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  1. Well looks like there is a good chance we will be moving to Sioux Falls, SD at some point over the next couple months. We have a realtor coming tomorrow to look at our house and see what we could sell it for. A similar house down the street sold for over half a million after about 4 days of being on the market so assuming ours would go for about the same and just as quick, which is insane for a pretty small house (~1200 sq ft). We are pretty set on the idea of running with our much-larger-than-expected profit on this house and going to an area that has a much cheaper COL. Plus, my wife has family that is either already over there or moving over there soon. We were wanting to move somewhere with more snow/cold but SD seems to be firmly on the extreme end, with their average low in January being 6 degrees. At least I won't have to beg and plead to the weather gods to bless me with 2 inches of snow anymore. So that'll be nice.
    8 points
  2. This wouldn't be bad way to start November. Euro not very excited.
    6 points
  3. I went to Sioux Falls, SD last year, very very very nice city.
    5 points
  4. Some trees still holding out here! But others are not so lucky.
    5 points
  5. The fury of nature was captured by our local photographer @NickUlivieri....the lake was rockin' yesterday!
    5 points
  6. I read that the other day and honestly that is really something I'm looking forward to. I get so tired of the constant gray and rainy days in the PNW. It can be really draining by the time you get deeper into winter. Thank God Jesse isn't here or I'd surely get a tongue-lashing for that statement. Like you said... From what I've read of the climate out there, it sounds right up my alley. Less rain/more sun, more snow/cold, warm/hot in the summer, and more legit thunderstorms. I mean... What's not to love with the sound of that?
    4 points
  7. Yeah when my wife initially suggested Sioux Falls I thought there would be no way to have enough jobs over there for future job security. But I was pleasantly surprised at how healthy the job market is there when I looked at it and our cousin over there says it's continuing to rapidly grow, strengthening the local economy for the next few years at least.
    4 points
  8. I think Jim said the November 2010 arctic front was one of his favorite weather events in many years. The combination of 60 mph wind, heavy snow, and extreme cold made it the most intense I’ve ever experienced for sure.
    4 points
  9. Lezak seems very excited about this storm and I think for good reason.
    4 points
  10. Lots of storms means lots of opportunities and KC and Iowa folks are about to find themselves in the comma head of another major storm.
    4 points
  11. Looking ahead with you and using an average cycle length of 49 days (shorter cycle in La Nina years) would set my area up for some warmth the week leading up to Thanksgiving. If I'm close on that I believe right after Thanksgiving it's showtime! 4 corners low will clue us in.
    4 points
  12. The closes one was just east of Sedalia so not real close but the KC survey team has confirmed 5 touchdowns in the area. The largest was an EF2 near Purdin, Mo.
    4 points
  13. Yesterday's Euro Weeklies are locked on the idea of an eastern CONUS trough for most of the month, except for the tail end where the idea of a ridge to pop in from the west. In other words, it may be that period where the pattern relaxes for a little while for some of the members on here. To early to say what region. Curious about Thanksgiving week??? #ThinkSnow...impressive snow signal for the northern half of Sub...
    4 points
  14. So, @JudahCohen is mirrorin' what I commented on the other day wrt the Polar Vortex.. In other words, we will reverse course and replace what has been a dominant Hudson Bay/Eastern Canada Ridge with a Hudson Bay Vortex....Hello Novembrrrr.... Current 500mb pattern... We welcome in November with an entirely different N.A. pattern....except for the ridging just W & S of Greenland...that's a big deal IMO... Say what?? 0z GFS suggesting a "front rider" to cut up towards the Lakes region as we open up the month...hmmm On the other hand, we got Oooo Canada...mercy! Lastly, we have the 0z EPS seeing the snow potential across the Foothills and the high Plains of NE/KS...I also want to focus on the snow growth where it REALLY means something at this time of year and that is north of the border. The massive expansion of the snow cover across southern & eastern Canada is my focus during the month of November. If you "Build the Glacier" up there, it will pay dividends down the road. That's my 2 cents. What happens down here in the mid lats next month is just for fun and ironing down the LRC. Once it is showtime...around the start of the holiday season (at least for me)...is when the Snow can stick around, however, I have my doubts that the cold will last after Thanksgiving. I still believe the LRC will recycle around that period and we could be entering a warmer period into early Dec. How long that lasts and who gets the brunt of the warmth is TBD. There are some signals near the Aleutians it'll be farther W/NW across the Sub that the ridge will try to poke in from the west later in the month.
