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36 minutes ago, Tony said:

Looking forward to part 2 of this storm as I believe some locals will be rocked with the LE

A heavy band is drifting S into Cook county.  Should be ripping soon.

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Most snow my girls have seen except for February ‘19 when we had 16” on the ground from a couple big storms and that led to the catastrophic flooding in March... Found a nice drift to play in😊

No BS 12" here now minimum( measured several spots this was lowest) - did come up with 13" in spots

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Local sheriff says at least 10” or more as we had light snow all night until about 9 am this morning. Had a lot more wind than they anticipated so drifting has been a problem. County roads are impassable in places. No school here for the second day in a row. Most snow since February 1st 2016 blizzard where got 16-18” with 50 mph winds for almost 2 days. I’ll post some pictures I took this morning from my truck. Couple from our High School and Middle School lots. Maintenance told me they have now cleared them 3 times since yesterday afternoon. Thanks for everything done on the forum in tracking this beast. Kuchera was actually pretty close. Euro and Canadian were spot on and GFS got here late. 

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1 hour ago, Hawkeye said:

My best snow board late last night had 3.1".  I cleared the board and put it back on top.  30 minutes ago it had another 3.4", so I'm going with 6.5 for a total.  It's still snowing so it may rise another couple tenths.  That seems about right.  The drifting is significant.  When I was out blowing a couple hours ago we actually had our best snow rate since yesterday afternoon.... large flakes.  Cedar Rapids may be a relative loser compared to the rest of the area/state, and we didn't do nearly as well as we could have, but I'm happy with 6.5".  Anything under 6 would have been a bummer.

I could’ve had 6” at the most when I measured earlier though a little bit has fallen since. I think the reason my amount is lower is because there was graupel (or whatever you want to call it) mixed in for at least an hour or more yesterday. Even had a very light coating of ice last night.
 

The Kuchera really didn’t pan out for me again. Looking back over the models I’ld say the Euro was always a bit far south. The icon did well only since about Sunday. Not sure which model did the best.

‘20 - ‘21 season snowfall = 39.3”

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7 minutes ago, ChiTownWeather said:

Hard to tell for certain with drifts but I’d guess 7 inches in Buffalo Grove, IL. Currently getting some big flakes now with the help from the lake. Can’t help to notice NE winds that could continue bringing snow off the lake.

my dog is enjoying the snow quite a bit as well!

 

 

That on an iPhone 12?

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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Here in Hudsonville, where I am at now, there is about 3.5 to 4 inches, although it is hard to measure due to a bit of drifting. I would guess it is close to 4 though. Still coming down pretty good, so might end up with 5 to 6 inches or so, which is pretty decent this year. Radar is starting to get holes in it though.

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The total snow on my three snow boards is 6.8", 4", and 3".  I'm going with 6.8" :) .  I'll never know exactly what I got, but there's no way I only got 3-4".  I really need to find additional spots in which to measure following windy storms.  Maybe I can still use all the current boards, but add a couple boards in some drifty spots downwind and average them all.

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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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5 minutes ago, Hawkeye said:

The total snow on my three snow boards is 6.8", 4", and 3".  I'm going with 6.8" :) .  I'll never know exactly what I got, but there's no way I only got 3-4".  I really need to find additional spots in which to measure following windy storms.  Maybe I can still use all the current boards, but add a couple boards in some drifts downwind and average them all.

6.8 seems to do relatively well with the CR consensus of about 6" anyways. I saw a couple 8s on the north side this morning, but I'm not super confident in the reliability of those.

2020-21 Snowfall: (Hiawatha)

TOTAL: 51.6"

(Oct. 18: 0.6") (Oct 19: 2.0") (Nov. ?: 1.5") (Dec. 12: 3.7") (Dec. 23: 0.5") (Dec. 27: 1.2") (Dec. 29: 9.2") (Jan. 15: 2.3”) (Jan 17. 1.1”)  (Jan. 24: 2.5”) (Jan. 26: 6.8") (Jan. 31: 8.5") (Feb. 4: 5.0") (Feb. 6: 0.5") (Feb. 8: 1.0") (Feb. 11: 1.2") (Feb. 13: 1.3") (Feb. 21: 2.7")

 

 

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51 minutes ago, Jarod said:

Here in Hudsonville, where I am at now, there is about 3.5 to 4 inches, although it is hard to measure due to a bit of drifting. I would guess it is close to 4 though. Still coming down pretty good, so might end up with 5 to 6 inches or so, which is pretty decent this year. Radar is starting to get holes in it though.

