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Not my picture but it shows how wet and sticky the snow is. Beautiful!!

Someone in Jim Flowers' Facebook comments, who lives in Moorhead, IA (north of Omaha) is reporting 9".  Wow!  Gotta love the big, surprise over-performers.

Warnings issued for C.IA also!!!

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12z UK... this model finally caught on at the last minute.

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season snowfall: 51.8"

 

'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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1 minute ago, Tom said:

Impressive surprise for OMA peeps...was this even in your forecast last night?

No 1-3 was the forecast. Looking at the nam yesterday I said hmm something is off. I figured when the nam does that it's either a bust or we are in for a surprise.

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Expecting 2-3” in IC today. 

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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There is an 8" report from Bellevue, NE (a hair southeast of Omaha).

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season snowfall: 51.8"

 

'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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2 hours ago, Stormhunter87 said:

Yesterday's NAM had this one right. Well past 2 inches already.

Was interesting to watch the meteorologists struggle with what to make of those 18Z runs. I noticed the 0Z runs backed off though so it was a hard forecast 

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Just now, OmahaSnowFan said:

Was interesting to watch the meteorologists struggle with what to make of those 18Z runs. I noticed the 0Z runs backed off though so it was a hard forecast 

Oh definitely was. But when in doubt know banding will always money wrench the forecast. This wasn't a typical storm but the low track with the available moisture I had a feeling that someone was going to get plastered. I honestly didn't think it was going to be us but I'll take it. This storm is actually pushing us to our all time snowiest winter. There is one on the 28th to watch too.

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Someone in Jim Flowers' Facebook comments, who lives in Moorhead, IA (north of Omaha) is reporting 9".  Wow!  Gotta love the big, surprise over-performers.

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season snowfall: 51.8"

 

'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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Finally starting to get better dendrites here. Probably lost at least an inch to snow grains.

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Got hosed again. Just measured 4.5” in my backyard. Probably lost some to compaction but definitely lower than a lot of other reports.

Radar once again showed the “dome” over my house😁 The heavy returns were never over my location during this heavy band that moved over the city.

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The HRRR had another solid 12z run for my area (3+"), but it has been dwindling since then.  It has us down to only 2" now.

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season snowfall: 51.8"

 

'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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The precip just began here as graupel.

season snowfall: 51.8"

 

'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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Someone in Mapleton, IA, southeast of Sioux City, has reported 10".  Every winter a few locations in our region get a surprise storm like this.  I am only able to get 10" from the biggest storm once a decade.

season snowfall: 51.8"

 

'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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Rime City on this leading edge. Been acting like we’re saturating from the bottom up instead of the top down by starting as mixed precip even though column temps are cold.

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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^ yep- was the same here. It does change to good snow, but most of the good forcing / lift is done. OMA area did exceptionally well with this!!. Kudos to the weenies out W!! 

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The precip is changing to snow here now.  The flakes are tiny.

season snowfall: 51.8"

 

'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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23 minutes ago, Hawkeye said:

The precip is changing to snow here now.  The flakes are tiny.

I was wrong.  It's actually still graupel, maybe on the snow side of graupel.  At this point I'm thinking 2" may be our max.  Heck, the HRRR is down to only 1.5" now.  Also, radar shows the good snow over central Iowa lifting northeast toward Waterloo (like the HRRR is now showing).  This is turning into a dud here.

season snowfall: 51.8"

 

'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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FWIW, here's the final 12z Euro

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season snowfall: 51.8"

 

'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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Lol literally just woke up and have to work now so missed everything. No idea how much fell here, haven't read or looked at anything and don't have time to, just figure it was a good bit less than Omaha. 

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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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Bah.  We're almost two hours into this event and it's still not really snowing here.  It's still pretty graupel'y.  I spent days tracking this thing and this is what we get?  Ugh.

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season snowfall: 51.8"

 

'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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18 minutes ago, snowstorm83 said:

Lol literally just woke up and have to work now so missed everything. No idea how much fell here, haven't read or looked at anything and don't have time to, just figure it was a good bit less than Omaha. 

Solid 2.5"-3"

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Just now, OttumwaSnomow said:

Total bust here. Some very light sleet and freezing rain. Dry slotted and barely any precip.  Low must  be further north  than progged just  36 hours ago?

Can easily see the mid-level low spinning over central Iowa... not a good track for either of us.

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season snowfall: 51.8"

 

'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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The precip is more flaky now, but the flakes are still heavily-rimed.

season snowfall: 51.8"

 

'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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It has finally turned to real snow here.

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season snowfall: 51.8"

 

'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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It's snowing pretty good here, but the back edge is already approaching quickly.

season snowfall: 51.8"

 

'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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1 hour ago, jcwxguy said:

Solid 2.5"-3"

A lot less than Omaha but still way more than I was expecting. Snowpack looks goofy with wet snow on top 

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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2 hours ago, Hawkeye said:

Bah.  We're almost two hours into this event and it's still not really snowing here.  It's still pretty graupel'y.  I spent days tracking this thing and this is what we get?  Ugh.

I even had a few drops of rain mixed at the beginning. Very fine flakes or whatever for a long time, but finally really snowed for maybe 10 minutes, now back to light snow.

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‘20 - ‘21 season snowfall = 38.5”

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So sad and disgusting. Local Mets here posted these messages.

I did an internship at a tv station years ago for a meteorologist and he played me some of the messages he had received from people so pissed off bc of a forecast that was wrong. 🙄

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I just measured 1.9".  If I spread some out on the pavement, it looks like a bunch of the little styrofoam pieces.

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season snowfall: 51.8"

 

'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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I’m at Sundown Mtn ski lodge near Dubuque and it has been snowing lightly since we got here. Not much accumulation. An inch or less so far. But a picturesque scene 

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Season Snowfall: 39.5"

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So, back to trash pattern. Oh well, was a nice 2 weeks. 98-99 analog did show up in the end.

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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I wasn’t expecting much from this earlier on based on radar trends, but boy did this 1st wave develop into a nice intense band.  It almost felt like it was a thunder shower but with snow and wind!  Huge fat dendrites blowing sideways.  I’m sure those up in lake county can say the same.

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The 8" band went all the way up to the Mason City area.  The models that showed this (NAM, in particular) nailed it.

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season snowfall: 51.8"

 

'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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Beautiful, calm, fluffy snow under this final enhanced band moving through Cedar Rapids.

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season snowfall: 51.8"

 

'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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1 hour ago, Tom said:

I wasn’t expecting much from this earlier on based on radar trends, but boy did this 1st wave develop into a nice intense band.  It almost felt like it was a thunder shower but with snow and wind!  Huge fat dendrites blowing sideways.  I’m sure those up in lake county can say the same.

Yes, it was really coming down nice up here. Visibility dropped to under half a mile for about 20 minutes.

I did not measure anything, but it has gotten pretty wet since that heavy band passed through. 

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My storm total is 2.5".  The final band boosted us to a respectable result.

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season snowfall: 51.8"

 

'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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My 2.5" melted down to 0.35...... a 7:1 ratio.

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season snowfall: 51.8"

 

'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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