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#701
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Posted Today, 07:04 AM

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You too! I think we both have an equal shot at seeing some. Nice sunny morning right now will fool the unaware peeps for sure. ;)

Indeed! :lol:



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Posted Today, 07:14 AM

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Getting a thunderstorm here now with some loud thunder claps. Moderate rain falling current temp is 50°



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Posted Today, 07:19 AM

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Just got a round of pea sized hail here at my house it was at the back edge of that thunderstorm



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Posted Today, 07:37 AM

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After the quick thunderstorm here the sun is now back out.



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Posted Today, 07:51 AM

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Just got a round of pea sized hail here at my house it was at the back edge of that thunderstorm

 

Potent squall line across SWMI. Always a good sign for the cold season ahead when towers go up in an already chilly atmosphere!

 

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Posted Today, 08:02 AM

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Iowa City just reported a gust of 59 mph.

 

Cedar Rapids 53 just now.


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season snowfall: 0.0"

 

'17-18: 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 Today, 08:03 AM

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Iowa City just reported a gust of 59 mph.


Good thing Hawkeyes are a ground and pound team, those are some tough conditions to throw in!
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Posted Today, 08:50 AM

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Sky to my NW is darkening and 3rd thunder clap already here in Marshall. More thunder now. Hoping to get a direct hit as we've been missed more than hit all during the warm season with these fairly small scale cells. Neat day tho for sure. Temp has shot up now to 55F, but a rapid drop is in the cards all afternoon.


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Posted Today, 08:53 AM

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Holy crap! I went into the store about 10-15min ago and came out into a legit wind tunnel! These winds are no joke. It’s everything and some for what I had in mind for today. This will be a nasty arctic/snow squall event next cycle.
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Posted Today, 09:10 AM

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Bye bye leaves, haha. Its crazy out there! And temp is stuck in low 40s.
Nice Halloween storm showing up on GFS for the middle of the country.


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Posted Today, 09:40 AM

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Just had a gust of 49mph here a bit ago. Lol at the Badgers and Illini playing in a snow bowl in Madison in October. I love it.
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Posted Today, 10:03 AM

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Legit moderate snowing putting a coating on everything. Temp 34F with gusts to 40mph. Wind chill of 22F. Looks and feels like winter.


You live in a beautiful place. I know I've probably said that before, but very nice.
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Posted Today, 10:24 AM

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First snow of the year and Brewers playing in game 7 tonight

Life is good
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Posted Today, 10:24 AM

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Getting our first flakes of the year! Flying sideways in the heavy wind - looks great!
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Posted Today, 10:36 AM

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First flakes here!
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Posted Today, 11:06 AM

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Congrats everyone on their first flakes! Very nice here at Memorial Stadium in Lincoln. Upper 50s. Go Huskers!
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>1" Snowfalls for Lincoln Municipal Airport in 2018-2019: 10/14 (3.5")

 

Total Snowfall for 2018-2019 @ KLNK: 3.5"             Coldest Low: N/A yet

 

 

First flake of the season: 10/14/2018 @ 7:01 AM CDT       

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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: 6 (Last: 9/20/2018)

Severe Thunderstorm Warnings: 5 (Last: 9/20/2018)

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: 9 (Last: 9/20/2018)


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Posted Today, 11:48 AM

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You live in a beautiful place. I know I've probably said that before, but very nice.


Thanks man. I can’t disagree. I never take it for granted.
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Posted Today, 11:49 AM

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extremely windy with on and off snow showers



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First snow of the year and Brewers playing in game 7 tonight
Life is good

There’s no way the Brew Crew is losing tonight. Very impressive season, very impressive team.

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Posted Today, 11:54 AM

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The 1st "B" word issued from LOT...

 

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Posted Today, 11:56 AM

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Very impressive wind gusts...my sister was driving through Aurora and snapped a video when the intense snow squall ripped through and it looked like a whiteout.

 

 

 

61mph CHI-O’Hare
61mph Rockford
59mph Michigan City
57mph West Chicago
53mph Aurora/Sugar Grove

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Posted Today, 12:16 PM

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Tom have you seen flakes yet?

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Posted Today, 12:21 PM

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Tom have you seen flakes yet?


