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1/11 - 1/12 Lower Lakes Snow Event

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Posted 11 January 2015 - 04:31 PM

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I'm surprised the frontogenesis band is so far north. I'm getting some good rates here right now. It will be interesting to see how long it will take the band to sag back to the south.

If the band even does sag back to the south...



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Posted 11 January 2015 - 04:33 PM

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EarthandTurf at least 1.5". We've already gotten the call to start our lots at midnight.

 

3/8" of light/fluffy stuff already down IMBY.

 

30ยบ still.

As they say...."Money in the Bank"

Getting hammered right now and it's back building all the way to Kansas! Have around an 1" down, same pathway for almost all the bands looking like I'll get a solid 3"

What is your location????



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Posted 11 January 2015 - 04:37 PM

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St. Charles!

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Posted 11 January 2015 - 04:40 PM

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St. Charles!

Nice, this band is intensifying as the frontogenisis increases from the approaching cold front.  Some 30-35dbz rates in this northern band showing up in W/C IL right now.  



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Posted 11 January 2015 - 04:50 PM

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Hopefully it'll continue and not shift too far E.

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Posted 11 January 2015 - 04:51 PM

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Living on the edge, radar returns showing nothing north of Woodstock, but coming down heavily here.



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Posted 11 January 2015 - 04:52 PM

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Ya coming down good now. Stuck under a healthy band

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Posted 11 January 2015 - 04:54 PM

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About to get our heaviest. Algonquin/Dundee/Hoffman Estates too. 


On a long enough timeline, the survival rate for everyone drops to zero.


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Posted 11 January 2015 - 04:58 PM

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Just flurries here. Northern edge has dry air issues.

 

Congrats to those getting accumulations!


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 11 January 2015 - 05:07 PM

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Picked up a quick 1/2 3/4 with a heavy band about a hr ago. Looking at radar returns we should get another band with in the next hr or so



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Posted 11 January 2015 - 05:15 PM

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If the band even does sag back to the south...

We will see... We look to be in a pretty good spot at least for the next hour.



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Posted 11 January 2015 - 05:18 PM

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Steady snow under this band in Kane county

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Posted 11 January 2015 - 05:29 PM

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Just flurries here, south of the heavy band all day.

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Posted 11 January 2015 - 05:33 PM

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Just flurries here, south of the heavy band all day.

 

I know how ya feel!

This band of snow is just teasing me to the north. 5-10 miles south it is ripping.


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 11 January 2015 - 05:35 PM

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Weather Alert - Des Moines
Click here for NWS Zone Forecast
 
WWUS83 KDVN 120116 
SPSDVN 

SPECIAL WEATHER STATEMENT 
NATIONAL WEATHER SERVICE QUAD CITIES IA IL 
716 PM CST SUN JAN 11 2015 

IAZ078-087>089-098-099-ILZ009-015>018-024-MOZ009-120400- 
LOUISA-JEFFERSON-HENRY IA-DES MOINES-VAN BUREN-LEE-WHITESIDE- 
ROCK ISLAND-HENRY IL-BUREAU-PUTNAM-MERCER-SCOTLAND- 
INCLUDING THE CITIES OF...WAPELLO...FAIRFIELD...MOUNT PLEASANT... 
BURLINGTON...KEOSAUQUA....FORT MADISON...STERLING...ROCK FALLS... 
MOLINE...ROCK ISLAND...KEWANEE...PRINCETON...HENNEPIN...ALEDO... 
MEMPHIS 
716 PM CST SUN JAN 11 2015 

...MODERATE SNOW BAND SLOWLY SHIFTING SOUTH... 

AS OF 8 PM...SNOW IS ENDING IN THE QUAD CITIES...FAIRFIELD AND 
STERLING...AS THE SNOW BAND SETTLES SLOWLY TO THE SOUTHEAST. THIS 
WILL BRING LOCATIONS ALONG A LINE FROM MT PLEASANT TO ALEDO TO 
PRINCETON ILLINOIS INTO THE MAIN AXIS OF SNOW THROUGH 10 PM. AS 
HAS BEEN THE CASE EARLIER THIS EVENING...THIS SNOW BAND WILL BRING 
LOW VISIBILITIES...AND A QUICK 1 TO 2 INCHES OF SNOW. SNOW COVERED 
ROADS ARE EXPECTED...INCLUDING INTERSTATE 80 AND INTERSTATE 74 IN 
ILLINOIS. 


