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With yesterdays official snow fall of 2.8" at Grand Rapids the total for January is now at 7.7" and the total for the season is now at 13.0" Grand Rapids is still on track for one of its lowest seasonal snow fall totals.

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ORD for the season 25.4" with a whopping 21.9" in the month of January.  We are now at a 5" surplus for the season to date.  Incredible turn around.  The Greenland Block paid dividends...glad I was ab

Bullseyed! 42.7" for the entire season. 

DSM at 48.0" as of 9pm. Probably be around 48.5 by midnight 2/7. That is all ready good for Top 20 snowiest season. Out of 136. less than 24" to break the all time record.

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16 minutes ago, james1976 said:

Waterloo with its 7th snowiest January on record so far. Also 28.8" on the season so far.

This weekend could put them at #1.

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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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https://goldensnowglobe.com/current-top-10-snowiest-cities/

This website keeps up to date with the top 25 snowiest U.S. cities (population 100k+). Good ole DSM is sitting at #2 in between Snow Belt cities. LNK is sitting at #10. Not something you see too often. 

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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"

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27 minutes ago, snowstorm83 said:

https://goldensnowglobe.com/current-top-10-snowiest-cities/

This website keeps up to date with the top 25 snowiest U.S. cities (population 100k+). Good ole DSM is sitting at #2 in between Snow Belt cities. LNK is sitting at #10. Not something you see too often. 

That’s amazing that DSM is ahead of Buffalo!

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‘20 - ‘21 season snowfall = 39.3”

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2 hours ago, james1976 said:

Local met on news tonight said Waterloo current snow depth is 15" 😲

After all these years of being missed to the NW, this season is certainly delivering for IA folks...looking farther down the road, I see the pattern sharing for us over here and into parts of the S MW/Lower Lakes.  This could turn into one hellova back loaded season.  Congrats!

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6 hours ago, Tom said:

After all these years of being missed to the NW, this season is certainly delivering for IA folks...looking farther down the road, I see the pattern sharing for us over here and into parts of the S MW/Lower Lakes.  This could turn into one hellova back loaded season.  Congrats!

Is this gonna be another one of those winters where it doesn't really get going til January and goes til April? Seems like that's becoming the norm.

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I think much of the Lakes region will be playing catch up in Feb. It's not natural for Lincoln to have higher totals than Mich and Wisco lol. 

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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"

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From Milwaukee NWS: 

“Milwaukee had 23.3" of snow in January...the most in January since 2005! 

Another fun fact: While Milwaukee currently has it's highest snow depth in 10 years (16"), the max  snow depth for the calendar year of 2020 was only 5". This was the lowest in a year since 1953!”

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Topeka sitting at 8.2" for the season. We need 9.6" more to make our 30-yr seasonal average of 17.8".

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  • 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)
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39" in my yard.

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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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We are at 42.5” so far. All of last year was 41.2”. 
 

As of noon Sunday we had 5” from the storm plus 0.42 of sleet/rain. 21” in January!

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Dubuque 2007-2008 Winter


 


78.1"  Total snowfall


February Snowfall 32.5"


City salt usage  : 12,211 tons


Days of measurable snow  : 40

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ORD for the season 25.4" with a whopping 21.9" in the month of January.  We are now at a 5" surplus for the season to date.  Incredible turn around.  The Greenland Block paid dividends...glad I was able to cash in on the white gold...finally...and that goes for most of us in the MW!

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Checking in from Erie. The airport should top 50” today and we passed 75” in my yard. While I’m only minutes from the airport, the difference in elevation is about 225ft, which makes a big difference along the lake shore. Another 5-10 minutes south of me, elevation climbs another 500+ ft into the heart of the snow belt and totals here can be pushing 90+” depending on particular spots. An example during December was a storm that brought about 5” of snowfall to the 1400+ elevations and 0” at my house. This is a common pattern, especially in the fall and early winter. Erie would run away with more records had they just built our airport to the south rather than west of the city lol. Happy winter

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Even with the best score of the season my total is only 47% of normal to date. Tom needs to sprinkle some of his magic dust over my way, lol

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Winter 2020-21 Snow Total = 35.1"  Largest Storm: 10.2" (2/15-16)        Oct: 0.0 Nov: 1.5 Dec: 3.6 Jan: 10.0 Feb: 20.0 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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DSM and ALO on pace for Top 10 snowfall. DSM is 2nd place through end of JAN!!!!

