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Posted 29 April 2019 - 05:50 AM

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On these last couple days of April, we look ahead into the last month of met Spring.  What does nature have in store?  Will April showers provide May Flowers???  Many of you across the board have already seen various tulips, daffodils and vegetation bloom during the month of April which is a stark difference from last year's anomalously cold April.  Will the wx pattern this month provide ideal conditions for farmers and the ag belt?  Will it be a warm or cool ???  Wet and active month ahead??? 

 

Boy, the latest indications off the CFSv2 have trended in the wrong direction for next month.  In fact, it's showing nearly an identical temp gradient pattern across the central U.S. on the most recent run which happened back in Feb.  For comparison purposes, here was the temp anomalies back in Feb...clear signal for a strong SER and with high lat blocking this will keep the cooler pattern entrenched.  Using the LRC as guidance, one can see that the writing is on the wall for this pattern to continue into Summer.

 

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Here is the latest CFSv2 run...an incredibly wet signal across the central CONUS and I'm not surprised to see how much wetter this model is trending.

 

 

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The trends....

 

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Let's Discuss....


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Posted 29 April 2019 - 05:58 AM

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Last weeks JMA weeklies are suggesting the same script the CFSv2 is showing. 

Week 2...

 

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Week 3-4...mid month chill could be the real deal....

 

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Posted 29 April 2019 - 06:25 AM

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I'd love this if we could just nudge the baroclinic zone nw a bit so we are in the avg to warm region instead of the cold crap.


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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 29 April 2019 - 08:24 AM

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which is a stark difference from last year's anomalously cold April.

 

:huh:  Strange how I dealt with last April's harsh cold much better than this year's chilly spring. Must've been the warmth during the last 2/3rds of March that helped my psyche. Idk


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Posted 29 April 2019 - 08:28 AM

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I'd love this if we could just nudge the baroclinic zone nw a bit so we are in the avg to warm region instead of the cold crap.

 

You guys certainly had an historic winter on the order of my 13-14.  Welcome to the warm season repercussions of said pattern. The summers of 2013/14/15 were virtual duds for boaters and beach-goers here in The Mitt. Four years was a long time waiting for decent summer temps to return. Maybe it won't be so bad for y'all 



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Posted 29 April 2019 - 09:22 AM

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Lets see how May turns out weatherwise. Hopefully, some nice t'stm activity and warm weather and cool nights.


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Posted 30 April 2019 - 11:17 AM

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Looking out in the extended for the Lakes region and a lot of the MW, it really doesn't look that nice. Guess I picked the best time to head out of town for a while. The pattern reminds me of the 1st half of lat May with a lot of 50's/60's with rain and more rain. Some hit or miss days in the 70's but nothing that screams Summer is coming....yet...meantime, below normal days here in the desert SW mean a lot of 80's and some days in the 90's but overall, quite delightful.

Had some storms roll through last night with some gusts approaching 40-45 mph. Nothing crazy but dust was blowing down in the valley. The wind here in the desert is certainly different then back home. You could say its more persistent with the amount of open land area and since I'm settled in over a slight ridge of mountains that come up from the valley floor, maybe that adds to the gusty nature. Current temp of 74F, puffy fair weather cumulus, variable wind....ahhh, nice Summer day!
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Posted 30 April 2019 - 11:53 AM

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Yeah looks like some 70s this weekend but back to 60s next week.

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Posted 30 April 2019 - 06:17 PM

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On these last couple days of April, we look ahead into the last month of met Spring. What does nature have in store? Will April showers provide May Flowers??? Many of you across the board have already seen various tulips, daffodils and vegetation bloom during the month of April which is a stark difference from last year's anomalously cold April. Will the wx pattern this month provide ideal conditions for farmers and the ag belt? Will it be a warm or cool ??? Wet and active month ahead???

Boy, the latest indications off the CFSv2 have trended in the wrong direction for next month. In fact, it's showing nearly an identical temp gradient pattern across the central U.S. on the most recent run which happened back in Feb. For comparison purposes, here was the temp anomalies back in Feb...clear signal for a strong SER and with high lat blocking this will keep the cooler pattern entrenched. Using the LRC as guidance, one can see that the writing is on the wall for this pattern to continue into Summer.

Feb19TDeptUS.png


Here is the latest CFSv2 run...an incredibly wet signal across the central CONUS and I'm not surprised to see how much wetter this model is trending.


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The trends....

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Let's Discuss....


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Posted 01 May 2019 - 05:57 AM

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Happy May....Ready for the opener on Sat!

