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Today's weather pattern across the central CONUS may very well be a taste of what June will have in store.  Can you see the ridge across the ag belt in KS/OK and the "ring of fire" look to the north and trough near the GL's/SE Canada?

 

 

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Ha, this graphic pretty much sums it up around here yesterday...       I'm hearing the first 10 days of May were the warmest of the sat era for the entire CONUS.  It has been delightful around here a

@IllinoisWx, looks like prime time weather next week all the way up to the lakeshore amid strong SSW Flow.  Thanks for bringing some Nebraska warmth...next week will feel, smell and look like Spring!

Yup, turned 36 today, I feel great and I’m more optimistic about the future than ever before. It’s a wonderful feeling to be a proud American!

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Today's weather pattern across the central CONUS may very well be a taste of what June will have in store.  Can you see the ridge across the ag belt in KS/OK and the "ring of fire" look to the north and trough near the GL's/SE Canada?

 

 

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Please for the love of God no.

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Total Snowfall for 2020-2021 @ KFAR: 28.6"            Coldest Low: -25*F (2/15)

 

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Nice stretch of weather is in my forecast. Looking great y'all. Enjoy! MDW looks good, except for some pm storms that may dampened the holiday a bit. Doesn't look too bad though. More like sporadic t'stms.

Snowfall as of today:  Feb, 2021: 41.2"

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Today's weather pattern across the central CONUS may very well be a taste of what June will have in store.  Can you see the ridge across the ag belt in KS/OK and the "ring of fire" look to the north and trough near the GL's/SE Canada?

 

 

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Yes please. All day. All summer.

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12z NAM 3km continues to insist on a nice squall line in your area Thu night...

 

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Yeah cuz I'll be in Cedar Rapids, so it'll probably happen lol.

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Severe Weather Stats for Fargo 2020-21

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Total Snowfall for 2020-2021 @ KFAR: 28.6"            Coldest Low: -25*F (2/15)

 

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All my blinds are closed. It's gonna be a long Summer. 92.3*F.

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Total Snowfall for 2020-2021 @ KFAR: 28.6"            Coldest Low: -25*F (2/15)

 

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Boy it just felt tropical out there today. Was hoping we were not going to hit the 90’s so early in the season.

If Tom and I are right, better to get it over with now. So far things have gone about the way they have been supposed to go.

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Haha I know man, it was just a little shock to the system. I have a feeling we are going to bake here in the plains this summer.

I kind of hope so as long as it's wet. Give me 90 degrees over 20 degrees any day!

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I kind of hope so as long as it's wet. Give me 90 degrees over 20 degrees any day!

As much as I hate heat, I'll take it at long as we're not stuck in this death ridge pattern all year. I hope long-range guidances are right in that the heat will back off in July and August.

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Total Snowfall for 2020-2021 @ KFAR: 28.6"            Coldest Low: -25*F (2/15)

 

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Some fun facts. May 2018 will be a very warm at this time the mean temperature at Grand Rapids is 61.0° that is good for a departure of +3.6° The coldest it has gotten this month is just 40° and this will be the first May that has not seen a temperature of below 40 since 1998 Of course that June it did get down to 38° on June 8th There may be talk of how warm this next week looks to be but if fact you would have to go back to May of 2008 to find a May that did not have temperatures in the mid to upper 80’s and May of 2012 it reached 91 and in May of 2010 it reached 90 with several others have had 89 and 88 for the highest readings.

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I am headed to Cedar Rapids and Dubuque, where temps will be slightly cooler but dew points will be in the upper 60s there, as opposed to the lower 60s here. So it'll feel way worse.

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Total Snowfall for 2020-2021 @ KFAR: 28.6"            Coldest Low: -25*F (2/15)

 

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This weekends weather reminds me of May '14 after such a chilly Spring, sudden summer appeared on MDW and the beaches were packed to the bone.  I recall watching WGN TV from AZ and seeing the craziness on North Ave beach that year.  Anyway, sign me up for this forecast...

