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Posted 29 January 2019 - 06:36 PM

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I’m getting on and off squalls here. Temp of 6, lake keeping us “warm”. About 10/20 miles inland the steadier squalls are piling up. 2 feet drifts. Probably about 4” today but it’s just sideways snow so who knows.

 

Looks like the surface winds will be predominantly unfavorable for the heavy stuff to get me. Need them to come around to at least due west, if not WNW like the NAM was showing yesterday. That LP up over Superior is just sitting there and spinning - slow to move out. When it finally does I may get a brief improvement in the fetch. A bit disappointing as this was looking good to be a big deal 1-2 punch clipper/LES storm here but now gonna miss us by like 1 county it would appear. Be safe up there!


Winter 2018-19 Snow Total = 55.9"  Largest Storm: 2x 7" (1/28-29 & 1/18-19)        Oct: 0.0 Nov: 15.2 Dec: 2.0 Jan: 21.7 Feb: 14.1 Mar: 2.4 Apr: 0.5 

 

Annual avg for mby = 49.9"  Avg for last 10 seasons = 67.4" (135% of normal)

2017-18 = 68.3"   2016-17 = 52"   2015-16 = 57.4"   2014-15 = 55.3"   2013-14 = 100.6" (coldest & snowiest in the modern record!)  2012-13 = 47.2"   2011-12 = 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

 

Legit Blizzards (high winds and dbl digit snows): Feb 2011, Dec 2009, Jan 2005, Dec 2000, Jan 1999, Mar 1998, Nov 1989, Jan 1982, Jan 1978, Jan 1977, Apr 1975, Mar 1973, Jan 1967

 

"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 29 January 2019 - 06:47 PM

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I’m getting on and off squalls here. Temp of 6, lake keeping us “warm”. About 10/20 miles inland the steadier squalls are piling up. 2 feet drifts. Probably about 4” today but it’s just sideways snow so who knows.

That is good enough for me.....hopefully, those squalls can get into your neck of the woods.



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Posted 29 January 2019 - 06:51 PM

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Looks like the surface winds will be predominantly unfavorable for the heavy stuff to get me. Need them to come around to at least due west, if not WNW like the NAM was showing yesterday. That LP up over Superior is just sitting there and spinning - slow to move out. When it finally does I may get a brief improvement in the fetch. A bit disappointing as this was looking good to be a big deal 1-2 punch clipper/LES storm here but now gonna miss us by like 1 county it would appear. Be safe up there!

Winds are shifting to WNW now judging by radar. Snow getting more intense here somehow lol
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Posted 29 January 2019 - 07:00 PM

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The actual air temperatures in Minnesota range from a highest of -18° to -33° with wind chill readings ranging from -32 to -60° most locations are in the -40 to -50° range. In Wisconsin the actual temperatures range from -4° to -22° with wind chills ranging from -26 to -46° Here in Michigan the actual temperatures range from +10 at Port Hope (in the thumb) to -18 at Ironwood. Wind chills are mild compared to our west with readings from -4 at Port Hope to -42 at Ironwood. Here at Grand Rapids the air temperature is +4 at GRR with a wind chill of -13 it is also +4 here at my house with moderate snow falling here. The visibility at GRR was 0.5 miles in snow. Total snow on the ground here at my house is around 15” with 3 measurements of 14” 15” and 16”


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Posted 29 January 2019 - 07:05 PM

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Winds are shifting to WNW now judging by radar. Snow getting more intense here somehow lol

Been getting very intense here with time getting down to maybe 500 feet or so at least the temperature is at +4 the wind is kind of keeping the snow on the ground about the same as it has been. My son who just got home from work just texted me visibility on 131 is very bad the worse he has ever seen it. not to mention all lanes are snow covered,


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Posted 29 January 2019 - 07:14 PM

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My weather station is currently showing a wind chill of around -30°! Nasty, bone-chilling, brutal wind out there! Temperature is -10° with winds around 30 mph.
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(‘18 - ‘19 season snowfall total: 52”. )
‘18 - ‘19 season snowfall by month = Nov: 14.2, Dec: .30”, Jan: 21.2”, Feb: 13.8”,
Mar: 2.5”
Greatest season snowfall = 60.5” in 2007 - ‘08

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Posted 29 January 2019 - 07:25 PM

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Unfortunately - some folks have to be to work no matter what. Whether it’s something essential like a nurse or the gal at the gas station who is just trying to get the money to break even for the day after she had to send her kid to daycare because school was canceled. Then on their way to doing so they have to deal with the knuckleheads you mentioned. One can take every safety precaution in the world but you’re only as safe as the person driving next to you.