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Posted 01 May 2019 - 07:01 AM

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Welcome to May 2019. Here is a summery of how April 2019 ended up in southwest Michigan. At Grand Rapids the mean was 47.7° (-0.3°) the highest was 77 and the coldest was 19° the total precip was 4.05” and 4.9” of snow fall. At Muskegon the mean there was 47.1° (+0.5°) the highest was 80 and the coldest was 26° there was 3.38” of precip and 7.8” of snow fall. At Kalamazoo the mean was 48.5° the highest was 77 and the coldest was 20° there was a total of 3.90” of precip there is no report on snow fall. In central Michigan at Lansing the mean there was 47.2 (-0.2) the warmest was 76 and the coldest was 20 they reported a total of 3.50” of rain and snow with a reported 1.6” of snow fall. As you can see April’s temperatures were near average but there were some wild swings as the daily departures at Grand Rapids ranged from +16.4° to -13.0° there were 5 days of departures of departures of more then 10° below average and 3 days of departures of 10° above average.

I would hope that the 2018/19 snow season is now over. If so here are the numbers for total seasonal snow fall. At Grand Rapids 81.3”. Muskegon 77.2” and off to the east Lansing reported just 38.8” but their report is missing the last 10 days of January and the total should be higher. Not sure if the NWS will update that or not. Note Kalamazoo does not keep an official snow fall record.



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Posted 01 May 2019 - 08:26 AM

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Yesterday a F1 tornado struck near Tx Women’s Univ in Denton, Tx north of DFW.
Trees down some property damage.

We’re under a Flash Flood Watch. More storms to form. We’ll see how bumpy this one gets.
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Posted 01 May 2019 - 09:23 AM

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Not good with the flood situation in the Quad Cities.
https://www.weather....ummary_04302019
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(‘18 - ‘19 season snowfall total: 52”. ) Greatest season snowfall = 60.5” in 2007 - ‘08

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Posted 01 May 2019 - 12:38 PM

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Frost advisory and freeze warnings issued. Ok.

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Posted 01 May 2019 - 07:33 PM

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Frost advisory and freeze warnings issued. Ok.

Looks like one last chilly night for Central Nebraska for this Spring season and then after that, it will be time for some sunshine and a nice warm up by the weekend! 



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Posted 02 May 2019 - 02:48 AM

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32 degrees and frosty at 5:50 AM. Temps in the 20’s to the west.

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Posted 02 May 2019 - 05:36 AM

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Some 4"+ of rain back home is causing a lot of flooding for places nearby....

 

 

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Posted 02 May 2019 - 06:22 AM

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Taking a look at the JMA weeklies suggest a pool of cool to dominate this month across the majority of our Sub Forum and a very wet pattern in the extended.  I'm looking for a break in the action come mid month but the resurgence of a wetter pattern during the 2nd half is on the table.

 

 

 

Week 2 temps...

 

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Week 3-4...

 

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Posted 02 May 2019 - 06:33 AM

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I've been talking to the locals here and they have been telling me that this winter and spring has been abnormally wet and cool since last Fall.  April has been the only really nice month to enjoy the outdoors and obviously May is looking ideal.  I remember the big snow storms back in Feb where Flagstaff set new daily snow records: https://www.azcentra...ice/2947266002/

 

With that in mind, Arizona's Snowbowl will have it's longest ski season ever!

 

https://twitter.com/...607110414028803

 

 

Remember way back in early October when the LRC was just beginning and the deep SW trough carved out along with a stout SER???  It was around Oct 6th-7th when one of the main features of this year's cycling pattern started developing.  I just read Snowbowl's twitter feed and a synchronicity popped out.  Yup, the start of this year's LRC!  10/7/18.  Season snowfall tally of an impressive 333"!!!

 

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What an incredible season. From the 1st snowfall on 10/7/18 all the way to the final day of April, we’re impressed, amazed & grateful for what the last 7 months have brought to these mountains. We can’t help but be excited for what’s to come in May.

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Posted 02 May 2019 - 07:46 AM

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The UP had a May snow storm yesterday!! Here are some snow fall amounts Marquette 5.4” (new record for the date old record was 3.3” set in 1976) Painesdale 5.2”, Michigamme 4.5”, Champion and Laurium 4.0”, Ishpeming, Calumet and Negaunee 3.0” For the winter season Marquette is now at 227.1” and at Tamarack the reported total there is 357.2” At Marquette that 227.1” is the most since 2007/08 when 246.0”  fell and the record at Marquette is 319.8” in the 2001/02 season.


