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17 hours ago, Sparky said:

Storm total precip. here is 1.95”. Right around 0.90” since midnight.

Probably around less than .50" here in mby yesterday. Rainfall was very light and persistent.

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Snowfall as of today:  Jan, 2021: 15.1"

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Crazy to think that just a week ago we were in the 70's all week! This turned out to be quite the ice storm to say the least. Ice accretion is around .5-.75" and trees are breaking like match sticks.

Came to West Virginia last week and have been here since. I’ve been lucky to have a lot of time off with Covid. It’s easily the most beautiful place I’ve ever been. Too bad the storm wiped most of the

1.41” of rain/freezing rain here so far. Crazy how much of a difference one or maybe two degrees make.  looking at my weather station, the temperature was between 31.6-32.2 all night long while we’v

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Thanksgiving extremes

For some fun here are some of the weather extremes on Thanksgiving at Grand Rapids, Lansing and Muskegon Michigan.

Grand Rapids

The warmest 65 on 11/26/1896 the warmest low was 56 also on that date. The coldest maximum was 15 on 11/27/1930. The coldest low was 7 on 11/28/1929. The wettest was 1.58” on 11/28/1968 the most snow fall was 6.8” on 11/22/1945 the most on the ground was 8” on 11/25/2004.

At Muskegon

The warmest was 63 on 11/26/2008 and aging on 11/22/2012 the warmest low was 52 on 11/24/1966. The coldest high was 24 on 11/24/1896 the coldest low was 8 on 11/23/1950. The wettest was 1.55” on 11/26/1981 the most snow fall was 6.5” on 11/28/2013 and also on that date was the most on the ground.

Lansing

The warmest high was 64 on 11/26/1896 the coldest high was 16 on 11/27/1930 the warmest low was 52 on 11/24/1966 the coldest low was 0 on 11/25/1880. The wettest was 1.30” on 11/23/1950 the most snow fall was 7.4” on 11/24/1949 the most on the ground was 8” on 11/27/1975.

At this time today here at my house it is cloudy and 45.

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Yes, happy Thanksgiving everyone! It is a bright day here today with a temp of 41*F. Have a roast going in the crock pot and I'm just about to start on the sides.

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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"),

 

Total Snowfall for 2020-2021 @ KFAR: 16.7"            Coldest Low: -9*F (12/24)

 

 

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

 

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3 minutes ago, FAR_Weather said:

Yes, happy Thanksgiving everyone! It is a bright day here today with a temp of 41*F. Have a roast going in the crock pot and I'm just about to start on the sides.

Sounds yummy. 46 degrees, but a north wind has a bite to it. My mother in law made turkey and ham with mashed potatoes and gravy. My wife made her famous green bean casserole and my daughter made the stuffing. Pumpkin pie filled in the spaces as my late mother used to say. 

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Happy Thanksgiving. Just got off work, a lot more to-go orders than people actually dining in. I took a peek at the 12z GFS...not surprised to zero precip for the entire run. 

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Snowfall in Lincoln, NE:

2017-18: 21.4"   

2018-19: 55.5"   

2019-20: 17.6"   

2020-21: 15.9" (so far)

Average: 25.9"

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Here's the final result.

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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"),

 

Total Snowfall for 2020-2021 @ KFAR: 16.7"            Coldest Low: -9*F (12/24)

 

 

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

 

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Came home tonight from visiting family for a belated Thanksgiving dinner to find my town's lit up for the holidays..

 

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Winter 2020-21 Snow Total = 9.6"  Largest Storm: 1.5" (12/29 & 1/3)        Oct: 0.0 Nov: 1.5 Dec: 3.6 Jan: 4.5 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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11 minutes ago, jaster220 said:

Came home tonight from visiting family for a belated Thanksgiving dinner to find my town's lit up for the holidays..

 

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My daughter and I took advantage of the great weather today and put Christmas lights on the house.  I am getting old so I was happy to have the help.  Mother nature may add to the seen soon if the Euro and CMC are correct.

