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40 minutes ago, westMJim said:

The monthly record for any March at Grand Rapids is 36.0" in 1965. There was 25.9" in 1971, 25.3" in 1932 and 22.6" in 2002. The biggest snow storms are 15.6" on March 2 and 3rd 2002 with 13.6" falling on the 2nd and then 2.0" on the 3rd. On March 14th 1904 10.5" fell with another 1.0" on the 15th and then 6" on the 17th On March 25th 1970 3" before midnight and then 10.2" fell after midnight for a storm total of 13.2".

Interesting, more than I thought.  Thanks. 

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Models are currently suggesting a big blast of arctic air will dive into the central/eastern US next weekend.  The GFS looks identical to the Euro.

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season snowfall: 27.1"

 

'20-21: 52.5"      '19-20: 36.2"      '18-19: 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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Both EPS/GEFS are sorta beginning to line up for an interesting system next weekend as a powerful Arctic Front rages south across the heartland while a SLP tries to develop along it and tracks somewhere up through the Lower Lakes/OHV.  This one has the potential to go Big but as we have seen this year a lot has to happen in order for that outcome to transpire.  Teleconnections do support a good chance for a solid Spring storm but nature will have the final say.

Meantime, Winter will not let go for a lot of those across the northern 1/2 of the Sub...this map looks like a JAN 20th map rather than a MAR 20th....

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Oh, and by the way, if the GFS/GEFS/GEPS are onto something, PV Split Round 2 late month???

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Oh boy, this would be a dagger to Spring up north, the exception would be around the central Plains and S MW/SE where I believe the ridge will be trying to migrate N as we head into late MAR and APR.

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Ha, 10-12" snow mean for IA thru the GL's....

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1 hour ago, Tom said:

Both EPS/GEFS are sorta beginning to line up for an interesting system next weekend as a powerful Arctic Front rages south across the heartland while a SLP tries to develop along it and tracks somewhere up through the Lower Lakes/OHV.  This one has the potential to go Big but as we have seen this year a lot has to happen in order for that outcome to transpire.  Teleconnections do support a good chance for a solid Spring storm but nature will have the final say.

Meantime, Winter will not let go for a lot of those across the northern 1/2 of the Sub...this map looks like a JAN 20th map then a MAR 20th....

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Oh, and by the way, if the GFS/GEFS/GEPS are onto something, PV Split Round 2 late month???

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Oh boy, this would be a dagger to Spring up north, the exception would be around the central Plains and S MW/SE where I believe the ridge will be trying to migrate N as we head into late MAR and APR.

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Ha, 10-12" snow mean for IA thru the GL's....

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A massive share the wealth storm in the middle of March?  Looks like I will have highs struggling to get to 20 a week from now.  These might be the most impressive 96hr maps at  this range I've seen all season.

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The official high at Grand Rapids yesterday was 33. The official overnight low at GRR was 15 the overnight low here at my house was 14. At this time with clear skies it is 22. We took a road trip up to Bay City yesterday. With full sun it was a very nice day. There is still snow in the woods and in places in the open fields where there was drifting along the side of the roads. Here at my house the snow piles are still here and there is still some snow in the woods.

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1 hour ago, OmahaSnowFan said:

The GFS has alternating shots of snowfall and immediate warm ups. That would be perfect. Still with the chances of snow/big storms, but then no brutal cold thereafter as most are ready for spring.

12z Euro and Canadian look very similar for next Thursday possible storm. Problem, it is still 6 days away and we know how models have changed for the worse around here this winter. 

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GFS and EPS means look non-terrible for late next week, not suprisingly all over the place being almost a week out. OP runs aren't as enthusiastic. Either it's going to finally snow or we'll watch it fade away like everything else this winter. 

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Snowfall in Lincoln, NE:

2017-18: 21.4"   2018-19: 55.5"   2019-20: 17.6"   2020-21: 49.4"   2021-22: 5.1" 🤮

Average: 26"

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14 hours ago, Madtown said:

Got out with the whole family. 33 degrees and 16mi on some great trails. Really depressed its going downhill so fast tomorrow.

I know how you feel, people make fun of me for snowboarding so much at the end of the season and driving all over Wisconsin so I can keep going, but that's the only way to deal with losing winter sports for the season. I always go as much as possible, snowmobiling or snowboarding, just so when I put everything away I have no regrets.