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Posted 02 May 2019 - 08:48 AM

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Looking like some severe weather is possible on Monday per SPC and DVN AFD, especially off to my west.
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(‘18 - ‘19 season snowfall total: 52”. ) Greatest season snowfall = 60.5” in 2007 - ‘08

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Posted 02 May 2019 - 12:53 PM

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Today's euro has snow in nw IA into southern MN next week, with highs in the 40s and 50s for a few days.  I guess we had better enjoy the warmer weekend.


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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 02 May 2019 - 02:41 PM

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It has been a wet week back home...#soggywx

 

 

 

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Posted 02 May 2019 - 04:27 PM

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Beautiful evening. Clouds finally cleared out but a bit cool mid 50s. Only reached upper 50s for a high.
Ugly Euro run. Weekend looks good but next not so great.

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Posted 02 May 2019 - 05:43 PM

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DMX no mention of the Euro. Possible severe storms Monday, 70s to maybe 80 Tuesday and then cooler and light rain by mid week.

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Posted 03 May 2019 - 03:53 AM

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It has been a cloudy, wet and cool end of April and start of May. Grand Rapids has now had 7 days in a row of below average temperatures. And in the past 7 days Grand Rapids has had 2.8” of rain fall. At Muskegon they have reported 2.67” of rain in the last 7 days.  At my house I recorded 2.77” of rain in the last 7 days.  The current temperature here is 46 and yes, it is cloudy and the driveway and road are wet. I will try and cut the grass later today for the first cut of 2019.


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Posted 03 May 2019 - 05:41 AM

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This may be the theme throughout the summer months across our Sub.  Record rains???  Chicago just set one during this past wet spell.

 

 

 

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Posted 03 May 2019 - 05:41 AM

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High of 72* today. 70% chance of rain today, 100% tonight.

Seriously damp out there. Humidity 93% this morning.
It's been really dificult to get any yard work done in this environment.
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Posted 03 May 2019 - 06:07 AM

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SPC was liking the chance for severe weather here Monday but now that's gone.

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Posted 03 May 2019 - 06:07 AM

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Well, it looks like I'm going to bust on the predicted ridge to build across the GL's/MW around the 6th/7th period.  Although, one can argue that some appreciable warmth will skirt up into the Plains/MW this weekend and into early next week before the next cool/cold surge inundates the region. I did mention, however, my fear that if the NW NAMER ridge blossomed in tandem with the blocking near Hudson Bay it would negate any chance of any sustained warmth.  So, here we are, the worst case scenario and the 00z EPS is showing the ugly 500mb pattern which does not favor warmth.

 

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I'm really beginning to wonder if this blocking pattern will contribute to more unusual deep troughs this summer.  We have NOT seen anything like this for years it seems like.  Such long lasting, deep blocks have been hard to come by.  Check out the GEFS long, smooth nature of the -NAO and -AO.  This may be an important clue as we head deeper into the Solar Minimum and next Autumn/Winter (always thinking about Winter...).

 

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I like this graphic from BAMWx illustrating the dominant exhibit's of this year's LRC pattern....#SWFlow...mind you, this pattern is very favorable for Severe Wx to finally uptick across the Plains/MW this month and has been on my calendar.  Since April was an anticipated dud for a lot of us (except the south of course), action will gear up next week.

 

 

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Posted 03 May 2019 - 07:20 AM

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SPC was liking the chance for severe weather here Monday but now that's gone.

Yep. Love the words "strong frontal penetration" in May. I think I saw somewhere that Jim Flowers felt our severe weather season will be late and maybe lasting into July. At this point he may be right. All that being said, May and June is normally our peak time, so we're really not that far behind pace at this point.

I've been watching the models and they had shown potential for a few days in a row beginning of next week with the front kind of hanging up in Nebraska and Kansas. Then for the last several days it switched to the crashing front after one day of a decent set up on Monday. Now the Euro is even more aggressive on the crashing cold front. However, I just looked at the 06Z GFS from this morning, and while it shows the front down into Kansas by Monday, it does then hold it up there for a couple of days before it surges south again. Maybe things will still get better for Monday here.

I chase quite a bit and normally I've gone out a few times at least in Kansas in April by now so I'm getting pretty anxious and frustrated!


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Posted 03 May 2019 - 08:10 AM

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Well, it looks like I'm going to bust on the predicted ridge to build across the GL's/MW around the 6th/7th period.  Although, one can argue that some appreciable warmth will skirt up into the Plains/MW this weekend and into early next week before the next cool/cold surge inundates the region. I did mention, however, my fear that if the NW NAMER ridge blossomed in tandem with the blocking near Hudson Bay it would negate any chance of any sustained warmth.  So, here we are, the worst case scenario and the 00z EPS is showing the ugly 500mb pattern which does not favor warmth.

