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January 5th/6th Potential Clipper

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Posted 05 January 2015 - 08:43 PM

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1.3" as of 10:40pm.

 

Will be interested to hear if anyone in eastern Iowa tops 6".


Finn Hill, elevation: 460 ft
2018 moisture: 41.76", 2019: 15.32", 6/12

 

2018-2019 winter snowfall total: 29.5"

2017-2018: 9.0", 2016-2017: 14.0"

Weather station/wx cam:
http://map.bloomsky....qBxp6apnJSnqqm2

https://www.wundergr...OTHE144#history


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Posted 05 January 2015 - 09:05 PM

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One more band to move through-- but at best it will only give a few tenths. Standing at 6.3" right now. Not to bad. Especially if you went with some of the local TV mets who as late as last nights 10pm newscast-- WHO TV went with 2-3" and the met didn't even change graphics/data from mid afternoon. Joke. Many on here would do much better.


2018-19 Snowfall- 47.0" - JAN 19'   18.7" (7th all time snowiest) Feb 19' 25.7" (All Time Snowiest FEB)  JAN and FEB 19' first back to back double digit snow months since J/F of 2011


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Posted 05 January 2015 - 09:12 PM

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We scored here in Eastern Iowa Had 6 at last check



#454
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Posted 05 January 2015 - 09:22 PM

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Just under 1.5" here. Final measurement will be in the morning.


Finn Hill, elevation: 460 ft
2018 moisture: 41.76", 2019: 15.32", 6/12

 

2018-2019 winter snowfall total: 29.5"

2017-2018: 9.0", 2016-2017: 14.0"

Weather station/wx cam:
http://map.bloomsky....qBxp6apnJSnqqm2

https://www.wundergr...OTHE144#history


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Posted 05 January 2015 - 11:30 PM

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I finished with about 5.8 inches.  I expected uniform measurements because the wind was relatively light, but I had 5.9 to 6.0 on my snowboards and 5.6 or so on the patio.  I went with an average.  I can totally confirm the poor ratio reports from Des Moines, et al.  I melted down the gauge catch as well as a core sample and got a close average of 0.46".  That is not even 13 to 1.  All the pre-storm talk was ~20 to 1.  The wetter models were very close with the qpf.  The Euro, as I think it tends to do for clippers, was significantly too dry.


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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 06 January 2015 - 12:35 AM

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I think the cold temps actually hurt more than they helped in this case. Doesn't help that it was fairly windy as well which probably broke up te flake size. 



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Posted 06 January 2015 - 12:59 AM

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I think the cold temps actually hurt more than they helped in this case. Doesn't help that it was fairly windy as well which probably broke up te flake size. 

The cold temps in IA--helped the snowfall at my location.  When a heavy band of good dendrite snow would come through my observing area-- the temp actually went down several tenths to even a whole degree at times. Dynamic cooling even much below the 0C range exists.  The opposite with pixie dust. The winds with this system were crazy, but I don't think the 10M winds have anything to do with dendrite growth - or measuring snowfall if you measure every hour,, but depends on location.  (that means each location (officially)  cleaning off  part of a snowboard every hour.  Snowfall is officially measured every hour-- 90% of the reports you see are not measuring and clearing a snowboard every hour. 90% are usually measured after the snow has compacted or blown.


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2018-19 Snowfall- 47.0" - JAN 19'   18.7" (7th all time snowiest) Feb 19' 25.7" (All Time Snowiest FEB)  JAN and FEB 19' first back to back double digit snow months since J/F of 2011


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Posted 06 January 2015 - 05:30 AM

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How much did O'Hare end up getting?

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Posted 06 January 2015 - 05:46 AM

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Looks like 7-8 inches was the max in the des moines area. Definetly weaker than what we were looking at 3 days ago

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Posted 06 January 2015 - 05:56 AM

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Would say I got around 4". Doubled my take for the season.

Dubuque 2007-2008 Winter

 

78.1"  Total snowfall

February Snowfall 32.5"

City salt usage  : 12,211 tons

Days of measurable snow  : 40


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Posted 06 January 2015 - 06:35 AM

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Looks like 7-8 inches was the max in the des moines area. Definetly weaker than what we were looking at 3 days ago


I'm pretty sure nobody was expecting snow totals of 12"+ in the beginning anyway.