 

 

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80+ every day in my grid. Can finally kill the furnace.  #luvinit

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Winter 2020-21 Snow Total = 35.1"  Largest Storm: 10.2" (2/15-16)        Oct: 0.0 Nov: 1.5 Dec: 3.6 Jan: 10.0 Feb: 20.0 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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Not sure if we have any golfing peeps here? I get out on the links when I can. I mentioned that my work office is situated right between the Yacht Club and the Jack Nicklaus designed pro-level golf course and we're (another division of the firm) the signature sponsor of the championship tourney for the Sr. PGA which kicked-off with this morning's round. Place is wall-to-wall with crowds and the wx has turned just perfect for the main event.  :)

 

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If you appreciate the game at all, just watch this short vid to see an amazing feat here back in 2010

 

 

Hope everybody has an awesome MDW  ;)

 

 

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Winter 2020-21 Snow Total = 35.1"  Largest Storm: 10.2" (2/15-16)        Oct: 0.0 Nov: 1.5 Dec: 3.6 Jan: 10.0 Feb: 20.0 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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80+ every day in my grid. Can finally kill the furnace.  #luvinit

Yup. It will get increasingly humid by the weekend and thunderstorm potential increases as well. Possible record highs.

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Snowfall as of today:  Feb, 2021: 41.2"

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Parts of my area flirting w 90F this weekend holiday and a lot of the Midwest as well.

 

It'll be just about perfect for the all the lakeshore tourist cities like the one I plan to hangout in.. ;)

 

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Stay cool Niko! 

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Winter 2020-21 Snow Total = 35.1"  Largest Storm: 10.2" (2/15-16)        Oct: 0.0 Nov: 1.5 Dec: 3.6 Jan: 10.0 Feb: 20.0 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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With the 4 inches of rain last weekend it is very lush around here. If the 90’s set up shop for an extended period of time that could change fairly rapidly. We are off for our cruise. Be back to Central Nebraska June 2nd. Stay safe and cool everyone.

Have fun buddy!

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Thanks. Just arrived at the hotel in Omaha and have a very early flight tomorrow morning to Miami. 90 degrees with 61 dew here in the big O. Toasty.

It's crazy to see the temps flipped like they are. You guys are all baking at 90+ and I'm down here at 84°. No complaints here. I'd say I'm in a one county microclimate.

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Severe storms in the TC have delayed my flight from ORD. T-storm warning for the metro. Wind damage being reported. Ugh.

Hope you made it back safe and sound.  Enjoy the early season heat wave as the fast start to Summer is timed quite well for the official kick off to summer!  Have a great holiday weekend.

 

Meantime, back in Chi, I don't think I've seen such a long stretch of potential 90's this early in the season around here.  Maybe a day or two but a whole week close to 90F+ is pretty darn hot in late May.

 

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Hope you made it back safe and sound. Enjoy the early season heat wave as the fast start to Summer is timed quite well for the official kick off to summer! Have a great holiday weekend.

 

Meantime, back in Chi, I don't think I've seen such a long stretch of potential 90's this early in the season around here. Maybe a day or two but a whole week close to 90F+ is pretty darn hot in late May.

 

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I do like that the last time it showed up was 2013. I hope that is a trend that continues. Meanwhile, for the short-term, warm and wet is the safest bet one can find.

 

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I will say that if I luck out 2 summers in a row with cool and humid weather, then get the transition I hope for, I will be amazed. It just doesn't happen. I say luck but if it doesn't stop raining every day, my yard will be ridiculous and hard to keep up with.

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I do like that the last time it showed up was 2013. I hope that is a trend that continues. Meanwhile, for the short-term, warm and wet is the safest bet one can find.

 

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I will say that if I luck out 2 summers in a row with cool and humid weather, then get the transition I hope for, I will be amazed. It just doesn't happen. I say luck but if it doesn't stop raining every day, my yard will be ridiculous and hard to keep up with.

If the Euro is right, the blazing heat will overcome your area...extraordinarily HOT temps being predicted next week across TX/OK/KS where the drought is bad.  This is the stretch of weather I had thoughts of happening, but these temps are like what you see in the desert SW!  Yikes!

 

 

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If the Euro is right, the blazing heat will overcome your area...extraordinarily HOT temps being predicted next week across TX/OK/KS where the drought is bad. This is the stretch of weather I had thoughts of happening, but these temps are like what you see in the desert SW! Yikes!

 

 

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Yeah, without my daily shower activity, there will be a heat index of like 1000°. :lol: Shoot me.

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Full disclosure, my state has been literally divided in half over the last 60 days. I'm just one of the 'haves'. The 'have nots' out west got no severe weather like they normally do and it really did a number on the rainfall out there.

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Full disclosure, my state has been literally divided in half over the last 60 days. I'm just one of the 'haves'. The 'have nots' out west got no severe weather like they normally do and it really did a number on the rainfall out there.

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That's rather fascinating to see how nature lays out the cards and literally cuts your state into 2 vastly different outcomes...literally, a desert in the western part of the state compared to a normal weather regime in your neck of the woods.

