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#281
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Wow, I don't think YYZ went above freezing. Bust all around.



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Winds are picking up and the blowing snow has begun. 

 

Until official totals come in for Kitchener/Waterloo we may be around 7" to as high as 8.6" (University of Waterloo precip gauge at 22mm) 



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View from my balcony of some blowing snow just now in the neighbouring lot. Have measured 8" at 430am in the parking lot. (not the most reliable way to do it)

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Detroit is buried. Excuse the quality.

No idea how I'm getting my trash can out for pickup from between the houses.

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#285
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:o first one in 20 years for many of these areas.

 

WWCN11 CWTO 061003

SEVERE WEATHER BULLETIN
ISSUED BY ENVIRONMENT CANADA

AT 5:03 AM EST MONDAY 6 JANUARY 2014.

---------------------------------------------------------------------
WATCHES/WARNINGS IN EFFECT FOR SOUTHERN ONTARIO...

 

BLIZZARD WARNING FOR:
=NEW= CALEDON
=NEW= HURON - PERTH
=NEW= WATERLOO - WELLINGTON
=NEW= DUFFERIN - INNISFIL
=NEW= GREY - BRUCE
=NEW= BARRIE - ORILLIA - MIDLAND
=NEW= PORT CARLING - PORT SEVERN
=NEW= BRACEBRIDGE - GRAVENHURST.

      DANGEROUS BLIZZARD CONDITIONS LATER TODAY AND TONIGHT.

      STRENGTHENING NORTHWESTERLY WINDS ARE QUICKLY BLASTING IN
      BITTERLY COLD ARCTIC AIR TODAY IN THE WAKE OF AN INTENSE WINTER
      STORM THAT IS MOVING ACROSS THE RENFREW AREA INTO SOUTHERN
      QUEBEC.  FLURRIES OFF OF LAKE HURON AND GEORGIAN BAY WILL
      INTENSIFY INTO FREQUENT STRONG SNOW SQUALLS BY THIS AFTERNOON
      ACROSS THE REGIONS.  MANY OF THE SNOW SQUALLS WILL EXTEND QUITE
      FAR INLAND AS THE WINDS BECOME QUITE STRONG AND GUSTY.
      LOCAL SNOWFALL AMOUNTS OF 15 TO 30 CM ARE QUITE POSSIBLE IN
      SNOW SQUALLS BY TUESDAY MORNING.

      A COMBINATION OF THE DANGEROUS SNOW SQUALLS WITH EXTREME WIND
      CHILLS OF MINUS 35 TO MINUS 40 WILL PRODUCE FREQUENT BLIZZARD
      CONDITIONS THIS AFTERNOON AND TONIGHT.  FREQUENT TO WIDESPREAD
      VERY LOW TO NIL VISIBILITIES WITH NEAR WHITEOUT CONDITIONS ARE
      EXPECTED ESPECIALLY IN EXPOSED AREAS DURING THE SNOW SQUALLS.

      THE COMBINATION OF A FRESH HEAVY SNOWFALL FROM LAST NIGHT'S
      STORM WITH INTENSE SNOW SQUALLS TODAY WITH BITTER WIND CHILLS

      POSES A LIFE-THREATENING RISK FOR ANYONE OUTSIDE FOR ANY
      DURATION, OR STRANDED IN VEHICLES IF ROADS BECOME SNOW-BLOCKED.
      TRAVELLERS NEED TO ENSURE THEY HAVE AN ADEQUATE CAR EMERGENCY
      KIT AND AMPLE FUEL IF TRAVELLING ANY DISTANCE.

 

      THE BLIZZARD CONDITIONS WILL SLOWLY EASE SOMEWHAT ON TUESDAY
      ALTHOUGH THE SNOW SQUALLS AND BLOWING SNOW ARE LIKELY TO
      CONTINUE IN MANY AREAS.



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:o first one in 20 years for many of these areas.

 

WWCN11 CWTO 061003

SEVERE WEATHER BULLETIN
ISSUED BY ENVIRONMENT CANADA

AT 5:03 AM EST MONDAY 6 JANUARY 2014.

---------------------------------------------------------------------
WATCHES/WARNINGS IN EFFECT FOR SOUTHERN ONTARIO...

 

BLIZZARD WARNING FOR:

I was just going to post that, how awesome  :thumbsup: . Its the first time I've ever been under a blizzard warning officially!!  :D I do wonder if its proper considering its lake effect and not a system snow but the conditions will be the same so I side with EC. I just hope it pans out, don't let me down now Lake Huron...

 

I don't really know how much snow I got but I assume 20 cm as forecast. Snow pack is largest since 2007-2008 winter season.



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Like the entire sub-forum, it's blowing this morning..... also a fine, low visibility snow flying... picked up 2-3" last night and this is what's expected in addition by tomorrow afternoon as some energy and a west flow settles in.  looking forward to the warmth later in the week!

 

 

 



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Nice pictures from the D Ithielz!

 

Had 0.4" of fluffy snow overnight so storm total was 9.9", snow depth 17". There is some drifting obviously but it actually wasnt as bad as I thought it was. Its absolutely gorgeous outside and the snow is DEEP and heavy powder. Cannot wait to see what kind of potential we have down the road with this base. Total liquid equivalent was 0.88".

