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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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I had 5.5” of rain this morning and picked up another .1” of red mud rain today for a storm total of 5.6”. This storm was able to suck up dust from New Mexico and Texas and rained down on us! 

I'm happy to report that over the last few days, PHX and most of the valley has picked up anywhere between .25-.50" of rain, while that is a drop in the bucket for what mid westerners are used to, thi

Ended up with 3.41" storm total. Even better, not a lot of standing water anywhere so it looks like most of it soaked into the ground.

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UK went from suppressed south this morning to way north this evening.

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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00z Euro, like the UK, is also way north.

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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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Winter Storm Watch


URGENT - WINTER WEATHER MESSAGE
National Weather Service Denver CO
427 AM MST Thu Mar 11 2021

COZ038>041-043-112330-
/O.CON.KBOU.WS.A.0001.210313T0700Z-210315T1200Z/
Larimer County Below 6000 Feet/Northwest Weld County-Boulder And
Jefferson Counties Below 6000 Feet/West Broomfield County-North
Douglas County Below 6000 Feet/Denver/West Adams and Arapahoe
Counties/East Broomfield County-Elbert/Central and East Douglas
Counties Above 6000 Feet-Central and South Weld County-
Including the cities of Elbert, Roggen, Arvada, Larkspur,
Boulder, City of Denver, Aurora, Littleton, Brighton, Highlands
Ranch, Fort Lupton, Loveland, Kiowa, Eaton, Longmont, Fondis,
Denver International Airport, Golden, Parker, Castle Rock,
Lakewood, Fort Collins, Greeley, Nunn, and Hereford
427 AM MST Thu Mar 11 2021

...WINTER STORM WATCH REMAINS IN EFFECT FROM LATE FRIDAY NIGHT
THROUGH LATE SUNDAY NIGHT...

* WHAT...Heavy snow possible. Total snow accumulations of 15 to 25
  inches possible. Accumulations up to 30 inches possible near
  Boulder and Fort Collins. Winds could gust as high as 35 mph.

* WHERE...Fort Collins, Boulder and the western suburbs of Denver,
  Denver, Castle Rock, and Greeley.

* WHEN...From late Friday night through late Sunday night.

* IMPACTS...Travel could be very difficult to impossible.

 

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...WINTER STORM WATCH REMAINS IN EFFECT FROM THIS EVENING THROUGH
LATE SUNDAY NIGHT...

* WHAT...Blizzard conditions possible. Total snow accumulations of
  18 to 32 inches possible. Winds could gust as high as 45 mph.

* WHERE...Areas of southeast Wyoming along and east of the
  Laramie Range to the Nebraska Panhandle.

* WHEN...From Thursday evening through late Sunday night.

* IMPACTS...Travel could be very difficult to impossible. Areas
  of blowing snow could significantly reduce visibility. The
  hazardous conditions could impact travel Thursday evening
  through Sunday.

 

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Euro is way north again.  What's happening is that, on a few models, the upper ridge that was forecasted to be directly north of the system, which forced the system due east, is now sliding off to the east more, which allows the system to cut north.

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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 minutes ago, Hawkeye said:

Euro is way north again.  What's happening is that, on a few models, the upper ridge that was forecasted to be directly north of the system, which forced the system due east, is now sliding off to the east more, which allows the system to cut north.

Slower ejection is the problem, otherwise this would have been a great set up for a major snowstorm in the heartland.  On the flip side, it’s Good to see all that moisture.  The trowal is going to be fierce looking on radar.

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More blocking has returned on tonight's Euro, snow is back south.

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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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00z Canadian still has snow across Iowa.

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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 hours ago, Hawkeye said:

More blocking has returned on tonight's Euro, snow is back south.

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GFSv16 & GGEM for the win???  It's really been the only 2 models that have been rather consistent showing the ribbon of snow across the MW.  The Euro has been the most inconsistent it seems from way north to south.  Interesting battle among the various models.

 

Around these parts, the long awaited storm has made it into the valley and yes, it is raining heavily in the central valley across PHX metro and points west.  The band of precip is having a tough time tracking east but it will eventually.  Up in the mountains, the models have been upping the snowfall amounts in excess of 1 Foot for Flagstaff/Snowbowl Ski Resort and the White Mountains in the eastern part of the state.  I am really digging this potential as I might have to take a trip up north to see this snowfall.

 

00z Euro...

 

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Historic snows are still looking like a good bet for the Foothills/Front Range and Denver metro....

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This system may produce cold core convective storms later today in the valley...

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By this afternoon, weakening mid-level winds will be turning more  
  out of the west across south-central Arizona, while the vorticity 
  forced ascent also begins to shift over eastern Arizona. This will  
  likely bring a brief lull in the shower activity early this  
  afternoon, but steepening mid-level lapse rates from Phoenix  
  westward into the Lower CO River Valley and some peaks of sunshine 
  are likely to bring scattered convective showers and low-topped  
  thunderstorms. Rainfall rates with these convective cells will be  
  better than what will occur this morning, but most areas should  
  again see light rainfall amounts as the cells will be quite  
  progressive in nature. These cold-core convective type showers  
  and/or thunderstorms will also be capable of producing small hail, 
  which is typical for a deep closed low weather system early in the  
  spring.  

 

By Saturday, I think we will be seeing some snow capped mountain peaks to my east as snow levels drop to 3,500 feet.  This should produce some gorgeous views of the landscape transformed to Winter. 

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Models are still shifting around early next week.  The NAM is now in range.  It had the snow centered farther south on last night's 00z run, but it has shifted north somewhat this morning.  The GFS is drifting back south, but not back to where it had been.

12z NAM, GFS, GFSv16

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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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12z GDPS (Canadian) - No change, very consistent.

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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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12z UK

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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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12z Euro - A bit north and slightly weaker than the 00z run.

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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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I missed the 00z run of the Euro, been super busy this morning.  Good to see it has come back with the possibility of snow further south.  Overall looks like we are nowhere near locking this one in yet.  

Season Snowfall: 39.5"

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24 minutes ago, bud2380 said:

Here is the Euro Kuchera as well. 

 

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I guess this was bound to happen. Each year we go through this and Spring takes longer to kick in unfortunately. If it's going to snow then lets get a storm like the Denver area. 

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00z NAM is a bit south and colder.  The snow band reaches Cedar Rapids around sunrise Monday, so the timing is pretty good.

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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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00z RDPS

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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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00z GFS/GFSv16

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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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00z GDPS

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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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00z UK

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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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00z Euro - Most models still favoring northern Iowa.

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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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DVN says 2-5” Along and north of I80. Higher possible I’m further northwest. DMX has already issued WSW and saying 5-7” for portions of northern Iowa. 

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Season Snowfall: 39.5"

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00z Euro upping the ante for Denver metro...that would be something if they can score 32" from this storm and top the #1 spot for a March snowstorm...

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This is looking more like a northern Iowa snow event.  Several models show Cedar Rapids and Iowa city getting mostly mix.

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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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