 

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I'm really beginning to wonder if this blocking pattern will contribute to more unusual deep troughs this summer.  We have NOT seen anything like this for years it seems like.  Such long lasting, deep blocks have been hard to come by.  Check out the GEFS long, smooth nature of the -NAO and -AO.  This may be an important clue as we head deeper into the Solar Minimum and next Autumn/Winter (always thinking about Winter...).

 

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I like this graphic from BAMWx illustrating the dominant exhibit's of this year's LRC pattern....#SWFlow...mind you, this pattern is very favorable for Severe Wx to finally uptick across the Plains/MW this month and has been on my calendar.  Since April was an anticipated dud for a lot of us (except the south of course), action will gear up next week.

 

 

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Good information Tom.  Looks very cool across the Central Plains after Monday.  One forecast has highs in the 40's and several days around 50 to low 50's.  We still have trees around here that haven't budded out yet.


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Posted 03 May 2019 - 08:23 AM

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Had 32 and light frost this morning. Same thing here with the trees. Some have hardly budded.
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Posted 03 May 2019 - 08:35 AM

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Currently a chilly 48F w cloudy skies. Its been real rainy here ova the last couple of days. My area was even under a flood watch and warning for a time. Hopefully, drier air arrives for the weekend. More rains seem likely again next week as this stubborn pattern does not want to let go. Some trees here are still bare and some are actually trying to bud out. May or March?! :rolleyes:


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Posted 03 May 2019 - 08:39 AM

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High of 72* today. 70% chance of rain today, 100% tonight.

Seriously damp out there. Humidity 93% this morning.
It's been really dificult to get any yard work done in this environment.

You could not pay me enough to live in a climate that. Even up here , in the Summertime, it can get real humid and muggy, but, at least we get CF's passing through from time to time to cool us off temporarily .



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Posted 03 May 2019 - 08:40 AM

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Looking like some severe weather is possible on Monday per SPC and DVN AFD, especially off to my west.

No severe weather here, but lots of water from Ma Nature.


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Posted 03 May 2019 - 08:53 AM

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Welcome to May 2019. Here is a summery of how April 2019 ended up in southwest Michigan. At Grand Rapids the mean was 47.7° (-0.3°) the highest was 77 and the coldest was 19° the total precip was 4.05” and 4.9” of snow fall. At Muskegon the mean there was 47.1° (+0.5°) the highest was 80 and the coldest was 26° there was 3.38” of precip and 7.8” of snow fall. At Kalamazoo the mean was 48.5° the highest was 77 and the coldest was 20° there was a total of 3.90” of precip there is no report on snow fall. In central Michigan at Lansing the mean there was 47.2 (-0.2) the warmest was 76 and the coldest was 20 they reported a total of 3.50” of rain and snow with a reported 1.6” of snow fall. As you can see April’s temperatures were near average but there were some wild swings as the daily departures at Grand Rapids ranged from +16.4° to -13.0° there were 5 days of departures of departures of more then 10° below average and 3 days of departures of 10° above average.

I would hope that the 2018/19 snow season is now over. If so here are the numbers for total seasonal snow fall. At Grand Rapids 81.3”. Muskegon 77.2” and off to the east Lansing reported just 38.8” but their report is missing the last 10 days of January and the total should be higher. Not sure if the NWS will update that or not. Note Kalamazoo does not keep an official snow fall record.

 

With the K'zoo airport and Battle Creek's being so close, I suppose at some point they decided to just go with one (BC) which then got relocated a little bit off-site of the airport (BC5NW) and has been the official Obs site since 1971 iirc. Would be cool if you could cite that data when you're doing your SWMI updates. As for KLAN's data, there was certainly a sharp cut-off over a short distance (~30 miles) through SWMI but I doubt it was that sharp. However, January did NOT produce that much in Marshall until the storm on the 18th. In fact, I had only 1.8" through the 17th down here in Marshall. 



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Posted 03 May 2019 - 09:02 AM

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20 year anniversary of the OKC EF5 which broke a drought of "5's" and began quite a run of years with major twister action. While I don't wish that destruction on my worst enemies (if I had such), the shear power of those historic storms is both fascinating and terrorizing at the same time. 


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Posted 03 May 2019 - 12:50 PM

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Starting to see some indication of a long-lived Derecho early next week across the Plains and into the MW.  Could this be the first real Severe Wx threat for NE/IA and into IL???

 

NAM suggesting some pretty juicy air coming up from the GOM and a frontal boundary nearby....

