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Nebraska weather, Sunday 66 degrees, Tuesday 20 degrees with low wind chills and accumulating snow. One reason among many that I love living on the Central Plains.

I feel bad being happy about this cuz I'm literally the only one in here who benefits from this SE shift lol

12z Euro...not a bad system from NE east into MI...I-80 special    

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Last wave getting its act together in the deep south, let's hope some of the farthest west scenarios evolve & we can get clipped for another inch or two!

I think we are in for some lake Huron effect later tanite. Try futurecast and look at how that north wind direction drags down moisture .

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Snowfall as of today:  Feb, 2021: 41.2"

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Expect the batch of snow over Kzoo to diminish as it moves East, that's Lake Michigan LES.

>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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Expect the batch of snow over Kzoo to diminish as it moves East, that's Lake Michigan LES.

I think it's tied more to embedded shortwave moving NNE through western PA. Definitely could be some influence from Huron/Saginaw Bay with the NE flow though. But yeah, may diminish some, seems like the deformation bands like to "jump" rather than advance in any cardinal direction.

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How much you got so far?

I measured 1.8" on the deck and 2" even on the grass just now. Nice to see flakes flying on consecutive days, btw. If we can squeeze out a flurry or snow shower on Saturday we'll very likely have 5 (edit: 6, Sunday's storm should go after midnight) calendar days in a row with flakes!!!

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I measured 1.8" on the deck and 2" even on the grass just now. Nice to see flakes flying on consecutive days, btw. If we can squeeze out a flurry or snow shower on Saturday we'll very likely have 5 (edit: 6, Sunday's storm should go after midnight) calendar days in a row with flakes!!!

Im at 2.5". Hopefully, I can top off that 3" mark.

Snowfall as of today:  Feb, 2021: 41.2"

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This is far from a great storm as far as totals are concerned, but I for one am mesmerized by watching all the pieces/factors at play in the national radar loop. Pure lake effect squalls in NE IL, lake enhancement here in my homestate, blossoming deformation "leaf" down south, and some showers in north-central TN that are moving nearly perpendicular to the stratiform precip shield (I haven't figured those out yet, lol). Love it.

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I think it's tied more to embedded shortwave moving NNE through western PA. Definitely could be some influence from Huron/Saginaw Bay with the NE flow though. But yeah, may diminish some, seems like the deformation bands like to "jump" rather than advance in any cardinal direction.

 

I believe you are correct. Definitely not from Lk Michigan as the winds are not of that vector. More likely as you've noted. Long duration NE flow events can make use of Saginaw Bay for a boost. This actually happened with the Vet's Day storm as well. 

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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Get reaaaaaaady!!!!! I just got a special weather statement saying this:(btw, its an alert on my PC weather system)

 

Quote: Our snow chances will be primarily driven from Lake Huron. So look for a few narrow, persistant fairly intense bands to set up through mid morning. That may be enough to lay down more than an inch or two of snow, where these bands set up. Expect these mainly in the north zone, but reaching into thee Metro Zone at times is very possible. Very treacherous drive tomorrow morning.

 

Dang, I could top off at maybe 4 to 6 inches b4 all set and done.

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Expect the batch of snow over Kzoo to diminish as it moves East, that's Lake Michigan LES.

 

While it's not LES off of Michigan, it may indeed diminish as it loses it's Saginaw Bay connection.  ;)

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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Get reaaaaaaady!!!!! I just got a special weather statement saying this:(btw, its an alert on my PC weather system)

 

Quote: Our snow chances will be primarily driven from Lake Huron. So look for a few narrow, persistant fairly intense bands to set up through mid morning. That may be enough to lay down more than an inch or two of snow, where these bands set up. Expect these mainly in the north zone, but reaching into thee Metro Zone at times is very possible. Very treacherous drive tomorrow morning.

 

Dang, I could top off at maybe 4 or 6 inches b4 all set and done.

Very nice! I think they were gun shy about issuing a WWA after last night, but I feel it would verify in St. Clair, Sanilac and even Macomb Counties.

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Expect the batch of snow over Kzoo to diminish as it moves East, that's Lake Michigan LES.

I am not too interested in that band out west tbh, if it makes it here or not. My interest is on Lake Huron for later tanite into tomorrow morning. ;)

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Very nice! I think they were gun shy about issuing a WWA after last night, but I feel it would verify in St. Clair, Sanilac and even Macomb Counties.

I'll tell ya one thing...its gonna get wild here in the wee hours of the morning.

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I am not too interested in that band out west tbh, if it makes it here or not. My interest is on Lake Huron for later tanite into tomorrow morning. ;)

I am interested in it's movement, only because I believe it represents the western barrier of sorts to how far the system snow from down south can make it later. Unless of course the low down south were to bomb out and become negatively tilted (not gunna happen). I for one am hoping it slows/stalls it's eastward push.

 

Edit: Reflectivities are indeed increasing to our SSW again. You got it right buddy, at the very least an interesting overnight to watch evolve.

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I am interested in it's movement, only because I believe it represents the western barrier of sorts to how far the system snow from down south can make it later. Unless of course the low down south were to bomb out and become negatively tilted (not gunna happen). I for one am hoping it slows/stalls it's eastward push.

Good point!

