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36F after some heavy rain at times overnight. High of 39F today with the occluded low drifting south. We should see flakes begin here after midnight lasting through mid morning tomorrow. Up to 1” of snow now expected.

Well, early congrats on 1st snow! Hoping it verifies for you buddy!

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Nevermind waiting until midnight. There are a few flakes falling here on the west side of Mpls now. We are officially on the board! Not quite 5 months between snowflakes. Last flakes I saw were on my

Saw this a few mins ago...   "Yesterday, 7.1" snow fell in Bismarck. That easily surpassed the previous daily record for October 10 of 2.3" from 1959. In addition, it was the earliest daily snowfall o

Denver, Colorado just set the largest temp swing in October history and the second largest swing of all time. Its top 25 temperature swings weren't even in October! In other words, unprecedented. They

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I picked up 0.41" of rain.  Now it's just cold and I'm waiting for the freeze.  I need to dig up a couple plants to bring inside.

season snowfall: 6.8"

 

'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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Nevermind waiting until midnight. There are a few flakes falling here on the west side of Mpls now. We are officially on the board! Not quite 5 months between snowflakes. Last flakes I saw were on my birthday May 19.

Nice! :) Again, Congratulations on the flakes!

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Nevermind waiting until midnight. There are a few flakes falling here on the west side of Mpls now. We are officially on the board! Not quite 5 months between snowflakes. Last flakes I saw were on my birthday May 19.

That’s a neat stat right there. Congrats on your 1st flakes!

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Saw this a few mins ago...

 

"Yesterday, 7.1" snow fell in Bismarck. That easily surpassed the previous daily record for October 10 of 2.3" from 1959. In addition, it was the earliest daily snowfall of 6" or more on record. The prior record was established on October 23, 1991."

 

Impressive.

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Saw this a few mins ago...

 

"Yesterday, 7.1" snow fell in Bismarck. That easily surpassed the previous daily record for October 10 of 2.3" from 1959. In addition, it was the earliest daily snowfall of 6" or more on record. The prior record was established on October 23, 1991."

 

Impressive.

That's amazing. As Tom said...historic storm!
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It looked to me like a few wet snow flakes may have mixed in with some light rain that just moved through. NWS just updated forecast for Cedar Rapids to rain/snow this morning.

Nice! Had a quick shower earlier. Was watching for flakes but didn't see any. Temp has been locked at 37 all morning.
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It looked to me like a few wet snow flakes may have mixed in with some light rain that just moved through. NWS just updated forecast for Cedar Rapids to rain/snow this morning. 

 

I thought the same, but I could not tell for sure.

season snowfall: 6.8"

 

'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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I actually have some sun and blue sky showing at the moment in the "eye" of the storm so to speak.  I am interested to see how much moisture/precip actually gets wrapped into this center of the low.  Usually the models seem to way over estimate wrap around moisture for my area, but this storm is anything but ordinary.

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Denver, Colorado just set the largest temp swing in October history and the second largest swing of all time. Its top 25 temperature swings weren't even in October!

In other words, unprecedented. They also just shattered 2 daily low temperature records.

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Denver, Colorado just set the largest temp swing in October history and the second largest swing of all time. Its top 25 temperature swings weren't even in October!

In other words, unprecedented. They also just shattered 2 daily low temperature records.

 

Truly amazing stuff! 

 

Meanwhile, back in ND..

 

20191011 N Dakota historic snowstorm.png

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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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A tad gusty up there in ND. I was actually pleased to see the winds along the frontal system too. 

 

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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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Octo-blitzed  ;)

 

0700 AM SNOW 4 WNW PISEK 48.33N 97.80W
10/12/2019 M25.0 INCH WALSH ND CO-OP OBSERVER

CO-OP OBSERVER STATION LNKN8 LANKIN ND 6 E.

 

0630 AM HEAVY SNOW 3 S VESELEYVILLE 48.28N 97.56W
10/12/2019 M19.0 INCH WALSH ND PUBLIC

 

0357 AM HEAVY SNOW NORTHWOOD 47.74N 97.57W
10/12/2019 M17.0 INCH GRAND FORKS ND PUBLIC

 

0847 PM HEAVY SNOW MINTO 48.29N 97.37W
10/11/2019 M13.0 INCH WALSH ND PUBLIC

SNOWFALL CONTINUING. ONGOING BLIZZARD
CONDITIONS.

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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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Octo-blitzed  ;)

 

0700 AM SNOW 4 WNW PISEK 48.33N 97.80W

10/12/2019 M25.0 INCH WALSH ND CO-OP OBSERVER

 

CO-OP OBSERVER STATION LNKN8 LANKIN ND 6 E.

