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Official Meteorological Winter Thread 2017-2018
« on: December 01, 2017, 10:19:10 AM »
Today is first day of winter, being favorite or least favorite time of year deserves its own thread.
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Re: Official Meteorological Winter Thread 2017-2018
« Reply #1 on: December 01, 2017, 10:26:56 AM »
After above normal late fall over most of upper plains winter makes its return into region including great lakes area starting next week. Looks like the western and SW areas will stay above normal this early part of winter.
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Re: Official Meteorological Winter Thread 2017-2018
« Reply #2 on: December 01, 2017, 01:14:10 PM »
Calling for a shift to some much cooler weather mid/late next week for New England.

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Re: Official Meteorological Winter Thread 2017-2018
« Reply #3 on: December 01, 2017, 01:27:39 PM »
My favorite time of year!  :-)
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Re: Official Meteorological Winter Thread 2017-2018
« Reply #4 on: December 01, 2017, 02:57:04 PM »
My favorite time of year!  :-)

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Re: Official Meteorological Winter Thread 2017-2018
« Reply #5 on: December 03, 2017, 07:33:35 AM »
Lastest run early December snowfall forecast through Tuesday. These can change as we know over time.

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Re: Official Meteorological Winter Thread 2017-2018
« Reply #6 on: December 03, 2017, 08:20:01 AM »
Given the overall look to the pattern, I'm expecting Indianapolis, IN to be in the double digit snowfall total range and have at least (2) mornings w/ sub-zero lows before the New Year. I'll revisit this 1.1.18. Regardless, enjoy the mild, quiet weather we have now.

So do I think we'll see a white Christmas? Absolutely. Much higher than normal, IMO. (I forecast for Indianapolis just an fyi)
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Re: Official Meteorological Winter Thread 2017-2018
« Reply #7 on: December 03, 2017, 09:07:05 AM »
Only a paltry 9.7% of the Lower 48 is currently snow covered.  GEFS ensemble mean says that changes over the upcoming couple weeks.

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« Reply #8 on: December 03, 2017, 09:18:40 AM »
WOW! looking like a white Christmas for many.  =D>
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Re: Official Meteorological Winter Thread 2017-2018
« Reply #9 on: December 03, 2017, 09:22:47 AM »
WOW! looking like a white Christmas for many.  =D>

Absolutely! We haven't had a white Christmas in central Indiana since 2010, yep 7 years ago when 5" of snow was reported at 7am. Climatologically speaking we have about a 25% chance each year. The Christmas snow storm of 2002 started Christmas eve and by midnight 5.9 of snow fell with an additional 1.9 falling Christmas day. The snow depth Christmas morning was 7 at 7 am. Only two years later a series of accumulating snows leading up to Christmas in 2004 left 9 of snow on the ground, the whitest Christmas on record. I say we are due lol
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Re: Official Meteorological Winter Thread 2017-2018
« Reply #10 on: December 03, 2017, 09:24:54 AM »
I had (-37F) -38C last Dec.19th at one of my stations. -31 at airport and in town station. Doubt it gets that cold again but something to keep on burner it can happen. We average over 20 below zero F days here so can happen.
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Re: Official Meteorological Winter Thread 2017-2018
« Reply #11 on: December 03, 2017, 09:29:46 AM »
I had (-37F) -38C last Dec.19th at one of my stations. -31 at airport and in town station. Doubt it gets that cold again but something to keep on burner it can happen. We average over 20 below zero F days here so can happen.

