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Lol @ Lansing getting 40" by the end of the run.

 

..heard it happened back in Feb of 1611  ;)    Seriously tho, Mega-snowy months can and do happen around here. I can think of 2 or 3 that have beat that amount here and they were all in the recent past not ancient history stuff. 

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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(sigh)..again

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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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I'd say we have Jaster start a thread......The last time Jaster started one, I received 11" outta that storm :lol: ;). Go ahead buddy....start one.....

 

Haha, wish it was that easy. I start thread, Niko scores Warning. Still too far out for us, and early signals don't look promising. I follow certain guidelines for thread starting and the formula borders on superstition, lol. I'm a firm believer that those closest to the cross-hairs should do the honors when the time is right, and certainly not prematurely. 

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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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What, don't like rain?

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>1" Snowfalls for Fargo-Hector Int'l Airport in 2020-21: 10/20 (4.2"), 10/22 (2.7"), 12/23 (1.2"), 12/27 (1.8"), 12/29-30 (4.1"), 1/23 (1.9"), 4/13-14 (1.4")

 

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

 

 

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

 

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What, don't like rain?

 

Could hardly buy a freakin drop from July 4th for like (8) wks. Now it just won't quit with the 2" drenchings in mid-winter. The atmosphere is really screwed up from solar fighting warm globe era. One extreme to the other (except temps this blah week, lol). Reading through some more of those Ohio historical snowstorms of yore, and it's almost like another world or sci-fi or something. 

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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 to deflate anticipation, but the GFS has flashed magic once already. Here's the Jan 9th eye-popper:

 

20200109 18z GFS h384 SLR SN&Sleet.PNG

 

(very little of which actually happened around here)

 

So, any newest version of that model's eye candy run might be called into question. Just sayin'

 

20200128 12z GFS h384 SLR SN&Sleet.png

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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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Big snow event still there on the 00z GFS.

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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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The early week system next week is far from a lock.  Taking a look at the EPS members, most of them have the main energy hanging back longer than the GFS Op and develop a stronger secondary wave riding up the boundary up into the OHV.  This may actually end up being another 2-wave scenario as we have seen multiple times this season.  Long ways away to iron down this potential system but at least there is something to track over the Super Bowl weekend.  

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Decent chance at a daily record warm low temp here on Sunday. Current record is 31F. Highs on Sunday in the low 40s. I’m actually looking forward to it, regardless of how much of a dent it puts in the 8” snowpack. My gutters are frozen solid despite the roof salt I’m using. Gotta get them cleared before the temps crash again next week and things refreeze.

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Haha, wish it was that easy. I start thread, Niko scores Warning. Still too far out for us, and early signals don't look promising. I follow certain guidelines for thread starting and the formula borders on superstition, lol. I'm a firm believer that those closest to the cross-hairs should do the honors when the time is right, and certainly not prematurely. 

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Snowfall as of today:  Feb, 2021: 41.2"

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Not to deflate anticipation, but the GFS has flashed magic once already. Here's the Jan 9th eye-popper:

 

attachicon.gif20200109 18z GFS h384 SLR SN&Sleet.PNG

 

(very little of which actually happened around here)

 

So, any newest version of that model's eye candy run might be called into question. Just sayin'

 

attachicon.gif20200128 12z GFS h384 SLR SN&Sleet.png

GO GFS...GO GFS!!!! :D <_>

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Snowfall as of today:  Feb, 2021: 41.2"

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Finally below freezing and we may actually freeze things a bit overnight if the low of 22F is realized. Last night's low of 26F was an utter FAIL. Briefly hit 31F after 7am. 

 

Another low temp fail here. Never got below 30F even tho the low in my grid yesterday evening was 22F. That's 2 in a row busts on temps.  :blink:

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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The early week system next week is far from a lock.  Taking a look at the EPS members, most of them have the main energy hanging back longer than the GFS Op and develop a stronger secondary wave riding up the boundary up into the OHV.  This may actually end up being another 2-wave scenario as we have seen multiple times this season.  Long ways away to iron down this potential system but at least there is something to track over the Super Bowl weekend.  

 

Guessing that'd be a better outcome for us eastward? I don't have access to those maps. A strong 1st wave looks like a miss N to my eyes

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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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Hey guys, here's a couple of fun facts...

 

In the winter of 10-11, TOP received 38.6" of snow and pretty much ALL of it fell beginning in mid-Jan and later except for 0.1" in Dec.

 

In the brutal winter of 11-12, TOP received 3.1" of snow but 2.9" of it fell in Feb/Mar...a whopping 94% of the total.

 

So maybe the best still lies ahead...you just never know. :)

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  • 20-21 snowfalls >=3": (Jan 1 - 4.5"); Season total (12.4")
  • 20-21 monthly: Oct (0.6"); Nov (Trace); Dec (Trace); Jan (7.6"); Feb (4.2"); Mar (Trace) as of 3/17
  • 20-21 temps: Oct(-3.2); Nov (+4.8); Dec (+4.5); Jan (+5.1); Feb (-11.3); Mar (+7.5) as of 3/17
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GFS weaker and south next week.  Still plenty of time to track.  Should be plenty of action along the front.  Sharp temp gradient as well.  

 

Almost rather have it SE at this range. Allows a little room for "warm-n-NW" like we've seen with most systems this season. 

