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  1. 1 hour ago, hardypalmguy said:

    Lovin it.  WI isn't for skiing and snowmobiling anymore.  Need to go to northern MN. 

    False, we are having a stellar ski season in central/southern MN. My hill has been 100% open for over a month and hasn’t had to make any snow. Snowmobiles are all over too. 

    I appreciate the dedication to the bit, but you really need to move to Memphis or St. Louis, or Houston. 

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  2. Impressive the difference across the region. I’ll go with a solid A- so far this winter. 60+ days and counting consecutive of snow cover. 15” storm right after New Years. Already surpassed our seasonal average. If we can keep the snow pack to mid March and tack on average snow from here on out this is a slam dunk A grade winter. 

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  3. After todays snowfall Minneapolis is up to 55.5” on the season. Extended looks cold and dry, but sometimes on the backside of these arctic highs we see WAA snow. Will be a zzzzz period for sure over the next week. No extreme cold just a typical annual Minnesota cold snap. 

  4. Woke up pleasantly surprised by this quick hitting WAA wave, visibilities around a mile and well over an inch of new accumulation. Temps have really warmed up overnight, it was 12 when I went to bed and 29 now. We might clip freezing before the bottom drops out this afternoon.   

  5. 18 minutes ago, beavis1729 said:

    This seems inflated, a result of IMO poor standard operating procedure for snowfall measurements. Should be every 12 hours, not 6. If snow depth is down to 2” within basically 12 hours of an event starting, how can a reasonable person say that 3.5” actually fell?

    If the snow compacts/melts 24 hours after the event ends, that’s another thing. But during the event…it just doesn’t pass the reasonability test.

    Again, I’m not questioning the measurer - just the SOP. 

    When one looks at the historical records after today’s snowfall, it will only look like a slightly below normal snowfall month through 1/25. But that’s ridiculous, because it has hardly snowed in January and has been extremely mild. The worst January ever, but it won’t look that bad in the historical records. When situations like that can be allowed to happen, it should cause the experts to revisit the measuring methodology. 

    I actually feel during snow events they should measure every hour to get a better sense of how much fell before compaction/melting takes too much effect.

    If it doesn’t rain for the first 30 days of July but 4” falls on the 31st should that not be counted because then it wont show how dry the month was? 

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  6. 23 minutes ago, Brian D said:

    Snowing here with 1" so far this morning from a separate little clipper moving SE. Winds off the lake enhancing the snow a little. The energy is washing out over WI as it moves into the bigger system you guys are getting now.

    Pixie dust here all morning. Probably still under or around a half inch, looks to have on/off snow here through Friday. 

  7. 5 minutes ago, madwx said:

    with the extremely cloudy stretch recently and the upcoming snow and cold over through the middle of February I'll definitely start looking forward toward Spring around Feb 20th.

    I’ll be ready for spring the first week of May when skiing in Minnesota is over the season. 

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