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#551
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Posted Today, 06:12 AM

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The stalled rain band up along hw20, in the Independence area, has already dropped 1-2+".


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season snowfall: 36.2"

 

'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, 06:26 AM

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The band of rain/storms that models had stalling over me this morning instead stalled well nw.


Yes I noticed that earlier. It still may or should eventually 'develop' further east, but it's hard telling. It's weird how some showers are moving south at a good clip while others in the same place are moving another direction or stationary. Must be shower producing clouds at different levels of the atmosphere.

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Posted Today, 07:01 AM

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NWS point forecast lowered rainfall amounts by around half of what they had been for here earlier this morning. Not sure if that means much. Could still end up in a dry pocket or f.f. warning. Lol

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Posted Today, 07:20 AM

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I don't recall seeing a radar look like this before around here.  Bizarre.  Looks like we got .43" overnight in Tiffin from the cell that passed through.  I did hear a little thunder in the middle of the night.  


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Season Snowfall 23.2"


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Posted Today, 07:31 AM

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I don't recall seeing a radar look like this before around here.  Bizarre.  Looks like we got .43" overnight in Tiffin from the cell that passed through.  I did hear a little thunder in the middle of the night.

I remember hearing a little thunder too, but got no rain since it missed just to the northeast.

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Posted Today, 07:51 AM

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A line of heavy rain was just approaching Cedar Rapids.  Just before reaching me on the west side, the line skipped over me and redeveloped a mile or two southeast, where it is now stalled and dumping buckets.  This is the way the entire spring has gone.  Much of the heavier rain/storms this spring have gone just west, just east, just south, just north.  I'm being nickel & dimed to death.


season snowfall: 36.2"

 

'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, 08:12 AM

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Looks like Bertha's moisture might clip my area w a few scattered showers as if moves inland and northward towards Virginia and NE of OH.. I think most of the hvy stuff stays way east.


I know I'm getting its remnants here tonight and tomorrow.

>1" Snowfalls for Toledo Express Airport in 2019-2020: 11/11 (4.0"), 12/31 (1.0"), 1/17-18 (5.5"), 2/5-6 (3.2"), 2/9 (1.3"), 2/12-13 (1.2"), 2/25-26 (4.1"), 3/22 (1.6"), 4/17 (2.0")

 

Total Snowfall for 2019-2020 @ KTOL: 25.6"            Coldest Low: 8*F (11/13)

 

 

First flake of the season: 11/7/2019 @ 10:06 AM EST

 


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Posted Today, 08:12 AM

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Already up to 92F locally at 9:12am...gonna Fry for the rest of this week! I’m prob going to spend most of my B Day indoors until later this afternoon when the sun angle is a bit lower and head to the pool. Debating on whether or not to head into Old Town Scottsdale for a B Day drink and meal. #TodaysDecisions #38feelinggreat
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Posted Today, 08:55 AM

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A line of heavy rain was just approaching Cedar Rapids. Just before reaching me on the west side, the line skipped over me and redeveloped a mile or two southeast, where it is now stalled and dumping buckets. This is the way the entire spring has gone. Much of the heavier rain/storms this spring have gone just west, just east, just south, just north. I'm being nickel & dimed to death.

Yeah that can be really annoying when it happens repeatedly. This heavy band dumped around .60” here so far and I wasn’t even in the heaviest part of it. A light wind really picked up from the north as soon as the rain moved in. It’s more widespread heavy in Mo. and Wi. attm.

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Posted Today, 08:56 AM

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Already up to 92F locally at 9:12am...gonna Fry for the rest of this week! I’m prob going to spend most of my B Day indoors until later this afternoon when the sun angle is a bit lower and head to the pool. Debating on whether or not to head into Old Town Scottsdale for a B Day drink and meal. #TodaysDecisions #38feelinggreat


Happy birthday! 🎈🎉🎂
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Posted Today, 09:44 AM

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Happy bday Tom!
Currently a nice north breeze. Refreshing
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Posted Today, 12:52 PM

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CLE on the heavy rain and cooldown

 

 

.NEAR TERM /THROUGH FRIDAY NIGHT/...

The remnants of Tropical Storm Bertha have been whisked away
from the region, leaving just abundant low level moisture over
the region in its place. An upper trough moving through the
Upper Midwest will absorb a closed upper low over the lower Ohio
Valley this evening, becoming an elongated upper trough over the
Great Lakes for Friday. Ahead of this feature, low level warm
air advection and isentropic lift may allow for some additional
shower development through tonight, as this taps into the good
moisture over the region. Showers will be isolated/scattered in
nature and have lowered PoPs over the region as coverage appears
lower, but cannot completely rule out any rain overnight. Lows
tonight will remain near the dew points this afternoon so the
mid to upper 60s should be expected.
 
