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Morning view 

The footage coming out of OKC is mind boggling...what a nasty ice storm... The sound of the electricity is creepy!    

It’s ripping down good currently in Omaha as we are getting into some moderate to heavy banding right now. It looks like a snow globe outside and it’s amazing. Glad I woke up at 2am to check on how th

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Omaha tied the record low for October 26th at 21 degrees this morning, we might have a chance to break the record if the temperature slips any more this morning or later tonight. 

Ended up with 2.5" of snow from this system in my backyard, which was at the upper end of what was forecasted - the moderate to heavy snow band produced nicely early this morning. That's a win in my book... a very nice start to the Fall/Winter snow season after a dry, hot, and boring Summer weather-wise around here. 

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6 hours ago, Bryan1117 said:

It’s ripping down good currently in Omaha as we are getting into some moderate to heavy banding right now. It looks like a snow globe outside and it’s amazing. Glad I woke up at 2am to check on how the storm was progressing.

Eyeballing it, would say we have about 1 1/2 to 2 inches of snow on the ground. Not bad and we should end up around what was forecasted (2-3” total).

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Great pic...congrats

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21 minutes ago, Niko said:

Congrats..How much did ya get? Looks like a couple of inches

Just did some new measurements. Mostly 2.5-3.5” so I’ll go with 3”. The airport 4 miles SE measured 2.9” I believe. More impressive to me is that this fell with temps falling through the 20s, very rare for October. 

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Snowfall in Lincoln, NE:

2017-18: 21.4"

2018-19: 55.5"

2019-20: 17.6"  

2020-21: 2.9" (so far)

 

Average: 25.9"

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My neighborhood is a sheet of ice. Main streets are mostly fine but side/residential are crap, no surprise there. Though I did see a crashed car on 27th street, so there's that. Looks like we'll get some mood flakes this afternoon, but I doubt there will be any additional accumulation. Way more of Feburary than October look out there today. Snow this early is usually gone as soon as it stops falling. 

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Snowfall in Lincoln, NE:

2017-18: 21.4"

2018-19: 55.5"

2019-20: 17.6"  

2020-21: 2.9" (so far)

 

Average: 25.9"

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19 minutes ago, CentralNebWeather said:

The heavy band has finally exited.  Easily 1" an hour snow rates.  One more band is coming through, but with lighter snow.  I will have to do some snow removal after school.  Currently 14 degrees but zero wind, so no wind chill.

Brrrrr!!  It’s amazing to see such cold temps and with the snow falling.  I’m sure you’ll remember this for years to come.  #powderdays

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Since the cold snap is included in this thread...

Fell to 13.2°F this morning. Might get colder tonight with clear skies and low wind. Tomorrow will be our first day >32 since Thursday which is remarkable.

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>1" Snowfalls for Fargo-Hector Int'l Airport in 2020-21: 10/20 (4.2"), 10/22 (2.7"),

 

Total Snowfall for 2020-2021 @ KFAR: 8.8"            Coldest Low: 9*F (11/17)

 

 

First flake of the season: 10/15 @ 21:27 CDT

 

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57 minutes ago, FV-Mike said:

32 degrees while a small band is pushing through Chi suburbs. Grass and cars starting to get covered

It’s coming down good now and I’m getting a slight accumulation on grass, deck and roof tops.  Should be an official 0.1”+ snowfall of the season.   Usual average date is Nov 17th so we are ahead of schedule.

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1 hour ago, Tom said:

Brrrrr!!  It’s amazing to see such cold temps and with the snow falling.  I’m sure you’ll remember this for years to come.  #powderdays

Sun has now come out.  What a beautiful scene at 18 degrees as of 12 Noon.  I don't remember the last time the sun shown.  At least a week.

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2 hours ago, Tom said:

It’s coming down good now and I’m getting a slight accumulation on grass, deck and roof tops.  Should be an official 0.1”+ snowfall of the season.   Usual average date is Nov 17th so we are ahead of schedule.

Congrats to all that have had snow the past couple days.

If we are comparing an early snowfall like last year then it's not a good sign because I remember what happened after the Halloween snow...not much of a winter after that. Hopefully this year is different and DJF are better months.

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17 minutes ago, Tony said:

Congrats to all that have had snow the past couple days.

If we are comparing an early snowfall like last year then it's not a good sign because I remember what happened after the Halloween snow...not much of a winter after that. Hopefully this year is different and DJF are better months.

Looks pretty boring for awhile.  Hope this pattern cycles back through, it would be amazing during actual winter months.  

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3 minutes ago, Clinton said:

Heavy snow has been falling for the last 30 min or so.  Haven't been out to measure but looking solidly over 2 inches. Temp holding at 30.

WHOAAA.....awesome. Post some pics if you can........

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More sunshine than expected today so most of it is melted. Lots of bare grass and then 1-2” left in shaded areas. And this is with temps still below freezing. Still not bad for the first snow of the year. Let’s hope the 2.9” won’t remain the biggest snow. 

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Snowfall in Lincoln, NE:

2017-18: 21.4"

2018-19: 55.5"

2019-20: 17.6"  

2020-21: 2.9" (so far)

 

Average: 25.9"

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5 hours ago, Tom said:

It’s coming down good now and I’m getting a slight accumulation on grass, deck and roof tops.  Should be an official 0.1”+ snowfall of the season.   Usual average date is Nov 17th so we are ahead of schedule.

