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I got a bit more snow than I thought.  My total is 1.7".

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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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About 1.8" of wet/dense snow on my deck...polar front roaring down the lake with an embedded band of heavier snow...the scene outside looks so picturesque and I can't wait to see what it will look like in the day time.  I'm hoping to squeeze out 1.5" throughout the day as a secondary wave is supposed to develop as the arctic front makes its way into the area.  The radar doesn't look to enthusiastic and the band heading down south may my only bet to score at least another 1" of fluff on top of the wetter/dense snow.

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What a neat experience to see the polar front make its way through!  The winds and snow simultaneously increased and it was like a whiteout for a little bit.  Temps are dropping like a rock and the winds are picking up.  It almost felt like something you would see in the summer time when a line of severe thunderstorms comes through.  Pretty awesome I must say.  You could see the sharp contrast of the line of heavier snows laid out across NE IL.

 

 

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Ended up with .9" officially reported at KDSM. No big deal. What is somewhat surprising is it has gotten colder than forecasted. Forecast was for -7F and latest ob out of KDSM is -9 with winds 32018G26KT which puts the wind chill at -34F. Not bad for only 1" of snow on the ground. If your wondering- not even close to the record low of -26F set in 1905 which is tied for the coldest low in Feb with 1996 and another date in 1905.

 

*** edit*** just hit -10F at 0645 with WC index of -36F

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M1.7" of moist yet fluffy snow this morning on my deck. Noticeably less sitting on paved surfaces. Air was sub-freezing but ground temps aren't. (30-35F)

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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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Officially 3.1" at ORD...another 3"+ storm in the books!  The scenery outside looks absolutely beautiful and I'm going to enjoy every single minute of it when I step outside in a bit and shovel the driveway/walkways.  Currently 17F, -SN, Blowing SN, Winds N 15 G 25, WC +2F...ahhh...Winter is here!

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Officially 3.1" at ORD...another 3"+ storm in the books! The scenery outside looks absolutely beautiful and I'm going to enjoy every single minute of it when I step outside in a bit and shovel the driveway/walkways. Currently 17F, -SN, Blowing SN, Winds N 15 G 25, WC +2F...ahhh...Winter is here!

Just got in from shoveling and taking a walk around the block. Couldn’t help but think “Tom must be in heaven right now”. Certainly one of, if not the most, wintry looking and feeling mornings all season. Enjoy it buddy!

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Just got in from shoveling and taking a walk around the block. Couldn’t help but think “Tom must be in heaven right now”. Certainly one of, if not the most, wintry looking and feeling mornings all season. Enjoy it buddy!

Haha!  Just got back in and making a hot cup of Green tea!  The best winter morning of the season if you account for ALL the variables at play at the moment from mother nature.  Gosh, such a tease and wish it would last all month at least.  How much snow did you get?

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Just got in from shoveling and taking a walk around the block. Couldn’t help but think “Tom must be in heaven right now”. Certainly one of, if not the most, wintry looking and feeling mornings all season. Enjoy it buddy!

One of the best looking scenes of the winter so far. Still looking for the elusive 12"+ storm and hope to see it in the next couple weeks. Next week will probably be one of our better chances if everything lines up just right. 

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One of the best looking scenes of the winter so far. Still looking for the elusive 12"+ storm and hope to see it in the next couple weeks. Next week will probably be one of our better chances if everything lines up just right. 

 

12+??? I'd be thrilled with a solid 8+ w/proper warning headline for once in two years! 

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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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Haha! Just got back in and making a hot cup of Green tea! The best winter morning of the season if you account for ALL the variables at play at the moment from mother nature. Gosh, such a tease and wish it would last all month at least. How much snow did you get?

Very tough to tell with all the blowing and drifting, but between 3” and 3.5” seems like a safe bet. Really gorgeous out there right now.

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Officially 3.1" at ORD...another 3"+ storm in the books!  The scenery outside looks absolutely beautiful and I'm going to enjoy every single minute of it when I step outside in a bit and shovel the driveway/walkways.  Currently 17F, -SN, Blowing SN, Winds N 15 G 25, WC +2F...ahhh...Winter is here!

 

Happy for ya bud! Nice to finally lose the "KY winter" blues  ;)

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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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One of the best looking scenes of the winter so far. Still looking for the elusive 12"+ storm and hope to see it in the next couple weeks. Next week will probably be one of our better chances if everything lines up just right.

I hear ya, but think with the way this “winter” has gone, 6+ will be the new 12+. If we can score one of those this month, I think you take it and run and then look forward to spring. But for now, enjoy the scenery and brief arctic blast

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Very tough to tell with all the blowing and drifting, but between 3” and 3.5” seems like a safe bet. Really gorgeous out there right now.

The wetter snow that stuck to the tree branches makes it so picturesque and then you have the fluffy powder on top is like a cherry on top!  Lovin' it and will enjoy it while it lasts.  I'll prob take it all in again later this evening.

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Getting light, big flakes this morning. Pretty to look at, but snow on the ground is melting faster than it's accumulating with a temp of 34.0*F.

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Severe Weather Stats for Fargo 2020-21

Slight risks: 3 (Last: 7/26)   Enhanced Risks: 0    Moderate Risks: 0

Severe Thunderstorm Watches: 2 (Last: 7/26)   Severe Thunderstorm Warnings: 1 (Last: 6/7)

Tornado Watches: 0    Tornado Warnings: 0

 

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

 

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Whiteout conditions here at KJXN attm!   :)

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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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Warm air push is in full gear here. Getting flurries with a temp of 37.0*F. Don't want any more melting considering there's only an inch but looks like I'm getting it.

Severe Weather Stats for Fargo 2020-21

Slight risks: 3 (Last: 7/26)   Enhanced Risks: 0    Moderate Risks: 0

Severe Thunderstorm Watches: 2 (Last: 7/26)   Severe Thunderstorm Warnings: 1 (Last: 6/7)

Tornado Watches: 0    Tornado Warnings: 0

 

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

 

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I'm surprised how persistent that backside band has been as it has not stopped snowing since last night!  One of the longer duration snow systems this season.  Tacked on an additional 0.3" since this morning bringing my total to about 3.5".  Some settling already has occured and blowing/drifting.  Solid 3" snow pack and everything is in white gold.  Bring on the cold!

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A disappointing 2.4" of fluffier snow ended up being my total. Strange situation (again) where the full amount added up on snow cover and/or elevated surfaces, but not so much on pavement as warm ground and temps hovering around freezing allowed for too much melting/compaction. I don't even think the city bothered to plow my street. There was no sign of it anyways. When I shoveled about 8 pm last night, the main sidewalk in front had melted so much I didn't bother with it. Nothing close to the 4-5" touted for the 94 corridor. There were some 4+ reports but west of BC to Kzoo yet again, not around here. 

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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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