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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.  

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Severe Thunderstorm Watch

SEVERE THUNDERSTORM WATCH OUTLINE UPDATE FOR WS 83

NWS STORM PREDICTION CENTER NORMAN OK

715 PM EDT TUE APR 7 2020

 

SEVERE THUNDERSTORM WATCH 83 IS IN EFFECT UNTIL 100 AM EDT

FOR THE FOLLOWING LOCATIONS

 

MIC017-049-087-091-093-099-111-115-125-145-147-155-157-161-163-

080500-

/O.NEW.KWNS.SV.A.0083.200407T2315Z-200408T0500Z/

 

MI

. MICHIGAN COUNTIES INCLUDED ARE

 

BAY GENESEE LAPEER

LENAWEE LIVINGSTON MACOMB

MIDLAND MONROE OAKLAND

SAGINAW SHIAWASSEE ST. CLAIR

TUSCOLA WASHTENAW WAYNE

$$

 

 

Hazardous Weather Outlook

Hazardous Weather Outlook

National Weather Service Detroit/Pontiac MI

423 PM 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-

423 PM EDT Tue Apr 7 2020

 

This hazardous weather outlook is for portions of southeast

Michigan.

 

.DAY ONE...Tonight

 

Thunderstorms capable of severe weather are likely tonight. The

strongest storms will be capable of hail up to golf ball size and

wind gusts near 70 mph along with a higher than normal tornado

threat. The primary window for severe weather is between 8 pm and

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

 

Snowfall as of today:  Feb, 2021: 41.2"

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A couple severe storms are barely missing me north... dropping large hail.  Another cell is about to hit  me.

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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 just got some hail, too.  Most of it was pea size, but some was up to 5/8".  It did not last long.  Not much rain fell.

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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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Oh. Apparently I'm under an enhanced risk today. I haven't even been paying attention to weather recently lol.

 

I wonder why SPC issued a severe t-storm watch, with a mention of higher than normal tornado risk, instead of issuing a tornado watch in SE MI? I also wonder why they didn't include NW OH in the watch. They're on something tonight.

 

70.7*F.

>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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Kudos to the HRRR.  All day it showed a good storm popping around Cedar Rapids at about 6pm.

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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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HRRR indicates that the biggest hail threat should happen over Lake Erie. Let's hope that ends up being the case.

>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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Cap may inhibit severe potential down here.

 

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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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The storm it now to the SE of here. Did get some small pea size hail here with heavy rain. At this time there is a lot of dark cloulds with a  lot of lightning to the SE of here. A very quick 0.61" of rain fall.

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Cedar Rapids hit 79º this afternoon.  Waterloo and Iowa City hit 80º.  Mother Nature will cut that in half next week.

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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New cells are now popping farther wsw along the line, should hit the Iowa City area.

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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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Cedar Rapids hit 79º this afternoon. Waterloo and Iowa City hit 80º. Mother Nature will cut that in half next week.

My thermometer only shows a high of 78°, but dews are still in the middle 60°s. Feeling like summer.

 

Here's how the storms looked from my place when they were over CR. Looking north across the neighbors farm.

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Supercell building over Ann Arbor.

>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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Severe warned cell just passed overhead. Around a quarter inch of rain and quite a bit of hail with largest not quite quarter sized. Still raining. Had a nice lightning show as well.

 

PS. Ended up with 0.30” of rain

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The National Weather Service in Cleveland has issued a

 

* Severe Thunderstorm Warning for...

Ottawa County in northwestern Ohio...

Erie County in north central Ohio...

Central Sandusky County in northwestern Ohio...

Eastern Wood County in northwestern Ohio...

Northern Lucas County in northwestern Ohio...

 

* Until 1100 PM EDT.

 

* At 1016 PM EDT, severe thunderstorms were located along a line

extending from 15 miles southeast of Grosse Ile to near Ottawa

Lake, moving south at 45 mph.

 

HAZARD...60 mph wind gusts and quarter size hail.

 

SOURCE...Radar indicated.

 

IMPACT...Minor damage to vehicles is possible. Expect damage to

trees and power lines.

 

* Locations impacted include...