I agree that it isn’t a good situation which is why I am confused why ya’ll get excited for stuff like this? I understand it’s going to happen regardless of what one posts on a forum but in the days before shouldn’t we as humans be hoping the system weakens for the sake of others? Not hope it strengthens for a hobby that we enjoy doing in our spare time?

So, what you are saying is that we should not like Summer also because there is heat n humidity, hurricanes, tornadoes or Spring because there are violent thunderstorms or even Autumn because of weather turning colder and etc. Well, I gotta tell ya.....We ya'll get excited for stuff like this, "Big Time" because we enjoy the extremes that Ma Nature can provide, whether is ( Winter, Summer, Spring, Autumn), especially when it comes to Winter. In fact, we get so excited during Winterstorms that you will find a lot of posters hugging models, discussing paths, or anything for days on end. So, I really don't get your frustration or your confusion on this. Yes, dangerous cold weather can be a a serious situation for anyone, but the media pre-warns people, even this forum gives heads-up way ahead of the game. There are shelters that provide warmth during bitter cold weather or in any weather situation. Thats all I have to say to you. Peace!


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Posted 29 January 2019 - 07:26 PM

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My weather station is currently showing a wind chill of around -30°! Nasty, bone-chilling, brutal wind out there! Temperature is -10° with winds around 30 mph.

Brutal cold..be safe dude. Cover that body if you have to venture outdoors.


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Posted 29 January 2019 - 07:34 PM

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I’ll be sure to check in this summer after a tornado levels a small town to see how you guys are celebrating. Sure you’ll be leading the charge.


Or maybe just don’t post? I don’t get why someone would be on this board if you just want to talk about 70 degrees and sunny.
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2019 Statistics (Starting 3/22/19)

-Total rainfall: 6.64"

-Largest 24-hour rainfall: 1.16" (4/28)

-Severe Thunderstorm Warnings: 0


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Posted 29 January 2019 - 07:47 PM

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I stumbled across this place a while ago looking for info on an upcoming weather event only to see a group of people looking for the most-extreme result possible. It was never about snow, winter, etc. — it’s always about something to remember with ya’ll. Unfortunately, something to remember wreaks havoc with the real world ... where this forum doesn’t seem to live.

You got your 1 percent event. Congratulations. Now watch all the pain and suffering it causes.

ill head to the stratosphere and cool it. And after that ill glue the vortex back together.
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Posted 29 January 2019 - 07:47 PM

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I stumbled across this place a while ago looking for info on an upcoming weather event only to see a group of people looking for the most-extreme result possible. It was never about snow, winter, etc. — it’s always about something to remember with ya’ll. Unfortunately, something to remember wreaks havoc with the real world ... where this forum doesn’t seem to live.

You got your 1 percent event. Congratulations. Now watch all the pain and suffering it causes.


I will.

You also didn’t answer my question.

You’re obviously not going to charge anyone’s mind, so why stay around?

2019 Statistics (Starting 3/22/19)

-Total rainfall: 6.64"

-Largest 24-hour rainfall: 1.16" (4/28)

-Severe Thunderstorm Warnings: 0


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Posted 29 January 2019 - 07:55 PM

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Brutal cold..be safe dude. Cover that body if you have to venture outdoors.

I just got back in from the barn checking on my livestock. They are ok so far. Since my last post it has dropped 3° to -13°.
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(‘18 - ‘19 season snowfall total: 52”. )
‘18 - ‘19 season snowfall by month = Nov: 14.2, Dec: .30”, Jan: 21.2”, Feb: 13.8”,
Mar: 2.5”
Greatest season snowfall = 60.5” in 2007 - ‘08

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Posted 29 January 2019 - 08:26 PM

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I’ll be sure to check in this summer after a tornado levels a small town to see how you guys are celebrating. Sure you’ll be leading the charge.


