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Came home for lunch and this buddy was hanging out enjoying the snow. He came right up to me to say hi. He knows he’s safe in the city limits that’s for sure.

Not sure if anyone has said it yet, but PivotalWeather has added a TON of new products for the ECMWF as well as 6hr intervals and regional maps. Gonna be *really* nice.   https://www.pivotalweather.co

Nebraska is a popular pass through for migration birds and just had over 100 geese go over head. Big changes up north must be occurring.

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Non weather related but, Anyone remember just when the term "Black Friday" started? I know growing up in both Alpena and Bay City Michigan it was just the "day after Thanksgiving" The term Day after Thanksgiving sales was used and that was the day when both towns had their tree lighting events. As kids we would have to go downtown and sing carols before the tree and the other downtown lights were turned on. But I do not remember the term "Black Friday" used. The first time I can remember it was it must have been in the early 70's on it was on the national news that was on at 6:30 it those days. But still can't remember the term "Black Friday" being used in in either Bay City or Alpena at that time until later maybe it late 70's or sometime in the 80's

Early 60's.

I always thought, as usual, marketers were just using a workers day off as an opportunity to make a lot of money. People love the term "sale". But if it's a true bargain and it's something you've been needing or planning it's a good thing. But too many people just go crazy and spend too much.

I may buy a pair of jeans today, but, that's it. I'm way too practical for marketers to like me. But saving 60% on something I wear almost everyday, that's a good deal.

Before You Diagnose Yourself With Depression or Low Self-Esteem,...First Make Sure You Are Not In Fact, Just Surrounded By A$$holes.

 

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

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Non weather related but, Anyone remember just when the term "Black Friday" started? I know growing up in both Alpena and Bay City Michigan it was just the "day after Thanksgiving" The term Day after Thanksgiving sales was used and that was the day when both towns had their tree lighting events. As kids we would have to go downtown and sing carols before the tree and the other downtown lights were turned on. But I do not remember the term "Black Friday" used. The first time I can remember it was it must have been in the early 70's on it was on the national news that was on at 6:30 it those days. But still can't remember the term "Black Friday" being used in in either Bay City or Alpena at that time until later maybe it late 70's or sometime in the 80's

Ok I did a little research and found information on the start of the term Black Friday.

The first Black Friday had nothing to do with Christmas sales at all.  Black Friday was the name was associated with September 24, 1869. Two speculators, Jay Gould, and James Fisk created Boom and bust cycle in gold prices. A stock market crash followed as prices fell 20%. The disruption in gold prices sent commodity prices plummeting 50%. So the first Black Friday was not a good thing. I was right back when I was growing up the term Black Friday was NOT used for the day after Thanksgiving sales and the unofficial start of the Christmas season.  In 1966, The Black Friday term became famous in print. That's when a story appeared in an ad in The American Philatelist, a stamp collectors' magazine.  The Philadelphia Police Department used the name to describe the traffic jams and crowding in the downtown stores. The term did not go national until the late 1970’s 

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Some light snow possibly tomorrow b4 switching on ova to rain. Man, it will be a nasty nite tomorrow evening. Roads will be slippery. Temps remaining in the mid 30s.

 

Currently at 32F under cloudy skies.

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Snowfall as of today:  Feb, 2021: 41.2"

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Non weather related but, Anyone remember just when the term "Black Friday" started? I know growing up in both Alpena and Bay City Michigan it was just the "day after Thanksgiving" The term Day after Thanksgiving sales was used and that was the day when both towns had their tree lighting events. As kids we would have to go downtown and sing carols before the tree and the other downtown lights were turned on. But I do not remember the term "Black Friday" used. The first time I can remember it was it must have been in the early 70's on it was on the national news that was on at 6:30 it those days. But still can't remember the term "Black Friday" being used in in either Bay City or Alpena at that time until later maybe it late 70's or sometime in the 80's

I'm pretty certain that the current use of the term started in the 80s. I know that circa 1977 I was shopping in a Flint mall on that day and there was zero knowledge of anything like Black Friday sales. As I understand it, the term was started by major retailers because that was the day their bottom lines went from being "in the red" to being in the black, or profitable for the year.

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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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Sun blasting into the southern wall of glass on my house.

The storm has definitely passed. Two days of fog, mist and thiunderstorms was nice though.

 

It's 69*. So, we're back on our usual warm Thanksgiving Day phase.

The next dry week will deliver 50's and 60's. Sunny to partly sunny. Yawn.

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Before You Diagnose Yourself With Depression or Low Self-Esteem,...First Make Sure You Are Not In Fact, Just Surrounded By A$$holes.

 

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

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A short wrap for November 2019. At Grand Rapids November 2019 had a mean temperature of 34.6° that is a departure of -5.5° and is a tie with last year for the 10th coldest November on record. There was 6.5” of snow fall and that is just under the 30 year average of 6.8” The high for the month was 54 on the 27th and the low was 15 on the 13th .  For Muskegon the mean for the month was 35.9 that is a departure of -4.3° it was the 12th coldest November of record there. The highest for the month was 54 on the 27th and the coldest was 18 on the 13th There was a total of 10.9” of snow fall. 6.0” is average. And to the east Lansing had a mean of 33.5° that is a departure of -6.1° and it was the 16th coldest on record there where the records go way back to 1863. The high for the month was 54 on the 4th and the low was 8 on the 12th and 13th they had 6.0” of snow and that is more then the average of 3.4”

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Cedar Rapids finished November with a -5.5ºF temp departure.  My total precip was 1.83" and total snowfall was 4.8".

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season snowfall: 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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Here's my month end summary:

Avg low: 27.0

Avg high: 47.4

Departure: -1.5

Coldest temp: 0.0 (12th)

Warmest temp: 67.8 (9th)

Precip: .79" (-.85")

Snowfall: 2"

 

It was a cold start to the month, but the last 1/2 flipped and we ended up only 1.5 degrees below normal. From the 15th to the 30th only 3 days were below normal.

It was also a pretty dry, boring month with below average precip and it only snowed 2 days this month for a total of 2". We're at 2.7" of snowfall for the season.

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Here's my month end summary:

Avg low: 27.0

Avg high: 47.4

Departure: -1.5

Coldest temp: 0.0 (12th)

Warmest temp: 67.8 (9th)

Precip: .79" (-.85")

Snowfall: 2"

 

It was a cold start to the month, but the last 1/2 flipped and we ended up only 1.5 degrees below normal. From the 15th to the 30th only 3 days were below normal.

It was also a pretty dry, boring month with below average precip and it only snowed 2 days this month for a total of 2". We're at 2.7" of snowfall for the season.

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