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  1. Meteor over lower Michigan

    Saw it on my way home in the NE sky. It was green, orange, yellow, and white. One or the brightest I’ve ever seen, if not the brightest. Appeared really low and it went straight down.
  2. January 20-22nd Winter Storm

    Tidbit from LOT afternoon afd: ” Again, much could and likely will change over the next several days, but very early signs suggest the potential for convection ahead of this low and significant winter weather on its north side. It is too early to say what this means for the local area, as all depends on the ultimate track and strength of the low, and whether it even develops as models presently advertise. For example, a quick look at the GFS ensemble shows a much weaker and more transient upper wave, as might be expected, rather than a slower and deeper closed circulation as depicted in deterministic solutions. Either way, there appears to be a good chance for active weather late in the weekend, with the potential for both liquid and frozen precipitation. Lenning Wouldnt surprise me if it ends up being south/weaker just based on how things have gone this season.
  3. January 14-15th Clipper System

    Ended up with 5.1” here. Might add a couple tenths on still as I’m getting some heavy snow showers now
  4. January 20-22nd Winter Storm

    Well FWIW the GFS continues the early south trend Has a 30” bullseye in S WI
  5. January 14-15th Clipper System

    Flakes are biggest I’ve seen all winter, definetely gonna have some higher ratios. Already at a half inch
  6. January 14-15th Clipper System

    Snowing pretty good here now. Already a dusting and it’s only really been snowing for 15 minutes or so
  7. January 14-15th Clipper System

    Burst of snow here even with filtered sun. Flake size is definetely pretty large so thats a good sign
  8. January 14-15th Clipper System

    Hopefully since we’ve had bad luck with ratios so far this year, this will be different. If Ratios end up being higher, could see some isolated 5-7” totals.
  9. January 14-15th Clipper System

    id be surprised if LOT doesn’t go with a WWA after issuing one the other day for a flash freeze essentially
  10. January 14-15th Clipper System

    Well the 18z NAM shows what *could* be the biggest event thus far for Chicago, shows pretty widespread 2-4” amounts in N IL, S Wisconsin, etc with some isolated higher amounts.
  11. January 14-15th Clipper System

    Well fwiw (probably not much) the NAM and sorta the GEM are painting a different picture with maybe a more southern disturbance putting down a narrow band of decent totals. Who knows
  12. January 2018 Discussion

    Was 59 at 4:06...now 36
  13. January 11-13 Winter Storm

    This hasn’t just shifted east, it FLEW east. Almost comical. That clipper early next week though...
  14. January 11-13 Winter Storm

    GFS has came a long way since yesterday. Wonder if the trend will continue
  15. January 11-13 Winter Storm

    NAM is coming in a bump NW