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Posted 12 January 2019 - 07:33 PM

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Thanks to that ribbon LES band sitting in southern Lake Co. IL around 5 pm, I ended up with 2.8".
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Posted 12 January 2019 - 07:40 PM

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Right at 3 inches for me. wind really whipping now. I was concerned with the short range models were showing nothing for here. looks like the NAM did a really good job

 

Dittos for here. Last night only 1 SR model RGEM had any snow here at all. Peeps say ignore globals and ride SR models yet the EC and GFS both showed snow and were correct. Measured the 1/2" I posted about earlier and still lightly snowing. Went to Kzoo and even I-94 was snow covered due to a slow response by MDOT. Don't think they were expecting anything tbh. GRR this morning had lowered my chances of snow to 40% so I wasn't expecting it tbh. Got a bone tossed my way tho so no complaints. With the wind blowing snow off the roofs of buildings and stinging my face it really felt like January. Also, while all the Marshall plow piles from Nov disappeared with that last warm rainer there was actually still a 10 ft pile at a store lot in Kzoo from the November storm. Pretty amazing after weeks and weeks of mild spring-like temps.


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Winter 2018-19 Snow Total = 55.3"  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: 2.3 Apr: 0.0 

 

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 12 January 2019 - 07:59 PM

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Up to 2.8" as light snow continues to fall...would be nice to crack 3"...2-3" was the range I was hoping for so I'm pleased with this snowfall.  Can't wait to see what daylight brings as the landscape has transformed into white gold.


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Posted 12 January 2019 - 08:07 PM

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Finished with 4.8 here for a total. Got more than I was expecting for sure. Even when I was watching the news at 6:00AM, the forecast was still for a dusting to 2 inches. Eventually they added CR to 2-4, but we got more than that as well. 

 

This was the first time that more than an inch of snow had fallen in CR since November 17, 2018. This was long overdue, and I hope that this is a sign that we have turned a corner and that a more active January-February is on the horizon. 


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Posted 12 January 2019 - 08:13 PM

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With this storm, we are now 0.4" from surpassing our entire season total last year of 21.4".


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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): 3/9/2019 @ 12:51 PM CST

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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 12 January 2019 - 08:44 PM

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As always, the city of Lincoln is doing an absolutely horrible job of managing roads. Every inch of road I just drove on was covered in either packed snow or ice. I just had to go 35 in a 55 because I could feel myself sliding the whole time. Of course, get out onto the county or state maintained portions and it's all fine.


>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): 3/9/2019 @ 12:51 PM CST

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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 12 January 2019 - 09:25 PM

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I ended up with around 6.3”. Gauge catch was over 0.80”, but my core samples were around 0.70” liquid equivalent. Temp was up to 30° so it maybe compacted a bit & I had noticed a wee bit of thawing midday. So I’m going by my gauge catch which means it was a wet snow.
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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 12 January 2019 - 09:39 PM

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Up to 2.8" as light snow continues to fall...would be nice to crack 3"...2-3" was the range I was hoping for so I'm pleased with this snowfall.  Can't wait to see what daylight brings as the landscape has transformed into white gold.

 

Nice score! Rode my 1" line to a solid 1/2" of sugar snow. Nice and dense. Much better than LEFluff 1/2" and waayyy better than the shut-out shown by most SR models just last night. Reading many reports around MO/IL/IN/OH it's obvious that the theme of amping up totals right up til the end is a real feature of this season's M.O.

 

Which makes me smile when I see next weekends potential. Euro OP taking the SLP way south is kinda out there on it's own with even the EPS members keeping it much further north. As is, 0z GFS with a classic ORD to DTW hitter. Let the fun begin. Oh, and the flashing of a bomb on this morning's 12z - yowza if we could see something like that outta this pattern. I may have been too hasty in dis-crediting this as a 77-78 style winter.


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Winter 2018-19 Snow Total = 55.3"  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: 2.3 Apr: 0.0 

 

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 13 January 2019 - 03:07 AM

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Went to bed before 11:00 pm last night and woke up to another 0.6" of new snow on my deck which I cleared before hitting the sack.  Took a look at the radar loop and it showed the snow picked up for a little while so that makes sense.  Final total: 3.4"...solid 3" event which should stick around throughout the rest of the week.  