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3 hours ago, jaster220 said:

Even with the best score of the season my total is only 47% of normal to date. Tom needs to sprinkle some of his magic dust over my way, lol

My call for this wintry pattern to settle farther east and south across our Sub Forum is going to pan out my friend...and it starts later this week into the weekend.  I think you guys out in MI are in for a historic stretch of Winter this month wrt epic LES and a busy storm train.  This pattern setting up is really amazing in the model world and one that I've never witnessed seeing before for the MW/GL's.  The -NAO block will deliver the goods over here.  Your going to make up your snow deficit in a hurry!

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20 hours ago, Tom said:

My call for this wintry pattern to settle farther east and south across our Sub Forum is going to pan out my friend...and it starts later this week into the weekend.  I think you guys out in MI are in for a historic stretch of Winter this month wrt epic LES and a busy storm train.  This pattern setting up is really amazing in the model world and one that I've never witnessed seeing before for the MW/GL's.  The -NAO block will deliver the goods over here.  Your going to make up your snow deficit in a hurry!

Sure hoping so. We've got a ways to go, that's for sure

 

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Winter 2020-21 Snow Total = 35.1"  Largest Storm: 10.2" (2/15-16)        Oct: 0.0 Nov: 1.5 Dec: 3.6 Jan: 10.0 Feb: 20.0 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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21 hours ago, Grizzcoat said:

DSM and ALO on pace for Top 10 snowfall. DSM is 2nd place through end of JAN!!!!

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Iowa this..Iowa that. Everything's about Iowa. Ok, so you guys made off with our magnet but where's the historic photos to go along with??

 

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Winter 2020-21 Snow Total = 35.1"  Largest Storm: 10.2" (2/15-16)        Oct: 0.0 Nov: 1.5 Dec: 3.6 Jan: 10.0 Feb: 20.0 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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36 minutes ago, Grizzcoat said:

just down the road--- LOL--- Port au Choix house buried in snow, owners worry about ...

When we're done with met Winter, there is a real possibility there will be many place around the snow belts and even parts of the MW that will look like this.  Heck, it may even be in IA!

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Here just west of Ottumwa  we had a slow start and missed out on the earlier snows that Desmoines and Ames got.  But since Dec 28th its been crazy!

29.5 right now

2019-2020 42.0

2018 -2019 72.4 

Oct and Nov 2018 were incredible and set the tone for what I think was a record  season here. Cuad Cities area crept past me at end of that season. I dont accept the official  Ottumwa numbers as I have seen them to be in error.. Im consistently  higher.  I think they are daily numbers measure  each morning. Not every  6 hour intervals.  

 

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On 2/3/2021 at 1:33 AM, Grizzcoat said:

just down the road--- LOL--- Port au Choix house buried in snow, owners worry about ...

Those are awesome. Why have you down-played your winter so much? This kind of stuff is worth showing off.

Winter 2020-21 Snow Total = 35.1"  Largest Storm: 10.2" (2/15-16)        Oct: 0.0 Nov: 1.5 Dec: 3.6 Jan: 10.0 Feb: 20.0 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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5 hours ago, jaster220 said:

Those are awesome. Why have you down-played your winter so much? This kind of stuff is worth showing off.

We have a good amount of snow here, but nothing like that! Maybe after today’s system with all of the blowing. Lol 

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44.8" in my yard.

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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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3 hours ago, Hawkeye said:

44.8" in my yard.

D**n, your almost pushing 50" and the season ain't over...that's impressive.  IA has been the snow magnet this season no doubt about it.