    4 points
  15. ORD ended up with 2.61" as the official tally.....it was the widespread soaking rain the region needed to eat away from the drought deficit. Nevertheless, It was a fun storm to track...the winds were esp strong early morning into the afternoon. I'm definitely going to have a lot of yardwork to do this weekend and I'm looking forward to a dry and sunny weekend. Perfect conditions for the kiddo's Trick or Treating on Sunday. Now, that may not be the case for those members out west and north as they'll be tracking a rather strong CF ushering down from Canada as we proceed towards the last month of met Autumn. Is November going to balance out the very warm Sept/Oct? Prob not a complete wash in temps but I'm almost certain its going to feel like the seasons across the MW/GL's region.
    4 points
  16. One thing I really like about the CPC outlook is there is no hint of a raging +EPO being shown on the anomaly maps. I think that is the biggest thing that could screw it up this winter.
    4 points
  17. The CPC winter outlook has actually gotten better. They have included the Northern Rockies and Northern Plains in the below normal area which means things are more likely to get continental. They have WA in the third shade of blue for J,F,M now.
    4 points
  18. He is going to experience some wicked blizzards and thunderstorms! Maybe start cheering for the Vikings and Twins as well.
    3 points
  19. Is "Brandon" the name they finally gave that storm last weekend?
    3 points
  20. Finally an overcast day! Looks like a high around 50 today.
    3 points
  21. Neighbor’s trees. Leaves have really fallen. High winds tonight might take care of many more.
    3 points
  22. Here is the full ECMWF weeklies run that Phil mentioned earlier.... might get the desired warm November to set us up for later.
    3 points
  23. Sounds like a sad “ blues song ”
    3 points
  24. @Tom GEFS November 500mb map with the HB vortex looks sexy like 13-14. Would prefer it to align like that in Dec, not Nov (lake Mich shadow evident in that GFS map) but it is what it is and let's see where it leads. As I posted, we can and do get some decent Nov snowstorms so it's not like the odds are "zero" on that working out this time around.
    3 points
  25. There is a big drop off in the average temperatures over the next 6 days. The average H/L starts out at 56.1/39.1 today and by Sunday it drops to 54.0/37.5. The overnight low here at my house was 34 and there was some frost this AM the official overnight low at GRR was 37. The grass is growing by the day and I will have to cut it once again. Not sure how many more times I grass will have to be cut this fall yet. And most of the leaves are still on the trees this is one of the latest if not the latest I have seen this many leaves still in the trees this late in the fall. I moved to the Grand Rapids area in 1984 and the other years that may have been this late are 2016, 2012 and 1995. Of course before I moved here I lived in Bay City and Alpena and in Bay City the leaves would be off the trees well before Halloween and in Alpena there would be years when the trees were bare before mid October.
    3 points
  26. Boy, did that turn out to be one heckova day for MO...quite the number of tornado reports... @Clintonany near your area? I read that @clintbeed1993had one track near his place. Been quite a while since you've experienced an outbreak like this.
    3 points
  27. 3 points
  28. It was really windy downtown seattle today when leaving work. Stoplights were whipping around making it hard to see what color they were. FullSizeRender.mov
    3 points
  29. Did not get outta the 40s today under a mostly cloudy day. October living its name I guess. Very blustery day. Btw: nice cooldown coming early next week. NOAA: Broad cyclonic flow and deformation axis across the lower Great Lakes will fuel the development of numerous to widespread rain showers Friday through Friday night as the closed low continues its slow churn into the eastern Tennessee Valley. Secondary coastal low development off the east coast will be the kicker to finally lift the upper low east of the region by Saturday afternoon, with a return to dry conditions for the remainder of the weekend as quasi- zonal flow sets up over the region. Seasonal temps will continue into the weekend, with some signal in long range guidance for a cold shot for the middle to end of next week.
