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  1. Almost feels like we are entering the theater of the absurd from a weather perspective. Anyway, looks like mainly MN-WI-MI under the gun at this time but adjacent parts of Iowa and Illinois may not be out of it. A bit early for amounts but a band of wind driven snow looks like a decent bet.
  2. Hoosier

    April 2019 Discussion

    Sinister month
  3. Hoosier

    April 2019 Discussion

    Really?
  4. Hoosier

    April 2019 Discussion

    84 at MLI for a 43 degree swing.
  5. Hoosier

    April 2019 Discussion

    Temp is already up over 30 degrees from the morning low of 34. Going to be a massive final diurnal swing.
  6. Hoosier

    April 2019 Discussion

    Will be interested to see 1) if a band of snow materializes and 2) if IND gets in on it. Indy has only had one 1"+ snow from April 20 on, and it wasn't even in April. 2.4" on May 2, 1897.
  7. Hoosier

    April 2019 Discussion

    NAM looks to be particularly bullish on snow potential.
  8. Hoosier

    April 14-15 Snow Potential

    The bold is something I alluded to on Sunday. When something is modeled that you've rarely or never seen before, it's human nature to have some difficulty in processing that. Another somewhat recent example from outside the region is Hurricane Michael... probably even more of an outlier. Models suggested a very intense hurricane hitting the FL panhandle, but did you (the global you, not you specifically) really think it was going to landfall there as a high end cat 4 (or cat 5 if rumors are true) until it strengthened toward that level? Forecasting is prone to error anyway but outlier events just add another layer of difficulty.
  9. Hoosier

    April 2019 Discussion

    Today's high at ORD was 73. According to my research, this is the first time on record that Chicago has had a 4"+ calendar day snow and a high of 70+ within 2 days before or after. The closest example seems to be April 1967, which did it in opposite fashion to this year with the warmth coming first. 4/21/1967 (an infamous day in northeast IL weather history) had a high of 74 and 4/23/1967 had 3.1" snow.
  10. Hoosier

    April 14-15 Snow Potential

    Really did ride the edge
  11. Hoosier

    April 2019 Discussion

    74 with plenty of sun. Amazing turn from 2 days ago.
  12. Hoosier

    April 14-15 Snow Potential

    A look back at that April 1961 storm: That one had a bigger area of snow. For the city of Chicago/immediate suburbs, the 2 storms appear to be pretty similar. Farther west of the city, the 2019 storm is more impressive.
  13. Hoosier

    April 14-15 Snow Potential

    I think he's just talking about the different shade of color on that image, i.e. more concrete.
  14. Hoosier

    April 14-15 Snow Potential

    One tenth away from that daily mark in 1961. Here's the list for any calendar day in April. Really shows the hostility of climo after the first week of the month. 4/5/1982: 9.4" 4/2/1975: 9.4" 4/6/1938: 9.0" 4/1/1970: 8.2" 4/4/1920: 6.4" 4/16/1961: 5.4" 4/14/2019: 5.3" 4/2/1926: 4.6" 4/8/1938: 4.5" 4/1/1993: 3.7" 4/23/1967: 3.1"
  15. Hoosier

    April 14-15 Snow Potential

    This is the first time on record that Chicago has had back to back Aprils with at least 3" of snow. April 2018: 3.2" April 2019: 4.8"+
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