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Hmmm, yesterday's 12z EPS looks rather cool and delightful after the extended hot weather as we flip the calendar into June.  Fit's the pattern quite well post June 4th-6th.

 

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That's rather fascinating to see how nature lays out the cards and literally cuts your state into 2 vastly different outcomes...literally, a desert in the western part of the state compared to a normal weather regime in your neck of the woods.

Man, its nuts where I'm at. After struggling through leaf out and only having about 70% of my normal vegetation in the 1st week of the month plus the burnt trees from late freezes, this place is unrecognizable. Haven't seen it this green and lush here in a long time. Nature amazes me sometimes. I do really wish the drought regions could get a bit more help. It's just hard to see and know what frustrations those folks and farmers are struggling with right now.

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Man, its nuts where I'm at. After struggling through leaf out and only having about 70% of my normal vegetation in the 1st week of the month plus the burnt trees from late freezes, this place is unrecognizable. Haven't seen it this green and lush here in a long time. Nature amazes me sometimes. I do really wish the drought regions could get a bit more help. It's just hard to see and know what frustrations those folks and farmers are struggling with right now.

Couldn't agree with you anymore.  It's going to be a rough summer for those folks to your west, however, once they get through the summer, I've had a hunch since earlier this Spring that this region which has been soo D**n dry since last October, will end up becoming quite wet when the new LRC sets up next year.  Nature always balances out and I think next year things will change for those folks.

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It's a gorgeous morning over here in Chicago with pristine blue skies and a temp of 69F which is forecast to rocket into the low 90's today.  The sounds and smells of summer are in full effect.  There is something about the smell of a freshly mowed lawn that's so pleasant to me.  It brings back memories of a kid when we used to take family road trips across the country and the smell of nature just fills you up with joy.  #gratefulsummerishere

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It looks like we will have a nice and very warm to hot Memorial Day weekend this year.  With highs in the upper 80’s to maybe low 90’s on Sunday and Monday. The record high for Sunday May 28th is 92° set in 1911. The record high for Monday is also 92° set in 1978 and 1977 with several years having a high of 91 with the last one being 2012. The current record for Memorial Day is also 92° in 1919 with 91° coming in 1978 and 2006 so this year has a good chance of being one of the warmest Memorial Days in Grand Rapids history.

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Hope you made it back safe and sound. Enjoy the early season heat wave as the fast start to Summer is timed quite well for the official kick off to summer! Have a great holiday weekend.

 

Meantime, back in Chi, I don't think I've seen such a long stretch of potential 90's this early in the season around here. Maybe a day or two but a whole week close to 90F+ is pretty darn hot in late May.

Made it back without any issues. You have a nice holiday weekend as well! I’ll be busting my butt in the yard. I’m building a sandbox for my little guy. Quite a bit warmer than I’d like for this project. I’ll be consuming plenty of water that’s for sure.
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It looks like we will have a nice and very warm to hot Memorial Day weekend this year. With highs in the upper 80’s to maybe low 90’s on Sunday and Monday. The record high for Sunday May 28th is 92° set in 1911. The record high for Monday is also 92° set in 1978 and 1977 with several years having a high of 91 with the last one being 2012. The current record for Memorial Day is also 92° in 1919 with 91° coming in 1978 and 2006 so this year has a good chance of being one of the warmest Memorial Days in Grand Rapids history.

1911 and 1978. Hmmm... I know what happens next in those two. :) Both were also pivotal multidecadal climate shifts. Hearing word that this one may be also.

 

Wanted to add May 2000 to years that are similar to this one as far as drought and location of heat. I believe the heat was confined to the southwest and south Central US until later in the summer and into September. The early drought pattern (Nov-April) was eerily similar. Hurricane analogs from the other day see this and 1978 as well. (I didn't know it until now) That summer was followed my a marked shift in climate also and 2 years removed from a super Niño. After one of the hottest Septembers ever recorded CONUS wide, we saw the coldest October in US history. Stuff to think about going forward.

 

(Had to fix/add info to this. Sorry for the repost if you already read it.)

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Gorgeous day, w plentiful sunshine and warmth, but there is an "Air Quality Alert."

 

Working from home in my homeoffice today and from the looks from outside my windows, I cant even spot a cloud in the sky. Gotta get done w a 3-way phone meeting and then, I am going to mow my grass. ;) Also, gotta turn on my Sprinklers as well. :D

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Snowfall as of today:  Feb, 2021: 41.2"

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