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On 1/20/2021 at 6:09 PM, Grizzcoat said:

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The snow fall as of midnight (February 5th) was 11.2 for February and for the winter season Grand Rapids is now at 26.4” but that is still -26.6” below where we are on average by this date.

 

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From the system this past Thu/Fri, ORD picked up 2.3" of snow, with another 0.1" on the 5th and 0.7" yesterday.  This brings the season total up to 28.5" which is 6" above normal to date.  What an incredible turnaround with more snow in the forecast this entire week!

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4 hours ago, Tom said:

From the system this past Thu/Fri, ORD picked up 2.3" of snow, with another 0.1" on the 5th and 0.7" yesterday.  This brings the season total up to 28.5" which is 6" above normal to date.  What an incredible turnaround with more snow in the forecast this entire week!

Per the hourly reports from the NWS in Grand Rapids it has now been snowing for 63 hours straight. For the February GRR. GRR now reports 14.2" for February and 29.6" for the winter season that is still over 2 feet below where we should be for this date. And the official snow depth is now at 12" here at my house I live 20 miles NW of  the air port I have 14" on the ground.

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2 hours ago, westMJim said:

Per the hourly reports from the NWS in Grand Rapids it has now been snowing for 63 hours straight. For the February GRR. GRR now reports 14.2" for February and 29.6" for the winter season that is still over 2 feet below where we should be for this date. And the official snow depth is now at 12" here at my house I live 20 miles NW of  the air port I have 14" on the ground.

I think you will easily get much closer to normal by months end and end up above normal by March.  This pattern is loaded and the lake is still wide open for business.  Congrats on the Big turnaround!

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DSM at 48.0" as of 9pm. Probably be around 48.5 by midnight 2/7. That is all ready good for Top 20 snowiest season. Out of 136. less than 24" to break the all time record.

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Here is a update on Februarys and the seasonal snow fall totals at several locations around the state of Michigan. Here in west Michigan Grand Rapids. February 15.5” season 30.7” that is still -23.4” below where we should be. Muskegon February 8.2” season 30.9” -37.8” Central Michigan Lansing February 7.0” season 27.7” -5.9” To the east in Detroit February 4.6” season 24.1” -2.1” Flint 7.9” season 26.6” -4.0” Saginaw 3.6” season 17.4” -9.6”

Up north

https://www.weather.gov/apx/snow

Marquette February 7.7” season 83.0” and that is still -42.7” below where Marquette should be by this date.

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A lot of very impressive numbers coming in from you guys to the north and northeast...awesome! Officially, still at 9.4" for the season here.

 

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  • 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)
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Sitting at 34.5” in my back yard. Hoping the back loaded winter continues to deliver! All the snow I have received has been in the December thru February time frame. I had an ice storm in November also, quiet the winter spread!

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2 hours ago, gabel23 said:

Sitting at 34.5” in my back yard. Hoping the back loaded winter continues to deliver! All the snow I have received has been in the December thru February time frame. I had an ice storm in November also, quiet the winter spread!

It's also nice to receive your best snowfalls during met Winter and not wasting them in the late Autumn or Spring months.  We haven't nearly cashed in like most of you did out west earlier on in the season but it sure has come on strong in late January.  I'm waiting for the latest update to come out for Chicago but I believe we cracked the 30" mark for the season yesterday.

Edit: I just checked and to my surprise, ORD ended up with a higher total than I previously posted and recorded 3.9"!  Season total is now up to 32.4".  Wow, what a turnaround and we ain't even close to being done yet!  I really believe the majority of our Sub still has at the very least a solid month to go with sustained Winter. 

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ORD tacked on another 0.5" of snow yesterday and with the additional 0.1" that was record on the morning of the 9th, ORD is officially up to an "even steven" 33.0" for the season.  We are now only a few inches away from normal which we will likely hit, or surpass, by the end of this weekend.  This has been one hellova turnaround for Chitown.  #Chiberia

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