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I haven't seen a radar image like this for my area in a long time. Big time reflective activity showing up. It's almost like the radar is seeing a mixed bag yet temps aren't anywhere close to it. It's absolutely pouring out there for sure. We are certainly closing in on a drought busting two weeks! 

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Another day, another track meet cancelled.  That would make 4 track meets cancelled this season for our HS team.  Cold and wet weather to blame.  Our HS meet last Friday was called due to lightning with 5 events left, so I guess we lost 4 1/2 meets.  I don't coach track, but our son is a sophomore.  We host the conference meet this Thursday, but talk is that might be moved to Friday as the 2nd system affects our area Tuesday night through Thursday.  

Update, track meet has been moved from Thursday to Friday.

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Most of the forum had a non-terrible winter. Nebraska was unfortunately not one of those places.

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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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The Euro is surging heat and humidity up into the upper midwest next week.  Something in between hot and cold would be nice.

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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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16 hours ago, hawkstwelve said:

Some final April stats for Sioux Falls and surrounding cities. 

 

Look at their dates. I doubt those are record lows in February! Lol

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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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Heavy rain currently falling, we've received around 0.75" so far today with more to come through the evening. 

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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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16 hours ago, Phil said:

I love that porch, man. You’re gonna have a blast watching the nighttime lightning shows during the summer months.

First 2 story house since the one I grew up in from '93-'99. After that was apartment living in a few different areas before ending up in K-Falls. 

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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: 23
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, 

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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Not that any would be able to canoe - but a very popular  entry to the BWCAW is now closed due to flooded out roads. 

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1 hour ago, Clinton said:

I'm getting some heavy thunderstorms with a lot of cloud to ground lightning.  A line of severe storms is moving into MO and should be here in around an hour.

The final line shrunk down to the width of a hair by the time it reached you.

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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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The reports on the near 2 inch rains and wild snows up there are pretty awesome! I'm so glad for you all. Cannot say it enough.

I second the comment about "if this were winter" basically. This pattern is nuts. There's going to be a year folks, where this stuff all lines up just right.

It's also a great reminder that the bad never lasts forever.

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12 hours ago, jaster220 said:

Look at their dates. I doubt those are record lows in February! Lol

I said same thing. Thats a wild April up there, though. I bet they feel like its been winter forever this year.

Oklahoma set its record for windiest known month, if I'm not mistaken. Not bad for a place where "the wind comes sweepin down the plains..."

I'll remember it forever because I've never in my life just heard nonstop roaring wind for days on end. Crazy.

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Backdoor cold front is through the area as of 7AM. Low clouds and easterly flow to start the day.

Insolation and strengthening upper level flow should still bring us into the low/mid 70s by afternoon. Thunderstorm chances increase near/after sunset ahead of a cold front.

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1 hour ago, OKwx2k4 said:

I said same thing. Thats a wild April up there, though. I bet they feel like its been winter forever this year.

Oklahoma set its record for windiest known month, if I'm not mistaken. Not bad for a place where "the wind comes sweepin down the plains..."

I'll remember it forever because I've never in my life just heard nonstop roaring wind for days on end. Crazy.

We get those non stop roaring winds virtually every year now.  March-April can get so windy people become short tempered. Can’t escape it even inside. A lot of collision aloft. 
I’ve seen this more and more the past 10 yrs  

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

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Yesterdays official H/L at Grand Rapids was 51/46. The overnight low here was 46, So far the rain has held off and at the current time it is cloudy and 48 here at my house. The rain is now just to the SW so it will be here shortly and it looks to be here for a while. Looking ahead it looks like we will soon end this cold wet pattern and maybe slide right into a warmer pattern. I have not done much prep for the garden yet as I have had some back issues that now seem to have gotten better. I did plant some  Asian Lily's 

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12 hours ago, Beltrami Island said:

The link to the Keweenaw Penninsula up near Houghton, MI brings me back memories when I took a trip up north and skied up there.  I remember crossing over that bridge and seeing the majestic beauty of the landscape covered by Feet of snow.  I remember vividly the snow drifts were up to every single roof top in the city of Houghton.   Just remarkable how much snow they can get up there.  

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Back in the saddle after a nice short trip to Vegas for a couple of days.  The buzz was in the air as the NFL Draft was taking place.  I visited numerous hotels and casinos but the one that caught my eye was the new Hilton on the strip and centrally located.  They did a magnificent job with the architecture and design (https://www.hilton.com/en/hotels/lashhhh-las-vegas-hilton-at-resorts-world/).  I highly recommend this place if anyone is planning a trip out there.

 

Alright, alright, alright, who's ready for some Summer Heat....and Humidity???  Wowza, from having the Furnace On....to the A/C in a matter of a couple days according to the Euro.  This is going to be a welcomed instant surge from nature. 1st 90's of the season are quite possible.  The Euro is notorious for pumping the SER so take it with a grain of salt.  Still, though, this is gonna feel like summer.

Meantime, out here we will be on the 100F watch for Thu & Fri which are likely to be the 1st official 100F+ readings of the year.

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46 minutes ago, Tom said:

Alright, alright, alright, who's ready for some Summer Heat....and Humidity???  Wowza, from having the Furnace On....to the A/C in a matter of a couple days according to the Euro.  This is going to be a welcomed instant surge from nature. 1st 90's of the season are quite possible.  The Euro is notorious for pumping the SER so take it with a grain of salt.  Still, though, this is gonna feel like summer.