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5 hours ago, jaster220 said:

Came home tonight from visiting family for a belated Thanksgiving dinner to find my town's lit up for the holidays..

 

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I love seeing the holiday lights dressed over your town...there's something that I enjoying seeing from a small town in rural America...I'd like to see this same shot by the time Christmas/New Year's rolls around this year when there is snow OTG!

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The cold core ULL that tracked overhead yesterday produced one of the coldest day time high temps in PHX of the season (66F).  It was a great day to spend some time in the jacuzzi and enjoy some vitamin D.  Prob do the same thing again today and enjoy some R&R.  BTW, we do have the furnace on here as it does get cold enough at night to flip it on.  It's odd to think that not long ago I was posting on here about record heat over and over and over!

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The overnight low here at my house was 24 it looks like the official low at GRR was 27. The next system looks to miss west Michigan to the east. So while we stay mostly snow free areas to our east could see a few inches of snow fall from this system. At this time it is clear and 25 here. With 3 more days to go the mean at Grand Rapids for this November is now at 45. That is a departure of +4.3° At this time Grand Rapids is on track to have its 5th warmest November of record. So far only 0.4" of snow has fallen

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6 hours ago, Tom said:

I love seeing the holiday lights dressed over your town...there's something that I enjoying seeing from a small town in rural America...I'd like to see this same shot by the time Christmas/New Year's rolls around this year when there is snow OTG!

May not have to wait THAT long

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Winter 2020-21 Snow Total = 9.6"  Largest Storm: 1.5" (12/29 & 1/3)        Oct: 0.0 Nov: 1.5 Dec: 3.6 Jan: 4.5 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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Attm, its 31F under partly cloudy skies. Looks to be another excellent sunny day today, but the only exception is clouds will be rolling on in as the storm approaches. Overall dry and great to do any activities outside, i.e, decorations, cleaning and etc.

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Snowfall as of today:  Jan, 2021: 15.1"

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It now looks like the at least the first week of December will be dry here in west Michigan. There will be snow on the east side of the state but not here. At this time the clouds have moved and the current temperature here at my house is now at 47. The official high for today looks to be 50 so another well above average day. That 50 will be a tie for the 18th warmest November 29 in Grand Rapids recorded history. If it made it up to 51 that would put it at the 15th warmest.

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What a gorgeous afternoon it was. Played a little basketball today, if you can believe that at this time of the year w temps flirting w 50F. Felt great shooting some hoops right after a real hard work-out in my basement gym. Also, I was going to grill too afterwards, but was in the mood for Chinese food and some red wine.

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On 11/28/2020 at 1:24 AM, jaster220 said:

Came home tonight from visiting family for a belated Thanksgiving dinner to find my town's lit up for the holidays..

 

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Very nice pic amigo!

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Snowfall as of today:  Jan, 2021: 15.1"

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Guess I'll be able to put at least one BN day in the November bag..

 

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Winter 2020-21 Snow Total = 9.6"  Largest Storm: 1.5" (12/29 & 1/3)        Oct: 0.0 Nov: 1.5 Dec: 3.6 Jan: 4.5 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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13 minutes ago, jaster220 said:

Guess I'll be able to put at least one BN day in the November bag..

 

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Lets see if mine changes tomorrow..........

  • Monday
    Night

    Monday Night: Snow.  Low around 27. Northwest wind 15 to 17 mph, with gusts as high as 25 mph.  Chance of precipitation is 90%. New snow accumulation of around an inch possible.

    Snow

    Low: 27 °F

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    Tuesday: Snow.  High near 34. Northwest wind 13 to 15 mph, with gusts as high as 24 mph.  Chance of precipitation is 90%. New snow accumulation of around an inch possible.