 

I decided not to go out and clear off my snowcover. Im gonna wait till the snow ends, so that I can take a measurement. I have a feeling it will be a really impressive one.

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250% snowier day today than yesterday, but no headline here - Thx GRR!  :rolleyes:  Useless office when they're not getting hit in their backyard. 

 

3.5" since this all began, and really has that mid-winter feel again around town with plow piles increasing. 

 

Very dicey roadways too. My arrival into Marshall this evening:

 

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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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Speaking of LES. 0z NAM throwing out the potential for a nice streamer off of Lk Michigan (hello TOL_Wx) in the wee hours of Saturday morning. 

 

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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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250% snowier day today than yesterday, but no headline here - Thx GRR!  :rolleyes:  Useless office when they're not getting hit in their backyard. 

 

3.5" since this all began, and really has that mid-winter feel again around town with plow piles increasing. 

 

Very dicey roadways too. My arrival into Marshall this evening:

 

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Back to reality...finally!

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724 replies for a 3-6" event...depressing

 

3-6" is considered a big storm for this area, sadly.

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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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This will come in a distant 3rd to Vet's Day and Slab Day, I meant Jan 17-18th  ;)

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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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It appears there were additional snow squalls that came over my area and I picked up an additional 0.5" of LES.  I'm surprised that the band is still targeting parts of Cook/Lake county.  Looks like the city is getting hit pretty good as a lake plume has developed.  When I went outside to measure, the snow is so fluffy and pretty...the top layer looks like cotton balls.

 

Edit: Storm Total 3.7"

 

 

 

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Lake Huron is providing the goods all morning as snow is coming down in a moderate clip. Looking at least 4inches currently and still coming down. Its beautiful out there. Temp at 27F. Will try to take measurement later.

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It appears there were additional snow squalls that came over my area and I picked up an additional 0.5" of LES.  I'm surprised that the band is still targeting parts of Cook/Lake county.  Looks like the city is getting hit pretty good as a lake plume has developed.  When I went outside to measure, the snow is so fluffy and pretty...the top layer looks like cotton balls.

 

Edit: Storm Total 3.7"

 

 

 

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So, you've done pretty good after all hey? 3.7" total, but are you certain you're done? Every time I think it's over here, another round hits, lol. The storm that keeps on giving..and giving..and giving. I'm not a radar watcher like some, and being dark I missed seeing the good stuff others said was making it's way over to Marshall last night after I got home around 9 pm. About 10 to 11:30 per airport record is when it hit and I stepped out to another 1.8" of super fluffy snow cover taking my event total to 4.8" with about 4" OTG after compaction. Surprisingly snowy couple of days after so much torching to begin the week. 

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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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Lake Huron is providing the goods all morning as snow is coming down in a moderate clip. Looking at least 4inches currently and still coming down. Its beautiful out there. Temp at 27F. Will try to take measurement later.

 

Congrats amigo! I noticed it looked good over your way. Photo bomb us, and not just a ruler stuck in the yard lol

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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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So, you've done pretty good after all hey? 3.7" total, but are you certain you're done? Every time I think it's over here, another round hits, lol. The storm that keeps on giving..and giving..and giving. I'm not a radar watcher like some, and being dark I missed seeing the good stuff others said was making it's way over to Marshall last night after I got home around 9 pm. About 10 to 11:30 per airport record is when it hit and I stepped out to another 1.8" of super fluffy snow cover taking my event total to 4.8" with about 4" OTG after compaction. Surprisingly snowy couple of days after so much torching to begin the week.

A lot of areas haven’t been so lucky. When the storm began yesterday I noticed there was a bit of Lehs into N Cook and parts of Lake county that likely boosted my totals. Glad to hear you did better than expected and it looks like we’ll be able to enjoy this snow cover for more than just a few days! Lol

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I am getting blowing snow now also as winds are getting quite gusty. Snow coming down at a good clip as a heavier band off from L.H is getting ready to push in. By late morning, this thing should rap up.

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Snowfall as of today:  Feb, 2021: 41.2"

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A lot of areas haven’t been so lucky. When the storm began yesterday I noticed there was a bit of Lehs into N Cook and parts of Lake county that likely boosted my totals. Glad to hear you did better than expected and it looks like we’ll be able to enjoy this snow cover for more than just a few days! Lol

 

Until it scorched into the upper 30s over there, right? Yikes. 

 

Decent totals around SWMI after all, and not far off those maps showing 6"-ish amounts, especially if that included tonight's action.  :)

 

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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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New snow got nuked today....grassy spots already showing up...

 

Not much snow left here NW of GR just trace amounts on the ground now.

 

Yeah, back to the "non-durable" variety of traditional higher ratio snow. While we faired much better here, the 4" I measured this morning on my deck railing was a shriveled up 2" after work. I have picked-up a fresh 0.3" from a squall since arriving home this evening tho. Hoping to add more overnight. 

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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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@ Niko, you getting in on those streamers coming off of LM???  Crazy to see how far inland those bands are flowing.

You bet....moderate snow attm. An inch otg so far from this mornings streamers. Been stacking up snow since Thursday. Picked up so far 4.8" in total and still snowing.

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Snowfall as of today:  Feb, 2021: 41.2"

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