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Posted 23 February 2015 - 11:41 AM

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This might be our only chance of seeing some flakes for the work week.


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Posted 23 February 2015 - 01:41 PM

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I dunno about that, Thursday night looks bitter cold as well.

 

Some really cold low temps last night.  WI/MI seems to have been the epicenter!

 

Had -15*F here in Marshall this morning. I don't keep a daily log of such lows because normally we don't get anywhere close to -15 or below. But last winter and this winter we sure have been. Had -23*F Friday morning and I'm pretty sure that's a record for here or really, really close to it. Small town, so the nearest official records are KBTL about 12 miles west. I remember those -35*F (and COLDER) when I worked up in Grayling back in 1994. That's just rediculous for OH to have hit that cold too! :o


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Winter 2018-19 Snow Total = 55.9"  Largest Storm: 2x 7" (1/28-29 & 1/18-19)        Oct: 0.0 Nov: 15.2 Dec: 2.0 Jan: 21.7 Feb: 14.1 Mar: 2.4 Apr: 0.5 

 

Annual avg for mby = 49.9"  Avg for last 10 seasons = 67.4" (135% of normal)

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"

 

Notable Blizzards/Snowstorms in SWMI: Nov 2015, Feb 2015, Jan 2014Feb 2011, Dec 2000, Jan 1999, Mar 1998, Jan 1982, Jan 1979, Jan 1978, Jan 1977, March 1973, Jan 1967, March 1947, Jan 1918

 

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

 

"Long range winter forecasting - it's like tossing darts in a hurricane.."  "In my day, they didn't name 'em, they just called 'em blizzards! *Shakes fist in air and ambles away mumbling to himself" and to think kids nowadays get day's off school because the wind blew. I think in '78 we only got 1 day off”  "..It's the U.P. where there are two seasons. Winter, and three months of bad skiing.."


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Posted 23 February 2015 - 02:26 PM

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I'm liking the signs regarding the LES potential for later this week. Not saying it will be huge by any means but could be a snowy 24hrs showing up for some.



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Posted 23 February 2015 - 07:32 PM

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-8° here this morning for a low. Getting tired of the dry, frigid pattern now, but at least the sun has been out the last two days.

 

Pretty amazing that this February is going to finish off colder than 2014's! 

 

That's one thing you don't hear much about at this time of winter - LES. Kind of wondering what the effect the ice cover will have on the setup though.

 

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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 23 February 2015 - 07:34 PM

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Impressive seeing Lake Ontario have more than 50% ice coverage, out of all the lakes, that is the toughest to get ice coverage on.



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Posted 24 February 2015 - 10:17 AM

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Fresh snow cover and temps tank...



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Posted 24 February 2015 - 10:22 AM

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Should be some very good radiational cooling taking place Thursday night.  Folks in IA may have their coldest night of the season.



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Posted 24 February 2015 - 11:12 AM

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Lake/McHenry county may be picking up 1-2" from this wave today....



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Posted 24 February 2015 - 11:28 AM

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weenie band right over MBY

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Posted 24 February 2015 - 11:35 AM

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weenie band right over MBY

Very small area in Lake/McHenry may get a nice surprise today... ;) .  Are you close to 1" by now??



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Posted 25 February 2015 - 08:51 AM

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Interesting facts about the sustained cold of February. I was shocked to find these out quite frankly.

 

 

1st February without a 28 degree temperature at Duluth

 
Every February, since weather records began at Duluth in 1875, has recorded a high temperature of at least 28 degrees for the entire month. February 2015 will probably not achieve this feat as the highest temperature so far this month is 27 degrees reported on the 9th.

http://www.crh.noaa.gov/news/display_cmsstory.php?wfo=dlh&storyid=106969&source=0

 

 

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Interesting record potential: There has never been a February in Wausau when the temp has NOT reached 32. This year could be the first!

— WAOW (@WAOW) https://twitter.com/WAOW/status/568397645011484672


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Posted 25 February 2015 - 03:36 PM

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Looking more likely we will tack on 2 more sub-zero nights at ORD both Thu & Fri night which will bring the season total to (12) if that happens.  ORD has 37.1" of snow this season.  Could it hit 50" this year???  We shall see.



