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  1. This would be a fun experience...that band is wicked!
    5 points
  2. In fact, Bald eagles are largely scavengers, eating carrion or using their size to steal other animal's captured prey. They do hunt if need be, but its much more energy conservative for them to soar in the air riding air currents and using their vision to find carrion from above. Around me that carrion has largely become road killed deer and fish gut piles. Over the next month as the snow melts exposing the winter road kills, large groups of crows and eagles can be seen scavenging and fighting for the carcasses as you drive down the highway.
    4 points
  3. 50 degrees here today. February will end tomorrow in the mid 60s. Looking back at my weather station reports for the month, it looks like there will only be 5 days total where highs were below freezing for the month and 7 days with highs above 50, had .5" of snow total, and .05" of precip.
    3 points
  4. I took the snow map from the Madison Climatology Office and removed the early Halloween snow we got from the chart (Pink line). It really put into perspective how poor this winter was. It was basically very slow to start, with things increasing faster than normal to fall below average. This winter here was definitely a stat padder, completely under-performed in useable, enjoyable snow but ended up above average for the year.
    3 points
  5. Quite the forecast for Watertown NY the next couple of days, up to 45" in the point forecast This AfternoonSnow. The snow could be heavy at times. Areas of blowing snow. High near 28. Windy, with a west wind around 28 mph, with gusts as high as 55 mph. Chance of precipitation is 100%. Total daytime snow accumulation of 6 to 10 inches possible.TonightSnow. The snow could be heavy at times. Areas of blowing snow. Low around 19. Windy, with a west wind 24 to 28 mph, with gusts as high as 55 mph. Chance of precipitation is 100%. New snow accumulation of 11 to 17 inches possible.FridaySnow. The s
    3 points
  6. Yeah, the models are increasingly suggesting we're largely done with winter. The Euro is pretty torchy at the end of its range. Bring on the 50s and 60s!
    3 points
  7. I forgot to report back! I was just shy of 6". Felt like a mid-January day driving to work yesterday with all the blowing/drifting. Even saw a couple small snow whirls!
    2 points
  8. Currently tied at #5 least snowiest winter on record (11.3") and it's not unreasonable to think that there won't be any more measurable snow for the rest of the season. At least next winter can only be better, as we came into this year knowing it had to be worse. Just didn't think it would be this bad.
    2 points
  9. That small yellow dot over the Turnpike in NW OH is where I live.
    2 points
  10. Looks like IN/MI did alright with this storm system...
    2 points
  11. PV isn’t coming down this late winter/spring. It will weaken and die. Look for a normal to slightly AN spring. This isn’t last year
    2 points
  12. Added 6.8" to the snow dept from this last snowstorm and makes my new snowfall tally 43.6". Considering it was a very mild Winter, I'm surprised Ive gotten this far w snow totals.
    2 points
  13. Waterloo IA last February had 31.1" of snow. This February 1.5"
    2 points
  14. The fact that the models seem to be showing that winter is over around my area gives me some hope that we may have some more winter to come! I just kind of assume that the opposite of the models will happen anymore.
    2 points
  15. This is great news! We have been treated with some amazing weather for the past two weekends, and the streak will move to three straight gorgeous February weekends around here it looks like this weekend. I am officially done with the Winter of 2019-2020 and could care less if we get any more snow this year. Last Winter was exciting and amazing, this Winter has been pretty much a dud, it happens.
    2 points
  16. Thanks! I’ve seen a handful over the years in the part of Omaha I live in. I’m on the northern edge of town. Driving home on Saturday I noticed multiple flocks of geese way up high flying north so you knew they were going somewhere a ways away!
    2 points
  17. I went out to DeSoto on Saturday this past weekend and caught a couple of good shots. Saw at least 1/2 a dozen of Bald Eagles and several other large hawks. My favorite shot is probably the first one where this hawk was taking off from the tree. I've always loved these "action shots".
    2 points
  18. Start driving now! I expect pics by daybreak!
    1 point
  19. Maryland is renowned for their 500' firs.
    1 point
  20. 174hrs out. Let’s see what that looks like 74hrs out.
