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#851
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Posted Today, 09:42 AM

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While the Mitt Peeps watch a near miss with this Gulf/East Coast bomb storm, the cold air coming down behind it looks to bring me another shot at LES (to replace what's melting attm) from later tomorrow afternoon overnight into Sunday. Some SR models show a west-east band focused along an embedded trough line, others like the NMM have a more traditional NW flow coverage scenario. NWS even mentioning the possible surprise enhancement due to the pin-wheeling trough axis.

 

NMM (15 hrs of flakes flying and still going at h48)

 

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Winter 2019-20 Snow Total = 10.3"  Largest Storm: 7" (11/11)        Oct: T Nov: 7.8 Dec: 2.5 Jan: 0.0 Feb: 0.0 Mar: 0.0 Apr: 0.0 

 

Annual avg for mby = 49.7"  Avg for last 10 seasons = 67.4" (135% of normal)

2018-19 = 56.1"  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"

 

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

 


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Posted Today, 09:47 AM

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The Des Moines NWS has their radar up and running earlier than expected.


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season snowfall: 13.1"

 

'18-19: 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 Today, 10:17 AM

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Visiting my mother where I grew up in the Twin Cities. Nice snow shower about an hour ago. Nice change from brown C.IA!

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The two loudest sounds known to man: a gun that goes bang when it is supposed to go click and a gun that goes click when it is supposed to go bang.


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Posted Today, 10:28 AM

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While the Mitt Peeps watch a near miss with this Gulf/East Coast bomb storm, the cold air coming down behind it looks to bring me another shot at LES (to replace what's melting attm) from later tomorrow afternoon overnight into Sunday. Some SR models show a west-east band focused along an embedded trough line, others like the NMM have a more traditional NW flow coverage scenario. NWS even mentioning the possible surprise enhancement due to the pin-wheeling trough axis.

 

NMM (15 hrs of flakes flying and still going at h48)

 

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Looking great for yby bud! ;) LES machine will provide the goods for ya.
 


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Posted Today, 10:29 AM

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Attm, its cloudy and seasonably cold w temps at 34F. It actually feels balmy outside.



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Posted Today, 11:09 AM

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The snow Duluth has gotten is impressive, but their average yearly snowfall is much greater than 54".  I think closer to 70-80".  They have reached 100" more than a few times thanks to lake enhanced snowstorms.  What is really crazy is the amount of snow around the moose lake area, that is 100% synoptic snow.  Moose Lake area is at record snow depth for the date.

 

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Beltrami, my cabin is in Cromwell which is 20 min. from Moose Lake.  I haven't been up there since we had that first big snowfall a few weeks ago, but my husband had to bring our bobcat up there to plow things out :P Unfortunately all the snow has made it tough to wander in the woods (even with snowshoes on) and will make it tough to go onto the lakes to ice fish. Even snowmobiling was rough up there as of last week due to swamps being open still. Hopefully things have froze up a bit. It is what it is. Going to be swinging on through there next week on my up to Duluth just to check things out with my own eyes. I'll take some pictures ;)


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Posted Today, 11:13 AM

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Ya'll up north are experiencing a legendary start to winter.  IMHO, the way this pattern is coming together your going to keep on tacking on to your ever-growing glacier.  Might not see the grass till sometime in late March...April???  I'm glad to hear you are all enjoying this December compared to the duds in recent years.  Take some pics while your up north.

 

It's weird to think that last year at this exact same time we barely had anything on the ground. Everything was frozen, that's all! Hoping that's the case that Spring comes at a decent time this year! I will take late March/early April to start seeing the ground again :) But until then, I will enjoy this winter.


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Posted Today, 11:36 AM

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24 and freezing rain this morning. Roads were an ice rink especially in the neighborhoods. Almost missed my daughter’s Christmas school program today.
Now it’s 40, sunny, and everything’s fine thankfully.
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Posted Today, 11:39 AM

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Looking great for yby bud! ;) LES machine will provide the goods for ya.
 

 

Thx for the positive thoughts buddy!  I've already been more fortunate than some on here thanks to LES. Tbh, when I grew up in SEMI, deep snow prior to January was not that common. More often it was of the "coating to an inch" variety. Cold but not deep. And I'm ok with that really. Just enough to cover grass tips works. Anything more is just a bonus to me. 


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Winter 2019-20 Snow Total = 10.3"  Largest Storm: 7" (11/11)        Oct: T Nov: 7.8 Dec: 2.5 Jan: 0.0 Feb: 0.0 Mar: 0.0 Apr: 0.0 

 

Annual avg for mby = 49.7"  Avg for last 10 seasons = 67.4" (135% of normal)

2018-19 = 56.1"  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"

 

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

 


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Posted Today, 11:46 AM

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The Des Moines NWS has their radar up and running earlier than expected.


At least the weather was boring while it was down! And likely work on it progressed faster than they anticipated with nice working conditions and no snow OTG. When I saw the photos of workers and machines replacing the dome etc, I thought how much more difficult and dangerous it would be to get it done with snow and bitter cold! I'm happy they had nice conditions to get it done.
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(‘18 - ‘19 season snowfall total: 52”. ) Greatest season snowfall = 60.5” in 2007 - ‘08

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Posted Today, 12:39 PM

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Just got back from my walk outside. Boy today is a nice and mild mid December day. The sun is now out and the temperature is at 44 here at my house and there is no wind.


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Posted Today, 01:36 PM

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It's weird to think that last year at this exact same time we barely had anything on the ground. Everything was frozen, that's all! Hoping that's the case that Spring comes at a decent time this year! I will take late March/early April to start seeing the ground again :) But until then, I will enjoy this winter.


I told you we’d get our snow, and it would stick around! With no real warmth in sight and a relatively deep snowpack, we’re looking good for winter sports. Enjoy it...I know I will!
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Posted Today, 01:37 PM

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Visiting my mother where I grew up in the Twin Cities. Nice snow shower about an hour ago. Nice change from brown C.IA!
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Grizz what lake is she on again? In Shoreview?

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Posted Today, 03:00 PM

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when is the cold coming?

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Posted Today, 03:04 PM

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Dec 26, 27th storm showing up.  Several Euro ensembles had this also

 

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