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It's that time of year where if you get some sun temps will exceed forecasts by 3-5 degrees everyday.  

 

We have significantly under-performed three of the last four days, whether sunny or cloudy.  Yesterday, the warm day, we reached the expected temp.  Today, we are stuck under thick clouds.  The forecast called for low 40s, but we are stuck in the mid 30s.

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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Yesterday may have been my last snow cover day. Which wouldn't hurt my feelings at this point.

I remember the days where it felt more or less like a sad break up. As you said, I would have to concur with your statement as it didn’t hurt my feelings this year when my snow cover melted this past weekend. In fact, I decided to fly to AZ on Sunday and I’m thrilled to be here and “spring” forward into Summer mode! Prob will stay here for a while.

 

The 7-day forecast here shows nothing but 70’s/80’s into the foreseeable future. Spent some time at the pool earlier and had a severe warned storm blow up just to my west and tracked in an unconventional way heading W/NW towards Cave Creek. The position of the ULL has caused the east/west flow. These Spring systems are always neat to track around these parts.

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Still lots of snow cover in N WI and the UP of MI.  Planning to head up there this weekend to get in what will likely be the last cross-country skiing of the season.  A lot of trails are still open and looks like they will be grooming them into the weekend.  After that, I'm ready for some spring storms.  Weather over the past several days has been kind of boring.

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Still lots of snow cover in N WI and the UP of MI. Planning to head up there this weekend to get in what will likely be the last cross-country skiing of the season. A lot of trails are still open and looks like they will be grooming them into the weekend. After that, I'm ready for some spring storms. Weather over the past several days has been kind of boring.

Even up there, they’ll be flirting with 50 this weekend. Just a light long sleeve T and you’ll prob be good.

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All the snow is gone besides piles and a stupid looking snowman that the dysfunctional family below me built. Birds are singing, welcome Spring. 37.4*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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Throw in the allergies TOL and you'd be a perfect picture of Spring!

 

We have rain rolling in today and heavy rain tomorrow, 1-2".

Generally dark dreary skies and rain. Yeah. Spring in Texas!

Before You Diagnose Yourself With Depression or Low Self-Esteem,...First Make Sure You Are Not In Fact, Just Surrounded By A$$holes.

 

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

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A few items on a Tuesday morning. There was a fantastic red sunset last night. At this time it is cloudy here with a temperature of 35. While there is a good chance of more snow this winter season yet but at this time the total of 48.5" would place this winter in the 3rd least snowy winter at the new location of the airport (1963) at this time the least snowy winter seasons are 1982/83 35.9". 1986/87 47.6" and 1979/82 48.5" Unless GRR reports more then 2.7" in March or April this winter will tie for 3rd place and unless GRR reports 12" of snow it will only be the 9th time in the last 62 years that Grand Rapids has not received at least 60" of snow fall in a winter season.

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I was hope sick yesterday from school, first time in a long time so I wasn't on the forum.  Yesterday morning between about 4-7 AM a nice band of snow moved across our area dropping 2-3" of heavy wet snow with virtually no wind.  By 3 PM in the afternoon it had all melted.  Amazing what a March sun can do

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I have a lot of family in Nashville area and it seems like this kind of came out of nowhere. I was about to go to bed and then realized a tornado was ripping through downtown Nashville. I was texting my aunt in Mt. Juliet making sure everyone was awake and taking shelter. Unfortunately this struck 1-3 am when a lot of people were sleeping. 

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Snowfall in Lincoln, NE:

2017-18: 21.4"  

2018-19: 55.5"   

2019-20: 17.6"   

2020-21: 49.4" 

Average: 25.9"

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Of course it will change, but today's 12z Euro has the season's first thunderstorms in NE/IA at the end of the run.  That's nice to see.

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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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Of course it will change, but today's 12z Euro has the season's first thunderstorms in NE/IA at the end of the run.  That's nice to see.

 

We need the rain here after a very dry February. We're fine for now but if it remains dry then I wouldn't be surprised to see 90s by early April. 

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Snowfall in Lincoln, NE:

2017-18: 21.4"  

2018-19: 55.5"   

2019-20: 17.6"   

2020-21: 49.4" 

Average: 25.9"

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The little system passing through Iowa tonight appears to have dried up quite a bit.

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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A burst of snow overnight laid down a swath of white, clearly visible on satellite, between Cedar Rapids and Dubuque.  There are no spotter reports other than a 0.5" Cocorahs report north of CR.

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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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I'm glad they busted on their forecasted high temps. My hill is holding up nicely, and it's surprisingly busy. Looks like I get one more week at my home hill. If we really get half an inch of rain and temps are in the 50s on Monday, I am in some trouble, next week will be difficult for them to make it through.

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Rain, followed by more rain today.

 

We've received about .75 so far but I have no doubt we'll exceed 1". Rain is a nice shower very consistent.

Nothing stormy, just constant rain. Widespread flooding in saturated soils.

 

East Texas Piney Woods will see 4" of rain. Wow.

 

This will continue until tomorrow around 9-10 pm.

Good day for chili !

 

58*

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

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I am really craving a decent rain event.  Monday appears to be our best chance in quite a while.

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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Dry February and now humidity below 20% with winds up to 50 mph tomorrow.

Fire danger. There's something we didn't hear all last Spring!