 

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Posted 03 May 2019 - 02:08 PM

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You could not pay me enough to live in a climate that. Even up here , in the Summertime, it can get real humid and muggy, but, at least we get CF's passing through from time to time to cool us off temporarily .

LOL, we call that Texas population control.
They talk about all these people from the west and east coast moving here because of the taxes, but they don't talk about how many leave after the first summer and head somewhere cooler.

It's much more humid in Texas Hill Country, Central Texas. My husband won't move there, and he's an Arizona boy. The wet cooler summer that Tom has predicted for us is playing havoc with my allergies though

They threatened rain for the DFW area today but it has moved south. Only a 40% chance today and tonight.
We need the break.
It's cool here for this time of year but it's the cloud cover.
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Posted 03 May 2019 - 02:16 PM

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Looks like Nebraska and Iowa is going to be too far north for any real severe threat unless things change/slow down, and even then a crashing cold front coming in from the almost due north is HORRIBLE for any real decent severe weather threat. Storms just constantly get undercut.


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Posted 03 May 2019 - 08:24 PM

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We had the closest thing to a cloud burst I’ve ever seen beginning around 9:30 pm it’s still raining and will go through much of the night.

Unbelievable amount of rain in 45 mins. I’ll have a total in the morning if my gauge survived. This is going to be some year down here.
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Update: ..... We received 2.75" in about 40 minutes. Just an amazing downpour.

Solar Minimum is definitely at play here. Strange weather year in Texas.
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Posted 04 May 2019 - 06:09 AM

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This is wild to see footage of when the levee broke near Davenport, IA...almost looks like a Tsunami: https://twitter.com/...418845136105472


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Posted 04 May 2019 - 06:23 AM

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I caught the story on the news, Tom, but this puts it in perspective.
I understand Davenport does not have a heavy levy system. Being a sizable city, I asurprised.
There certainly has been a lot of flooding up their way this winter and spring.

Everything here is at capacity and lakes are doing controlled releasing. We're saturated.
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Posted 04 May 2019 - 06:28 AM

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As blocking becomes more dominant across North America, I do anticipate a drier period the farther north you are across the Sub Forum (MW on north?).  We will also enter a period during the LRC that wasn't as active and with strong HP bleeding its way into the middle of the nation mid-month, hopefully that will aid farmers to get out and plant or re-plant in some cases.

 

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The mid-month dry period won't last, however, and I expect another active period right around or just before the Memorial Day holiday.  Hope everyone is enjoying the tranquil weather this weekend back home and across the board.  Happy Cinco de Mayo celebrations!  BTW, I'm a big time "foodie" and absolutely love Mexican food.  Tacos and Guac all day....about to prep for a morning hike...adios!


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Posted 04 May 2019 - 06:35 AM

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Are we ever going to see warm weather? Wow. I’m ready for some 80s. Some humidity wouldn’t be bad either. Bring on summer already. Looking at the extended GFS. Temps look to stay in the 60s as far as the eye can see. Yuck.
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Posted 04 May 2019 - 08:28 AM

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Happily, we'll be dry until Tuesday when rain chances of 40%-60% return through Thursday.
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Posted 04 May 2019 - 11:36 AM

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Incredible drone footage of the flooding in Davenport.  I didn't realize it was this bad there!  Sounds as though flooding and will continue there for some time and could even get worse.  

https://youtu.be/gfo...e/gfoDG-COQ8k    


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Posted 04 May 2019 - 09:00 PM

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Are we ever going to see warm weather? Wow. I’m ready for some 80s. Some humidity wouldn’t be bad either. Bring on summer already. Looking at the extended GFS. Temps look to stay in the 60s as far as the eye can see. Yuck.


I’m alright moving into the 70s, but I’m good on the 80s and humid. No need for that stuff.
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2019 Statistics (Starting 3/23/19)

Total rainfall: 15.99"

July rainfall total: 1.79"

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

Severe Thunderstorm Warnings: 2


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Posted 05 May 2019 - 07:20 AM

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An interesting week of weather is brewing up for the heartland and the GL's region.  First, a stalled front will likely produce several waves of precip and Severe Wx for Mon/Tue across the Plains/MW, followed by a strong "Cutter" on Wed/Thu???  Potential May snow in the Upper MW/GL's region??  The Euro has been showing accumulating snowfall for a couple runs now and its EPS is indicating a cooler trend which may in fact suggest some snowfall up north. 

 

Finally, a clipper...yup, a clipper system dives SE out of Canada on the southern periphery of the North American Vortex (one of the main Exhibit's of this year's LRC) so far south this late in the season due to anomalous high lat blocking for the following weekend.  Crazy weather I tell ya.