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Posted 06 January 2015 - 06:39 AM

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Haven't seen as official from Dubuque, but I'd guess somewhere around 3.5", give or take half an inch. Never got a chance to measure it.

2019 Statistics (Starting 3/23/19)

Total rainfall: 13.00"

June rainfall total: 3.69"

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

Severe Thunderstorm Warnings: 0


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Posted 06 January 2015 - 06:39 AM

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How much did O'Hare end up getting?

Midway had 2.6 total. Haven't seen O'Hare yet



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Posted 06 January 2015 - 06:46 AM

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Looks like 7-8 inches was the max in the des moines area. Definetly weaker than what we were looking at 3 days ago


So you're saying one run of the NAM, a usually juiced up model, didn't come true!? No way!!! This was a very solid clipper, and I think ratios were lower than expected, so maybe the models weren't really all that far off after all.
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2019 Statistics (Starting 3/23/19)

Total rainfall: 13.00"

June rainfall total: 3.69"

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

Severe Thunderstorm Warnings: 0


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Posted 06 January 2015 - 07:02 AM

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So you're saying one run of the NAM, a usually juiced up model, didn't come true!? No way!!! This was a very solid clipper, and I think ratios were lower than expected, so maybe the models weren't really all that far off after all.

Every model had the low to strong 3 days ago.  Dont even have to look at qpf to see that



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Posted 06 January 2015 - 07:04 AM

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I'm pretty sure nobody was expecting snow totals of 12"+ in the beginning anyway.

I am not even looking at qpf.  Just have to look at 500mb and low strength



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Posted 06 January 2015 - 07:07 AM

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Midway had 2.6 total. Haven't seen O'Hare yet

 

2.0" there.

 

1.6" at home, 0.9" in Racine. Not much fell after midnight. Roads are even more of a mess this morning. Travel times were/are pretty long this morning.


Finn Hill, elevation: 460 ft
2018 moisture: 41.76", 2019: 15.32", 6/12

 

2018-2019 winter snowfall total: 29.5"

2017-2018: 9.0", 2016-2017: 14.0"

Weather station/wx cam:
http://map.bloomsky....qBxp6apnJSnqqm2

https://www.wundergr...OTHE144#history


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Posted 06 January 2015 - 09:50 AM

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Around 4 days of tracking to only receive a couple inches. Just goes to show how boring this pattern has been.



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Posted 06 January 2015 - 09:52 AM

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Around 4 days of tracking to only receive a couple inches. Just goes to show how boring this pattern has been.

Try to enjoy it Tony, at least we don't live in SE NE right now.  ORD topped out at 2" which ain't a lot but certainly whitened the scenery some more.  We still have plenty of winter left on the table.

 

Meantime, 12z GGEM seeing this amount of snow through Monday...



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Posted 06 January 2015 - 08:00 PM

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Try to enjoy it Tony, at least we don't live in SE NE right now.  ORD topped out at 2" which ain't a lot but certainly whitened the scenery some more.  We still have plenty of winter left on the table.

 

Meantime, 12z GGEM seeing this amount of snow through Monday...

You got that right, tonight us Omaha folks were treated to another dusting to half inch of snow with the arctic front passage.

 

At least I was personally able to enjoy a fairly big snow of 5-7 inches during my two day/one night work trip to Sioux Falls (and it was a fun storm to track and experience in person), but as I drove south of Sioux City late this afternoon and saw the snow depth erode from nearly a foot on the ground in South Dakota to MAYBE an inch of snow that barely covers the grass in Western Iowa/East Central Nebraska, my Winter happiness dropped quite a bit.

 

At least it appears that warmer air will build in from the west and kick out this nasty arctic air. I know there is a lot of Winter left, but if there are no appreciable systems on the horizon, a warm-up to above normal in the next 8-14 days sounds all right to me. Still holding out hope that we can get a big storm in February-March-April, as those are the months we get our biggest storms anyhow.