Awesome, another MI poster.  Welcome!  We just had a heavy band move through NE GR.  1-2" an hour of fluffy stuff.  Measure 4.3" storm total so far (compacted).  

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16 minutes ago, snowstorm83 said:

14.5” at KLNK yesterday, 14.8” 2 day total 

2nd largest 24 and 48hr storm in history there. That is saying something! What is shocking is first place.......19.8" in one day for Lincoln?!

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30 minutes ago, gabel23 said:

2nd largest 24 and 48hr storm in history there. That is saying something! What is shocking is first place.......19.8" in one day for Lincoln?!

Yeah most measurements bury the ruler at my place so I'd go with 13-15". My car was parked on the street and I got stuck like 8 times in the process of getting out and trying to drive down the street, I'm calling into work tonight. My neighborhood has spots a foot deep in the middle of the road I'd never get out of here. 

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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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I ended up w 2.6" here in Macomb and 1.6" in the Detroit Metro Area. Looks nice out there. W cold air coming in, looks like this snow will stick around.

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Snowfall as of today:  Feb, 2021: 41.2"

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Of course I knew I wouldn't get 20+ like some of the Kuchera maps had, but this was still on the higher end of realistic guidance/forecasts. Even Norfolk got 6-7", so farther north solutions verfied. Falls City area only got 4-6" after being in the 12-18" zone for several days, ouch. They had some mixing issues I believe. 

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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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12 minutes ago, snowstorm83 said:

Of course I knew I wouldn't get 20+ like some of the Kuchera maps had, but this was still on the higher end of realistic guidance/forecasts. Even Norfolk got 6-7", so farther north solutions verfied. Falls City area only got 4-6" after being in the 12-18" zone for several days, ouch. They had some mixing issues I believe. 

Crazy to think that! Jim Flowers was all over the fact that the models were way south with their prediction. It shows how experienced he is in the weather department. He even called the wrap around before any of the local mets picked up on it! I also give credit to the canadian and euro model. They pretty much nailed the storm from 5 days out. The GFS was south south the whole way. 

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Melted down my snowfall and came up with .62" of liquid. So with my (once again measly) 8.5" of snow, that's at 13.7:1 ratio. I believe Jim Flowers even mentioned how this ended up being a much higher ratio snowfall than the 9 or 10:1 even he was predicting.

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clawed my way to a solid 1"

Congrats to those scoring an historic storm! 🙃

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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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ORD FINALLY managed to score a 6" storm total with a final 2-day tally of exactly 6.0".  It appears N COOK where I reside was near the epicenter of highest totals.  There was a very sharp cut-off just south of the I-80 corridor.  All in all, it was a pleasant storm even though it started off kinda shaky at the onset.  Most of the heaviest snowfall happened between midnight and 8:00am.  The models really didn't account for the northward bump till last minute.  By in large, I think the Euro/EPS (and Canadian for that matter) did the best sniffing this storm 5+ days out, then the remaining models caught onto the storm.  Inside 3 days, there were shifts back n forth but none of them except for inside 24 hours really accounted for the northward jog.

 

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From what I could tell, after seeing all the 06z EPS members a majority show juicy hits and there are more members showing Lehs in SE WI/NE IL.

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With the 2-3" more of snow last night, we have 14-15" on the ground.  Most snow on the ground since Feb. 3rd, 2016.  Local sheriff reports county roads still in rough shape, and I can say that town streets weren't much better this morning.  Hopefully we get a repeat late next week.  GFS and Canadian weren't really on board with the 12z runs.  Will look to the Euro and then see how things change in the coming week.  If nothing else, it looks like a very active pattern.  Around here, late January - early April tend to be our best storms.  Many dynamic storms/blizzards in this time frame.

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A few more pics from this afternoon. Top is at a stop light in south lincoln and rest is at UNL east campus 

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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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