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16 hours ago, hawkstwelve said:

Longtime poster on the PNW subforums here. Currently in Buffalo, WY as we make our way to our new home in Sioux Falls, SD (arriving on Monday). Can't wait to experience actual winter weather and especially the thunderstorms in spring/summer. Looks like I won't have to wait too long for the first shot at snow in our new place with the 18z GFS "druncle" showing 24-hour totals of 17.5 inches in SF by Thursday afternoon.

Really excited to learn this whole new climate!

Welcome, the climate is a lot different than Seattle area.  You get 4 seasons here in the midwest. Usually. ..  Sometimes all in one week.  No mountains to modify the cold.  We moved from the Bellingham area to Detroit metro area.  I went from an average of 12 inches of snow a year to tripple that.  Invest in a snow blower. Especially up there.  Sometimes it can snow into April here.   Today its supposed to be inn the mid 50s, followed by thunderstorms, then rain/snow to snow.  In less than a day.  Pretty dynamic weather here.  

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48 minutes ago, Ferndale_man said:

Welcome, the climate is a lot different than Seattle area.  You get 4 seasons here in the midwest. Usually. ..  Sometimes all in one week.  No mountains to modify the cold.  We moved from the Bellingham area to Detroit metro area.  I went from an average of 12 inches of snow a year to tripple that.  Invest in a snow blower. Especially up there.  Sometimes it can snow into April here.   Today its supposed to be inn the mid 50s, followed by thunderstorms, then rain/snow to snow.  In less than a day.  Pretty dynamic weather here.  

Thanks! Helpful to learn about the climate from like-minded folks, such as on here, as there are far less resources/people to pull knowledge from when compared to the PNW. We plan on getting a snow blower in time for next winter but good tip!

I always see one of the main complaints of Sioux Falls is the unpredictable, dynamic weather with extremes on either sides. It's usually listed as a con. Luckily for my family and I that is a huge plus! Probably one of the things I'm most excited about.

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The GFS and GDPS (Canadian) are dropping big snow from Nebraska to northern Iowa late next week.  The UK is farther south, hitting se NE into KS and then east into northern MO and southern IA in weakening mode.  The Euro has become less bullish in recent runs.

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season snowfall: 27.1"

 

'20-21: 52.5"      '19-20: 36.2"      '18-19: 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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53 minutes ago, hawkstwelve said:

Thanks! Helpful to learn about the climate from like-minded folks, such as on here, as there are far less resources/people to pull knowledge from when compared to the PNW. We plan on getting a snow blower in time for next winter but good tip!

I always see one of the main complaints of Sioux Falls is the unpredictable, dynamic weather with extremes on either sides. It's usually listed as a con. Luckily for my family and I that is a huge plus! Probably one of the things I'm most excited about.

I was born in Sioux Falls, lived in South Dakota the first 27 years of my life, and still have family in South Dakota.

Sioux Falls is a great place to live in!

You’ll definitely enjoy the weather 😁

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The first robins of the year just showed up in my yard!

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season snowfall: 27.1"

 

'20-21: 52.5"      '19-20: 36.2"      '18-19: 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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Today marks the first day it actually feels and smells like spring…would love to see the clouds clear up a little more to get some of that early March sunshine.  Oh, I took down my Christmas Tree and remaining outdoor decor.  I always like to postpone it as long as possible.  This morning was a great day for it!  

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The Euro is still on the north end of the model range late in the week, as well as a bit weaker.  All models have the system, and they are fairly similar considering it's five days out.

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season snowfall: 27.1"

 

'20-21: 52.5"      '19-20: 36.2"      '18-19: 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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3 hours ago, Hawkeye said:

The first robins of the year just showed up in my yard!

Been a cardinal singing spring tunes several mornings when I stepped out for work this week. I've heard a robin, just didn't see it. Turkey vultures are back, and lots of migrating hawks have been seen too. Real spring can't be far behind.

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Winter 2021-22 Snow Total = 35.7"  Largest Storm: 5.6" (2/2-3)        Oct: 0.0 Nov: 7.7 Dec: 2.5 Jan: 8.4 Feb: 12.3 Mar: 3.2 Apr: 1.6

 

Annual avg for mby = XX.X" ??

