Jump to content
The Weather Forums

April 2020 Observations and Discussion


Recommended Posts

Its a tough habit to break. Seems very noble to me, but what can ya do.

I coach high school football and 7th grade basketball. Kind of built in to high five, shake hands, slap on the back etc. to encourage athletes. It is going to be very difficult to change. Won’t know until sports starts up again to know how it will look.

Link to post
Share on other sites
  • Replies 478
  • Created
  • Last Reply

Top Posters In This Topic

Top Posters In This Topic

Popular Posts

Happy Easter everyone!  Whether you celebrate the holiday or not, may we all reflect on the power of Faith and Prayer while our nation endures this pandemic.  It will be quite odd not going to Easter

Recent runs of the Euro/EPS have flipped substantially warmer for the Sub as we open up April. #blessing?

Just thought I'ld share before and after photos of the same day.  

Posted Images

I'm up in St Paul this weekend. Was supposed to come up Friday but I35 was all ice with accidents so I came up Sat morning. Today looks real nice up here.

 

@StPaulStorm how ya feeling? Weren't you a bit sick recently?

  • Like 2
Link to post
Share on other sites

I'm up in St Paul this weekend. Was supposed to come up Friday but I35 was all ice with accidents so I came up Sat morning. Today looks real nice up here.

@StPaulStorm how ya feeling? Weren't you a bit sick recently?

Good call on delaying the trip until yesterday. Friday was a little messy for sure. Nice day here today. Should top out in the upper 50s. The sun feels so good. Speaking of feeling good, I’m back to 100% health. Thanks for asking! Not sure what I had, but I don’t wish it on anyone. Enjoy the rest of the weekend up here!
  • Like 2
Link to post
Share on other sites

It looks pretty awful later this week into early next week.  The Euro has us struggling to get out of the 30s Sunday and Monday.  With lows possibly in the low to mid 20s, I'll have to cover some budding plants.

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"

Link to post
Share on other sites

It now sunny and 37 here. I have to wonder just how cold it is going to get after this week. Looks like a cold Easter weekend. So that means we could be stuck inside the house and not even want to go outside and work in the yard. I have to say I am getting tired or Netflix already.  

Link to post
Share on other sites

Topeka office AFD from this morning is interesting...they usually don't talk about such things this far out...probably just needed a distraction from all of the turmoil... B)

 

 

The ECMWF shows vertical profiles cold enough for a potential snow storm across the CWA Monday into Tuesday. The track of the 850mb low would be very favorable for heavy snowfall. This solution will probably change over the next several model runs, so it not a sure bet that we could see our biggest snow storm of the season on April 14th. In any case it looks as if it will be turning much colder into mid April.

  • 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)
  • 20-21 temps: Oct(-3.2); Nov (+4.8); Dec (+4.5); Jan (+5.1); Feb (-11.3); Mar (+5.0)
Link to post
Share on other sites

This would be fun.

 

prateptype_cat_ecmwf.us_mw.png

  • Like 1

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"

Link to post
Share on other sites

KC/Quad Cities/Chicago/Milwaukee spring destroy job on the Euro. Wow. Fantasy land, but you guys can have it.

 

Some ensemble support too. Interesting.

You had it back in 2018...is it happening again???  I would really consider flying home for this if it would transpire.  Too bad its fantasy land bc that would be an incredible Blizzard (50-65kt winds down the lake!).  Haven't posted a weenie map so...why not???

1.png

  • Like 2
Link to post
Share on other sites

You had it back in 2018...is it happening again???  I would really consider flying home for this if it would transpire.  Too bad its fantasy land bc that would be an incredible Blizzard (50-65kt winds down the lake!).  Haven't posted a weenie map so...why not???

Definite flashbacks to 2018. 30” of snow in April that year. Glad I was able to witness that once, but I wouldn’t want it again so soon. It’ll melt in 2-3 days, but still. The cold air being advertised is impressive. It wouldn’t surprise me one bit if a storm develops that delivers one of the biggest storms of the season for parts of the sub.

  • Like 1
Link to post
Share on other sites

You had it back in 2018...is it happening again???  I would really consider flying home for this if it would transpire.  Too bad its fantasy land bc that would be an incredible Blizzard (50-65kt winds down the lake!).  Haven't posted a weenie map so...why not???

