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The deck gets deeper. My goodness. 

Just because I'll never see a model like this again. Hahaha.   

I measured 14-16” in many places. Local media saying we got 5” with this latest storm and I measured 2.5” Saturday morning on top of everything else. This is my north yard. 

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This is turning into a total dud in Iowa.  This has been a dream pattern for most of NE.  The energy just dies once it gets to the Missouri River though.  Oh well.  We have enough snow now anyways.  I wouldn't mind a warm up and melt off and then maybe one more big dog in early March.  If I had my way.  

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Season Snowfall: 39.5"

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1 hour ago, bud2380 said:

This is turning into a total dud in Iowa.  This has been a dream pattern for most of NE.  The energy just dies once it gets to the Missouri River though.  Oh well.  We have enough snow now anyways.  I wouldn't mind a warm up and melt off and then maybe one more big dog in early March.  If I had my way.  

To touch on further about Nebraska, it’s been great west of Omaha.

I have maybe 4-5” of snowcover in my backyard. We might get another inch or two today, but even that is down from 3-4” they were calling for earlier.

Goes back to what I’ve said before, brutally cold weather gets old really fast. You rarely get any decent snows unless you’re close enough to the baroclinic zone and a strong system rides along it close enough to your backyard. Most of the time is just hoping you get hit with nickel and dimers but those are a crap shoot and aren’t that exciting anyway.

Give me 20s and big storms any day over this garbage!

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GRR saying "meh" at 1-3" non-headline event cuz we know what that looks like already now that it's real winter. Y'day was calling it a 2-4" deal. Nothing trends bigger here in this frigid pattern. Only those like Chicago that have the wild card of lake enhancement are getting surprised. Oh and way west in far Neb ofc!

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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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7 minutes ago, Clinton said:

Double digit totals are closing in on ya!

Hastings sure wants to be conservative with estimates.  They have been wrong for 3 storms in a row, might as well make it four.  I have called them out.  It is snowing good right now at -2, wonder what ratios are.  The 2nd wave moving southeast, I believe, will produce more than they are forecasting.  I guess we'll see if the pros or amateurs are correct.  

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It was snowing at a good clip on my way to work. Visibility was definitely under a mile, tiny flakes though. No more than a half inch so far today, but it’s a good start. Didn’t think anything would start til like 3. 

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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4 hours ago, OmahaSnowFan said:

To touch on further about Nebraska, it’s been great west of Omaha.

I have maybe 4-5” of snowcover in my backyard. We might get another inch or two today, but even that is down from 3-4” they were calling for earlier.

Goes back to what I’ve said before, brutally cold weather gets old really fast. You rarely get any decent snows unless you’re close enough to the baroclinic zone and a strong system rides along it close enough to your backyard. Most of the time is just hoping you get hit with nickel and dimers but those are a crap shoot and aren’t that exciting anyway.

Give me 20s and big storms any day over this garbage!

We are sitting at more than DOUBLE the average snow at the current time for the year and if we didn't see any more snow the rest of the year (which isn't going to happen obviously), we would still end up with an 7 inch surplus for the season... I have to say that we have absolutely nothing to complain about snow-wise around here this year. 

Back on topic, our light snow for today is a bit ahead of schedule - a couple local mets were calling for the accumulating snow to hold off until later this afternoon, however the fluffy flakes are starting to stack up a bit. 

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28 minutes ago, Bryan1117 said:

We are sitting at more than DOUBLE the average snow at the current time for the year and if we didn't see any more snow the rest of the year (which isn't going to happen obviously), we would still end up with an 7 inch surplus for the season... I have to say that we have absolutely nothing to complain about snow-wise around here this year. 

Back on topic, our light snow for today is a bit ahead of schedule - a couple local mets were calling for the accumulating snow to hold off until later this afternoon, however the fluffy flakes are starting to stack up a bit. 

You appear to have missed my point. I'm happy snow amount wise here for the season. The bitter cold with little snow at this point is getting old. The original poster I replied to was also talking about this current pattern and how bad it's been for him over in Iowa and that was my point too, that it's been underwhelming here, at least in my backyard, and I'm ready for a change in pattern.

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31 minutes ago, OmahaSnowFan said:

You appear to have missed my point. I'm happy snow amount wise here for the season. The bitter cold with little snow at this point is getting old. The original poster I replied to was also talking about this current pattern and how bad it's been for him over in Iowa and that was my point too, that it's been underwhelming here, at least in my backyard, and I'm ready for a change in pattern.