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Posted 25 February 2015 - 04:20 PM

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My current snowpack is so old, that you cannot shovel it at all. You need a bulldozer to break it down and clean it up.

 

Another subzero night tomorrow night! I lost count on how many we had so far this winter. I'm thinking more than last year, if you can believe that. Also, last year my coldest temp was -13F. This year, it got down to -15F. So, it has been a colder winter this year than last year.



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Posted 25 February 2015 - 05:59 PM

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ORD may break some more record low temps later this week:

 

 

 

.CLIMATE...

TEMPERATURES ARE FORECAST ONCE AGAIN TO BE CLOSE OR BREAK THE
FOLLOWING RECORDS LATER THIS WEEK...INCLUDING ONE IN ROCKFORD SET
JUST LAST WINTER:

ROCKFORD...

THURSDAY FEB 26TH LOW MAXIMUM: 11 IN 1920
FRIDAY FEB 27TH LOW MAXIMUM: 15 IN 2014
SATURDAY FEB 28TH LOW: -7 IN 1962
SATURDAY FEB 28TH LOW MAXIMUM: 17 IN 1962

CHICAGO...

FRIDAY FEB 27TH LOW: -6 IN 1897
SATURDAY FEB 28TH LOW: 0 IN 1884


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Posted 25 February 2015 - 08:09 PM

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@ Niko

 

Yep. So many cold nights, I'm only keeping track of -15*F or below!  Had 3 so far. Old record all-time coldest was -20, so that should tell you something about the truly remarkable territory this winter is reaching.


Winter 2018-19 Snow Total = 55.9"  Largest Storm: 2x 7" (1/28-29 & 1/18-19)        Oct: 0.0 Nov: 15.2 Dec: 2.0 Jan: 21.7 Feb: 14.1 Mar: 2.4 Apr: 0.5 

 

Annual avg for mby = 49.9"  Avg for last 10 seasons = 67.4" (135% of normal)

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"

 

Notable Blizzards/Snowstorms in SWMI: Nov 2015, Feb 2015, Jan 2014Feb 2011, Dec 2000, Jan 1999, Mar 1998, Jan 1982, Jan 1979, Jan 1978, Jan 1977, March 1973, Jan 1967, March 1947, Jan 1918

 

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

 

"Long range winter forecasting - it's like tossing darts in a hurricane.."  "In my day, they didn't name 'em, they just called 'em blizzards! *Shakes fist in air and ambles away mumbling to himself" and to think kids nowadays get day's off school because the wind blew. I think in '78 we only got 1 day off”  "..It's the U.P. where there are two seasons. Winter, and three months of bad skiing.."


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Posted 26 February 2015 - 02:02 PM

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ORD officially stands at 26.4" of snow for February making it the Top 3 Snowiest on record.  The month will come close to being the coldest February on record.  Pretty impressive month.


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Posted 26 February 2015 - 04:49 PM

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23.5" of snow here total for the month. The streak of snowy February's continue.


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 26 February 2015 - 08:49 PM

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Waterloo is expected to break a 118 year old record tonight! Forecast is for -19, record is -14 set back in 1897.


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Posted 27 February 2015 - 09:19 AM

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-6° this morning. 19 days have had a low below 0° now. All within this month and last month.


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 27 February 2015 - 09:51 AM

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Waterloo hit -24 this morning! Destroyed a 118 year old record of -14 from 1897.


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Posted 27 February 2015 - 09:54 AM

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Waterloo hit -24 this morning! Destroyed a 118 year old record of -14 from 1897.

Perfect conditions for radiational cooling last night and tonight.  Might not dip as low tonight but teens sub-zero are still possible.  



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Posted 27 February 2015 - 12:09 PM

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Cedar Rapids hit -20 this morning, smashing the 118 year old record of -10.  I don't know what it hit here in town, maybe -15 or so.


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 27 February 2015 - 12:18 PM

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-20s this far south in the last few days of February is nuts! Tomorrow morning might be the last sub zero day for the season. Predicted low is -4°.