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Posted 11 January 2015 - 05:35 PM

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Been under the heavy band since 5PM. I'll estimate close to 2.5" down... i'll go and measure as soon as it passes. This is a very fluffy type snow.


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Posted 11 January 2015 - 05:36 PM

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It's starting to rip pretty good here...quite a bit of medium sized flakes coming down.  Quite the peaceful type of snowfall tonight compared to last weeks intense Clipper.



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Posted 11 January 2015 - 05:38 PM

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Been under the heavy band since 5PM. I'll estimate close to 2.5" down... i'll go and measure as soon as it passes. This is a very fluffy type snow.

Nice surprise for being that far north.  After looking at how the RGEM/WRF and all the other high rez models were showing "streaky" banding with this system, you had to be in the right location to get a nice "thump" snow.



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Posted 11 January 2015 - 05:40 PM

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Snow has stopped here, not more than 3/4".



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Posted 11 January 2015 - 05:42 PM

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Yeah the band is shifting south and east. Someone is going to hit 3" in N IL I think.


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 11 January 2015 - 05:43 PM

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1.25" IMBY...if this band can continue to dump snow at this rate for another 2 hours, I think 2.5" is quite possible.



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Posted 11 January 2015 - 05:44 PM

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Nice surprise for being that far north.  After looking at how the RGEM/WRF and all the other high rez models were showing "streaky" banding with this system, you had to be in the right location to get a nice "thump" snow.

 

This happens in every storm lol, I'm still waiting for a storm with a stratiform orientation to the precip shield, amazing how these are always modeled pretty stratiform, but banding tends to be the main story.


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Posted 11 January 2015 - 05:45 PM

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Yeah the band is shifting south and east. Someone is going to hit 3" in N IL I think.

Not seeing much of a south shift at the moment, it just seems like the band is starting to fall apart.



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Posted 11 January 2015 - 05:48 PM

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Snow has stopped here, not more than 3/4".

 

I'm just west of Randall on Miller (house backs up to Miller across the street from the sledding hill/softball fields). Just over 1.5" here. What part of Crystal Lake are you in?


On a long enough timeline, the survival rate for everyone drops to zero.


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Posted 11 January 2015 - 05:50 PM

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This happens in every storm lol, I'm still waiting for a storm with a stratiform orientation to the precip shield, amazing how these are always modeled pretty stratiform, but banding tends to be the main story.

I think we will those type of systems that produce "broad based" precip shields over the next couple months.  More blocking will be available to allow system to phase better and not strung out.

 

Check out the models now seeing the AO/NAO head negative...



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Posted 11 January 2015 - 05:58 PM

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Haven't posted yet this year, just have been lurking. Thought I'd jump in on this storm. I was extremely surprised when I just went out to measure 2.5 inches IMBY. It has been snowing since 5 and moderate to heavy the past two hours. Considering 2 days ago the models had me getting nothing, this storm is an overachiever in my mind. 

 

I am in Southern lake county



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Posted 11 January 2015 - 05:59 PM

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I'm just west of Randall on Miller (house backs up to Miller across the street from the sledding hill/softball fields). Just over 1.5" here. What part of Crystal Lake are you in?

I'm on the north shore of Crystal Lake. Completely stopped here.



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Posted 11 January 2015 - 06:01 PM

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I do however plow in Lakewood down by you, might still need to go out that way.



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Posted 11 January 2015 - 06:01 PM

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Haven't posted yet this year, just have been lurking. Thought I'd jump in on this storm. I was extremely surprised when I just went out to measure 2.5 inches IMBY. It has been snowing since 5 and moderate to heavy the past two hours. Considering 2 days ago the models had me getting nothing, this storm is an overachiever in my mind. 

 

I am in Southern lake county

Welcome!  Thanks for posting...


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Posted 11 January 2015 - 06:02 PM

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I do however plow in Lakewood down by you, might still need to go out that way.

