard jackpot...

 

 

 

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Posted 24 March 2018 - 01:05 PM

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There’s an official 7” report from north Liberty. I’m gonna measure now myself

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Posted 24 March 2018 - 01:20 PM

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I won't lie, I'm a bit jealous
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Posted 24 March 2018 - 01:36 PM

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Storm tapered to flurries. Grand total a nearly perfectly forecasted 9.1" Hawkeye is still under decent returns so he might still grab another 0.5" yet.

 

Measured in 5 more spots and that dropped my average back down to 8.6".


2017-18 Snowfall: 

TOTAL: 40.0"

(Dec. 8: 0.1") (Dec. 24: 1.1") (Dec. 28: 1.1") (Dec. 29: 5.4") (Dec. 30: 0.3") (Jan. 2: 0.5") (Jan. 11: 0.3") (Jan. 14: 2.0")(Feb. 3: 0.4") (Feb. 5: 4.6")(Feb. 6-8: 1.0") (Feb. 9: 4.3")(Feb. 10: 2.8")(Feb. 11: 1.2”) (Feb. 17: 1.8")(Mar. 6: 1.9") (Mar. 24: 8.6") (Apr. x 0.3") (Apr. 8: 3.3")


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Posted 24 March 2018 - 01:47 PM

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There's a 12.0 report just NW of shellsburg. Interesting.


2017-18 Snowfall: 

TOTAL: 40.0"

(Dec. 8: 0.1") (Dec. 24: 1.1") (Dec. 28: 1.1") (Dec. 29: 5.4") (Dec. 30: 0.3") (Jan. 2: 0.5") (Jan. 11: 0.3") (Jan. 14: 2.0")(Feb. 3: 0.4") (Feb. 5: 4.6")(Feb. 6-8: 1.0") (Feb. 9: 4.3")(Feb. 10: 2.8")(Feb. 11: 1.2”) (Feb. 17: 1.8")(Mar. 6: 1.9") (Mar. 24: 8.6") (Apr. x 0.3") (Apr. 8: 3.3")


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Posted 24 March 2018 - 01:50 PM

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7” seems like a good total here to match the official report. That’s pretty close to what I measured. Overall a great storm but seeing 14” about 30-40 miles away does make me envious. But I won’t complain
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Posted 24 March 2018 - 02:06 PM

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Looking back at yesterday’s 18z NAM which was further north than most models ended up being pretty darn accurate with widespread 12” amounts

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Posted 24 March 2018 - 04:01 PM

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I finished with 8.0".  The liquid total is 1.28".  The ratio is only 6.3 to 1.

 

As always, when it's windy, it's necessary to take a core sample because of gauge undercatch.  My gauge catch was 1.09", significantly less than the core sample.

 

The euro has now been a little off with the placement of the snow bullseye for each of the last three solid storms (the two clippers this winter and the current storm).  For the clippers, the euro had CR in the bullseye, while some other models were a bit farther south.  South was correct.  For this storm, the euro again had CR in the bullseye, while some other models were farther northeast.  Northeast was correct.


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 24 March 2018 - 05:46 PM

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Wow!

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Posted 24 March 2018 - 05:59 PM

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Big swing and miss by LOT here. Forecast for 9+ barely got a dusting. Mother Nature!

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Posted 24 March 2018 - 07:14 PM

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Big swing and miss by LOT here. Forecast for 9+ barely got a dusting. Mother Nature!


That’s brutal. Unfortunately it’s inevatable in these type of sharp precip cutoffs.

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Posted 24 March 2018 - 08:21 PM

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I heard the column is ridiculously dry and the strength of the HP is really over powering the moisture. On the countrary, Mason City, IA with over a Foot of powder! Incredible...James is gonna be pissed...I feel ya!

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Reminds me of the storms NMI would get in November.
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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 24 March 2018 - 09:07 PM

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For a total from this storm I got 9.2 inches. Very heavy wet snow but this was a very strong spring storm system that really delivered across most of eastern Iowa.
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Posted 25 March 2018 - 02:32 AM

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Big swing and miss by LOT here. Forecast for 9+ barely got a dusting. Mother Nature!

Look at the bright side, at least it wasn't during Nov-Feb!  Are you near Ottawa?  This map says it all..

 

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Posted 25 March 2018 - 02:55 AM

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Another March snowstorm, another daily snowfall record broken in Indianapolis...

 

 

 

Snow has stopped at the office here in Indianapolis. We finished the day with 10.2". This sets the record snowfall for the day and is the 2nd highest one day total for the month of March with the top being March 19th 1906 at 12.1". #INwx

 

Incredible snowfall rates were recorded at INDY...

 

 

 

3 inch an hour rate between 18-19z was observed at #indy

 


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Posted 25 March 2018 - 07:45 AM

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It was certainly a good storm.  However, one thing I did not see here in Cedar Rapids is extreme snowfall rates.


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 25 March 2018 - 02:35 PM

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Look at the bright side, at least it wasn't during Nov-Feb! Are you near Ottawa? This map says it all..

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