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Finally picked up a bit of rainfall with a dying thundershower as it moved into Southwest Omaha (that was severe warned a half hour ago)... maybe picked up 0.10" out of it, however the radar out west shows some hope with more showers and thunderstorms popping up to the east of Grand Island. Fingers crossed we can at least pickup a quarter inch or more of rain tonight as we need it. 

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4 hours ago, OttumwaSnomow said:

Well for the 3rd time in 48 hrs missed by 10 miles. Oh we got the dust!!!! Blew in from Marshalltown  probably. 

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Looks like more coming for ya.

I'm not to happy (loving the rain though) about the storm here. As feared, things got battered by hail and wind. Got 0.70" more rain earlier this evening. I even got video of a 6" diameter limb breaking off our tree before the rain hit. Hail was half inch diameter or larger. 

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Well.... 3rd night of storms bouncing  all around. Hours of close lightning and thunder, outflows lifting dust into the sky and 89 degrees.  And I have ZERO YEA ZERO. ITS MAY!!! its been since Oct 2021 since i had  a legit very wet month of over 5 inches rain. What  is with  this place!! 11 yrs now?  And to think i saw the nat geo channel  say that iowa turning into a lake constantly  flooding  and world starvation  possible! What a joke! Haven't seen a wet year since 2014! 2010 was extremely  wet. Otherwise  hit miss , strips n stripes. Maybe a few wet weeks per year, Unreal. Maybe 2/10  by am .. maybe?

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With dew points in the mid 60’s and with the official H/L of 77/53 yesterday was the 1st day of 2023 that felt like summer. I know there were days in April that reached into the 80’s but with low dew points it felt much cooler. There was officially 0.41” of rain fall, however in MBY I had much less with just 0.15” There was 41% of possible sunshine. The overnight low here in MBY so far is 52. For today the average H/L is 67/46 the record high of 89 was set in 1926 and the record low of 27 was set in 1976. The record rain fall amount of 1.50” fell in 1901.

The 1st week of May in now in the record books and so far the mean at Grand Rapids is 5.1 that is a departure of -2.8. The high so far is 77 and the low so far is 36. There has been 0.77” of rain fall and a trace of snow fall. At Lansing the mean there is 51.9 that is a departure of -2.3  the high there so far is 79 and the low so far is 36. They have had 0.75” of rain fall. At Muskegon the mean there is 53.1 that is a departure of -0.7 the high so far is 75 and the low is also 36. They have reported 0.58” of rain fall and a trace of snow fall.

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Today should be a nice day with low humidity and temps in the low to mid 70's. A chance of a couple showers tomorrow and much cooler with temps staying in the 50's with a NE wind off the still chilly ocean waters. We start to warm up again by the end of the week with temps in the upper 70's by Friday.
Records for today: High 91 (2000) / Low 30 (1974) / Rain 2.90" (1992)
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DISCLAMER: All historical weather data analytics posted by me is specifically for the climate of Chester County PA. The data has been statistically validated (p <0.05) for this county as accurate for the period 1894 to Present. This statistical significance has been proven across multiple NWS observers and site changes across a <9 nautical mile area of Western Chester County. We continually analyze the actual raw non-adjusted NWS certified Coop observed climate data for Chester County.  There have been no post observation adjustments to any of the detailed analytics. All data is sourced from trained NWS observers and spotters.  Snow Totals 2023/24 = 24.5" -  11/28 (0.3") / 12/7 (0.8") / 12/11 (0.8") / 1/6 (2.0") / 1/16 (2.8") / 1/19 (4.5") / 2/13 (10.5") / 2/17 (2.8")

Average Chester County PA Snow at elevations over 660 FT ASL (1983-Present) = 35.9" Snow totals by season: 2022/23 (2.7") /2021/22 (20.5")  2020/21 snow  (52.2") /  2019/20 snow (5.8" )/ 2018/19 snow (35.1" )/ 2017/18 snow (58.5") / 2016/17 snow (24.0")/ 2015/16 snow (40.8")/ 2014/15 snow = (55.3") /2013/14 snow (80.0").

Check out the historical Western Chester County PA website at https://www.chescowx.com.  Follow me on twitter at https://twitter.com/ChescoWx and join us on the #1 social media source for all things Chester County weather on the Chester County Weather Page at https://www.facebook.com/groups/chescowx

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Of note this has been the 8th chilliest 1st week of May (51.2) in Chester County History with the top 7 being

1917 47.0
1974 47.7
1978 48.5
1925 49.1
1908 49.4
2005 50.3
1975 51.1
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DISCLAMER: All historical weather data analytics posted by me is specifically for the climate of Chester County PA. The data has been statistically validated (p <0.05) for this county as accurate for the period 1894 to Present. This statistical significance has been proven across multiple NWS observers and site changes across a <9 nautical mile area of Western Chester County. We continually analyze the actual raw non-adjusted NWS certified Coop observed climate data for Chester County.  There have been no post observation adjustments to any of the detailed analytics. All data is sourced from trained NWS observers and spotters.  Snow Totals 2023/24 = 24.5" -  11/28 (0.3") / 12/7 (0.8") / 12/11 (0.8") / 1/6 (2.0") / 1/16 (2.8") / 1/19 (4.5") / 2/13 (10.5") / 2/17 (2.8")

Average Chester County PA Snow at elevations over 660 FT ASL (1983-Present) = 35.9" Snow totals by season: 2022/23 (2.7") /2021/22 (20.5")  2020/21 snow  (52.2") /  2019/20 snow (5.8" )/ 2018/19 snow (35.1" )/ 2017/18 snow (58.5") / 2016/17 snow (24.0")/ 2015/16 snow (40.8")/ 2014/15 snow = (55.3") /2013/14 snow (80.0").