    Snow

    High: 34 °F

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Snowfall as of today:  Jan, 2021: 15.1"

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4 hours ago, Niko said:

What a gorgeous afternoon it was. Played a little basketball today, if you can believe that at this time of the year w temps flirting w 50F. Felt great shooting some hoops right after a real hard work-out in my basement gym. Also, I was going to grill too afterwards, but was in the mood for Chinese food and some red wine.

Still eating T-day leftovers, but I did whip up a batch of spaghetti this evening for variety's sake.

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Winter 2020-21 Snow Total = 9.6"  Largest Storm: 1.5" (12/29 & 1/3)        Oct: 0.0 Nov: 1.5 Dec: 3.6 Jan: 4.5 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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24 minutes ago, jaster220 said:

Still eating T-day leftovers, but I did whip up a batch of spaghetti this evening for variety's sake.

My favorite for a quick dinner.....but, I am a little nip picky, (it has to be the correct sauce, spicy w extra parmessan cheese and added pepper w a splash of olive oil on top of all that) along w red wine and garlic bread (2 pieces only).

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Snowfall as of today:  Jan, 2021: 15.1"

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No snow here. But there are reports of snow on the ground to the east at Lansing and on radar there is either snow or rain over Lake Michigan heading south.  At this time it is cloudy and rather windy with a temperature of 33. As of this morning Grand Rapids has only reported 0.4" of total snow fall for this season. The current mean temperature for November is now at 4.6  this month will end up being at least the 7th warmest November of record at Grand Rapids.

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Meanwhile on the other side of the globe..

 

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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"),

 

Total Snowfall for 2020-2021 @ KFAR: 16.7"            Coldest Low: -9*F (12/24)

 

 

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

 

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11 hours ago, jaster220 said:

Still eating T-day leftovers, but I did whip up a batch of spaghetti this evening for variety's sake.

Finishing up my leftovers for lunch today! Then tonight it's on to baked chicken.

 

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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"),

 

Total Snowfall for 2020-2021 @ KFAR: 16.7"            Coldest Low: -9*F (12/24)

 

 

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

 

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2 hours ago, westMJim said:

No snow here. But there are reports of snow on the ground to the east at Lansing and on radar there is either snow or rain over Lake Michigan heading south.  At this time it is cloudy and rather windy with a temperature of 33. As of this morning Grand Rapids has only reported 0.4" of total snow fall for this season. The current mean temperature for November is now at 4.6  this month will end up being at least the 7th warmest November of record at Grand Rapids.

And looking like more to come!

What SWMI does best in #2020:

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We will then end up in a fairly quiet long wave pattern that will
persist into next weekend. The pattern will be split, with one
trough/low to our NE, and the other well to our SW. We will end up
under the region of ridging in between, with average to slightly
above average temps. In addition, there is a decent chance we see a
fair amount of sunshine by early December standards.

 

Winter 2020-21 Snow Total = 9.6"  Largest Storm: 1.5" (12/29 & 1/3)        Oct: 0.0 Nov: 1.5 Dec: 3.6 Jan: 4.5 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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2 hours ago, westMJim said:

No snow here. But there are reports of snow on the ground to the east at Lansing and on radar there is either snow or rain over Lake Michigan heading south.  At this time it is cloudy and rather windy with a temperature of 33. As of this morning Grand Rapids has only reported 0.4" of total snow fall for this season. The current mean temperature for November is now at 4.6  this month will end up being at least the 7th warmest November of record at Grand Rapids.

I just reread my post it should read that the mean temperature at Grand Rapids is now at 44.6 and that is good for a departure of +4.6

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33 minutes ago, FAR_Weather said:

Meanwhile on the other side of the globe..

 

Coming to an Ohio snowbelt near you! (scored 1/2" here after RN->SN around 4:30 this morning. Perhaps another 1/2" later during this "storm".

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Winter 2020-21 Snow Total = 9.6"  Largest Storm: 1.5" (12/29 & 1/3)        Oct: 0.0 Nov: 1.5 Dec: 3.6 Jan: 4.5 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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1 hour ago, FAR_Weather said:

Meanwhile on the other side of the globe..