Be sure to also note that when the weather is picture perfect around here, along with it comes increased crime from the gang bangers. So come spring/summer when the weather turns and there’s an uptick in murders, just remember you’re getting exactly what you wished for.

Now do you see how asinine you sound? Well do ya?

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Posted 29 January 2019 - 08:28 PM

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My God....Trollfest '19!
Dude, we like weather events. No one in here said we like to see people die. 
It doesnt always take a weather event for someone to pass. 
Cheers!
Currently -53 wind chill



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Posted 29 January 2019 - 09:34 PM

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Long time lurker, first time poster.  I really enjoy the information provided on this forum.

 

I know this is a weather forum but I have a couple solutions for those who struggle to find warmth in the cold (this is for southeast Wisconsin): a warming shelter in the Milwaukee area is at 8100 W Capitol Drive in Milwaukee.  Lyft is offering free transportation to warming shelters with the code "WIJAYDEN19."  Don't forget to check on the elderly, neighbors, pets.  Finally, keep up with prayers for those struggling to find warmth for themselves or loved ones.

 

If anybody has any solutions for warming shelters in your areas, please feel free to provide suggestions.

 

Again, thanks to everyone's dedication to weather on here.  It really is a breath of fresh air.


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Posted 29 January 2019 - 10:10 PM

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I stumbled across this place a while ago looking for info on an upcoming weather event only to see a group of people looking for the most-extreme result possible. It was never about snow, winter, etc. — it’s always about something to remember with ya’ll. Unfortunately, something to remember wreaks havoc with the real world ... where this forum doesn’t seem to live.

You got your 1 percent event. Congratulations. Now watch all the pain and suffering it causes.

You're coming on a weather enthusiast board and questioning our hobby. Are you expecting anyone on here to agree with you? What are you trying to achieve? Like I said earlier, you've got to be trolling, even if you don't think you are. There's no other reason for posting this kind of crap here.

Also, nobody here roots for death and destruction. It's just part of natural disasters and there's nothing we can do about it. None of us want to see a major tornado hit a metropolis. Weather is just fascinating and thrilling. I absolutely HATE driving in snow in my POS car. I still love snow though.

 

If you're on this board unironically and not trying to troll, you've come to the wrong place, pal. You're going to change zero minds here.


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2019 Severe Weather Season Statistics for my apartment:

 

Tornado Watches: 0 (Last: 6/11/2018)

Tornado Warnings: 2 (Last: 5/5/2019)

Severe Thunderstorm Watches: 2 (Last: 5/5/2019)

Severe Thunderstorm Warnings: 2 (Last: 4/21/2019)

SPC Day 1 High Risks: 0 (Last: 6/5/2008)

SPC Day 1 Moderate Risks: 0 (Last: 6/1/2018)

SPC Day 1 Enhanced Risks: 1 (Last: 4/10/2019)

SPC Day 1 Slight Risks: 1 (Last: 5/5/2019)

 

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>1" Snowfalls for Lincoln Municipal Airport in 2018-2019: 10/14 (3.5"), 11/17 (2.6"), 11/25 (3.6"), 12/1-2 (3.0"), 12/28 (2.4"), 1/11-12 (4.9"), 1/22 (3.9"), 2/6-7 (2.2"), 2/15 (2.6"), 2/16-17 (4.2"), 2/19-20 (5.1"), 2/23 (8.0"), 3/2 (2.0"), 3/6-7 (4.3")

 

Total Snowfall for 2018-2019 @ KLNK: 55.5"             Coldest Low: -9*F (1/30, 3/4)

 

 

First flake of the season: 10/14/2018 @ 7:01 AM CDT                Last flake of the season (so far): 4/11/2019 @ 9:44 PM CDT

 


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Posted 29 January 2019 - 11:24 PM

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I’ll be sure to check in this summer after a tornado levels a small town to see how you guys are celebrating. Sure you’ll be leading the charge.

