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Posted 15 April 2018 - 06:14 PM

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Ripped pretty good here from about 2-7 this afternoon impossible to get a measure on the ridge here ball parking 7-8 but not sure. Will have to wait for some official spotter reports. One 10 inch storm total about 15 miles southeast of here. Not gonna jump on that though.
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Posted 15 April 2018 - 06:36 PM

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Officially 15” at MSP Int’l and still snowing. Makes this storm the 12th biggest here on record.
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Posted 15 April 2018 - 06:44 PM

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All but over. What a ride.

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Posted 16 April 2018 - 02:40 AM

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It's another January-type morning here in mid-April.  I'm feeling the effects of the wrap around snow bands that are spinning off of the mega April storm.  The ULL is spinning just to my east and I picked up 0.7" of powder overnight with a 27F temp and WC of 17F.  Some spots in the northern burbs may pick up 1-2".


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Posted 16 April 2018 - 03:40 AM

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It's another January-type morning here in mid-April. I'm feeling the effects of the wrap around snow bands that are spinning off of the mega April storm. The ULL is spinning just to my east and I picked up 0.7" of powder overnight with a 27F temp and WC of 17F. Some spots in the northern burbs may pick up 1-2".


Still snowing here... Have to be close to double digits..
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Posted 16 April 2018 - 04:10 AM

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Still snowing here... Have to be close to double digits..

Never-ending snow...it really is unbelievable how long this storm continues to effect all of us on here.  Remarkable system.

 

Edit: I extended the dates of this system in the morning...


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Posted 16 April 2018 - 04:11 AM

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Yup snowing really good here again

Another 1-2 today. We have to be near a foot. Saw a report this morning in FDL of 11.4 and we had more than them yesterday
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Posted 16 April 2018 - 04:27 AM

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All-time snowiest start to a calendar year after this storm. We’re officially at 70” since Jan 1. Finished with about 18”.
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Posted 16 April 2018 - 04:30 AM

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Still snowing here... Have to be close to double digits..


Nice comeback down there.

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Posted 16 April 2018 - 04:35 AM

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All-time snowiest start to a calendar year after this storm. We’re officially at 70” since Jan 1. Finished with about 18”.

Holy s**t balls!  Hahaha...who woulda knew this is where you'd be given how this season started.  Congrats man!  When we finally get out of this pattern, I'm sure cabin fever will be in HIGH gear.


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Posted 16 April 2018 - 04:35 AM

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Snowing like crazy here!
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Posted 16 April 2018 - 04:37 AM

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Snowing like crazy here!

I was just gonna say, MKE peeps are getting pounded and I can see the lake is certainly influencing the waves of precip in your area.



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Posted 16 April 2018 - 04:39 AM

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Any reports near MKE from the overnight/morning snowfall?


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Posted 16 April 2018 - 04:40 AM

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Any reports near MKE from the overnight/morning snowfall?


Not sure. I had a new coating on driveway this morning.

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Posted 16 April 2018 - 05:07 AM

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Holy s**t balls!  Hahaha...who woulda knew this is where you'd be given how this season started.  Congrats man!  When we finally get out of this pattern, I'm sure cabin fever will be in HIGH gear.


I remember in late Dec we were already 16” below normal on the season. Incredible turnaround since then for sure.

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Posted 16 April 2018 - 05:23 AM

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I remember in late Dec we were already 16” below normal on the season. Incredible turnaround since then for sure.

The 'flip of the switch" is an under statement for what has happened in your world.  2018 is turning out to be quite an interesting start for those members in the north.  How will we finish this calendar year is the million dollar question?  My feeling is that next season is going to be just as wild, if not more severe, from what I'm analyzing and studying at the moment.


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Posted 16 April 2018 - 05:41 AM

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Average by may😉

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Posted 16 April 2018 - 06:23 AM

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Final total: 11.5

April snow: 17.5 (20.0 combined in previous 4 months)

Season Total: 37.5
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Posted 16 April 2018 - 07:06 AM

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8-12" more for the Straights region and NEMI. That's just nuts, even by their stds! 


