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Say it ain't...Snow!  Is Nature about to deliver a Christmas Miracle for us snow enthusiasts???  Yes!  Now, who will have a White Christmas???  Is there another late Christmas day snow system that will traverse our sub forum???   The table has turned and one that is finally favorable for some of us on here to see the flakes fly during the Christmas holiday.

 

 

Latest 12z NAM suite...

 

http://maps1.pivotalweather.com/maps/models/nam/2017122212/084/snku_acc.us_c.png

 

 

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Finally, the 00z Euro...fluff these totals up a bit more...

 

http://wx.graphics/models/ecmwf/2017122200/mw/ecmwf_acc_snow_mw_114.png

 

http://wx.graphics/models/ecmwf/2017122200/mw/ecmwf_t_precip_mw_114.png

 

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This snowfall was perfectly timed....even though its light it is just enough to make everything white. I'm hosting Christmas this evening and making dinner. Definitely puts me in the holiday mood! Fin

On my ridge back home from Christmas Eve Mass, I was struck by the beauty of the blanket of freshly fallen snow on top of the Christmas lights.  The cold temps and flurries in the air make it feel ver

UK stayed further north and stronger.   http://img.meteocentre.com/models/ukmet_amer_12/P1_GZ_D5_PN_048_0000.gif   http://img.meteocentre.com/models/ukmet_amer_12/P1_GZ_D5_PN_060_0000.gif

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How do you figure?

Think Lincoln has a good shot at 3-4".

>1" Snowfalls for Fargo-Hector Int'l Airport in 2020-21: 10/20 (4.2"), 10/22 (2.7"),

 

Total Snowfall for 2020-2021 @ KFAR: 8.8"            Coldest Low: 9*F (11/17)

 

 

First flake of the season: 10/15 @ 21:27 CDT

 

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Lincoln looks ideal on each model right now. I'll be in Minnesota though, so ya know, fml. Hope we get leveled either way!

Happy B day!  Hey, at least when you come back home there looks to be some snow OTG...hopefully!

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Happy B day! Hey, at least when you come back home there looks to be some snow OTG...hopefully!

I don't see it going anywhere till at least the January thaw. It's about time Lincoln got snow that's able to stick around! I'm in California so I'm a little bummed but I have snow cover and an active pattern to look forward to when I get back.

>1" Snowfalls for Fargo-Hector Int'l Airport in 2020-21: 10/20 (4.2"), 10/22 (2.7"),

 

Total Snowfall for 2020-2021 @ KFAR: 8.8"            Coldest Low: 9*F (11/17)

 

 

First flake of the season: 10/15 @ 21:27 CDT

 

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UK stayed further north and stronger.

 

http://img.meteocentre.com/models/ukmet_amer_12/P1_GZ_D5_PN_048_0000.gif

 

http://img.meteocentre.com/models/ukmet_amer_12/P1_GZ_D5_PN_060_0000.gif

Nice! I’ll take 1-2” all day...maybe if your lucky and some good banding develops and squeeze 3”.

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So, we get this Clipper wave to amp up, but at the expense of next week's BD. Hmm..while I love snow for Christmas, not sure I like the trade-off tbh. Anyways, great to have something most on here (esp Neb peeps) can get excited for just in time for Santa. Man, what a hole tho for N IA and Wisco/S MN peeps..hope some of you at least have a covering OTG? 

Winter 2020-21 Snow Total = 1.5"  Largest Storm: 1" (11/22)        Oct: 0.0 Nov: 1.5 Dec: 0.0 Jan: 0.0 Feb: 0.0 Mar: 0.0 Apr: 0.0

 

Annual avg for mby = 49.7"  Avg for last 10 seasons = 58.4" (118% of normal)

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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Hoping the Euro is right on this system, that would dump a solid 2-4” of snow right over the Omaha metro. The NAM still showing this system mainly to our southwest, however I am liking the trends of this being a little farther north and stronger.

 

All I really want is at least an inch of snow on the ground Christmas morning, that’s what my kids want... hopefully Mother Nature can deliver this weekend!

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Ukie has the most qpf over SMI. I don't think we're getting anything from the Sat wave, so that's contamination imho.. :rolleyes:

Winter 2020-21 Snow Total = 1.5"  Largest Storm: 1" (11/22)        Oct: 0.0 Nov: 1.5 Dec: 0.0 Jan: 0.0 Feb: 0.0 Mar: 0.0 Apr: 0.0

 

Annual avg for mby = 49.7"  Avg for last 10 seasons = 58.4" (118% of normal)

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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DSM-- EURO raw #'s.  looks like 20:1 ratios?

 

SUN 06Z 24-DEC  -5.1   -10.9    1027      58     100    0.03     544     523   
SUN 12Z 24-DEC  -7.0   -13.5    1026      84      99    0.16     536     516   
SUN 18Z 24-DEC  -5.1   -13.9    1026      68      40    0.03     530     509

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12z Euro spits out around .25qpf for Chitown and even more over S MI peeps. What a turn of events! It’s even showing a Lehs signature.

 

Nice. Guess we're no longer left guessing which wave the atmosphere waants to amplify. This was like a spinning roulette wheel OMG..

 

Current state of Snow (cover) as of this early am

 

nsm_depth_2017122205_National.jpg

Winter 2020-21 Snow Total = 1.5"  Largest Storm: 1" (11/22)        Oct: 0.0 Nov: 1.5 Dec: 0.0 Jan: 0.0 Feb: 0.0 Mar: 0.0 Apr: 0.0

 

Annual avg for mby = 49.7"  Avg for last 10 seasons = 58.4" (118% of normal)

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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