Again, can it. What about watching a tornado hit 5 of your family member's homes on the same day in different locations? What about walking through (and living/growing up) near ground zero of both the first major terrorist attack on the U.S. AND the single most destructive tornado recorded on the face of earth? Several of the places that my memories were made do not exist anymore.

I had more understanding and appreciation for the value of a human life and what horrible things, events, and breathtaking tragedies can do to it by the time I was 15 than most people understand after going to war or living for 40 years. I also understand more about Gods grace, pure heroism and selfless, thankless love because I have witnessed those things. In these states no one cares about, there are GREAT people who do MIGHTY things in the face of adversity because we understand both wrath and grace, fear and peace and we give one another hope when and where its needed.

Get over your feelings.
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Posted 30 January 2019 - 03:08 AM

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My goodness, I just stepped outside to get a "feel" for this cold and it felt like I just walked into another world!  Interestingly, the sound of planes flying over head is notably different.  In all seriousness, this is some epic cold.  However, there is beauty that comes with snow and cold weather around Chicago.  For instance, this areal shot shows the city buried underneath a blanket of snow and ice flows forming on Lake Michigan.  #chiberia

 

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Posted 30 January 2019 - 03:11 AM

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While our attention is primarily focused on this historic cold wave, once it begins to relax, a Clipper is poised to traverse the region and models are getting wetter/snowier so I decided to start a thread.

 

http://theweatherfor...eb-1st-clipper/



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Posted 30 January 2019 - 05:11 AM

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Here at my house I now have a temperature of -3.4° and light snow is still falling at this time. I have 6″ of new snow fall and here at my house. I have to say it looks like a winter wonder land out there this morning with snow everywhere. and the way it is on the trees, all over the cars and the window sills. I have a total of 16″ of snow on the ground at this time. Added information from the Grand Rapids area today’s CoCoRahs readings from Metro Grand Rapids for total snow on the ground at this time are MI-KN-33 15″ MI-KN-32 16.5″ MI-KN-14 17.0″ MI-KN-7 16.0″ MI-KN-93 16.0″ and then we have GRR coming in at a reported 10.0″ any one ever wonder if at a NWS office they send some one out to take a reading or do they have a machine do it?? my guess is they have a machine do the readings.

The official readings from GRR as of 7 AM January 26.0″ since Dec 1 29.2″ for the winter season 43.1″ that is now just -5.1″ for the winter season. The latest mean temperature at GRR for January is 23.5° and that is good for -0.9° so for the month Grand Rapids is now colder than average


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Posted 30 January 2019 - 07:23 AM

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I just got back in from the barn checking on my livestock. They are ok so far. Since my last post it has dropped 3° to -13°.

WOW......tundra landscape for sure.



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Posted 30 January 2019 - 07:24 AM

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Currently at -8F w partly cloudy skies. Brrrr!



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Posted 30 January 2019 - 12:01 PM

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1 degree with snow falling, maybe sneak in an inch of accumulation.


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Posted 30 January 2019 - 02:33 PM

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A toasty 55* forecast for tomorrow with a Low of 50*.

 

Mostly Cloudy

Light winds

Humidity 54%

 

75* by Sunday with a Low of 54*

Partly Cloudy

 

B)


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2018 Rainfall - 62.65"
High Temp. - 110.03*
Low Temp. - 8.4*

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Posted 30 January 2019 - 05:10 PM

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My God....Trollfest '19!
Dude, we like weather events. No one in here said we like to see people die. 
It doesnt always take a weather event for someone to pass. 
Cheers!
Currently -53 wind chill

 

Heck, just riding your bike or Uber in K'zoo can get you killed. Last year it was what's her name from the Black Hills. Guess we're a magnet. Must be our Midwest charm


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Winter 2018-19 Snow Total = 55.9"  Largest Storm: 2x 7" (1/28-29 & 1/18-19)        Oct: 0.0 Nov: 15.2 Dec: 2.0 Jan: 21.7 Feb: 14.1 Mar: 2.4 Apr: 0.5 

 

Annual avg for mby = 49.9"  Avg for last 10 seasons = 67.4" (135% of normal)

