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Re: Fall/Winter '18/'19
« Reply #575 on: March 13, 2019, 11:37:49 PM »
Unprecedented conditions across Nebraska this evening.

I've never seen so many and varied Alerts and Warnings in Lincoln and the contiguous seven counties:


The roads are impassible throughout the state due to flooding in eastern Nebraska and the blizzard in western Nebraska:

Interstate 80 is closed.

There are only 5 snowplows working right now, none the panhandle which is hardest hit by the blizzard:
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Re: Fall/Winter '18/'19
« Reply #576 on: March 14, 2019, 12:03:18 AM »
Ended up with 1.58" in 8" gauge so far. The Cocorahs gauge really came up short with the wind and horizontal nature of the blizzard. I'll even say it was near worthless missing 30% of the snowfall catch. Thank goodness I have the 8" SGR.
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Re: Fall/Winter '18/'19
« Reply #577 on: March 14, 2019, 05:05:23 AM »
As shown, winds gusted up to 69 mph in the northwest quarter of Oklahoma during Wednesday afternoon.  Fish were said to be blown out of the water and on to shore at Lake Hefner in Oklahoma City.  Here, winds gusted up to 42 mph for the highest gust this year.  Barometer got down to 29.22. 
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Re: Fall/Winter '18/'19
« Reply #578 on: March 14, 2019, 06:17:18 AM »
Some of the conditions in Valentine Ne. after estimated 5.5" snow. This is under a covered 12x20 patio polywood furniture. See the large  22x24" planter pot buried. Drifts are 2 feet + deep all over with 50+ mph wind this morning.  My east side station had a gust to 64mph.
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Re: Fall/Winter '18/'19
« Reply #579 on: March 14, 2019, 08:08:04 AM »
This was the main page of the Omaha/Valley WFO's Weather Story this morning:


You can usually get a more in-depth look here.
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Re: Fall/Winter '18/'19
« Reply #580 on: March 14, 2019, 10:50:25 PM »
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Re: Fall/Winter '18/'19
« Reply #581 on: March 15, 2019, 11:17:58 AM »
Someone asked about the 8" diameter rain gauge, I have the standard but for the price difference, I would go with the forestry version. It also has Orifice: 8" (200 mm) just not as deep.

Novalynx carries it if interested. Makes a big difference in windy conditions.

https://novalynx.com/store/pc/260-2520-Forestry-Rain-Gauge-p237.htm
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Re: Fall/Winter '18/'19
« Reply #582 on: March 15, 2019, 10:27:09 PM »
To further complicate things in Eastern Nebraska/Western Iowa the Omaha/Valley NE OAX weather station was evacuated today due to nearby flooding.  I've not seen any further reports, but the NOAA radio feeds operated by them and the KOAX radar are currently inoperative.  A local evening weatherman was unable to report our local extreme temperatures for the day because the OAX data for Lincoln wasn't available.

It may be several days before the Omaha/Valley NE OAX WFO returns to normal operation.
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Re: Fall/Winter '18/'19
« Reply #583 on: March 16, 2019, 12:10:44 AM »
Mostly the national news has had sparse coverage of the flooding in Nebraska. The Journal Star had some good coverage.

Hate to see all that damage to towns, homes, agriculture, roads.

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Re: Fall/Winter '18/'19
« Reply #584 on: March 16, 2019, 04:02:44 AM »
The ground is still frozen in parts of Nebraska, down to 35" locally. So the flooding experienced may not be over especially if another rain comes over the next week. Still, areas with unmelted snow like around here. I have some deep drifted areas still.
Temps were in upper 30's yesterday and expected again today. Slow melting is what we need but the ground needs to thaw, with snow cover hard to do. 


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Re: Fall/Winter '18/'19
« Reply #585 on: March 18, 2019, 05:35:40 PM »
While it has been an unusually cold winter in Oklahoma City, it hasn't been cold enough to make the top ten.  I think no. 1, 1978, was when there was a big snow storm on New Year's Day and that began a bunch of snow storms that would arrive before the snow from the previous one could fully finish melting off.  Not much cooperation from sun, either. So there was always at least a little bit of snow on the ground until early March.  Haven't seen another winter like it since.

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Re: Fall/Winter '18/'19
« Reply #586 on: March 19, 2019, 04:12:02 PM »
The Omaha/Valley NE WFO is back up and running as of this afternoon.  Their NOAA Radio feeds are working as is the KOAX radar!

It apparently didn't take them as long to recover as they had feared.
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Re: Fall/Winter '18/'19
« Reply #587 on: March 20, 2019, 08:35:28 AM »
Wonder how much equipment/hardware they lost.

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Re: Fall/Winter '18/'19
« Reply #588 on: March 20, 2019, 11:51:45 AM »
I was looking at Valentines coldest first 3 months of 128 years records. #1-1978, #2-1979, #3-1936.  The coldest month ever was Feb. 1936 with mean temperature of 1.8F. Compare to this February at the airport looks rather balmy 14.   This March may go down in top 10 coldest currently 22 on the 19th, but still too early.
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Re: Fall/Winter '18/'19
« Reply #589 on: April 12, 2019, 06:09:06 AM »
The breadth of this trough is amazing, mid April to boot. Winter lives on.

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Re: Fall/Winter '18/'19
« Reply #590 on: April 12, 2019, 07:57:32 AM »
Really digging deep for this time of year.  Results 7.4" snow yesterday, at least we didn't get the 18" models were suggesting.
What's left this morning with the warm ground should be gone in a couple of days.
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Re: Fall/Winter '18/'19
« Reply #591 on: April 16, 2019, 05:54:30 AM »
Goodbye winter, hello spring.  I made my last wood fire this morning (it was 28 degrees outside) and am looking forward today to our first 60 degree day here since Oct. 18.  So are a lot of other people.

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Re: Fall/Winter '18/'19
« Reply #592 on: April 16, 2019, 06:20:43 AM »
^^^   That's Despicable!!!!

Haven't had more than a week or two at a time without a 60 since then.  Lots of 70s and a couple of 80s recently.

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Re: Fall/Winter '18/'19
« Reply #593 on: April 16, 2019, 07:00:08 AM »
^^^   That's Despicable!!!!

Haven't had more than a week or two at a time without a 60 since then.  Lots of 70s and a couple of 80s recently.

Actually, its seasonal, what one would expect in the Upper Midwest and in other northern states.  April might end up being a bit cooler on average this year, but nothing dramatic.  Its been a month of changing weather cool and milder temps, snow and rain, windy days pretty much what you would expect as winter fades and spring takes over.