2020-21 = 36.2"  2019-20 = 48.0"  2018-19 = 56.1"  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"

 

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, Feb 1965, Jan 1918

 

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With the amount of severe weather that just rolled through this area- I'd say the cold weather forecast to come to means serious business. March's here lately have been ho-hum. This upcoming cold snap (with an early signal of a fight) means winter aint letting down. Have not seen a model show this in mid-March in years-- (not saying it's right)-- just the classic up /downs of March for once--

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Texas is experiencing effects of the drought and an influx of warm very dry air.  
Highs in the upper 70’s this weekend before a cool front rolls in with rain and temps in the mid 50’s Monday. Famine or Feast?  
Looks like we’re into Spring.

 

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2018 Rainfall - 62.65" High Temp. - 110.03* Low Temp. - 8.4*

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The GFS giveth, the GFS taketh away. 

The 17.5 inches shown just yesterday is now a meager 0.5 with the system now progged to stay mostly to the S in NE/IA. Booo! Will be curious to see if Euro follows suit or will keep with the slightly more northerly track. Always have more trust in the Euro.

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ORD hit a high of 69F and it felt every bit of it....from severe wx this weekend, Snow on Mon, then a potential Significant Spring Storm later this week..."The Ides of March" are being shown my mother nature....

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Had my first thunder in Ashland! That took a while. ;)

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Ashland, KY Weather

'21-'22 Cold Season

Snowfall - 16.1"
December: 0.1"
January: 9.9"
February: 1.3"
March: 4.8"

Snow days: 10 - 4.8" - 3/12
Cold Highs (32 or below): 7
Coolest: 21 (Jan 7th)
Extreme Lows (below 10): 4 
Minimum: 5 (Jan 22nd)
Max wind: 40mph (Feb 18th)

Thunders: 24
3/6, 3/23, 4/7, 4/11, 4/30, 5/1, 5/3, 5/6, 5/14, 5/16
5/20, 5/21, 5/27, 6/2, 6/6, 6/8, 6/13, 6/17, 6/22, 6/25
6/26, 6/27, 7/1, 7/2, 

Tornado Watches/Warnings: 2 / 0 
Severe T'storm Watches/Warnings: 3 / 2
Frequent Lightning: 2 (5/20), (6/13)
Hailstorms: 0
Max Wind: 50mph (6/13)

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The cold front has gone thu here and the temperatures has dropped down to 39 here. The highest gust at Grand Rapids was 56 MPH. There was a total of 0.14" of rain fall here and there were a few flashes of lightning last night. The high here was 64 yesterday that is the 2nd warmest it has ever been on March 5 here in Grand Rapids. At Muskegon they set a new record high of 68. 

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On 3/5/2022 at 10:39 AM, hawkstwelve said:

Thanks! Helpful to learn about the climate from like-minded folks, such as on here, as there are far less resources/people to pull knowledge from when compared to the PNW. We plan on getting a snow blower in time for next winter but good tip!

I always see one of the main complaints of Sioux Falls is the unpredictable, dynamic weather with extremes on either sides. It's usually listed as a con. Luckily for my family and I that is a huge plus! Probably one of the things I'm most excited about.

Welcome. I enjoyed your thoughts over there. You're in a dynamic place for weather now, for sure! Enjoy it!

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Winds are really howling today w/ gusts to as high as 60+mph at times. Now they have subsided some, but its still quite windy. We went from a HWW to a Wind Advisory. Temps are in the balmy 50s. Colder air is on the way and also on the way is snow as well w/ a couple of inches forecasted here imby for tomorrow. Detroit sees 1-2" at the most.

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Final Snowfall as of today July 2022 is: 47.1" Detroit Metro Area.

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22 hours ago, Niko said:

Winds are really howling today w/ gusts to as high as 60+mph at times. Now they have subsided some, but its still quite windy. We went from a HWW to a Wind Advisory. Temps are in the balmy 50s. Colder air is on the way and also on the way is snow as well w/ a couple of inches forecasted here imby for tomorrow. Detroit sees 1-2" at the most.

Just rain here on the SW side. You get any of the white stuff?

Winter 2021-22 Snow Total = 35.7"  Largest Storm: 5.6" (2/2-3)        Oct: 0.0 Nov: 7.7 Dec: 2.5 Jan: 8.4 Feb: 12.3 Mar: 3.2 Apr: 1.6

 

Annual avg for mby = XX.X" ??