Check out the historical Western Chester County PA website at https://www.chescowx.com.  Follow me on twitter at https://twitter.com/ChescoWx and join us on the #1 social media source for all things Chester County weather on the Chester County Weather Page at https://www.facebook.com/groups/chescowx

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Hello all

Currently out in Pigeon Forge Tn and ready for my road-trip back to Seattle (home).  Enjoyed a little activity yesterday evening  as the storms pushed south over this area.  Pic attached….it produced 30mph winds, small hail and lots O rain. 
Any suggestion on my rout home for the best bang for my buck…your thought??? I’m departing Tuesday.  

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8 hours ago, OttumwaSnomow said:

Well.... 3rd night of storms bouncing  all around. Hours of close lightning and thunder, outflows lifting dust into the sky and 89 degrees.  And I have ZERO YEA ZERO. ITS MAY!!! its been since Oct 2021 since i had  a legit very wet month of over 5 inches rain. What  is with  this place!! 11 yrs now?  And to think i saw the nat geo channel  say that iowa turning into a lake constantly  flooding  and world starvation  possible! What a joke! Haven't seen a wet year since 2014! 2010 was extremely  wet. Otherwise  hit miss , strips n stripes. Maybe a few wet weeks per year, Unreal. Maybe 2/10  by am .. maybe?

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You didn't get any from the MCS last night?

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1 hour ago, OttumwaSnomow said:

Guess I should be thankful .40 overnight, but look close clearly least amount  in southern  Iowa.  Miss by cell after cell after cell 3 straight  nights. Maybe  enough to germinate  all my corn, soybeans  many acres of grass seed, etc.

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Whoops, I just saw this post...well, glad to see you got something which is better than nuttin'!  You'll have more chances late week into the weekend my friend.

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19 minutes ago, Blizzard777 said:

Hello all

Currently out in Pigeon Forge Tn and ready for my road-trip back to Seattle (home).  Enjoyed a little activity yesterday evening  as the storms pushed south over this area.  Pic attached….it produced 30mph winds, small hail and lots O rain. 
Any suggestion on my rout home for the best bang for my buck…your thought??? I’m departing Tuesday.  

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Your in a beautiful part of E TN...did you check out Gatlinburg?  Nashville is quite a place nowadays from what I've heard from friends and family.  It can get a bit pricy though.  The Lake of the Ozark's in C MO is a nice region to see or Branson, MO is also a highly recommended family vacation spot in S MO. The rolling hills and lakes and lush forests are beautiful scenery from what I remember.  @Clintoncan chime in on this or @OKwx2k4who lives in the Ozark region of E OK.

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I received a solid 1.17" of rain overnight.  The heavier rain with the warm advection wing of the MCS was in and out pretty quickly, so it was mostly just several hours of light to moderate rain with an occasional loud crack of thunder.

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season snowfall: 28.9"

'22-23: 30.2"      '21-22: 27.1"      '20-21: 52.5"      '19-20: 36.2"      '18-19: 50.2"      '17-18: 39.5"

Average snowfall: ~30"

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1 hour ago, Blizzard777 said:

Currently out in Pigeon Forge Tn and ready for my road-trip back to Seattle (home).

Depending on what you want to do and how much time you have. But some good side trips would be Branson, MO. Corn Palace in  Mitchell SD. The Bad Lands, Mount Rushmore, Dead Wood. Devils Tower. That is a far west that I have driven but just some ideas. Have fun on your road trip.

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I’ve been on the road for almost a month and taking it all in!  Love Gatlinburg as I’m right near there in a cabin.  Also had a visitor just a bit ago….baby bear.  Momma bear was nearby but this one was interested in me while I was enjoying coffee on the deck.  
Let me rephrase my question though on the above post.  Looking for the most active weather bullseye on my rout home. 

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17 minutes ago, Blizzard777 said:

I’ve been on the road for almost a month and taking it all in!  Love Gatlinburg as I’m right near there in a cabin.  Also had a visitor just a bit ago….baby bear.  Momma bear was nearby but this one was interested in me while I was enjoying coffee on the deck.  
Let me rephrase my question though on the above post.  Looking for the most active weather bullseye on my rout home. 

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E TX/E OK is bullseye 🎯  this Wednesday and then all of TX this weekend, unless you can spend some time in the central Plains over KS/NE during middle and end of week.