Been thinking about Oct snows and Tbh Oct 2013 was the last measurable here in Marshall. Even Nov is likely only a 50/50 shot with long stretches of snowless Novembers a reality (just 1.2" avg). Seeing how our autumn is running ahead of average I looked at my 7 yrs of personal data and surprisingly Nov snow is the new norm with 5 of 7 having significant totals. While WxBell's current analog set would call for an AN to much AN Nov, I'm thinking that would be a bit out of place against what we've seen the past two months. JB did say he is holding 3 other analogs in the wings depending on how October went and I think they all featured colder November's here. I am looking forward to his next update but as of now I'm thinking odds favor at least some measurable ❄ for SMI next month. Thoughts?

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Winter 2020-21 Snow Total = 1.5"  Largest Storm: 1" (11/22)        Oct: 0.0 Nov: 1.5 Dec: 0.0 Jan: 0.0 Feb: 0.0 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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Colorado Springs high for the day has been 9F ( officially 10F just after midnight). The max/min today for COS is 31F in 1897. That's incredible!!! 

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Officially 1.6” of snow reported at Eppley Airfield, with heavier totals of 2 to 3 inches of snow common across western sections of the metro (where I live). 

Also, the record low for Omaha of 20 degrees was set this morning, so this one will go in the record books... with a good chance of setting another record low tomorrow morning.

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21 minutes ago, Clinton said:

Came home to less snow than I expected when I left work. 10 miles can make a big difference. Still a solid inch and a nice way to end Oct.

Great pics...thanks for sharing them.

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50 minutes ago, Clinton said:

More snow and frz rain is developing. My WWA has been extended until 7 am.

 

Wow, you guys out west are on a roll here w snow and ice........"Cheers to a great Winter season."❄️

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Albuquerque averages measurable October snow about once every five years. So the fact that they're getting snow right now isn't abnormal. 

But they're expecting up to 8". That doesn't seem normal for October.

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>1" Snowfalls for Fargo-Hector Int'l Airport in 2020-21: 10/20 (4.2"), 10/22 (2.7"),

 

Total Snowfall for 2020-2021 @ KFAR: 8.8"            Coldest Low: 9*F (11/17)

 

 

First flake of the season: 10/15 @ 21:27 CDT

 

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4 hours ago, Grizzcoat said:

Colorado Springs high for the day has been 9F ( officially 10F just after midnight). The max/min today for COS is 31F in 1897. That's incredible!!! 

Literally unbelievable. Thank you for sharing that!

Also great pics @Clinton!

And that's unbelievable about Albuquerque!

Great start to the cold season for a lot of us. I know we have a lull coming up but I feel we're gonna rock n roll this season. 

Cheers🥂

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It's barely 9pm and I'm down to 14.5*F.

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>1" Snowfalls for Fargo-Hector Int'l Airport in 2020-21: 10/20 (4.2"), 10/22 (2.7"),

 

Total Snowfall for 2020-2021 @ KFAR: 8.8"            Coldest Low: 9*F (11/17)

 

 

First flake of the season: 10/15 @ 21:27 CDT

 

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Todays' "you won't hear that on the weather channel" - tidbit of the day-

Billings,MT has set low temp records on 5 consecutive days.

And 7 of the last 10 days.

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Rapid City,SD was -7F this morning. The earliest sub 0 and sub -5F on record, also the 4th consecutive day of min/max record being broken and 7 outta of the last 9. Today's high was 14F. The old min/max for today was 33F in 1976. 19F is CRUSHING a record.image.png.966f45441e23a382a99c07ec43a96471.png

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After 0.3” of snow early yesterday my monthly total is only 1.3”, but my 30 year October average ending last year is only 0.5” and most years there is none. 
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On 10/26/2020 at 9:33 AM, snowstorm83 said:

Morning view 14256F5E-8E12-4C0C-918E-517F1C20E863.thumb.jpeg.2d3946863a69c3e8f300c7aef2a8603c.jpeg

What I truly like about this pic also, which I forgot to mention yesterday, is that small, clear hole in the overcast sky in the far distance. Really adds beauty to this pic. You should definitely frame this pic. Good job!

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4 hours ago, CentralNebWeather said:

Looks like right at sunrise the clouds cleared and my temp went to 10 degrees.  Record low if this verifies.  Would have been colder with the snowpack, but clouds and a light wind kept temps higher overnight.

My, that’s cold! The coldest I had so far is 29° at least twice including this morning. Glad the really cold lows stayed away so far. Cloudy nights helped!

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3 hours ago, Niko said:

What I truly like about this pic also, which I forgot to mention yesterday, is that small, clear hole in the overcast sky in the far distance. Really adds beauty to this pic. You should definitely frame this pic. Good job!

Glad to hear my iPhone can produce top tier photography 😆

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Snowfall in Lincoln, NE:

2017-18: 21.4"

2018-19: 55.5"

2019-20: 17.6"  

2020-21: 2.9" (so far)

 

Average: 25.9"

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4 minutes ago, snowstorm83 said:

Glad to hear my iPhone can produce top tier photography 😆

iPhones are great for photos, but the older models weren’t very good in low light though. Which model do you have? I should get a new one, but the latest costs a fortune!

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1 hour ago, Clinton said:

Nice area of rain moving in.  It's going to be a raw afternoon with the temp at 34.

Surprising rainy day here as well with temps in the 30s it's a chillin. Liking a pattern with surprises up its sleeves.

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Winter 2020-21 Snow Total = 1.5"  Largest Storm: 1" (11/22)        Oct: 0.0 Nov: 1.5 Dec: 0.0 Jan: 0.0 Feb: 0.0 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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