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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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Fire danger. There's something we didn't hear all last Spring!

 

Last Feb: Very Cold and snowy

This Feb: Very warm and dry

 

Last March: Cold, melting snow, flooding

This March: Very warm, no snow to melt, drought, might be a fair guess...whiplash for sure compared to last year 

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Snowfall in Lincoln, NE:

2017-18: 21.4"  

2018-19: 55.5"   

2019-20: 17.6"   

2020-21: 49.4" 

Average: 25.9"

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I've received 1" of rain today. More through early morning.

 

Three days of sun then another chance. 56*

 

The low is circling and the next group of heavy rain is on the way.

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

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Yet Texas is dealing with extra rain. I received about 1.5" rain the past 36 hrs.

It's clear at sunrise and several days of sun ahead before another rain.

 

We'll be in the 50's and 60's.

 

Things are a little upside down but we need the rain.

Before You Diagnose Yourself With Depression or Low Self-Esteem,...First Make Sure You Are Not In Fact, Just Surrounded By A$$holes.

 

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

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Canadian has been advertising something around the lakes the 11/12th for a few runs now as is 00z ICON. Worth monitoring.

Not all models acquiesce to this system. Also, by then, it will be close to mid March. Any snow that falls will be gone the next couple of days, if not sooner. Welcome Spring. Winter is done! I averaged AN snowfall this Winter season, so I am good w that considering how mild it was in J n F.

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Snowfall as of today:  Feb, 2021: 41.2"

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Grand Rapids is very cloudy in the late fall and into the winter season and this year was even cloudier then average. At GRR the report for February is 37% of possible sunshine. With 16 cloudy days. 8 partly cloudy days and 5 clear days. For the past meteorological winter at GRR 22% of possible sunshine 61 cloudy days 23 partly cloudy and 7 clear. Note that 5 of the clear days were in the last half of February.

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Not all models acquiesce to this system. Also, by then, it will be close to mid March. Any snow that falls will be gone the next couple of days, if not sooner. Welcome Spring. Winter is done! I averaged AN snowfall this Winter season, so I am good w that considering how mild it was in J n F.

While the snow might not last for many days there have been some very big spring snow storms in east and south east Michigan in mid March and into April. Here is a list of some of them. Detroit April 6, 1886 24.5" White Lake April 24, 2005 14.5" April 5, 2009 7.8" Flint April 3, 1975 17.3" March 17, 1973 13.7" March 23, 1947 10.8" March 23, 1983 9.6" March 21 1940 9.5" Saginaw March 17 1973 22.5" April 3 1975 14.4" March 23 1968 11.0" April 6 1952 10.9" So yes there have been some big time snow storms in late March and into April.

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While the snow might not last for many days there have been some very big spring snow storms in east and south east Michigan in mid March and into April. Here is a list of some of them. Detroit April 6, 1886 24.5" White Lake April 24, 2005 14.5" April 5, 2009 7.8" Flint April 3, 1975 17.3" March 17, 1973 13.7" March 23, 1947 10.8" March 23, 1983 9.6" March 21 1940 9.5" Saginaw March 17 1973 22.5" April 3 1975 14.4" March 23 1968 11.0" April 6 1952 10.9" So yes there have been some big time snow storms in late March and into April.

Nobody said that there have not been big snowstorms in "March" or "April". Examples are not needed to be pointed out. Everyone knows past snowstorms late in the season have occurred. My point is that by mid March, any snows you do get are useless.

Snowfall as of today:  Feb, 2021: 41.2"

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Nobody said that there have not been big snowstorms in "March" or "April". Examples are not needed to be pointed out. Everyone knows past snowstorms late in the season have occurred. My point is that by mid March, any snows you do get are useless.

Hehe, not if it breaks a record!

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I"m hearing there is sleet mixed in with rain in North Liberty with temps in the low 40s. Weird.

Steep lapse rates :). Though 0-3km LR is skewed due to EML right at 3km.

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2020-21 Snowfall: (Hiawatha)

TOTAL: 51.6"

(Oct. 18: 0.6") (Oct 19: 2.0") (Nov. ?: 1.5") (Dec. 12: 3.7") (Dec. 23: 0.5") (Dec. 27: 1.2") (Dec. 29: 9.2") (Jan. 15: 2.3”) (Jan 17. 1.1”)  (Jan. 24: 2.5”) (Jan. 26: 6.8") (Jan. 31: 8.5") (Feb. 4: 5.0") (Feb. 6: 0.5") (Feb. 8: 1.0") (Feb. 11: 1.2") (Feb. 13: 1.3") (Feb. 21: 2.7")

 

 

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35 here with a light rain falling. This is the weekend of the time change. Not being a morning person and working outside during the summer time I like the so called DST the better of the two. Now why is it still called daylight time and standard time? It used to be we did not change the time until the last week of April and now it is done in the 1st week of March. So that said why not have daylight time as the standard time and what is now standard time as the new "Winter Time" that would make more sense.

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Another gorgeous day in paradise. We'll see 65* and sunny today.

Currently clear, and 46*. Just a beautiful spring morning.

 

However,....Daylight Savings Time hits Sunday. For many of us that's lousy news. Me included.

Before You Diagnose Yourself With Depression or Low Self-Esteem,...First Make Sure You Are Not In Fact, Just Surrounded By A$$holes.

 

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

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