 

12.9° for an average temperature here this month! -13.0° from normal.


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 27 February 2015 - 12:40 PM

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That cold shot for next week will probably be the last significant arctic cold shot of the season.

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Posted 28 February 2015 - 03:00 PM

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Well it really bottomed out last night/this morning. -9° for the low. Coldest February that I've ever seen here and the biggest negative departure I've ever seen - over -13°.

 

Took this picture yesterday near Burlington, WI. Sun setting behind a lone Oak tree in a field.

 

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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 28 February 2015 - 03:18 PM

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ORD avg temp for the month was 14.1F.  Beating the 1875 record by 0.5F.  We just witnessed the coldest February on record and 3rd snowiest.  Nice way to finish off the meteorological Winter with a Bang!



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Posted 28 February 2015 - 06:19 PM

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ORD avg temp for the month was 14.1F.  Beating the 1875 record by 0.5F.  We just witnessed the coldest February on record and 3rd snowiest.  Nice way to finish off the meteorological Winter with a Bang!

ORD tied with 1875 as the coldest actually.



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Posted 28 February 2015 - 06:21 PM

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ORD tied with 1875 as the coldest actually.

Phil Schwarz had it up on his screen during his broadcast....unless he is wrong, where did you see it otherwise???



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Posted 28 February 2015 - 06:24 PM

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Phil Schwarz had it up on his screen during his broadcast....unless he is wrong, where did you see it otherwise???

Check on LOT's FB page


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Posted 01 March 2015 - 09:56 AM

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Very chilly month. Biggest negative departure I've ever seen out of any month of the year. Not the snowiest February, but way above normal.

 

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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 01 March 2015 - 10:08 AM

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14.3 inches of snow here in February, which is pretty solid, although it all came in two storms.  Last February had 17.7 inches from seven storms.  Our record snowy February was 28 inches in 2008.


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 01 March 2015 - 12:48 PM

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Had -25 saturday morning. Wow. Friday and saturday mornings were record shattering.


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Posted 02 March 2015 - 11:40 AM

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Not sure if we will see a Feb departure map like this for quite a while...

 



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Posted 02 March 2015 - 12:50 PM

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what an extreme pattern, record breaking warmth out in the west.

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Posted 02 March 2015 - 02:09 PM

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Wisconsin Rapids February wrap up.

 

AVERAGE MONTHLY TEMP:  7.5

DEPARTURE FROM NORMAL: -12.4

HIGHEST: 33 ON FEB 7

LOWEST:  -19 ON FEB 19

 

TOTAL FEB SNOW: 3.5 INCHES

GREATEST 24HR: 2" ON FEB 1

 

WINTER TOTALS

MONTH / AVG TEMP / SNOWFALL / GREATEST 24HR

NOV / 25.9 / 11" / 4.8"

DEC / 24.1 / 2.5" / 1.3"

JAN / 16.7 / 8.7" / 3"

FEB / 7.5 / 3.5" / 2"

 

 

 

 


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Posted 03 March 2015 - 07:39 AM

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Wisconsin Rapids February wrap up.

 

You really had a lousy snow season up there.


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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 04 March 2015 - 08:16 AM

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You really had a lousy snow season up there.

Average is about 48". So far just about half of the 30 year average and that includes a freak November.


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Posted 04 March 2015 - 03:08 PM

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Wisconsin Rapids February wrap up.

 

AVERAGE MONTHLY TEMP:  7.5

DEPARTURE FROM NORMAL: -12.4

HIGHEST: 33 ON FEB 7

LOWEST:  -19 ON FEB 19

 

TOTAL FEB SNOW: 3.5 INCHES

GREATEST 24HR: 2" ON FEB 1

 

WINTER TOTALS

MONTH / AVG TEMP / SNOWFALL / GREATEST 24HR

NOV / 25.9 / 11" / 4.8"

DEC / 24.1 / 2.5" / 1.3"

JAN / 16.7 / 8.7" / 3"

FEB / 7.5 / 3.5" / 2"

 

Wow, for central WI that's really low! That's probably a closer average for areas 300-400 miles south.

Hope you don't hurt for moisture this spring.


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