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Check out these obs from Russell, KS which is where that fire warning is still up.

15 16:53 W 38 G 66 7.00 Overcast and Windy OVC029 52 35     53% NA NA 29.58 1001.4      
15 15:53 W 60 G 100 0.25 Light Rain and Windy VV012 57 34     42% NA NA 29.45 996.6      
15 14:53 SW 59 G 78 1.00 Sky Obscured with Haze and Windy VV017 66 4     8% NA NA 29.33 992.2   0.01  
15 13:53 SW 39 G 56 1.50 Overcast with Haze and Windy BKN021 OVC031 62 42     48% NA NA 29.31 991.6 0.01    
15 12:53 S 44 G 61 8.00 Overcast and Windy OVC028 75 49     40% NA NA 29.32 991.7  
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6 minutes ago, james1976 said:

Just stepped out on the deck. Crazy gusts and a smokey but almost sweet kinda smell. Immediately grabbed my attention. Where is that from?

This was on the Omaha scanner Facebook page a bit ago. Could smell the smoke here and was causing multiple calls to 911. Look at all the calls!!

Omaha Fire Department responding to numerous odor of smoke calls throughout the city. No active fires have been located and the odor is likely being blown in by the wind.
Stop ******* calling 911 to tell them it smells like smoke outside unless you ACTUALLY SEE fire.
Active smoke investigation calls:
4837 S 236th Circle.
14911 Echo Hills Drive
21212 West Q Rd.
136th Ave. and West Center Rd.
2324 S 189th Circle.
104th and West Center Rd.
168th and West Center Rd.
3420 N 83rd St.
13149 Fort St.
1017 N 129th Circle.
97th and Ohio St.
19509 Audrey St.
168th and West Dodge Rd.
28th and Monroe St.
144th and Oakview Drive.
95th and Harrison St.
5036 Spencer St.
168th and West Dodge Rd.
108th and Madison St.
10277 Fowler Ave.
10th and Bancroft St.
8413 something or other Rd.
72nd and Blondo St.
3028 N 97th St.
4837 S 236th Circle.
41st and Washington St.
33rd and something or other St.
17730 South Reflection Ave.
3327 Linwood Lane.
2015 S 2nd St.
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The wildfire smoke has arrived in Cedar Rapids.  It's a pretty strong odor.

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season snowfall: 27.1"

 

'20-21: 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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81 mph reported near Marshalltown.

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season snowfall: 27.1"

 

'20-21: 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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Reading all your comments has been impressive.  I'm saving as much data and graphics wrt to this storm system as I can.  Truly a historic storm for the record books.  Glad to hear that the damage was minimal to most of our members on here.  I'm in awe as to what nature can do, but esp the amount of wind and power this storm has created outside of thunderstorms.  The roaring wind has made its way here now as the CF is pushing through. I can hear dings on my sky light from debris flying around.  Lots of tree damage in the city of Chicago from earlier winds.  I'm sure there will be more this morning.  What a crazy past 12 hours of wx!  Hopefully next cycle this system could produce a Beast but with a more wintry component.

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Holy smokes...while on the comp at my desk, I thought I smelled the hint of smoke.  I went up stairs to fill up my coffee and went on my deck and the smell of smoke is pretty intense!  The skies are clear but the thick smoke is obscuring the stars.  This totally reminds me of the smell of the wild fires I experienced out in Arizona.  It's really unbelievable how far this smoke has traveled across the country and carried by the winds from this storm.  There are just so many fascinating features with this storm that make it memorable.  Just wish it would have been on the more wintry side of things.  Can you imagine what kind of Blizzard this would be???  100mph winds and Blowing Snow....hmmmm, one can only imagine....

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3 hours ago, Tom said:

Holy smokes...while on the comp at my desk, I thought I smelled the hint of smoke.  I went up stairs to fill up my coffee and went on my deck and the smell of smoke is pretty intense!  The skies are clear but the thick smoke is obscuring the stars.  This totally reminds me of the smell of the wild fires I experienced out in Arizona.  It's really unbelievable how far this smoke has traveled across the country and carried by the winds from this storm.  There are just so many fascinating features with this storm that make it memorable.  Just wish it would have been on the more wintry side of things.  Can you imagine what kind of Blizzard this would be???  100mph winds and Blowing Snow....hmmmm, one can only imagine....

It is smoky here in WMI as well.   

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Final total here is a glaze of ice and 1" of powder which is very very drifted.

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>1" snowfalls at KFAR in 2021-22: 11/11-12 (1.0"), 11/13 (1.8"), 12/2 (1.0"), 12/4-5 (4.8"), 12/21 (3.1"), 12/25 (3.2"), 12/26-27 (8.6"), 12/28 (2.9"), 1/4-5 (3.2"), 1/14 (2.7"), 1/22 (2.8"),

 

Total 2021-22 snowfall at KFAR: 51.7"                                                  Coldest Minimum: -28*F (1/1, 1/7)

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24 minutes ago, Madtown said:

Snowing now...just a guess, but thinking we got a bunch of dirt and dust from somewhere....our snowpack was covered in dust this am. These pictures are just crazy.

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That’s gonna freeze up nice and tight over the coming days and be the base for the remainder of the season.  

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Here’s some images and video from yesterday.

First, here’s a short dash cam video of the beginning of a tornado that went near Beemer, NE. 


I included a clip of the CC drop from the tornado that shows up near Monterey and moves between West Point and Beemer. I was near Snyder when I took the video.

Also included some other radar grabs and pics of the dirt left behind from the muddy rain that fell later in the evening after the severe line moved through.

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11 hours ago, OmahaSnowFan said:

Here’s some images and video from yesterday.

First, here’s a short dash cam video of the beginning of a tornado that went near Beemer, NE. 


I included a clip of the CC drop from the tornado that shows up near Monterey and moves between West Point and Beemer. I was near Snyder when I took the video.

Also included some other radar grabs and pics of the dirt left behind from the muddy rain that fell later in the evening after the severe line moved through.

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So you're a storm chaser.

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I wanted to share with you a link where you can see some video of the scenes up in the mountains out west that were impacted.  You can fast forward to the 7:40 min mark and there are 3 different cities.  The last one in Evergreen, CO shows what I wanted to see which was the squall line of whiteout conditions caused by the systems CF.  I would have been ecstatic to be there!

https://wgntv.com/weather/watching-winter-live-december-15th-2021/

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