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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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Can't trust any model at this point but just looking at the history of this winter so far I can probably tell you that not much is going to come from the early week system except a miserable mix of nothing. Keep pushing the good stuff off till next or wait another 2 weeks and we'll get something is getting really old. Ready for this crap to end. 

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CMC is onboard with a nice storm. Not sure it's good to be the target this early.

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That run shows an example of some of the EPS members that hold back the secondary wave. IMO, this is prob a viable outcome.

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That run shows an example of some of the EPS members that hold back the secondary wave. IMO, this is prob a viable outcome.

It also strengthened quickly after it crossed the Mississippi River and cut north, similar to how other storm behaved earlier this season.  Just further SE this time.

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Decent chance at a daily record warm low temp here on Sunday. Current record is 31F. Highs on Sunday in the low 40s. I’m actually looking forward to it, regardless of how much of a dent it puts in the 8” snowpack. My gutters are frozen solid despite the roof salt I’m using. Gotta get them cleared before the temps crash again next week and things refreeze.

 

Uh, I feel ya with the gutter thing.  Salt isn't putting a dent in our roofs either.  You would think at least on the pole barn with the warmer weather it would slide right off.  But with the lack of sun to really get things going and with the amount of ice that has accumulated from snows/rains/thaws and refreezes, the husband had to get up on the roof yesterday to steam the ice off before it caused damage. Did you hear on the news this morning that this has been the cloudiest January on record so far? https://www.mprnews.org/story/2020/01/28/stratus-quo-cloudiest-january-on-record-in-the-twin-cities.  Also, fun fact...a year ago, I recorded today and tomorrow's high temperatures around here being -5 and -13, and lows of -27 and -32 (actually probably colder than that because my temp gauge quit working) with windchills between -50 and -55.  Crazy how completely different winters can be from one year to the next!

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The UKMET has a band of snow crossing Nebraska, Northern Kansas, into Iowa from hour 126 on through hour 144 and ongoing.  I'm going to start looking at this model more closely now that it is on Pivotal Weather.  It looks similar to the ICON, whereas the CMC and GFS are further south.  Fun things to look at for next Monday and Tuesday.  Colder weather looks to be a sure thing, it is where this band of snow develops that will be interesting.

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12z Euro went south from previous runs with the 1st wave that comes up from the Baja and interacts with the frontal boundary draped just south of the Lower Lakes.  The secondary piece then comes out of the Rockies (CO) and tries to develop into a formidable storm later in the run as it tracks up towards OH.  Baby steps I guess.

 

 

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Uh, I feel ya with the gutter thing.  Salt isn't putting a dent in our roofs either.  You would think at least on the pole barn with the warmer weather it would slide right off.  But with the lack of sun to really get things going and with the amount of ice that has accumulated from snows/rains/thaws and refreezes, the husband had to get up on the roof yesterday to steam the ice off before it caused damage. Did you hear on the news this morning that this has been the cloudiest January on record so far? https://www.mprnews.org/story/2020/01/28/stratus-quo-cloudiest-january-on-record-in-the-twin-cities.  Also, fun fact...a year ago, I recorded today and tomorrow's high temperatures around here being -5 and -13, and lows of -27 and -32 (actually probably colder than that because my temp gauge quit working) with windchills between -50 and -55.  Crazy how completely different winters can be from one year to the next!

Glad your ice issue is taken care. I hope mine doesn’t turn into a major issue. I’m headed up on the roof on Sunday. I think that inch of rain we got right before Christmas really caused the problem when it froze. I did hear about this being the cloudiest Jan on record! Looks like we’ll keep the streak going for a few more days too.

 

Wow, I forgot last years PV happened on this date. I think my low temp got down to -22F here in the urban heat island. Now we’re talking record warm minimums a year later. Crazy stuff.

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Uh, I feel ya with the gutter thing.  Salt isn't putting a dent in our roofs either.  You would think at least on the pole barn with the warmer weather it would slide right off.  But with the lack of sun to really get things going and with the amount of ice that has accumulated from snows/rains/thaws and refreezes, the husband had to get up on the roof yesterday to steam the ice off before it caused damage. Did you hear on the news this morning that this has been the cloudiest January on record so far? https://www.mprnews.org/story/2020/01/28/stratus-quo-cloudiest-january-on-record-in-the-twin-cities.  Also, fun fact...a year ago, I recorded today and tomorrow's high temperatures around here being -5 and -13, and lows of -27 and -32 (actually probably colder than that because my temp gauge quit working) with windchills between -50 and -55.  Crazy how completely different winters can be from one year to the next!

 

 

Wow, I forgot last years PV happened on this date. I think my low temp got down to -22F here in the urban heat island. Now we’re talking record warm minimums a year later. Crazy stuff.

 

Year ago tommorow, I took off from Fargo airport at about 10am and actual temp of -33f to land in Phoenix at 66f, temp difference of 99f.  Flew back to Fargo Sunday evening and landed in a snowstorm, had to stay the night in Fargo and drive home Monday.

 

I remember thinking mid January of last year how warm and relatively little snow the winter had been up to that point.  Then the hammer dropped with crazy cold and snow for the next 8 weeks.

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Also worth noting that Euro is way colder than the 00Z run.

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>1" Snowfalls for Fargo-Hector Int'l Airport in 2020-21: 10/20 (4.2"), 10/22 (2.7"), 12/23 (1.2"), 12/27 (1.8"), 12/29-30 (4.1"), 1/23 (1.9"), 4/13-14 (1.4")

 

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

 

 

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

 

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