 

 

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  • 20-21 snowfalls >= 3":  Jan 1: 4.5"             Season total: 6.8"
  • 19-20 snowfalls >= 3":  Dec 15/16: 4.5"      Season total: 11.7"
  • Seasonal normal: 17.8" (All are official NWS amts)
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Welcome to December and the start of meteorological winter. With November now in the record books it can be pointed out that it was a mild and for our area sunny month. At Grand Rapids the mean was 44.3 that is a departure of 4.2 the high for the month was 77 and the low for the month was 22 there was just 0.4” of reported snow fall. November 2020 is now the 7th warmest November at Grand Rapids. At Muskegon the mean was 45.9 that is a departure of +5.7. The high for the month at Muskegon was 75 and the low was 24. There was 1.2” of snow fall. At Muskegon, this November is now the 5th warmest of record. At Holland the mean there was 45.7 a departure of +4.0. The high for the month was 77 and the low was 24. They do not report snow fall at Holland. As with Muskegon this was Hollands 5th warmest November of record. And to the east at Lansing the mean there was 44.1 a departure of +4.5 the high was 77 and the low was 21 Lansing reported 0.5” of snow fall. And it was the 7th warmest November of record there. Records go back at Lansing all the way to 1863. All locations now are well below average for seasonal snow fall. As as the start of December looks to be mild and dry that should continue for some time.

 

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Topeka Nov summary...

  • warm and mainly dry with late month rainfall bringing the monthly total to near normal
  • avg temp: +4.8
  • precip: 1.64 (-0.21 deficit for the month)
  • snowfall: Trace
  • Fun fact: 3 of the last 4 Novembers had less snow than October including this one: (Oct had 0.6")
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  • 20-21 snowfalls >= 3":  Jan 1: 4.5"             Season total: 6.8"
  • 19-20 snowfalls >= 3":  Dec 15/16: 4.5"      Season total: 11.7"
  • Seasonal normal: 17.8" (All are official NWS amts)
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Nice to see the map align nicely with what I recorded for the month.

 

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Winter 2020-21 Snow Total = 9.6"  Largest Storm: 1.5" (12/29 & 1/3)        Oct: 0.0 Nov: 1.5 Dec: 3.6 Jan: 4.5 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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With all of the sunshine we had in November the question was asked what % of sunshine did we have in November. Well it seems that the NWS is not going to provide us with that information this year but it looks like at Grand Rapids there were 6 clear days 12 partly cloudy days and 12 cloudy days. At Muskegon it was 7 clear 11 partly cloudy and 12 cloudy and at Lansing it was reported as 16 clear 3 partly cloudy and 11 cloudy. So yes it was a very sunny November around here. At this time it is clear and 27 here at my house.

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On 11/10/2020 at 11:33 AM, Clinton said:

Nice round of thunderstorms this morning, I would think around New Years day we might have a nice Winter storm on our hands.  Congrats to those scoring some wintery precip!

@Tomor anybody, do you have a storm summary or surface low track of this storm that we had in this time frame?

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17 hours ago, Clinton said:

@Tomor anybody, do you have a storm summary or surface low track of this storm that we had in this time frame?

I just came across this post so sorry for the late response...I have these maps saved for this storm...it sure as heck looks like the storm we just witnessed that hammered folks from NE up into MN/N WI...look at that NWS Alert Map...almost identical where the heaviest snows fell and where the defo band set up.

 

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2 hours ago, Tom said:

I just came across this post so sorry for the late response...I have these maps saved for this storm...it sure as heck looks like the storm we just witnessed that hammered folks from NE up into MN/N WI...look at that NWS Alert Map...almost identical where the heaviest snows fell and where the defo band set up.

 

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Nov 10th Surface Anaylsis 1.jpg

Nov 10th Surface Anaylsis 3.jpg

Thank you very much it sure does!

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