2017-18 = 68.3"   2016-17 = 52"   2015-16 = 57.4"   2014-15 = 55.3"   2013-14 = 100.6" (coldest & snowiest in the modern record!)  2012-13 = 47.2"   2011-12 = 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

 

Legit Blizzards (high winds and dbl digit snows): Feb 2011, Dec 2009, Jan 2005, Dec 2000, Jan 1999, Mar 1998, Nov 1989, Jan 1982, Jan 1978, Jan 1977, Apr 1975, Mar 1973, Jan 1967

 

"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 30 January 2019 - 07:04 PM

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Just spent a good hour or so shoveling the snow that feel a couple of days ago.  I was all bundled up with my ski jacket, mask and layers of clothing.  It wasn't too bad actually if your out moving around.  After I finished, I decided to take a stroll through the neighborhood and local park.  I was mesmerized by the beauty of the deep snow and "tunnels" created throughout the neighborhood sidewalks and the parks walk way.  Gotta enjoy the beauty while you have it and soak it all in.  Time to eat a hot bowl of soup! 

 

Temp down to -16F, -40F WC...


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Posted 30 January 2019 - 09:41 PM

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Just spent a good hour or so shoveling the snow that feel a couple of days ago. I was all bundled up with my ski jacket, mask and layers of clothing. It wasn't too bad actually if your out moving around. After I finished, I decided to take a stroll through the neighborhood and local park. I was mesmerized by the beauty of the deep snow and "tunnels" created throughout the neighborhood sidewalks and the parks walk way. Gotta enjoy the beauty while you have it and soak it all in. Time to eat a hot bowl of soup!

Temp down to -16F, -40F WC...


There's nothing better than sitting on the couch with a bowl of soup next to a roaring fire while watching snow fall. I dare you to name something more pleasant in life.
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2019 Severe Weather Season Statistics for my apartment:

 

Tornado Watches: 0 (Last: 6/11/2018)

Tornado Warnings: 2 (Last: 5/5/2019)

Severe Thunderstorm Watches: 2 (Last: 5/5/2019)

Severe Thunderstorm Warnings: 2 (Last: 4/21/2019)

SPC Day 1 High Risks: 0 (Last: 6/5/2008)

SPC Day 1 Moderate Risks: 0 (Last: 6/1/2018)

SPC Day 1 Enhanced Risks: 1 (Last: 4/10/2019)

SPC Day 1 Slight Risks: 1 (Last: 5/5/2019)

 

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>1" Snowfalls for Lincoln Municipal Airport in 2018-2019: 10/14 (3.5"), 11/17 (2.6"), 11/25 (3.6"), 12/1-2 (3.0"), 12/28 (2.4"), 1/11-12 (4.9"), 1/22 (3.9"), 2/6-7 (2.2"), 2/15 (2.6"), 2/16-17 (4.2"), 2/19-20 (5.1"), 2/23 (8.0"), 3/2 (2.0"), 3/6-7 (4.3")

 

Total Snowfall for 2018-2019 @ KLNK: 55.5"             Coldest Low: -9*F (1/30, 3/4)

 

 

First flake of the season: 10/14/2018 @ 7:01 AM CDT                Last flake of the season (so far): 4/11/2019 @ 9:44 PM CDT

 


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Posted 31 January 2019 - 01:42 AM

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-23 I actually find that more impressive than the windchill numbers - it’s very, very cold.

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Posted 31 January 2019 - 04:30 AM

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Last night I took some measurements and had an average snow depth of about 11.5" and with the snow that is excepted later tonight, a solid 1' or a bit more will be the max I see during this rather impressive wintry stretch this month.  It all started back on Jan 11th when we saw that strong, slow moving S MW system.  We'll have to see how much of a beating the high ratio snows will take.  Although, the bottom half of the snow is rock hard from the freezing drizzle which created a layer of ice on top of the snow.