    1 point
  21. I didn’t say it’s “weaker”, it’s just farther west and more meridionally-consolidated along that 110E-150E axis which would favor more Indo-Pacific/MC uplift and a stronger Walker Cell along its western domain. So that might end up placing highest heights offshore. But that’s still a nasty pattern for the SW US and much of the Southern US in general even if the west side of the PNW can luck with more marine influence with more GOA ridging. 2013-18 was more Aleutian Low/Rex Block along the west coast during the warm season. Doubt that happens this summer without a significant move to El Niño,
    1 point
  22. Fantasyland GFS drops 17" in one Panhandle hook storm here. Lock it in.
    1 point
  23. I can see why you say it looks dead. Part of that though is because you have so many deciduous trees.
    1 point
  24. Had an eagle circling above my car last Sunday during that warm-n-sunny weekend. While there are some very limited nesting sites in SMI, it's rare to actually see them. Always see them in NMI where the habitat is more correct. Some will even winter-over up there, feeding off of dead deer. The flesh remains rather "fresh frozen" in a typical winter up there and apparently that's good enough. They are certainly not scavenger birds that clean-up rotting road kill
    1 point
  25. Looks like most of the California weather stations are going to break their records for driest Feb ever. with most stations recording 0" for the month. SF has a chance to break their longest dry streak in winter at 46 days by Mid March. 5 of the 10 longest mid winter dry stretches have occurred between 2010 till now with their records going back to the 1860's. This new warming climate regime sucks! We are on par with 1976-1977, 2014-2015 here in Tahoe this winter.
    1 point
  26. As long as the rain can keep away, I'll get my last two weeks of spring snowboarding in. Going out for the last real day of winter snowboarding today.
    1 point
  27. Getting better snow right now, than we did when we had a Winter Storm Watch issued. LOL
    1 point
  28. Yep. Not bad at all compared to elsewhere. Ended up with 4.9" so those last-minute models showing 5" around my area verified nicely. I do question that map a bit as it's indicating 6+ line a bit eastward from Marshall and here on the west side of Jackson where my office is, we had the same I did at home. I did see some 6+ reports around here but a bit further east in Jackson cnty.
    1 point
  29. The 18z GFS has nine straight days of 50s and 60s here, from day 8 to 16.
    1 point
  30. Right when the snow had started Wed AM. Was briefly in a lull b4 the moderate to hvy snow moved in by late am.
    1 point
  31. Im thinking by mid March, Winter precip its done! But then again, who knows.
    1 point
  32. High clouds could mess with our forecast high temperatures today.
    1 point
  33. 12Z GFS has upper 60s to low 70s here next Friday. Yes please.
    1 point
  34. I think it’s time to move on To spring!
    1 point
  35. Started a March thread... http://theweatherforums.com/index.php/topic/2185-march-2020-observations-and-discussion/
    1 point
  36. As far as im concerned. Winter is over. I've completely given into it. We can no longer just say "we have plenty of winter left".
    1 point
  37. End of the 12z GFS (I know lol) has a massive cutter. 60s and rain here, maybe even some thunder. If this February isn't already the start of Spring, then there it is.
    1 point
  38. Looking like a split flow remains for the foreseeable future. If it isn’t going to snow, let’s rock and roll with an early spring.
    1 point
  39. Enough snow yesterday that they had to plow the streets and parking lots. We have new snow piles.
    1 point
  40. Tonight's Euro has 53º here Saturday and 61º Sunday. Unfortunately, it also has no precip for the next ten days, so it could get a bit boring.
    1 point
  41. Anyone else’s perennials starting to poke through? Just saw quite a few of mine. Hopefully a sign that true spring is near and here to stay.
    1 point
  42. Hypothetical question. Why do we torture yourselves with even looking at and debating these worthless computer models? They are all garbage more than 24 hours out. Wouldn't we be better off looking at tea leaves or some such thing?
    1 point
  43. 1 point
  44. Glad you enjoyed the time up north. Sounds like a blast! Pretty crazy to think that winter fishing season is quickly coming to an end. I got out on our lake exactly one time all winter. Pretty soon we’ll be talking about ice out dates. This winter has been enjoyable like you said. Not too cold, and a good amount of snow. But I’m looking forward to spring after this past weekend. Thoughts of rolling the dock into the water and planting the garden.....ahhh! But, there’s another decent snow storm or two to deal with first. As long as we don’t get 30” in April like we did 2 years ago. Not sure I’
    1 point
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