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Winter 2018-19 Snow Total = 0.0"  Oct: 0.0 Nov: 0.0 Dec: 0.0 Jan: 0.0 Feb: 0.0 Mar: 0.0 Apr: 0.0 (annual avg for mby = ~49.9", avg for last 10 seasons = 67.4" ) 135% of normal-helluva stretch!!

 

Winter 2017-18 Snow Total = 68.3"

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 16 April 2018 - 07:36 AM

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We can officially call this storm a “dome buster”.

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Posted 16 April 2018 - 10:55 AM

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We can officially call this storm a “dome buster”.


I think you asked on Saturday when the last time MSP was under a blizzard warning. It was on April 14, 1983.
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Posted 16 April 2018 - 11:06 AM

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I think you asked on Saturday when the last time MSP was under a blizzard warning. It was on April 14, 1983.

That long??😮

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Posted 16 April 2018 - 11:17 AM

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That long??


Yeah, surprised me as well.

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Posted 16 April 2018 - 12:20 PM

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I think you asked on Saturday when the last time MSP was under a blizzard warning. It was on April 14, 1983.


That’s crazy. 35 years to the day. I didn’t know the weather service was THAT stingy with the blizzard designation. The wind criteria is a tough one to reach in the core of the metro.
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Posted 16 April 2018 - 01:27 PM

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Enjoyed a snow day today. I'll remind you that the foot from a week ago was gone. This is all new snow. I think that this was the 2nd 20"+ storm in my 40 year lifetime. This storm had it all. Duration, winds,thunderstorms, etc. Over 30" in April. Absolutely incredible.

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Posted 16 April 2018 - 03:07 PM

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Here's a photo from Menominee, MI...just north of GRB in the U.P., and on the western shores of Green Bay.  They received over 2' of snow and that was a record for any calendar month.  Snow drifts were as high as 10 feet!  Now that is a tunnel.

 

 

 

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Posted 16 April 2018 - 03:08 PM

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3.43" estimated liquid between the rain, sleet, snow. Hoping for a gradual melt.

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Posted 16 April 2018 - 03:31 PM

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Here's a photo from Menominee, MI...just north of GRB in the U.P., and on the western shores of Green Bay.  They received over 2' of snow and that was a record for any calendar month.  Snow drifts were as high as 10 feet!  Now that is a tunnel.

 

 

 

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When I saw their total I knew it must've been way up on the list. That locale is NOT snowy at all. Fantastic storm. Like the legendary ones you normally only read about. 

 

The Big Mack was closed to everything but passenger cars with gusts over 50 mph and this little quiz asked peeps if they'd wish to cross in those conditions. I joined the "chicken" crowd-no way! Scary enough 200 foot up in the air when it's dead calm. Heck, even a small breeze which is kinda typical in the Straights sways the bridge like 10 feet left or right. 

 

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Winter 2018-19 Snow Total = 0.0"  Oct: 0.0 Nov: 0.0 Dec: 0.0 Jan: 0.0 Feb: 0.0 Mar: 0.0 Apr: 0.0 (annual avg for mby = ~49.9", avg for last 10 seasons = 67.4" ) 135% of normal-helluva stretch!!

 

Winter 2017-18 Snow Total = 68.3"

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 16 April 2018 - 04:31 PM

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When I saw their total I knew it must've been way up on the list. That locale is NOT snowy at all. Fantastic storm. Like the legendary ones you normally only read about. 

 

The Big Mack was closed to everything but passenger cars with gusts over 50 mph and this little quiz asked peeps if they'd wish to cross in those conditions. I joined the "chicken" crowd-no way! Scary enough 200 foot up in the air when it's dead calm. Heck, even a small breeze which is kinda typical in the Straights sways the bridge like 10 feet left or right. Just takes that one rogue gusts and you're a YUGOne!!

 

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Don't believe me??

 

http://articles.chic...ge-accident-car

 

https://blogs.lib.ms...ackinac-bridge/


Winter 2018-19 Snow Total = 0.0"  Oct: 0.0 Nov: 0.0 Dec: 0.0 Jan: 0.0 Feb: 0.0 Mar: 0.0 Apr: 0.0 (annual avg for mby = ~49.9", avg for last 10 seasons = 67.4" ) 135% of normal-helluva stretch!!

 

Winter 2017-18 Snow Total = 68.3"

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.."