 

 

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Posted 31 January 2019 - 05:24 AM

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[quote name="Tom" post="417974" timestamp="1548937817"]Last night I took some measurements and had an average snow depth of about 11.5" and with the snow that is excepted later tonight, a solid 1' or a bit more will be the max I see during this rather impressive wintry stretch this month.  It all started back on Jan 11th when we saw that strong, slow moving S MW system.  We'll have to see how much of a beating the high ratio snows will take.  Although, the bottom half of the snow is rock hard from the freezing drizzle which created a layer of ice on top of the snow.
 
 
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I would say that the entire deep snow pack in my area is high moisture, low ratio, and very solid. So it should take awhile to melt it except in open areas where a lot of snow blew away. Could be some flooding if it melts to rapidly during a rain event. It's very difficult to walk through this snow except where I can stay on top of hard drifts without breaking through!
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(‘18 - ‘19 season snowfall total: 52”. )
‘18 - ‘19 season snowfall by month = Nov: 14.2, Dec: .30”, Jan: 21.2”, Feb: 13.8”,
Mar: 2.5”
Greatest season snowfall = 60.5” in 2007 - ‘08

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Posted 31 January 2019 - 05:39 AM

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For the first time a while there are clear skies here at my house. Officially at GRR it has snowed now for 10 days in a row and at the GRR during that time 25.4” of snow has fallen with a reported 14” now on the ground. Here at my house during that time a total of 33.5 has fallen and I have between 15 and 19” on the ground with a mean of 17.5” Generally with clear skies the temperature here at my house is colder then the airport but today that is not the case at GRR the temperature is reported at -10 while here at my house I have -5.2 at my “cold” spot and -5.1 at my “warmer” spot either way that is rounded off to -5°  Now the biggest question is will it reach 50 during this warm up?


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Posted 31 January 2019 - 06:02 PM

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With the clipper a whiff to my south (as expected), I finish January with 21.7" which is about 180% of normal. Very nice for a month that didn't get going until the 9th, the same exact date Nov got going. Strange parallel??


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Winter 2018-19 Snow Total = 55.9"  Largest Storm: 2x 7" (1/28-29 & 1/18-19)        Oct: 0.0 Nov: 15.2 Dec: 2.0 Jan: 21.7 Feb: 14.1 Mar: 2.4 Apr: 0.5 

 

Annual avg for mby = 49.9"  Avg for last 10 seasons = 67.4" (135% of normal)

2017-18 = 68.3"   2016-17 = 52"   2015-16 = 57.4"   2014-15 = 55.3"   2013-14 = 100.6" (coldest & snowiest in the modern record!)  2012-13 = 47.2"   2011-12 = 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

 

Legit Blizzards (high winds and dbl digit snows): Feb 2011, Dec 2009, Jan 2005, Dec 2000, Jan 1999, Mar 1998, Nov 1989, Jan 1982, Jan 1978, Jan 1977, Apr 1975, Mar 1973, Jan 1967

 

"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 01 February 2019 - 05:10 AM

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I finished January with 21.9" of snow, 3x avg.  This is only the second time I've recorded a 20" month since I began keeping track in 2007.  My season total is up to 25.8".

 

My snow depth is about 15 inches of beautiful, dry, sparkly powder, as deep as it ever gets here.


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season snowfall: 50.2"

 

'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 01 February 2019 - 06:28 AM

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Picked up 2 inches last night with snow cover right at 14 inches. what a way to end January. It has been a stretch of snow/cold that I will remember for awhile


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Posted 01 February 2019 - 07:03 AM

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Snow depth here and in a lot of Nebraska 0.0.  Kind of depressing when we see the large amounts east of here.  



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Posted 01 February 2019 - 07:45 AM

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Looking at the January data, Dubuque’s average temp was 15.6* (3.4* below normal), total precip was 2.82” (1.65” above normal), and total snowfall was 24.3” (14.3” above normal).