Not yet! It’s all been happening to my west.

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Picture from a sectional race up in Stevens point. - stole it from someone else

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Posted Today, 03:45 PM

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Winds are gusting to 45mph and a current temp of 38F. Wcf at 29F. Haven't seen a flake yet, but radar showing snowshowers just to my west now.



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Posted Today, 04:16 PM

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Holy crap! I went into the store about 10-15min ago and came out into a legit wind tunnel! These winds are no joke. It’s everything and some for what I had in mind for today. This will be a nasty arctic/snow squall event next cycle.

 

Same thoughts here...as I get pelted by some heavy rain drops and small embedded hail stones. Wind is a crankin as well. The arctic front that set off the great LES bliz of '77 must've been something like this. Whiteout conditions for a couple hours with 50 mph gusts and temps dropping to zero.



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Posted Today, 04:21 PM

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Nebraska won. Damnit. I was hoping for an 0-12

2018-19 Snowfall: 

TOTAL: 0.0"

Formerly NWLinn


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Posted Today, 04:40 PM

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Nebraska won. Damnit. I was hoping for an 0-12


Time to go 7-6 now.

>1" Snowfalls for Lincoln Municipal Airport in 2018-2019: 10/14 (3.5")

 

Total Snowfall for 2018-2019 @ KLNK: 3.5"             Coldest Low: N/A yet

 

 

First flake of the season: 10/14/2018 @ 7:01 AM CDT       

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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: 6 (Last: 9/20/2018)

Severe Thunderstorm Warnings: 5 (Last: 9/20/2018)

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: 9 (Last: 9/20/2018)


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Posted Today, 04:42 PM

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The 1st "B" word issued from LOT...

 

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Sneak attack storm ftw! FAIL on the part of GRR to not even mention it until it was imminent, lol. Highest wind report I saw on their site was 63 mph along the coast in St. Joe but even here well inland we scored:

 

 

000
NWUS53 KGRR 201905
LSRGRR

PRELIMINARY LOCAL STORM REPORT
NATIONAL WEATHER SERVICE GRAND RAPIDS MI
305 PM EDT SAT OCT 20 2018

..TIME... ...EVENT... ...CITY LOCATION... ...LAT.LON...
..DATE... ....MAG.... ..COUNTY LOCATION..ST.. ...SOURCE....
..REMARKS..

0240 PM TSTM WND GST MARSHALL 42.26N 84.96W
10/20/2018 M50 MPH CALHOUN MI AWOS


GUST TO 44 KNOTS. TIME IS APPROXIMATE.
OCCURRED BETWEEN METAR TRANSMISSION TIMES.
AWOS STATION RMY, MARSHALL BROOKS FIELD.

 

Marshall also reported a 41 mph gust just before 1 pm. Stormiest day all warm season and stormiest autumn day since Nov 17, 2013 and not so much as a hazardous outlook mention in the preceding days!

 

I headed towards Kzoo around 2:20 and all h*ll broke loose. Cannot remember the last time an ULL dropping in from the NW packed this kind of combo-punch. I saw all these hazards:

 

_ bold CTG strokes

_ hail

_ winds blowing my car around

_ intense rainfall

_ flooded roads

_ 12" dia limb down

_ Snow flakes mixed in

_ Temp crashed from 47F to 36F during the worst

_ power out on the street just west of mine

_ 1st leaf bliz of the season, lol

 

Two things really surprised me. This had to be the heaviest qpf event since early days of Sept, and the duration of the heavy wind-driven squalls. This wasn't your typical CF passes in 20 min's and done. This went on (aided by Lk Mich perhaps) for at least 4 hrs. Would've been a classic mini-bliz at least in the LES belt counties if not inland.

 

Now this is the kind of intense wx days I remember from those 70's and 80's decades. Cannot get over the way this thing just exploded outta nowhere even with that bombing system further up in Canada. This will no doubt be the highlight of Oct around here. If we get anything else in the next 11 days, that'll just be frosting on the cake. Oh, and temps plummeting below freezing by morning for good measure.


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Posted Today, 04:46 PM

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Troughy & squally!!

 

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That's a large area of precip that wasn't really anticipated

 

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Come back again this winter..

 

 


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