Toledo, Bowling Green, Sandusky, Fremont, Port Clinton, Kelleys

Island, Put-In-Bay, Perrysburg, Oregon, Sylvania, Rossford,

Waterville, Northwood, Oak Harbor, Gibsonburg, Genoa, Woodville,

Holland, Elmore and Castalia.

 

PRECAUTIONARY/PREPAREDNESS ACTIONS...

 

For your protection move to an interior room on the lowest floor of a

building.

 

Large hail and damaging winds and continuous cloud to ground

lightning are occurring with these storms. Move indoors immediately.

Lightning is one of nature`s leading killers. Remember, if you can

hear thunder, you are close enough to be struck by lightning.

>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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Had some quarter-sized hail here, but the golf ball stuff looks like it'll be about 5 miles to my South.

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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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Wow, flipping through some twitter feeds from last night and confirmation from my family back home, it certainly was an active evening last night with plenty of severe storm reports.  One of my best friends was at Busse Woods out on the trails and said they were packed with people enjoying a beautiful day.  He said it felt like summer with a strong breeze and later in the evening storms blew up all across NE IL.

 

Some hail reports:

 

 

 

9:25PM Recent hail reports:

2.00” Evanston (Lime sized)
1.75” Sycamore, IL (Golf ball sized)
1.50” Portage, IN (Ping pong ball sized)
1.50” Wilmette
1.00” West Chicago (Quarter sized)
1.00” Hobart, IN
1.00” Burlington, IL
1.00” Chicago-Midway#ILwx #INwx

 

 

 

 

 

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12km NAM coming into range for the Easter potential. 12z run shows liquid precip at the start but by hr84 it looks like a potential phaser in the works that would likely pull down the colder air from Canada. Globals took a step back overnight other than the garbage GFS.

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12km NAM coming into range for the Easter potential. 12z run shows liquid precip at the start but by hr84 it looks like a potential phaser in the works that would likely pull down the colder air from Canada. Globals took a step back overnight other than the garbage GFS.

12z ICON showing a wound up Blizzard...'18 Redux in the mix!

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Beautiful Spring day out there w temps in the mid 60s. Highs could top off in near 70F or even a bit higher Unfortunately it cools off w lows in the 20s by the weekend...UGH!

 

Luckily my area escaped the severe weather yesterday although Detroit got some big hail

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Snowfall as of today:  Feb, 2021: 41.2"

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Friend of mine just now who lives in Monroe, County emailed me pics of hail the size of golf ball which his area received w yesterdays severe weather. Wow! No thanks, I'll skip on this and you can keep your fricken hailstones :lol:

Snowfall as of today:  Feb, 2021: 41.2"

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It's a very muggy 84 here, I've had back to back 8o degree days. 12z GFS and ICON look cold and wet.

Now, that is a word that hasn't been used here in awhile. :D Cant wait for that word to be included in my forecast. 

 

Btw: How ya been Clinton. Too bad we all have to be prudent w this covid going on and not enjoy this beautiful weather today outside.

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Snowfall as of today:  Feb, 2021: 41.2"

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Now, that is a word that hasn't been used here in awhile. :D Cant wait for that word to be included in my forecast. 

 

Btw: How ya been Clinton. Too bad we all have to be prudent w this covid going on and not enjoy this beautiful weather today outside.

Doing ok, staying busy and working around the house.  How about yourself?

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Doing ok, staying busy and working around the house.  How about yourself?

Same here amigo....hopefully, things get back to normal soon. Stay safe where you are and keep washing your hands. Stay away from gatherings. Stay Home!! Safest bet! :D

 

B4 ya know it, it will be time again to be tracking major Winterstorms ;)

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Snowfall as of today:  Feb, 2021: 41.2"

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The strong cells moving out of southeast Iowa and into Illinois are dropping huge hail (up to 4").

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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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It is SO NICE OUT. 72.7°F.

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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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Was very nice here as well before a strong cf blew through here early this afternoon around 1:00pm or a bit after. Then there was a strong nw wind and now it's feeling chilly. If the front would've been a bit slower we might've gotten a storm and almost did the way it was. Just hoping it doesn't get to cold because things are really budding. Should be ok if it doesn't fall below 29° or so tomorrow night etc.

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