Bring on spring, I want to go camping!!

 

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Looking at radar returns I don’t think we are going to fair all that well in Lincoln on this round. Nearing 1” total for the day. Lancaster counties southern border is basically cut off here tonight. Hoping we can squeeze out anchor inch here in the next couple hours before it moves it’s way out. 

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16 minutes ago, centralweather44 said:

Looking at radar returns I don’t think we are going to fair all that well in Lincoln on this round. Nearing 1” total for the day. Lancaster counties southern border is basically cut off here tonight. Hoping we can squeeze out anchor inch here in the next couple hours before it moves it’s way out. 

Yep, but sure is pretty. No such thing as too cold to snow when it’s ripping like this below zero!

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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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Getting some nice big fatties right now on WNW side of DSM- measured 1.3" at midnight and looks like we may be able to double that if bands remain the same around OMA- but I doubt it. In my mind- this has all ready over achieved after horrible runs of the NAM etc. It seems that little hole over C.IA that alot of guidance was showing showed itself in the Ames area. Also- KDSM just went over 50" for the year!!!! https://mesonet.agron.iastate.edu/data/summary/mw_season_snowfall.png

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I received 1.1" overnight.  It's a nice powder, about as dry as snow ever gets with a temp of -6 during the event, but it didn't last much more than a few hours.

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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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Got several more inches from about 12:30-4:30 AM when only flurries were forecasted. Hastings saying 2-5” for the area tonight into Sunday. For my place and Southwest, I think 5” or a little more is possible as the bitter cold air will have very high snow ratios. Hastings never seems that interested in them for whatever reason. 

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18 minutes ago, Yerf said:

2 degrees with moderate snow. Nice Saturday morning 😀

Is this what It looks and feels like living in Alaska?  Loving this weather.  Picked up 1.4” so far and snowing moderately also here.  Great start to the weekend!

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3 minutes ago, Tom said:

Is this what It looks and feels like living in Alaska?  Loving this weather.  Picked up 1.4” so far and snowing moderately also here.  Great start to the weekend!

Should snow most of the day so very nice indeed

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Its beautiful outside (snow on top of snow is something I can deal w, as long it is stacking up) w what looks like an inch or so, just by eyeballing it. This will be an all day event w heavier burst later this afternoon and evening b4 tapering off by evening. Mets are calling for a couple of inches. 👍

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Snowfall as of today:  Feb, 2021: 41.2"

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17 minutes ago, bud2380 said:

Snowing right now at a decent clip. Won’t amount to much though. Still -4. It’s very bright out despite the snow. 

Flake size picking up again. Maybe some lake moisture being thrown in 

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2 minutes ago, Tony said:

Flake size picking up again. Maybe some lake moisture being thrown in 

Looking at the radar it does appear like I’m getting some unexpected LEHS.  Flake size has grown no doubt.  Nice surprise!

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2 minutes ago, Tom said:

Looking at the radar it does appear like I’m getting some unexpected LEHS.  Flake size has grown no doubt.  Nice surprise!

LOT mentioned in latest update on increase in snow intensity this afternoon

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18 minutes ago, Tony said:

LOT mentioned in latest update on increase in snow intensity this afternoon

I believe it’s the meso low that could be pushing a boundary farther west into NE IL.  You can see it on the COD radar.  I also see LEHS up into the MKE area.

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Picked up an additional 0.5” since 8:00am bringing my total up to 1.9” so far.  Might be able to score 3”+ outta this which would be an ideal outcome.

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2 minutes ago, Tom said:

Lake, Cook and DuPage getting some solid returns...def lake enhanced...

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Liking the looks of this. Hope to keep adding to the totals. This is encouraging as we look to tomorrow nights event as that could be an over performer 

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1 minute ago, Tony said:

Liking the looks of this. Hope to keep adding to the totals. This is encouraging as we look to tomorrow nights event as that could be an over performer 

Models are under doing the lake effect parameters.  Mon-Tue is going to be a legit chance for a high end advisory for LES.

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1 minute ago, Tom said:

Models are under doing the lake effect parameters.  Mon-Tue is going to be a legit chance for a high end advisory for LES.

LOT update mentioning a couple hours of 3/4" to 1" per hour rates this afternoon. This is on top of what we are seeing now

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