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I took a couple of photos from my kitchen window for posterity...it is certainly a pretty day.

Even though its 6 below outside; I figured I would go out on the deck and get a better view of things...

Last night was a tease. I want severe weather now.

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Up to 1.64” of rain for this event here at my house. The temperature here has been stuck at 57° now for since 11 pm Last night. So far have not had any thunder here.  Much of the snow is now gone.  There are still a lot of snow piles left however.  Have not gone over into the woods to see if there is still a snow cover there yet.

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Roads are a bit messy this morning. Took me 15 minutes and a whole ton of chest muscle to scrape off my car.

>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: 7.5"            Coldest Low: 21*F (10/18)

 

 

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

 

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Pretty remarkable agreement for torrential rains across IL/IN and into S MI...bring out the canoe Jaster!

 

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UGGH!! We just did this last October. Where was my 2-3" of cold-sector precip when I wanted it?? Cruel joke pattern..better not be another leaky roof or flooded basement scene  :rolleyes:

Winter 2020-21 Snow Total = 0.0"  Largest Storm: 0" (00/00)        Oct: 0.0 Nov: 0.0 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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UGGH!! We just did this last October. Where was my 2-3" of cold-sector precip when I wanted it?? Cruel joke pattern..better not be another leaky roof or flooded basement scene  :rolleyes:

 

Michigan in a very rare dry spell (as far as snow goes)

 

Grand Rapids with 3/10ths of an inch since Feb 11th and Detroit with 2/10ths of an inch since the same date.

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Safe to say the GFS was way off with qpf for Eastern Iowa.  The Euro was much better.  

 

I finished with 1.12" of rain over the two days.  The euro had 2" of rain here for days, which was too high.  Others were too low.  The GFS struggled with the precip behind the front.

 

We got no icing at all.  The temp did not fall below freezing until the rain moved out.

season snowfall: 0.0"

 

'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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quite a widespread heavy snowfall in the Rapid City WFO area:

http://www.weather.gov/unr/2018-02-18-20

 

Rapid City (the NWS WFO) actually finished with 11.0"; one of the best totals.

 

They are a good snow station; with a mean of about 51" (the record is only 21 years long there); which is about 8" more than the Airport...which is 12 miles to the east and out on the plains of western South Dakota.  The airport is also at a lower altitude than the WFO.  The WFO is in downtown Rapid City...which is right on the eastern slopes of the Black Hills.

 

The airport; however, records much colder temperatures than the WFO...as it is out in a rural setting and is less subject to warm intrusions from west of the Black Hills.

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