Just watch!  For once one of these blasted models will actually pan out in the long range.  Man, that is a crush job for MBY.

Link to post
Share on other sites

The next 10+ days look quite eventful in these parts. Tomorrow night's severe threat, the GFS shows no less than three potential snowfalls, and of course the grand-daddy on the Euro. I don't mind 55 & sunny but this was getting boring, hehe.

Link to post
Share on other sites

I see the 0z Euro is trolling....not funny.

 

Nice boomers here around 5:30am this morning. Vivid CG lightning.

Easter Sunday snowstorm looming for some members on here....Record Snow followed by Record Cold???...seems like Spring has been on hiatus in recent years until it finally shows up sometime in May.

  • Like 1
Link to post
Share on other sites

Easter Sunday snowstorm looming for some members on here....Record Snow followed by Record Cold???...seems like Spring has been on hiatus in recent years until it finally shows up sometime in May.

 

It's been a fabulous spring so far here in Michigan.  Up and down, but many good days and March was well AN.   Does look cold for mid-April, but stormy so probably more ups and downs instead of mostly sustained cold.  

Link to post
Share on other sites

It's been a fabulous spring so far here in Michigan. Up and down, but many good days and March was well AN. Does look cold for mid-April, but stormy so probably more ups and downs instead of mostly sustained cold.

Spring weather to me by April standards should be in the 60’s with days in th 70’s. 40’s/50’s don’t really get me excited so AN in March really isn’t anything to get enthusiastic about.

Link to post
Share on other sites

Still showing a decent storm but way north of 12z yesterday. NW IA through the Twin Cities to N WI get hit. It’ll change again 8 times, or disappear soon.

So true! Ha. We finally start to have blocking and a neutral AO. Only took 4 months to get to this point; if anything hopefully we can at least have one more big dog and an active severe weather season. 

  • Like 1
Link to post
Share on other sites

 

Hazardous Weather Outlook

Hazardous Weather Outlook

National Weather Service Detroit/Pontiac MI

421 AM EDT Tue Apr 7 2020

 

MIZ047>049-053>055-060>063-068>070-075-076-082-083-080830-

Midland-Bay-Huron-Saginaw-Tuscola-Sanilac-Shiawassee-Genesee-Lapeer-

St. Clair-Livingston-Oakland-Macomb-Washtenaw-Wayne-Lenawee-Monroe-

421 AM EDT Tue Apr 7 2020

 

This hazardous weather outlook is for portions of southeast

Michigan.

 

.DAY ONE...Today and Tonight

 

There is a chance of thunderstorms early tonight. The potential

exists for storms to become severe, capable of producing hail up to 1

inch in diameter and wind gusts to 60 mph. An isolated tornado is

also possible. Primary window for severe weather is between 8 pm and

midnight. Storm motion will be from northwest to southeast at 30 mph.

 

.DAYS TWO THROUGH SEVEN...Wednesday through Monday

 

Strong northwest winds will develop on Thursday behind a cold front.

Potential exists for gusts to exceed 35 mph during this time.

 

Snowfall as of today:  Feb, 2021: 41.2"

Link to post
Share on other sites

Even though it's still far out it's definitely something to keep an eye on since it's Easter weekend. I'm supposed to be going to Grand Island and I wouldn't be surprised if Central Nebraska is blasted in this type of spring set up. 

  • Like 1

Snowfall in Lincoln, NE:

2017-18: 21.4"   

2018-19: 55.5"   

2019-20: 17.6"   

2020-21: 49.4" (so far)

Average: 25.9"

Link to post
Share on other sites

The near record +AO winter we have endured certainly has made its mark in the Arctic regions this cold season.  This has to be some of the thickest ice in some decades for parts of the coastal regions of the Archipelago and Greenland.  This map is showing pockets of 12-15 meters thick ice!  While the overall ice volume is low (due to warmer PAC/ATL oceans), I'm glad to see the ice has not disappeared  B)

 

 

 

http://polarportal.dk/fileadmin/polarportal/sea/CICE_combine_thick_SM_DK_20200406.png

  • Like 3
Link to post
Share on other sites

At this time it is cloudy and 61 here. There are reports of some sun just south of here. After tomorrow it looks to be on the cold side for the rest of this April. Not the way I like it I hope it is not too cold as I would like to get out and do my walk every day. 