Last Dec 19th for my station reported 22F! Wow I don't think it ever got that cold here the -37F from what i recall anyway. We had 20 below zero days a couple of winters back.
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Re: Official Meteorological Winter Thread 2017-2018
« Reply #12 on: December 03, 2017, 09:36:59 AM »
-39F is all time low here happened in the 1989.
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« Reply #13 on: December 03, 2017, 09:52:37 AM »
Here is Martinsville near you. -35F
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Re: Official Meteorological Winter Thread 2017-2018
« Reply #14 on: December 03, 2017, 09:57:13 AM »
Here is Martinsville near you. -35F
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oh cool I do remember 1994 now that I think of it .. We had an ice storm that left us without power for days, maybe weeks, but then again I was only 9 lol

1989 i was only 4 so I don't know much about what went on then lol.
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Re: Official Meteorological Winter Thread 2017-2018
« Reply #15 on: December 04, 2017, 07:25:46 PM »
Peak wind gust I recorded was 63 mph at the station just outside town. This was driving around town today. Camera doesn't really do it justice it was actually worse.
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Re: Official Meteorological Winter Thread 2017-2018
« Reply #16 on: December 04, 2017, 07:28:03 PM »
Hi of 55 today. Some had 58. Dropping like a rock. Snow moving in Expecting 2+.  the snow is not the big deal, but the wind is expected to pick up.

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Re: Official Meteorological Winter Thread 2017-2018
« Reply #17 on: December 04, 2017, 08:11:11 PM »
No big drop in temps here but winds were gusting 60 mph + over hour with temps in mid-low 20's making for nice windchill. I only got 1.2" snowfall.
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Re: Official Meteorological Winter Thread 2017-2018
« Reply #18 on: December 04, 2017, 08:31:59 PM »
Definitely hoping for a snowy winter here in western Maine. We received over 140" last season. I'd love to see that again this season. There's nothing quite like snowshoeing through the Maine woods when there's 3+ feet of snow on the ground, on a still, cold morning after a recent snowfall.

Winter is definitely my favorite season, and thus far we've only had a half an inch of snow. Things look to change late this week after a big rain storm tomorrow through Wednesday, with four different chances of accumulating snow within the next week or so. At the very least, the cold air is on its way.
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Re: Official Meteorological Winter Thread 2017-2018
« Reply #19 on: December 05, 2017, 05:22:57 PM »
In case you missed it Tucson's snow removal equipment is ready to go.

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Re: Official Meteorological Winter Thread 2017-2018
« Reply #20 on: December 05, 2017, 05:28:51 PM »
 :lol: Didn't know we even had that!

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Re: Official Meteorological Winter Thread 2017-2018
« Reply #21 on: December 05, 2017, 05:37:03 PM »
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Definitely hoping for a snowy winter here in western Maine. We received over 140" last season. I'd love to see that again this season. There's nothing quite like snowshoeing through the Maine woods when there's 3+ feet of snow on the ground, on a still, cold morning after a recent snowfall.
We immigrated to Canada in February when I was 10 years old.  Our boat docked in St. John NB and we then took the train from there through Maine into Montreal and then to Southern Ontario.  What a shock, but what a wonder, when through 10 year old eyes I saw the snow along the train track so high it nearly reached to top of the power line poles.  At our home in Europe the power line poles were concrete and were very tall.  We eventually realized those were somewhat shorter poles and also telephone wires that had many strands so fairly close to the ground.  But still a lot of snow through Maine...

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« Reply #22 on: December 05, 2017, 05:39:17 PM »
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:lol: Didn't know we even had that!
The sand and salt mixture is probably stored in someones backyard sand box?

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Re: Official Meteorological Winter Thread 2017-2018
« Reply #23 on: December 05, 2017, 05:49:37 PM »

But still a lot of snow through Maine...

Enjoyed it,
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In a typical winter we see about 1-2 ft of snow on the ground through the winter. Last year was one of those years to remember. At one point in mid March we had over 5 feet of snow on the ground. Nothing compared to lake effect or mountainous areas, but definitely impressive for area in Maine, where we mainly get snow from coastal storms and Alberta Clippers.
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« Reply #24 on: December 05, 2017, 05:54:26 PM »
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:lol: Didn't know we even had that!
The sand and salt mixture is probably stored in someones backyard sand box?

Enjoy,
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Ha, plenty of sand, doubtful on the NaCl!

 

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