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Posted 08 April 2018 - 12:14 PM

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Steady here but some has melted so i cant get an accurate measurement. Prolly around 2"

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Posted 08 April 2018 - 12:20 PM

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Actually i found a snow patch from previous snowfall and it was hardened over so the new snow isnt melting on that. Just measured 2.7"
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Posted 08 April 2018 - 12:30 PM

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Snow now reaching the ground here. Just went sledding with the kiddo in April for the first time ever.
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Posted 08 April 2018 - 12:37 PM

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My county was just added to the Winter Weather Advisory for 2-4".  



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Posted 08 April 2018 - 01:01 PM

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3.5" now. pounding pretty good


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Posted 08 April 2018 - 01:03 PM

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North central IA just upgraded to winter storm warning for 5-8"


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Posted 08 April 2018 - 01:46 PM

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4.1"


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Posted 08 April 2018 - 02:12 PM

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Medium to large flakes are pouring down, here.  I haven't measured, but there is no visible grass.so an inch minimum.


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 08 April 2018 - 02:29 PM

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4.5" now. That secondary piece is going to drop right through here later this evening. I may end up hitting warning criteria yet.



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Posted 08 April 2018 - 02:33 PM

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I have about 1.8" on my little deck.


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 08 April 2018 - 03:02 PM

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2.1" on my snow board from the first band.  That was my ceiling, so anything else that falls is a bonus.


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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 08 April 2018 - 04:04 PM

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4.9". comin down pretty good again


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Posted 08 April 2018 - 04:08 PM

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Measured 1.9." Looks like another 2" or so tonight per NWS and HRRR/RAP.


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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 08 April 2018 - 05:19 PM

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5.5" now. I should clear 6 by looks of the radar.


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Posted 08 April 2018 - 05:53 PM

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I measured 2.3 inches at 6:00pm. Based on radar, I think that around 3.5-4 inches looks good for a total here. Snow is still coming down at a nice rate with good sized flakes.

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Posted 08 April 2018 - 06:03 PM

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I don’t recall seeing a single snowflake or sprinkle today here in Omaha. Congrats to those to the east in Iowa, I’m more than ready for spring like temps by midweek.
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Posted 08 April 2018 - 06:09 PM

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20 car pileup on a bridge just south of St Paul a bit ago. Snow started accumulating on the pavement right before sunset.

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Posted 08 April 2018 - 06:13 PM

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Just over 2.5” here and temps at 29. The snow that’s accumulating is fluffy and looks more like snow you’d see in December. Crazy to see at this time of year

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Posted 08 April 2018 - 07:28 PM

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This is a very fluffy snow, more characteristic of December like bud mentioned. Absolutely unreal for April. I wonder if there's any event that compares?


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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 08 April 2018 - 07:40 PM

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This is a very fluffy snow, more characteristic of December like bud mentioned. Absolutely unreal for April. I wonder if there's any event that compares?

 

You are right.  I was just out to measure.  I have 3.3 inches.  The top inch is mid-winter fluff.


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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 08 April 2018 - 07:41 PM

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I don’t recall seeing a single snowflake or sprinkle today here in Omaha. Congrats to those to the east in Iowa, I’m more than ready for spring like temps by midweek.

Yeah I didn't see a flake or sprinkle either today, just a cold, gray and blustery day in Omaha... looks like after tomorrow, we will be getting our long awaited "warm-up" for a few days at least! 

 

For those that wanted snow, looks like the rich got a little bit richer today (i.e. Southern Minnesota, Central and Eastern Iowa)... good for them. 



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Posted 08 April 2018 - 08:15 PM

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6.7" in 11 hours. Warning criteria. Still coming down lightly.
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Posted 09 April 2018 - 02:52 AM

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6.7" in 11 hours. Warning criteria. Still coming down lightly.

Makes up for the one you missed the week prior!  Congrats!



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Posted 09 April 2018 - 02:58 AM

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Waking up this morning, I wasn't expecting to see much of anything, but the landscape is white again and I just measured 1.3" on my deck.  Temp is at 31F so there is some fluff to the snow and not the wet variety.  Another stat padder around here and brings us closer to our seasonal norms.

 

I just glimpsed at the radar and noticed there is some Lehs ongoing into Cook county from the NE winds.  Incredible. 

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Posted 09 April 2018 - 03:19 AM

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My storm total:

 

Snow: 3.6"

Liquid: 0.19"

 

The model average nailed the qpf.  The ratio was just so high (19 to 1) the snow piled up better than I expected.


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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 09 April 2018 - 03:20 AM

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I measured 3.3” here. Not bad
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Posted 09 April 2018 - 03:34 AM

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As daylight emerges, light snow continues to fall, a peaceful yet beautiful scene...in a few days, it will fell like summer...if you love the weather, this is about as extreme as it gets in April from winter to summer in a matter of a few days.