 

0630 AM HEAVY SNOW 3 S VESELEYVILLE 48.28N 97.56W

10/12/2019 M19.0 INCH WALSH ND PUBLIC

 

0357 AM HEAVY SNOW NORTHWOOD 47.74N 97.57W

10/12/2019 M17.0 INCH GRAND FORKS ND PUBLIC

 

0847 PM HEAVY SNOW MINTO 48.29N 97.37W

10/11/2019 M13.0 INCH WALSH ND PUBLIC

 

SNOWFALL CONTINUING. ONGOING BLIZZARD

CONDITIONS.

The footage coming out of ND is really impressive.  Drifts are covering the cars, some are as high as single story houses!  It looks like some of the vids you posted of the Blizzards that hit the GL's in the late 70's.

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Several hours of snow showers today! I was gone most of the day but was only bout an hour from home up in Charles City and it was snowing most of the day. No accumulation but awesome to see. Thats 2 days in a row, barely into mid October, that I have seen the glorious flakes flyin!

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Plenty of 1-3" reports of snow just W & N of MSP across MN...nice to see them folks get their first snows of the season.  Tracking this beauty and beastly storm has been interesting throughout the week.  It certainly will be one of those highlight storms we'll see in future cycles during the Winter & Spring months.

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The footage coming out of ND is really impressive.  Drifts are covering the cars, some are as high as single story houses!  It looks like some of the vids you posted of the Blizzards that hit the GL's in the late 70's.

 

Anyone have any pic's to share? I know sometimes the hardest hit zones aren't always able to be recorded til well after the storm has passed. 

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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I've been outta the loop even more so than normal because I've been on vacation time, so I'm just catching this. That certain climate "Gretta" was in Denver for the arctic blast. I guess these things have happened so often over the years, it's been given the name "The Al Gore Effect"

 

https://twitter.com/JunkScience/status/1182854645967970306

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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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I've been outta the loop even more so than normal because I've been on vacation time, so I'm just catching this. That certain climate "Gretta" was in Denver for the arctic blast. I guess these things have happened so often over the years, it's been given the name "The Al Gore Effect"

 

https://twitter.com/JunkScience/status/1182854645967970306

Here is one vid for your perusal...

 

https://twitter.com/i/status/1182757608312180737

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Here is one vid for your perusal...

 

https://twitter.com/i/status/1182757608312180737

 

Awesome. Yep, that's a take-me-back to morning of 1-26-78 peeking out my parent's front window. Perhaps only thing worse with that one was the -50F windchills thrown in for good measure/misery

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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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I've been outta the loop even more so than normal because I've been on vacation time, so I'm just catching this. That certain climate "Gretta" was in Denver for the arctic blast. I guess these things have happened so often over the years, it's been given the name "The Al Gore Effect"

 

https://twitter.com/JunkScience/status/1182854645967970306

Here's a fun video for all the scaredy folks. Careful, has a lot of truth in it.

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2 fun charts I found the other day after reading a hype post about AGW, coral and El Niño.

Frequency of CP Niños based on corals. (Hysteria added at the end despite the trend)

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Solar cycles....

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If my eyes are right, CP Niños precede and occur during low solar/global cooling events like the Maunder Minimum and the LIA, but I may just be uneducated and delusional. :lol: :lol: Hard to refute when you can use their own data against them. Bring on those CP, low solar Niños!

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2 fun charts I found the other day after reading a hype post about AGW, coral and El Niño.

Frequency of CP Niños based on corals. (Hysteria added at the end despite the trend)

attachicon.giffile-20190503-103057-1brkygg.png

Solar cycles....

attachicon.gif400px-Sunspot_Numbers.png

If my eyes are right, CP Niños precede and occur during low solar/global cooling events like the Maunder Minimum and the LIA, but I may just be uneducated and delusional. :lol: :lol: Hard to refute when you can use their own data against them. Bring on those CP, low solar Niños!

You must be confused. What do your last 2 posts have to do with this big winter storm? As I recall, Tom said there's a separate thread for your opinions..... 

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You must be confused. What do your last 2 posts have to do with this big winter storm? As I recall, Tom said there's a separate thread for your opinions.....

They were a response to someone else's post about Greta in the snowstorm.

 

Apologies....to Tom, that is.

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NWS storm re-cap (36+ inch contour, not in the mountains, wow!)

 

https://www.weather.gov/fgf/2019_10_10-12_CripplingBlizzard

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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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