vpbob21

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  1. I think a lot of that increase can be attributed to the big spike in cases at the Marion Correctional Institution. Marion County has gone from 91 cases to 983 cases in just the last 5 days. What's concerning to me is that the virus finally seems to be moving into rural areas. My county has gone from 5 cases to 28 cases in just the last week. Dewine is talking about opening up the state by May 1 - IMO it is way to early to even be thinking about it.
  2. Line of snow came through and was really lame. Probably 5 minutes or so of 1 mile visibility snow. I was hoping for a quick 1/2 - 1", but not even close. Hope it does better for you guys out east.
  3. Got about 2.5" here, 1" from the synoptic snow then that lake band swung through and dropped another 1.5". Probably as well as we could have expected.
  4. That's usually a dream track for OH but snowfall amounts look really lame, only around 3-6". Can't really tell from Pivotal's maps if it's still snowing at 144h but even if it is, tacking on another 2 or 3 inches still makes it a disappointing storm. Don't get me wrong I would certainly take a 3"-6", 4"-8" snow (best snow I've had this season is 3"), but with a 972 mb low tracking NE through WV you would think there would be a swath of 1'-2' somewhere (at least). It's amazing how even storms with good tracks have managed to screw most of us this season.
  5. Right, 25.3" is a whole season down here in Ohio. I had 24" total all last winter.
  6. Great analysis OHweather, as always. I mentioned in the main thread that I just find it hilarious that Ottawa/Sandusky/Seneca/Erie/Huron/Lorain/Medina counties are the missing link in an otherwise unbroken string of winter headlines that runs from Montana to Maine. I guess I can't really blame them for not wanting to pull the trigger, knowing how bad our snow climo is around here. I do think some of the counties left out of headlines will eventually be added, especially Lorain and Medina (perhaps even warnings there) and probably the inland counties of Huron, Sandusky and Seneca. The lakeshore counties might be a little more borderline with the warm lake temps cutting into accumulations, but at the least it looks like everyone should get on the scoreboard for the season.
  7. Have to laugh at the 3 county wide area in north central Ohio (of which I am in the dead center of) that breaks up the solid string of winter headlines that runs from Montana to Maine. Can't say I blame CLE for holding off - just shows how tough it is to get it to snow around here.
  8. Approaching the mid-point of June and I haven't had to run the AC in the house yet. I'm loving it! Have had a couple days where the house got a little warm but it cooled off the next day. Looking at the extended, looks like the non-AC run might continue a few more days.
  9. In my area I would perhaps generously give this winter a D+. I can't give it an F because we did score with one nice storm (8" on 1/19-20). But the rest of winter was pretty much garbage. Only one other snowfall over 2" all winter (3" on 1/12) and just 23" total. Very disappointing considering how promising the overall pattern looked.
  10. This morning's SPC Day 4-8 discussion suggested severe probabilities may need to be expanded northward into the southern Great Lakes. Would be impressive to get a severe threat this far north in February.
  11. Am following this debate with great interest. I would say my view is somewhere in between (but probably about 3/4 of the way toward the pessimists). I probably have less to complain about than the central and southern OH posters (I got about 8” last weekend). Even with an 8” snowstorm I am only at about 17.5” for the season which is probably near normal – I figure my area averages about 35”. I think the frustration is that after 4 straight crappy winters this one promised so much more. In fact there were some so-called experts that mentioned 1977-78 as a possible analog (OK, so one of them might have been JB). That of course is the holy grail of winters in Ohio. I never really bought into that idea, having lived through that epic winter I always knew that was probably a once-in-a-lifetime winter, but still when the experts are throwing that winter out there it’s hard not to get your hopes up a little. November was encouraging (even though it didn't snow a lot), then the December and 1st week of January from hell. I really thought after last weekend’s storm delivered that we had shaken this awful snow funk we’ve been in. Then we get the snow-devouring rainstorm 3 days later, a modest event that looks to lay down 2-4” across much of Ohio veers up into Michigan at the last minute, now we get a strong hybrid clipper that dives through the Dakotas to Iowa and then signals for a left turn and cuts into Canada. 9 times out of 10 a system like that would bottom out somewhere around the Ohio Valley and then turn up the east coast. So it’s pretty obvious that we haven’t come out of this crappy run of bad snow luck. Adding to the aggravation is that everyone seemed to think that a nice run of winter weather was in store for late January into February with multiple opportunities for snow. Now it looks like we’re going to lose at least a week as the mean trough shifts out west and we go into cutter hell. I hope you are right about this bad pattern only lasting 5-7 days. I for one am much more skeptical. The CFSv2 weeklies are cold all 6 weeks, but all I hear from you guys is how bad the CFSv2 is (if I remember right they were consistently warm all of November). I don’t have access to the Euro weeklies so I don’t know what they think. I’ve learned not to take the 240+ hour GFS too seriously, but man, when it keeps showing warm cutters run after run after run, it’s hard not to get a little discouraged. I don’t think anyone here expects epic winters year in and year out (that only happens in Detroit) but after 4 crap ones and all the encouraging signs, a just OK winter isn’t going to cut it. I haven’t given up hope yet, but have to admit I’m a lot less optimistic than last week at this time.
  12. The GFS is barely any better, has an inch or two from a clipper on Friday and other than that pretty much pitches a shutout at us over the next 16. Sure, most of those deep cutters are out in fantasy range, but it looks quite plausible to me.
  13. Right, the rain wasn't that big a deal. Temps were around 33 and I think it only rained for maybe 45 minutes. I was just shocked that we saw any rain this far north. All the models I looked at kept any above freezing temps well south of I-70. Sure, it was a fairly minor event but Detroit picked up close to 4" out of it and as tough as 4" snowfalls are to come by down here in Ohio, it's pretty disappointing. Especially when up until about 12Z yesterday that snow was supposed to fall over Ohio. Really annoying to see systems go out of their way to avoid Ohio.
  14. Yeah, the rain made it all the way up here to Lake Erie. That's the last thing I was expecting to see. Farthest north I saw rain on any model was about the Ohio River. The WTOD strikes again.