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Posted 09 April 2018 - 04:16 AM

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Snowed more overnight. Still had flurries this morning.
Finished with 7.8" for a total! Lost about an inch with compaction. And theres about 5-6 in my driveway. It took longer to stick to the pavement.
Overall i finished with a lot more than expected. NWS never did put me in a Warning though.
Season total is about 51". Way above the 35" seasonal avg.
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Posted 09 April 2018 - 04:17 AM

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Makes up for the one you missed the week prior! Congrats!

No doubt! And most of it was during daylight.
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Posted 09 April 2018 - 04:28 AM

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Congrats everyone on the April snow. Finished with just over 1” here. Brings the April total to 10” already. Crazy.
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Posted 09 April 2018 - 04:31 AM

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Snow is picking back up here and I think some lake enhancement is now targeting N Cook...quite fascinating...

 

 

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Posted 09 April 2018 - 05:38 AM

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Thus far, ORD has picked up 1.4” since 7:00am. Some 2” reports south of town. We are officially double the monthly norms in April.
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Posted 09 April 2018 - 07:22 AM

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Pretty solid April snowstorm for Iowa.  

 

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Posted 09 April 2018 - 08:45 AM

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Pretty solid April snowstorm for Iowa.

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I dont think that map is correct. I had close to 8 and that has me in the 4-6 area. Local radio said there were 8-10" reports.
Or maybe i was just one of the lucky isolated areas. I took many measurements. I see Waterloo reported 5.4"

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Posted 09 April 2018 - 09:52 AM

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On my way back from the gym, I could tell from the clouds that the snow that is flying is definitely of the lake effect variety.  Light lake effect snow showers still effecting parts of NE IL.  Something I certainly won't forget.

 

One of my friends lives near Ukraine village and he has 4" OTG from an intense weenie band that sat over the I-290 corridor.  Who woulda thought we would see Lehs in Chicago on April 9th?

 

Some local totals...

 

 

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Posted 09 April 2018 - 11:26 AM

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"One of my friends lives near Ukraine Village.."

 

:) We love Ann's Bakery in the UV! Always go there for lunch when we hit Chicago, and then take a bunch of stuff back home. Just wish it wasn't such a long drive (or my trunk was refrigerated). The summer heat kinda limits taking much prepared food  :( 


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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 09 April 2018 - 11:32 AM

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"One of my friends lives near Ukraine Village.."

 

:) We love Ann's Bakery in the UV! Always go there for lunch when we hit Chicago, and then take a bunch of stuff back home. Just wish it wasn't such a long drive (or my trunk was refrigerated). The summer heat kinda limits taking much prepared food  :( 

My buddy lives right there!  Chicago/Western intersection...that's to funny...


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Posted 09 April 2018 - 11:44 AM

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Pretty solid April snowstorm for Iowa.  

 

There was plenty of model disagreement and flopping around with the placement of the best band of snow as it spread southeast across Iowa.  While the strength of the system waned, the placement was pretty darn good for the CR/IC area.  Every good snowfall this winter had a nw to se track.

 

North Central Iowa has been bullseyed by the last two big snow events.  Combined, the two events dropped up to 2 feet of snow around Mason City.


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 09 April 2018 - 12:12 PM

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The transient April sun has absolutely decimated the 3.3" of snowfall I received from this event. It's now down to shallow patches in shaded areas.


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 09 April 2018 - 12:16 PM

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This system also brings my total to 40.0" flat for the season. Combined with the event a week ago(forgot the day that left about a 1/2" of accumulation on grassy surfaces) If this winter could stop any time now, that'd be great.


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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 09 April 2018 - 03:05 PM

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+Cotton balls with <1/4 mi vis about 6 pm in Marshall delivered a quick 0.9" on my deck. Grass was also covered pretty well. Kzoo was getting the same treatment when I passed thru about 30 mins prior. Apruary continues!
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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 09 April 2018 - 05:13 PM

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Schnack had Waterloo at 5.8" for a total on the news tonight.
​I only reached 36 today but the 7.8" is down to 1-2" with plenty of grass showing. Amazing what the April sun can do even though the air temp was barely above freezing.



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Posted 10 April 2018 - 04:03 AM

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Just heard it snowed for 17 hours straight at ORD from this system.  That's pretty remarkable given the time of year.


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Posted 10 April 2018 - 06:12 AM

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Just heard it snowed for 17 hours straight at ORD from this system.  That's pretty remarkable given the time of year.

 

Sure is! In Marshall the snow began at 4 am and finished at 10 pm. An 18 hr period, tho there were occasional breaks in the action. Another heavy cell swept thru about 8:15 pm dropping another inch taking my total for the day to 2.5". With the snow melting on my warm car, then temps plummeting well down into the 20's, I had the nastiest ice and snow removal ever for an April day. #READYFORSPRING!

 

Edit: shoulda looked closer - KRMY hit 17F this morning, even colder than I thought. It felt better tho due to dead calm conditions. 


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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.."