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On 5/6/2023 at 10:34 PM, Stormy said:

I planted on April 12 which was to early even for hardier things. Normally don't plant garden till late April or May so I blame myself. It was just way to chilly for things to rapidly germinate. Once soiI temps are warmer things pop up much sooner. Even with rain later things probably wouldn't have done much better, as cold as it was with frosts. Another thing that was bad was soon after I planted we had a cold rain which is bad for seeds, or at least farmers don't want that happening! A warm rain would've been great. Your seeds may not come through if they haven't yet.🙁 I was even dumb enough to plant some beans, and much (not all) of it came up, surprisingly. 

My onions and radishes I planted about a month ago are looking great! My lettuce I planted on the same day seems like it doesn't want to come up. I planted my potatoes last thursday and the last thing I have are tomatoes and peppers. I want to get those in next week! 

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8 hours ago, Iceresistance said:

@Andie could have 4-5 inches of rain in just 7 days!

Oh now, you’re just building me up for that big let down!😄

Although we do get some mighty “power washers” here, the rain will be welcomed.  
I’ll keep my eyes peeled and hope we can get our share.  We missed the last front. 
 

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

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12 hours ago, Tom said:

Your in a beautiful part of E TN...did you check out Gatlinburg?  Nashville is quite a place nowadays from what I've heard from friends and family.  It can get a bit pricy though.  The Lake of the Ozark's in C MO is a nice region to see or Branson, MO is also a highly recommended family vacation spot in S MO. The rolling hills and lakes and lush forests are beautiful scenery from what I remember.  @Clintoncan chime in on this or @OKwx2k4who lives in the Ozark region of E OK.

Table Rock Lake near Branson is absolutely beautiful, one of my favorite spots to visit.  Lake of the Ozarks is very nice as is Lake Eufula and Grand Lake in Oklahoma.

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I keep forgetting to post my rainfall. The last round of storms from that MCS rolled in around 1:00 a.m. Lots of lightning and thunder at first with brief heavy rain. Light to moderate rain continued till ending near dawn. Got another about 0.90", or about 1.60" with last evening. Basically around or a bit over 2" total since the first rain Friday evening.😀

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Good morning! Yesterday’s official H/L at Grand Rapids was 61/51. There was 0.10” of rain fall and no sunshine. Here in MBY the overnight low so far is 43 and that is the current reading with clear skies. I recorded 0.11” of rain fall.

For today the average H/L is now 67/51 the record high of 88 was set in 1896 and 1930 the record low of 23 was set in 1947. The record snow fall for the day and the month of May of 5.5” was set in 1923. At Lansing the record snow fall amount of 11.5” fell. It was warm before this snow fall so there were leaves on the trees that year. The record rain fall at Grand Rapids for today is 4.10” in 1956.

The next 6 days look mostly warm with highs in the 70’s to around 80 before dropping down to the 60’s on Sunday. The dew points will be low so it will feel cooler than the temperature would indicate.

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A little cooler with clouds and maybe a light shower especially over southern Chester County today. Sun returns tomorrow through Friday and we warm from near 70 degrees tomorrow to near 80 on Friday. Some showers are possible over the weekend and temps near normal near 70 degrees.
Records for today: High 93 (1896) / Low 25 (1947) / Rain 1.34" (1923)
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DISCLAMER: All historical weather data analytics posted by me is specifically for the climate of Chester County PA. The data has been statistically validated (p <0.05) for this county as accurate for the period 1894 to Present. This statistical significance has been proven across multiple NWS observers and site changes across a <9 nautical mile area of Western Chester County. We continually analyze the actual raw non-adjusted NWS certified Coop observed climate data for Chester County.  There have been no post observation adjustments to any of the detailed analytics. All data is sourced from trained NWS observers and spotters.  Snow Totals 2023/24 = 24.5" -  11/28 (0.3") / 12/7 (0.8") / 12/11 (0.8") / 1/6 (2.0") / 1/16 (2.8") / 1/19 (4.5") / 2/13 (10.5") / 2/17 (2.8")

Average Chester County PA Snow at elevations over 660 FT ASL (1983-Present) = 35.9" Snow totals by season: 2022/23 (2.7") /2021/22 (20.5")  2020/21 snow  (52.2") /  2019/20 snow (5.8" )/ 2018/19 snow (35.1" )/ 2017/18 snow (58.5") / 2016/17 snow (24.0")/ 2015/16 snow (40.8")/ 2014/15 snow = (55.3") /2013/14 snow (80.0").

Check out the historical Western Chester County PA website at https://www.chescowx.com.  Follow me on twitter at https://twitter.com/ChescoWx and join us on the #1 social media source for all things Chester County weather on the Chester County Weather Page at https://www.facebook.com/groups/chescowx

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71. Muggy …82% humidity. 
High today of 88 

Rain expected tomorrow.
For now it’s a bit like breathing under water.  

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

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43 minutes ago, gabel23 said:

 

 

Gonna be close for you @CentralNebWeather. The main line looks like it's splitting. I have seen this before, the southern part of this line will head into Kansas and the northern half is gonna die out. Hope you get some rain but not looking good down stream towards us in the eastern end. 

 

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Getting a nice rain. Worst did just go south of town. But with track today, everyone is hoping it moves through. Our high school has no school today as teachers help with district track. They will delay as long as possible with state spots on the line. 

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