No surprise, but looks like the Quad City area did the best in the DVN for January. Moline, IL had 30.2” of snow for the month, which was a record.
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2019 Statistics (Starting 3/22/19)

-Total rainfall: 6.64"

-Largest 24-hour rainfall: 1.16" (4/28)

-Severe Thunderstorm Warnings: 0


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Posted 01 February 2019 - 07:47 AM

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January wrap. At Grand Rapids January 2019 had a mean temperature of 21.8° and that was a departure of -2.8° the high for the month was 51 on the 7th and the low was -10 on the 31st There were 5 nights were the low dropped below zero. The high was 32 or lower on 22 of the days and all 31 days fell below 32 for the low. The month had 30.5” of snow fall and now Grand Rapids has had 33.7” since December 1st and for the season Grand Rapids is now at 48.1” of snow fall in the last week we have made up a good amount of the snow fall deficit and are now just -1.9” for the winter season Grand Rapids is now ahead of the total snow fall to date from last winter when Grand Rapids ended the season with 77.7”



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Posted 01 February 2019 - 10:47 AM

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I ended the month of Jan. with a ridiculously small amount of 1" of snow. Hopefully the next two months can be a little more interesting for my area. I'm running at half my average for the year with about 15" of snow so far. 


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Posted 01 February 2019 - 11:22 AM

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I ended the month of Jan. with a ridiculously small amount of 1" of snow. Hopefully the next two months can be a little more interesting for my area. I'm running at half my average for the year with about 15" of snow so far. 

We have to hope the next 2 months the pattern shifts farther west.  Models just want to move things through and develop to our east.  Euro looks to maybe give us a chance next Thursday.  Holding out hope.


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Posted 01 February 2019 - 07:49 PM

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We have to hope the next 2 months the pattern shifts farther west.  Models just want to move things through and develop to our east.  Euro looks to maybe give us a chance next Thursday.  Holding out hope.

 

After some early hits out there (while us further east were snoozing), the opposite seems to be happening. It's brutal as was our 6 wk winter hiatus, but it will eventually end. Right?


Winter 2018-19 Snow Total = 55.9"  Largest Storm: 2x 7" (1/28-29 & 1/18-19)        Oct: 0.0 Nov: 15.2 Dec: 2.0 Jan: 21.7 Feb: 14.1 Mar: 2.4 Apr: 0.5 

 

Annual avg for mby = 49.9"  Avg for last 10 seasons = 67.4" (135% of normal)

2017-18 = 68.3"   2016-17 = 52"   2015-16 = 57.4"   2014-15 = 55.3"   2013-14 = 100.6" (coldest & snowiest in the modern record!)  2012-13 = 47.2"   2011-12 = 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

 

Legit Blizzards (high winds and dbl digit snows): Feb 2011, Dec 2009, Jan 2005, Dec 2000, Jan 1999, Mar 1998, Nov 1989, Jan 1982, Jan 1978, Jan 1977, Apr 1975, Mar 1973, Jan 1967

 

"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 01 February 2019 - 08:59 PM

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Hastings NWS posted a snowfall map for the month of January, which shows very little snow north and west of Omaha and Lincoln. Not going to try to post it since half the people can't see when I post pics lol. But Nebraska City is definitely the big winner, receiving 10-12" in the same 2 storms that gave Omaha and Lincoln 4-6". 


2018-19 Winter in Lincoln, NE: 55.5" of snow (2nd snowiest on record)


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Posted 02 February 2019 - 06:45 PM

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I ended up with 21.2" of snow for the month of January, boosting my season to date total to 35.7"! That's already more than the winter season normal total. Quite a bit for this area. Liquid equivalent total this month was approximately 3.32".
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(‘18 - ‘19 season snowfall total: 52”. )
‘18 - ‘19 season snowfall by month = Nov: 14.2, Dec: .30”, Jan: 21.2”, Feb: 13.8”,
Mar: 2.5”
Greatest season snowfall = 60.5” in 2007 - ‘08

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Posted 02 February 2019 - 08:51 PM

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Looking at the January data, Dubuque’s average temp was 15.6* (3.4* below normal), total precip was 2.82” (1.65” above normal), and total snowfall was 24.3” (14.3” above normal).

No surprise, but looks like the Quad City area did the best in the DVN for January. Moline, IL had 30.2” of snow for the month, which was a record.

 

Yeah, the QC area has been gold this winter.  Moline broke both the November and January snowfall records.  Their season total is 49.7".  I did very well in January, but I've still received only half of what Moline has.  


season snowfall: 50.2"

 

'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"