The Friday forecast appears fairly active over the region as
the aforementioned upper trough advances towards the forecast
area and pushes a surface cold front across the area. The
initial concern with this cold front will be heavy rainfall as
the front will be slow moving and there is plenty of moisture to
work with in precipitable water values of 1.3 to 1.5". Portions
of the area remain wet after recent rainfalls, including after
the remnants of Bertha this morning, which would allow for a
potential flood threat. With the advancing cold front, there is
also the concern for strong to severe thunderstorm development.
Much of the severe threat is dependent on how worked over the
region gets during the morning and afternoon hours on Friday as
rain should be overhead early in the day. It appears that there
may be a better round of convective development during the
afternoon hours as the right entrance region of the upper jet
moves overhead and we enter peak daytime heating. This would
allow for a window for stronger storms, which may have damaging
winds or large hail, and therefore, the Storm Prediction Center
has delineated portions of our area in a Slight Risk for severe
weather. The front passes late on Friday and rain chances will
diminish for Friday night.
 
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.SHORT TERM /SATURDAY THROUGH SUNDAY NIGHT/...
A return back to the pattern the local area suffered through a
couple weeks ago with deep upper level troughing over the eastern
United States as we head into the weekend.  An upper level ridge
will push into the western United States causing the upper level
trough in the east to deepen along the East Coast by Saturday night
and Sunday.  Unfortunately, this means a return to cooler
temperatures over the weekend.  Surface high pressure will build
east into the local area by Sunday forcing cold air advection out of
Canada into the region.  Cold pool is expected to remain up north
near James Bay but a lobe of that cold pool will swing east across
our area this weekend resulting in the cool down.  A return to fair
weather will take place Saturday through Sunday as the surface high
builds into the region. Highs will be in the 60s east to near 70
west Saturday and upper 50s east to middle and upper 60s west
Sunday. Overnight lows Saturday night will drop into the 40s across
the entire area.

>1" Snowfalls for Toledo Express Airport in 2019-2020: 11/11 (4.0"), 12/31 (1.0"), 1/17-18 (5.5"), 2/5-6 (3.2"), 2/9 (1.3"), 2/12-13 (1.2"), 2/25-26 (4.1"), 3/22 (1.6"), 4/17 (2.0")

 

Total Snowfall for 2019-2020 @ KTOL: 25.6"            Coldest Low: 8*F (11/13)

 

 

First flake of the season: 11/7/2019 @ 10:06 AM EST

 


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Posted Today, 01:04 PM

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Dud city again today in my yard.  This was supposed to be the big active-pattern finale with 2" of rain in some locations.  The heavy rain set up over northeast Iowa this morning and then redeveloped over southeast Iowa.  In between, I picked up 0.27".  My week-long total, during an active pattern with daily rain chances, is 0.91".  That is actually below average rainfall at this time of year.


season snowfall: 36.2"

 

'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, 01:36 PM

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Dud city again today in my yard.  This was supposed to be the big active-pattern finale with 2" of rain in some locations.  The heavy rain set up over northeast Iowa this morning and then redeveloped over southeast Iowa.  In between, I picked up 0.27".  My week-long total, during an active pattern with daily rain chances, is 0.91".  That is actually below average rainfall at this time of year.

 

Bummer, Tiffin reported .76" today alone.  I didn't record each day this past week, but I'd guess we had minimum 1.5" then.  not great considering how active it was around here, but not bad.  


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Season Snowfall 23.2"


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Posted Today, 02:48 PM

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I ended up with right around 1.10" with this band of showers. Just now noticed another narrow band developed just behind the main band. Doubt I'll see much out of that, though it's training a bit in Iowa county.

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Posted Today, 04:05 PM

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I know I'm getting its remnants here tonight and tomorrow.

It was weird how it had that tropical look to it here IMBY. The clouds were low and angry looking w rainshowers and breezy conditions. Remnants were gone rather quickly ( lasted couple of hours, if that). Sunshine came out afterwards w muggy conditions. How nice of Bertha to come and visit us! :lol:



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Posted Today, 04:07 PM

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Attm, its mostly cloudy w light showers as the CF approaches my area. Temp is at 73F. CF should be outta here by midday tomorrow and then comes full sunshine and much cooler, drier air for the weekend and a very slow warming trend for next week.



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Posted Today, 08:13 PM

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I ended up with 0.45"