 

Depending on your trigger, I'd say probably. Haven't been west yet though. My accounts are all along 62 on the east side of Algonquin. They already made the call.

 

Stay safe!


On a long enough timeline, the survival rate for everyone drops to zero.


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Posted 11 January 2015 - 06:09 PM

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I'm mostly 2" from Miller Rd. north to downtown Crystal Lake, west to 31.



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Posted 11 January 2015 - 06:18 PM

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Just shoveled about 2 IMBY.



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Posted 11 January 2015 - 06:22 PM

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Snow is accumulating onto everything in site...all the tree branches have a nice coating.  It will look very nice tomorrow when the sun is out...oh ya, might have some LES for lakeside counties.  Maybe up to 1" if it sets up right.



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Posted 11 January 2015 - 06:50 PM

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Just measured. 2.8 inches of snow. Still coming down, but just light showers. May reach the 3 inch mark.



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Posted 11 January 2015 - 07:15 PM

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Looks like it's snowing pretty good at Wrigley.

 

http://www.earthcam....wrigleyfield_hd

 

It's been basically a snowless Winter here so I live through cams like these!


2018-19 snowfall:

 

Feb. 3rd-4th: 8"

Feb. 8th-9th: 6"

Feb. 10th: 3"

Feb. 11th-12th: 6"

Feb. 22nd: Trace

Feb. 24th: Trace

March 6th: 0.25"

March 7th: 1.5"

 

 

Total: 24.75"

 

 


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Posted 11 January 2015 - 07:22 PM

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Hit the three inch mark here in Buffalo Grove. After the snowstorms in the past week and a half Chicago is now back around average for annual snowfall. These 2-3 inch snowstorms start adding up after a while
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Posted 11 January 2015 - 08:12 PM

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I guess you can consider yourself lucky to have been in the narrow 25-50 mile wide corridor of 1-3" snows in the west and north counties.  Southern counties about to get some snows.  Looks like the band is starting to fill back in.

 

Took some pics tonight as the scene whitened up again with this powdery snow that accumulated  on trees/bushes nicely with barely any wind.

 

 

Geo's, looks like you may cash in on some LES tomorrow night.  Models starting to pick up on a decent band rolling through NE IL after 6pm tomorrow for Cook/Lake/Du Page counties.  Might tack on another 1-2".

 

 



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Posted 11 January 2015 - 08:23 PM

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Have around 2.5 in here in Bartlett and looks like returns are starting to fill back in again for additional snowfall.

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Posted 11 January 2015 - 08:31 PM

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Picked up little over two inches still snowing should be around the 2.5 3 inches by the time the Snow band moves out. Take it since rest of the week looks dry.



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Posted 11 January 2015 - 09:10 PM

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Nice pictures Tom!

 

Well that would be a surprise to get some LES tomorrow.


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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 12 January 2015 - 05:21 AM

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My total snowfall was 4.1". Not too bad. I must say, from previous small accumulations and this snowfall added on top of it, I now have a very nice snowpack out there. BTW.....lows tonight going subzero, BRRRRRR. :D

 

I am still waiting for that BIGGGGG snowstorm, near a foot+. I have a feeling it is in the offing.



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Posted 12 January 2015 - 06:29 AM

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I think we ended up with about an inch here, but that was still enough to make my drive into town a real SOB.

2019 Statistics (Starting 3/23/19)

Total rainfall: 22.92"

August rainfall total: 4.07"

Largest 24-hour rainfall: 1.60" (7/18)

Severe Thunderstorm Warnings: 2


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Posted 12 January 2015 - 09:52 AM

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Lake Effect snow showers developing near Chicago shoreline....



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Posted 12 January 2015 - 10:10 AM

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My calls were solid for both ORD and MBY. I ended up with 1.4" while ORD ended up with 2.9"

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Posted 12 January 2015 - 10:48 AM

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Looks like there is more of an easterly component with the LES band.  It was supposed to be developing over Portern County, IN but I could see it hitting E Cook/Lake County, IN.



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Posted 12 January 2015 - 11:26 AM

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Light snow already falling in Downtown Chi-town...band is slowly pushing inland...



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Posted 12 January 2015 - 01:31 PM

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-SN started in Racine before 3pm. Kinda comes in waves.


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