    2 points
  30. No Central Tx will her it’s share of wind and heavy rain this evening as the front literally blows through. Should hit from 1am to 7am. The wind has been blowing hard all day and a lot more ahead. I just hope it’s worth the wait. Temps will settle into the 70’s for a week. Looking forward to that!
    2 points
  31. Thanks man! Average home price in Sioux Falls is $269k. Most nicer houses I've seen are between $300-$350k for a 2,000 sq ft house. Less money than we got this 1,200 sq ft house for in Maple Valley.
    2 points
  32. I would definitely miss the trees, although there is a certain beauty to the wide open plains (and the unobstructed sunsets/sunrises). Rapid City has a bit of both worlds with the Black Hills and the plains/badlands starting nearby. I don't think the job market is as strong, though.
    2 points
  33. Wow! That is basically Minnesota. But the SW corner of Minnesota does not have as consistent snow cover as the northern and eastern parts of the state. Also not many trees down there...its basically wide open plains outside of the cities. I think you will love the climate overall since you seem to really like seasonal extremes. Guaranteed cold and snow and guaranteed warm/hot summers with lots of thunderstorms.
    2 points
  34. 100%. In places where it's more normal to get significant snowfall, or have snow on the ground for months on end, I would have to imagine it gets to a point of "just being another snowstorm". Where as here even a 2-4 inch storm creates a certain buzz and atmosphere (not only on the forum) that is pretty contagious and fun to experience. If we do end up going with this move, which I'd put at about 90% right now, I will definitely miss the hubub of a good 'ol PNW snowstorm.
    2 points
  35. 18z NAM and ICON shifting back north again.
    2 points
  36. With any storm coming out of the southwest, KC almost always is on the R/S line or close to it, except for those occasions where the storm cuts hard northeast before it gets here. As much as I like the idea of the LRC, there are still too many variables to be able to predict exactly what will happen at the surface in a given location. Hopefully we'll get enough cold temps this year to mix in with all this moisture. But I'm certainly not counting on it. I love the Chiefs but haven't been watching the games. Too frustrating and disappointing.
    2 points
  37. March 2006 had a big chilly trough!
    2 points
  38. No doubt, February 2006 had an interesting Arctic blast with lots of wind. Overall, the winter of 2005-06 was a turd sandwich made with two slices of bread from the finest French baquette. The filling was a pungent yet decadent morsel of the highest quality poodle excrement, which was harvested fresh from the streets of Paris and flown par avion to our beloved continent for our eating enjoyment.
    2 points
  39. November is easily my least favorite month up here. Dark, dreary, rarely any cold or snow. Kind of like January in the valley.
    2 points
  40. looks straight out of a movie set. Or stranger things or something.
    2 points
  41. This is for everyone doubting a top tier winter in the PNW!!
    2 points
  42. Oh, I know. That's why the GFS is funny. Edit: I just looked back. It actually had us at 83 degrees for today. Ha.
    2 points
  43. Ice on the little ponds in the swamps the past 2 mornings.
    2 points
  44. this storm is taking the perfect track with the area under the comma head fully over our area. Cant wait to see how this storm turns out in the next 2-3 future cycles! #futureblizzard
    2 points
  45. I’m waiting towards Nov 15th ish to see where we are in terms of the cycle length. That’ll give me a good idea of what the models are showing for the future and where we have been. That’s another reason why this month is extra special as it solidifies the LRC’s length.
    2 points
  46. I remember 2005-06. We spent the first three weeks of December below freezing with snowcover. After that period of time, we abruptly warmed up, the snow melted, and it rained all January long. It was a +EPO rainfest.
    2 points
  47. I'd still like to see us score something meaningful in Dec./Jan. The late season stuff have been great but I would love to see something in the heart of winter. Not to take anything away from this outlook, just my personal preference.
    2 points
  48. 18Z Euro for mid/late week has similar jack zone as this past weekend.
    2 points
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