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April 22nd-25th back to back storms with a potential blizzard, severe weather and drought relief.


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Wind advisory for here was upgraded to a high wind warning for gusts to 65 mph. It looks like the airport has had a gust of 58 mph so far. Here in town, my station has measured a gust of "only" 39.4 mph. Days like this are why I wish I could have my anemometer mounted higher to get better measurements of the wind.

It's really dried out though with the dews falling into the mid 40s.

I'm thinking of chasing still, but over in western Iowa. The HRRR has pretty consistently shown a couple of helicity tracks later this afternoon and early evening.

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45 minutes ago, Jayhawker85 said:

The house has been rattling all night long and all day. Hopefully we can break up these clouds to get some sunshine to get some good storms going 

The sun has broke out here with a temp of 76.  Some watches are about to go out.

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and another blizzard for the western Dakotas

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These fires make me recall the fire season Texas had 2007-8. Awful time.
You’re at the mercy of the wind and it’s nerve wracking. 
You pray for the wind to lay down.   

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Before You Diagnose Yourself With Depression or Low Self-Esteem,...First Make Sure You Are Not In Fact, Just Surrounded By A$$holes.

 

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

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Several counties in Eastern Kansas haven't had a tornado watch in 3 years.  That may be about to end in the next hour or so.

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   SUMMARY...Convective initiation is anticipated in the next 1-2
   hours, with storms posing a threat for large hail and damaging
   winds. Watch possible.

   DISCUSSION...Regional satellite shows cumulus development occurring
   beneath broken mid- to high-level clouds along a surface dryline,
   from near Wichita, KS, to west of the Emporia/Topeka, KS line.
   Surface observations show dew point temperatures in the upper 50s F
   within the warm sector, with temperatures in the low 80s F, yielding
   MLCAPE near 1000-1500 J/kg. The combination of strong low-level
   southerly flow with strong southwester mid-level flow is resulting
   substantial effective bulk shear (50-60 kt).

   The current expectation is for convective initiation along the
   dryline to occur in the next 1-2 hours, as supported by
   high-resolution CAM guidance. Storms should exhibit supercell
   characteristics, with large hail and damaging winds the primary
   threats, though a tornado or two is possible as well. Should this
   evolution unfold, a watch will probably been needed for portions of
   eastern Kansas this evening.
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Drought relief portion of title should probably be changed to “and continued drought and wildfires” 😬

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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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Picked up .80" of rain in well less than hour and temp went from around 75 to 59 as the line of storms in my area moved through.  A little residual rain still falling so could add a few more hundredths. Some small hail fell as well but nothing severe here.

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  • 21-22 Total Snowfall: 21.1" (123% of seasonal normal 17.1" )
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Had one of my shortest chases today in southwest Iowa. 
Got what I could out of it I guess. Went east of Red Oak hoping something discrete would stay together. Instead everything formed into a line pretty quickly.

I was at the top of the line and a brief couplet formed causing a tornado warning to be issued and I was in the right position.

I let the storm overtake me on a hill on a gravel road and experienced some heavy rains and winds to probably 60 mph that shook the car for a couple minutes and that was it.

I debated chasing a line moving at 60 mph heading away from home for about 2 minutes and decided, nope! Headed home arriving back at the house by 7p.

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3 hours ago, CentralNebWeather said:

Now fires in Northeast Nebraska. This is a nightmare for the state. 

 

I saw tonight on the news there was another fatality from the fires. The news didn’t have a lot of information other than it was from central Nebraska and there had been an earlier report of 3 firefighters injured 

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3 minutes ago, OmahaSnowFan said:

I saw tonight on the news there was another fatality from the fires. The news didn’t have a lot of information other than it was from central Nebraska and there had been an earlier report of 3 firefighters injured 

I hadn’t heard that. I’ll do some checking. 

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8 hours ago, jcwxguy said:

used with permission, over MUSTANG, OK earlier   (or so i was told)

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That Tornado-Warned Supercell went right OVER Oklahoma City, it cleared me to the north. But then ANOTHER Supercell had hook at Norman & it was heading towards me, but like it always does, it occluded to the north at the last minute. Nothing fell until a 3rd Supercell arrived with a LOT of Rain and Lightning.

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Never day Never with Weather, because anything is possible!

All observations are in Tecumseh, OK unless otherwise noted

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No Tx wind FINALLY laid down. Calm until mid afternoon.  
heavy rain expected between 3pm and dawn.  That’s fine. We need it. Crops, ranchers, and fire threats will all get relief.  
 

Overcast 70*. 
DP 64
Humidity 78%

 

 

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Before You Diagnose Yourself With Depression or Low Self-Esteem,...First Make Sure You Are Not In Fact, Just Surrounded By A$$holes.

 

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

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On 4/23/2022 at 6:49 AM, hawkstwelve said:

Nope, still renting a townhouse. We've put 4 offers on 4 different houses ranging from 10-40k over asking and gotten beat on each one. Housing market is absolutely brutal for buyers right now. 

I'm a seller 😀

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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Dakota territory, where true wx flips happen

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April 22 Severe Thunderstorms and April 23-24 Blizzard (weather.gov)

My oldest sister lives in Hot Springs, SD btw

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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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I only picked up 0.15" of rain as the cold front moved through.  My April total is up to 3.60".  The next system at the end of this week could push me over 4" for the second consecutive month.

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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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6 hours ago, Hawkeye said:

I only picked up 0.15" of rain from as the cold front moved through.  My April total is up to 3.60".  The next system at the end of this week could push me over 4" for the second consecutive month.

It has .52 with entire last system. For first time in a while I kinda got missed. Im at 2.12 for April. But almost  7 inches since march 15th! Very wet windy cold spring.

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