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Also, with respect to the last system, I made a statement that I would donate to a charity if I got hit good (6"+ or 10"+).  I posted in the storm thread, but didn't ever receive a response from anyon

Up in Duluth for the weekend. An astounding 29” of snow OTG and 72” so far on the season. Absolutely crazy snow piles. The snow banks along the roads are at least 5 feet high. I got lost and look wher

Well, finally back from an extended trip to the northwoods after convincing my family to spend the holidays up there.  I have to say, it's actually a bit depressing coming back.  Here are some pics -

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Scored a surprise 32F (or below) January day here at KRMY. Only my 8th of this month. Slush-cone snowcover has been incredibly durable and thus the streak has made it to day 12 by some miracle. I don't consider a "T" as equal to a snow cover day like the major reporting sites do. I consider a day (or partial day such as morning) of snow cover to be any day I see more snow than grass fwiw. 

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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With just 3 day to go, January 2020 now has a mean tempera at Grand Rapids of 31.3° That is +6.9 and at this time this is the 6th warmest January of record. At Muskegon they have a mean of 32.0 that is +6.5 and is now the 5 warmest January of record there. And at Lansing the mean in 30.2 that is + 6.7 and Lansing is now at the 10th warmest January of record. So while there has been little snow the temperatures are the true big story this January and for this winter season. So while not a record setting it will be a top 10 warmest (for January)

 

 

Fun fact! Cincinnati Ohio had their largest snowstorm in recorded history during a January that averaged 5F above normal. Which proves the old adage "it's all about timing"  ;)

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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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If this Friday event pans out sans the GFS (the Euro has nothing)- DSM will be in the top 10 snowiest January's-- 1.4" is needed. snku_acc.us_mw.png

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Rumor has it you're getting brushed by a Meso low band?? 

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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Rumor has it you're getting brushed by a Meso low band?? 

I checked the radar loop and there was indeed a meso low off shore but it was rather weak.  Prob just flurries/snow showers for those closer to the shore.  Nothing in my back yard.

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Actually spending some time BELOW freezing around SCMI. 29F attm and been sub-30F since 10 pm last night. 

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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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41*. Heavy Overcast. No rain expected.

High of 44* today.

 

Just Grim Central

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

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Light snow rn and it is accumulating. 32°F.

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>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: 8.8"            Coldest Low: 9*F (11/17)

 

 

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

 

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23F and 100% overcast. Northland09 posted about the cloudiness in a post yesterday. This marks the 9th consecutive day of 0% sunshine. The all-time record is 15 days. I’m just thankful there’s a decent snowpack otg. Otherwise this would be the absolute worst. A quote from the movie Groundhog Day sums it up nicely: “ It's going to be cold, it's going to be dark and it's going to last you for the rest of your lives..”

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^^^  :lol: @ GHD quote

 

SUNNY here in Jackson attm!  :D

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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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Here its 31F w mostly cloudy skies. Do I see some blue sky in the far distance from my homeoffice window, or are my windows a little dusty. Hmmmmmm......can it really be a blue sky  appearing.........

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I don't know if the ground hog will see his shadow or not on Sunday. My guess is he will not. But I have daffodil's up on the side of the house. I have seen them starting in February before but not in January. They are about 3" tall. If you have any planted in your yard take a look and see if they are up or not. At this time it is 35 here with you guessed it cloudy skies.

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I don't know if the ground hog will see his shadow or not on Sunday. My guess is he will not. But I have daffodil's up on the side of the house. I have seen them starting in February before but not in January. They are about 3" tall. If you have any planted in your yard take a look and see if they are up or not. At this time it is 35 here with you guessed it cloudy skies.

 

Back when I had tulips out front (east side), they were up at least 3" in Jan of 2012

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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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We never got above 43* and Grim.

 

No rain in sight. Forecast is for 71* Monday....but partly cloudy.

 

Strange week.

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

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My town on this quiet Thursday evening..

 

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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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Attm, 28F under cloudy skies.

 

A "just right" winter temp in my book. I loved days up north when the snow cover was mid-winter deep and pristine and we'd get a break from the bone-chilling cold. A calm 25-30F up there felt like shirt sleeve wx, yet the snow pack was cold core, and didn't whither at all. Those were rare and exceptional conditions tbh, and the ideal winter scenario for myself. 

 

Scored a 2nd day at or below 32F today! #winter  ;)

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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 "just right" winter temp in my book. I loved days up north when the snow cover was mid-winter deep and pristine and we'd get a break from the bone-chilling cold. A calm 25-30F up there felt like shirt sleeve wx, yet the snow pack was cold core, and didn't whither at all. Those were rare and exceptional conditions tbh, and the ideal winter scenario for myself. 

 

Scored a 2nd day at or below 32F today! #winter  ;)

Exactly....perfect Winter conditions. Not too cold is ideal for me as well.

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The snow falling right now is glistening and looks delightful. Such a peaceful snowfall even though it’s not a lot of snow. It’s actually covering up the open grassy areas that melted away and whitening up the landscape.

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It looks like a fluffy couple tenths fell here this morning.  We should get a bit more later today.

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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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This weekends system, if ya wanna call it that for mby is nothing. Maybe a few flurries or wet snowshowers rolling on through (perhaps a dusting in spots) and that should be it. Next week comes the real stuff. ;)

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A few light flurries from time to time flying around, but nothing of significance. Actually, makes it look Wintry w some snowpack still around. Temp hovering at 30F.

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Congrats to all seeing the snow. Looks to be a complete whiff here

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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Monster flakes with a mini band moving through. Great way to close out January.

 

Edit: really rippin’. Viz down to 1/4 mi.

What a difference a few miles can make! We just had some very light pixie dust here. Zero accumulation.

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