 

DTW finished with a storm total of 10.6"...so a 10.6" (ties for 23rd largest) and 11.1" (tied 19th largest) storm in the same week. Impressive, and only the 2nd time on record two 10"+ storms occurred in the same week (Feb 28-Mar 5, 1900 being the other, although those storms were more impressive at 16.1" and 14.0").

 

The 11.6" snowstorm that lasted 48 hours earlier in the week had 0.64" water in it (plus 0.07" water in the 1.4" appetizer snow early NYE). This shorter duration 9.9" snowstorm with 0.88" water had MUCH worse road conditions...both times were bad, but last night roads were literally impassable as I kept getting stuck. I have to go to work but with no plow yet, to be honest I wouldnt be surprised if I cant get out of the driveway.



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Impressive snow cover for the state of MI and the forum in general!

 



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Few more pics

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Spectacular photos.



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Lake effect bands hitting here now, I am down to 1 mile vis, pretty surprising since we only have maybe 5 to 10 dBZ on the radar over us.



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Lack of Snow reports from DTX means Snow Observers like myself must have lost there measurements after 11pm winds were nuts but I did 15" measured before that point. I can only assume 16-17" fell. 



#293
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Finally the EPIC (18"+) snowstorm drought is over IMBY.   Several hours of digging out about to begin!!  :snowing: 



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Finally the EPIC (18"+) snowstorm drought is over IMBY. Several hours of digging out about to begin!! :snowing:


Congrats guys.!

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Just caught it in passing, but I think I just heard that the official total for Toledo Express Airport is 13 inches.



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Just watched a couple plows go down the main road to my neighborhood. Completely drifted over out in the open areas, and it looks like a plow already went through this morning.



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Just watched a couple plows go down the main road to my neighborhood. Completely drifted over out in the open areas, and it looks like a plow already went through this morning.

Actually had my driveway all cleaned up last night.. This morning it's nearly drifted over again..



#299
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And I am completely stuck in my street. Someone is late for work lol

#300
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talk about screwhole east of STL



#301
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Actually had my driveway all cleaned up last night.. This morning it's nearly drifted over again..

Yeah, me too... I'm thinking that was a waste of time. City hasn't even touched my neighborhood streets. Probably will be until tomorrow... then I get to shovel the plowed bank on top of a 2 foot drift at the end of my driveway. Won't even try to do it today with wind chills of -40.



#302
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talk about screwhole east of STL

It's not real. Some sort of plotting error. 14" was measured right over the center of that in several places.

 

I got about a foot. Coldest temps since Jan '94 easily. I bet we go colder than that for a high temp, maybe '85.



#303
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I love today!





#304
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A better snowfall map, but still may be low (or have errors) in certain locations.

 



#305
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Winds picking back up here. Sure not helping road clearing efforts.



#306
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Wow, I don't think YYZ went above freezing. Bust all around.


Yup....never went above freezing and at my house too. All of the precip fell as SN with some PL near the end in my area. Did a final measurement and recorded 14.7cm. YYZ recorded 11.6cm.

Hope you had a safe flight man! Come back again sometime ;)

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From DTX:

 

January 4th-5th Snowstorm is Flint's 3rd and Detroit's 24th Heaviest on Record

Flint had their 3rd heaviest snowstorm with 17.1 inches. At NWS Detroit/Pontiac we set our record with 14.6 inches, but our records only go back to November of 1995. Detroit had 10.6 which does crack the top 25 list at #24. All the details can be found at http://www.crh.noaa....hp?n=snowstorms



#308
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I've seen a few misrepresented images of this epic snowstorm for the St. Louis metro region.  Better plot from KLSX here:

 

snowfall.png

 

Plot for the totals:

 

http://www.crh.noaa....x/?n=01_05_2014

 

Still digging out and staring at -8 temps with a -26 wind chill on my Vantage Pro2.  Lovin' it!   :snowing:



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Down to 3/4SM here at DTW, really blowing and snowing now.



#310
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From what I have been hearing all morning, all major roads in NW Indiana are closed. Down to Lafayette, I-65 is closed.



#311
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6.0" up at YorkU from this

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Hey Stebo its Pounding snow here. Does this count as part of the storm or is it seperate?

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Wow, I don't think YYZ went above freezing. Bust all around.

 

 

Yup....never went above freezing and at my house too. All of the precip fell as SN with some PL near the end in my area. Did a final measurement and recorded 14.7cm. YYZ recorded 11.6cm.

Hope you had a safe flight man! Come back again sometime ;)

 

 

6.0" up at YorkU from this

A very positive bust. It looks like, sometime during the night, I went above freezing to +1.2 Celsius, but it must have been brief because I haven't lost any of my snowpack and in fact have a level 7" in my back garden. Great storm overall and it looks like we are in for some serious cold here too. Forecast low of -14 Fahrenheit (-25 Celsius) tonight!!

 

Hope you had a great flight Canuck!



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Hey Stebo its Pounding snow here. Does this count as part of the storm or is it seperate?

Considering there wasn't much of a break, I would say part of the storm. However. I don't know exactly the criteria that NWS uses on this. If one of the NWS mets here can clarify that would be great.



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Considering there wasn't much of a break, I would say part of the storm. However. I don't know exactly the criteria that NWS uses on this. If one of the NWS mets here can clarify that would be great.


It is a judgment call from the person doing storm data but it would probably be included with some annotation of how much of it was lake effect



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