Link to post
Share on other sites

^ not cool Tom. Did you see Ryan Maue’s tweet yesterday about the major global models and their recent forecast scores? Euro still the king, but ICON doing well too. Still a long ways to go so I’m not getting anxious yet. But the lights are beginning to flash dimly.

  • Like 1
Link to post
Share on other sites

noaad1.gif?1586279526

 

My area now in a "Enhanced" Level

 

Jaster buddy....look out lata this afternoon and especially evening. Things will get very dangerous weatherwise. Other eastern MI peeps be on the look-out for potential severe weather. Prepare yourself!

Snowfall as of today:  Feb, 2021: 41.2"

Link to post
Share on other sites

Today is the first time I've sweated outside.  We are into the low 70s with fairly humid air and sun.

 

Unfortunately, the winter coat and stocking cap will have to come out again.

  • Like 2

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"

Link to post
Share on other sites

Spring weather to me by April standards should be in the 60’s with days in th 70’s. 40’s/50’s don’t really get me excited so AN in March really isn’t anything to get enthusiastic about.

 

I hear ya, but after the last 6 years, it sure felt better.  However we have had several 60's so far here.  

Link to post
Share on other sites

Up to 85 already somehow with a forecast of 80, several more hours of heating to go. Might as well shoot for the first 90 degree day of the year. Would normally complain but I’ll take since it’s about to get nasty.

  • Like 3

Snowfall in Lincoln, NE:

2017-18: 21.4"   

2018-19: 55.5"   

2019-20: 17.6"   

2020-21: 49.4" (so far)

Average: 25.9"

Link to post
Share on other sites

Up to 85 already somehow with a forecast of 80, several more hours of heating to go. Might as well shoot for the first 90 degree day of the year. Would normally complain but I’ll take since it’s about to get nasty.

 

Lincoln is 87º now, but the dewpoint is only 30º.  Over here we are in the mid 70s with a dew in the low 60s.

  • Like 3

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"

Link to post
Share on other sites

81 degrees with dew of 31 and humidity of 15% as of 3 pm here in Central Nebraska.

About what it is over here!  Must feel like your livin' in the desert bud!

 

Current conditions at Scottsdale Airport (KSDL)Lat: 33.61235°NLon: 111.92316°WElev: 1430ft.
skc.png

Clear

77°F

25°C

Humidity 19% Wind Speed N 0 MPH Barometer 30.04 in (1017.27 mb) Dewpoint 32°F (0°C) Visibility 10.00 mi Heat Index 77°F (25°C) Last update 07 Apr 12:35 PM MST
Link to post
Share on other sites

 

About what it is over here! Must feel like your livin' in the desert bud!

 

Current conditions at Scottsdale Airport (KSDL)Lat: 33.61235°NLon: 111.92316°WElev: 1430ft.

 

skc.png

Clear

77°F

25°C

Humidity 19% Wind Speed N 0 MPH Barometer 30.04 in (1017.27 mb) Dewpoint 32°F (0°C) Visibility 10.00 mi Heat Index 77°F (25°C) Last update 07 Apr 12:35 PM MST

Yes, has that desert feel. Lots of people out and about, safely, soaking in the rays. Hard to believe snow and arctic temps for April are not to far in the future.

  • Like 1
Link to post
Share on other sites

Saw Lincoln just set a record high of 87 beating the record of 84.

 

https://twitter.com/kensiemek/status/1247638555125481478?s=21

 

Pretty toasty but doesn't feel as bad as I thought it would with 13% humidity. We cranked on the AC for the first time this year. 

  • Like 2

Snowfall in Lincoln, NE:

2017-18: 21.4"   

2018-19: 55.5"   

2019-20: 17.6"   

2020-21: 49.4" (so far)

Average: 25.9"

Link to post
Share on other sites

Join the conversation

You can post now and register later. If you have an account, sign in now to post with your account.

Guest
Reply to this topic...

×   Pasted as rich text.   Paste as plain text instead

  Only 75 emoji are allowed.

×   Your link has been automatically embedded.   Display as a link instead

×   Your previous content has been restored.   Clear editor

×   You cannot paste images directly. Upload or insert images from URL.

Loading...

×
×
  • Create New...