2020-21 = 36.2"  2019-20 = 48.0"  2018-19 = 56.1"  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"

 

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, Feb 1965, Jan 1918

 

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On 3/1/2022 at 5:32 PM, OmahaSnowFan said:

Topped out at 73.6 IMBY so not quite as high as I expected. Still a beautiful day with birds singing everywhere including Robins and Cardinals!

Tomorrow should be a few degrees warmer though.

Saturday I was in SWMI. The afternoon featured 68F, motorcycles, snow piles, and surprisingly (due to the cold ground) no bugs! Was in Grand Haven region where the evidence of many lakeshore hugging events was obvious. Some people on the south side of the street (shady side) still had 10" on the level covering their front yards.

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Winter 2021-22 Snow Total = 35.7"  Largest Storm: 5.6" (2/2-3)        Oct: 0.0 Nov: 7.7 Dec: 2.5 Jan: 8.4 Feb: 12.3 Mar: 3.2 Apr: 1.6

 

Annual avg for mby = XX.X" ??

2020-21 = 36.2"  2019-20 = 48.0"  2018-19 = 56.1"  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"

 

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, Feb 1965, Jan 1918

 

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On 3/5/2022 at 4:10 PM, jaster220 said:

Been a cardinal singing spring tunes several mornings when I stepped out for work this week. I've heard a robin, just didn't see it. Turkey vultures are back, and lots of migrating hawks have been seen too. Real spring can't be far behind.

 

5 minutes ago, jaster220 said:

Just rain here on the SW side. You get any of the white stuff?

rain/snow here.  It wants to change over.  Close to 59, but not close enough.  The snow literaly stops at 59. 

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1 hour ago, Ferndale_man said:

 

rain/snow here.  It wants to change over.  Close to 59, but not close enough.  The snow literaly stops at 59. 

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Too funny that "M-59 cut-off" to perfection. Saw a few flakes mixing in here now. That's fine. I really don't want any more winter at this point.

Winter 2021-22 Snow Total = 35.7"  Largest Storm: 5.6" (2/2-3)        Oct: 0.0 Nov: 7.7 Dec: 2.5 Jan: 8.4 Feb: 12.3 Mar: 3.2 Apr: 1.6

 

Annual avg for mby = XX.X" ??

2020-21 = 36.2"  2019-20 = 48.0"  2018-19 = 56.1"  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"

 

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, Feb 1965, Jan 1918

 

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0z EPS...is real spring lurking for some on here Week 2??  There is a good LR signal that the ridge will pop for what looks like an extended period.  I do see another threat for Severe Wx down in the S Plain/MW during the 17th-19th period.  It appears winter will be on the quick retreat after this colder weekend, of which, I'm sure many of us are ready to see more than just a day or two of warmer weather.

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Both Euro/CFSv2 weeklies agree that an extended period to close out MAR will be rather warm....but very dry for the central/southern Plains and active across the northern/eastern Sub.

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Y-day I showed a stat on how pathetic March's snows have been at DSM of late-- (the 5.1" yday was the largest amount in nearly 12 years -- March 19-20th, 2010 at 6.7" )

Today is temperature related. Currently 15F at KDSM. That is the coldest March temperature in 94 March days -- ( March 6th, 2019 at 5F)

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12 minutes ago, Grizzcoat said:

Y-day I showed a stat on how pathetic March's snows have been at DSM of late-- (the 5.1" yday was the largest amount in nearly 12 years -- March 19-20th, 2010 at 6.7" )

Today is temperature related. Currently 15F at KDSM. That is the coldest March temperature in 94 March days -- ( March 6th, 2019 at 5F)

Iirc, didn’t March ‘19 start off with brutal arctic air?  It was primarily set up across the Upper MW and into IA and I think NE.  Not so much around here bc of the lack of snow OTG.  You guys farther west had better snow.  It may have been 2018 bc I may be getting the years confused.

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5 hours ago, Tom said:

0z EPS...is real spring lurking for some on here Week 2??  There is a good LR signal that the ridge will pop for what looks like an extended period.  I do see another threat for Severe Wx down in the S Plain/MW during the 17th-19th period.  It appears winter will be on the quick retreat after this colder weekend, of which, I'm sure many of us are ready to see more than just a day or two of warmer weather.

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Both Euro/CFSv2 weeklies agree that an extended period to close out MAR will be rather warm....but very dry for the central/southern Plains and active across the northern/eastern Sub.

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I really want this to be true, but I'm not holding my breath.  An active pattern like this will swing temps either way on every other run.  

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