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Posted 13 January 2019 - 05:52 AM

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Same here in Lake IL, Tom. Another .6 bringing me to 3.4" IMBY. Yesterday morning I would have been surprised to get 1".
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Posted 13 January 2019 - 06:17 AM

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Same here in Lake IL, Tom. Another .6 bringing me to 3.4" IMBY. Yesterday morning I would have been surprised to get 1".


Its a wonderful feeling waking up to more than expected snow, right? I was thinking about our northern county members and how happy you all must be to get more than was forecasted.
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Posted 13 January 2019 - 08:03 AM

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I ended up with around 6.3”. Gauge catch was over 0.80”, but my core samples were around 0.70” liquid equivalent. Temp was up to 30° so it maybe compacted a bit & I had noticed a wee bit of thawing midday. So I’m going by my gauge catch which means it was a wet snow.

 

That's odd.  The gauge catch should never be higher than the core sample.  When it becomes windy, my gauge catch can be quite a bit lower than the core sample.


season snowfall: 49.9"

 

'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 13 January 2019 - 08:58 AM

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That's odd. The gauge catch should never be higher than the core sample. When it becomes windy, my gauge catch can be quite a bit lower than the core sample.

Usually they are fairly close, but my gauges are mounted on a 3’ pipe so it’s not hard to lean them into the wind for better accuracy IMO. I leaned them quite a bit since it was windy and they still showed that much in direct wind! Was surprised though, & it didn’t seem to be catching any snow from drifting. I’m kind of crazy but I always have multiple gauges out for comparison. But that’s often why I have higher precip totals since I try to lean them toward the wind. Since I’m not officially reporting I figure I can do that as think it’s a lot more accurate out in the country.
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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 13 January 2019 - 09:07 AM

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INDY had a record snowfall set for the date....very impressive snows across the S MW with this system....

 

 

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Posted 13 January 2019 - 10:49 AM

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Glad to see INDY score finally. Maybe it's not a one-n-done for them?? :ph34r:


Winter 2018-19 Snow Total = 55.3"  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: 2.3 Apr: 0.0 

 

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 13 January 2019 - 03:10 PM

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For St. Louis, the temps throughout the whole storm were just above freezing. Had it been a tad colder, you guys would have surpassed a ft.


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Posted 14 January 2019 - 07:50 AM

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In St. Joseph, MO, we ended up with 5.5 to 6 inches. The roads got cleared quickly, and great fun was had by all! Lots of great sledding! Here's to hoping some snow is till on the ground this weekend, and the next event hits even harder!
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Posted 14 January 2019 - 01:37 PM

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In St. Joseph, MO, we ended up with 5.5 to 6 inches. The roads got cleared quickly, and great fun was had by all! Lots of great sledding! Here's to hoping some snow is till on the ground this weekend, and the next event hits even harder!


I can only imagine what it looks like down there. I'm only in St. Joe when driving down to KC, but I really love that area.

>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): 3/9/2019 @ 12:51 PM CST

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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 15 January 2019 - 09:49 AM

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I can only imagine what it looks like down there. I'm only in St. Joe when driving down to KC, but I really love that area.


It looked (and still looks) great!

It's overcast today, so I'm hoping much of the snow will stick around until the next round this weekend.

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Posted 15 January 2019 - 10:17 AM

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It looked (and still looks) great!

It's overcast today, so I'm hoping much of the snow will stick around until the next round this weekend.

Nice pictures!

Yeah it's unexpectedly overcast here too. It was supposed to be full sun today and upper 30s but instead we're probably not gonna get much above freezing. There's some melting going on but not as much as there was supposed to be. I think we should go into the weekend's system with at least 3-4" on the ground. There's about 5.5-6" or so still here.

>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): 3/9/2019 @ 12:51 PM CST

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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 17 January 2019 - 05:29 AM

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It looked (and still looks) great!It's overcast today, so I'm hoping much of the snow will stick around until the next round this weekend.

Wow, looks like you have some nice slopes/hills for sledding! Nice pictures too.
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‘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 17 January 2019 - 09:09 AM

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Wow, looks like you have some nice slopes/hills for sledding! Nice pictures too.


We have some GREAT spots here! The town is built on a series of hills/bluffs along the Missouri river, so there's no shortage of sledding destinations!
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Posted 17 January 2019 - 01:01 PM

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We have some GREAT spots here! The town is built on a series of hills/bluffs along the Missouri river, so there's no shortage of sledding destinations!

Yeah I guessed it would be some river bluffs.
(‘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