I have mixed feelings about this.  We desperately need some real, consistent, late spring temps.  However, 90º and 70+º dew is going overboard.  I have a bunch of plants I overwintered inside.  Typically, I would have had them outside hardening off for a while by now, but it has been so cold and windy they are all still inside.  When I finally get them out next week they'll bake in the hot sun.

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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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11 minutes ago, Hawkeye said:

I have mixed feelings about this.  We desperately need some real, consistent, late spring weather temps.  However, 90º and 70+º dew is going overboard.  I have a bunch of plants I overwintered inside.  Typically, I would have had them outside hardening off for a while by now, but it has been so cold and windy they are all still inside.  When I finally get them out next week they'll bake in the hot sun.

Indeed, I think the Euro gets a bit overdone with temps in the D5+ range but with the blocking waning and the SER flexing its muscle this may end up come close.  The EPS is very warm next Mon-Fri and even extends the warmth through the following weekend while the GEFS cut it short and cooling filters in by Thu/Fri.  Let the battle begin again.

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Yeah some nice spring temps would be nice but I'll take the heat after the gloomy 40s and 50s we've had for what seems like forever now. A few people are just starting to mow their lawns. I think by next week I will be. Up in Vadnais Heights things are not as green yet. Might be a couple weeks before we have to mow up there. Definitely later than the norm!

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1 hour ago, Tom said:

Indeed, I think the Euro gets a bit overdone with temps in the D5+ range but with the blocking waning and the SER flexing its muscle this may end up come close.  The EPS is very warm next Mon-Fri and even extends the warmth through the following weekend while the GEFS cut it short and cooling filters in by Thu/Fri.  Let the battle begin again.

I have no faith in the GFS/GEFS during a pattern like this. Always trapping ULLs in the NPAC and reverting to the +TNH pattern.

We’ll see though!

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2 hours ago, Andie said:

We get those non stop roaring winds virtually every year now.  March-April can get so windy people become short tempered. Can’t escape it even inside. A lot of collision aloft. 
I’ve seen this more and more the past 10 yrs  

Yes! It was like every time i was outside, even when it was warm, it was just like being annoyed and pushed around the whole time. I never knew wind could be so annoying. It was remarkable, though.

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I forgot to check my rain gauge before I left the house this morning, but I'm seeing radar estimates and local airport reports of over .75", so we got another good soaking over here.  And the rain is just lingering around, so looks like we've got at least a couple more hours to go.  

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Season Snowfall: 0.00"

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The Euro has highs well into the 80s and pushing 90 for much of next week with dew points surging into the low 70s!  It's a miracle!  And naturally we went from extended winter to summer, with no nice spring weather in between.  But I'll gladly take heat and humidity over what we've had.  

 

 

 

 

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Texans are dragging out the hoodies and light coats today.  It got down into the 40’s last night and is a really chilly damp 53 right now.  

They're forecasting a high of 70 but with this cloud cover and no wind it will have to work hard to get there.  

That Front had some punch to it.  We’re expecting more rain. We’ll see if that happens.   
Dang!  It’s chilly out there!

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

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46 minutes ago, bud2380 said:

The Euro has highs well into the 80s and pushing 90 for much of next week with dew points surging into the low 70s!  It's a miracle!  And naturally we went from extended winter to summer, with no nice spring weather in between.  But I'll gladly take heat and humidity over what we've had.  

 

 

 

 

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I don’t see this happening next week lol. Mid 70 dew points all the way up to Minnesota and Wi in early may is extremely rare. The Euro has it going from cold and snow to mid July in the matter of a few days lol

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My rain total is 1.23", at the high end of the model range.  There were multiple models that dropped us down to 0.2-0.5" at one point.  Even last night the short-term models/CAMs were in the 0.6-0.8" range.

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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, Jayhawker85 said:

I don’t see this happening next week lol. Mid 70 dew points all the way up to Minnesota and Wi in early may is extremely rare. The Euro has it going from cold and snow to mid July in the matter of a few days lol

I'm sure the specifics are overdone, but the general idea appears clear, with agreement from the GFS and Canadian that we will have very warm and seasonably humid air next week, which will feel great.  

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Season Snowfall: 0.00"

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This morning's Euro has a LOW temp here next Tuesday morning of only 75º.  🏝️

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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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Getting some loud thunder tonight under the inversion. Been ongoing for about an hour now.

Looks like there are more rounds incoming as well.

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61*.  
High of 84* and severe thunderstorms today.  

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

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Same Ol' story continues as we open up May for Chitown...setting a new record low for sunshine (0%) for the 1st 3 days of the month...BUT...Summer is around the corner.  I could already see the city buzzing with peeps and people prepping their gardens.  The smells of Summer will certainly be in the Air.

 

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The official H/L at Grand Rapids yesterday was 52/44. There was 0.68" of rain fall that brings the monthly total to 0.85" and for the year the total is now at 15.17" that is 3.75" above average for this period in the year. Last year as of May 3rd Grand Rapids only had 6.70". The first 4 month of 2022 have been very cloudy, cool and wet. At Grand Rapids the first 4 months have been 2.0° colder than the 30 year average and -2.65° colder than the new 15 year average. The official overnight low at GRR was 42 and the overnight low here at my house was 41. At the current time it is sunny and 48 here at my house. It will soon be time to enjoy some much warmer temperature as we head into next week.

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