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  1. Something to keep an eye on with the upcoming storm system for the southern members of this subforum.
  2. Champaign, IL is down to 0F already! Insane for the first half of November at 9PM. South wind should keep the temp from falling much more though. Downright impressive snowfall and cold snap for November that's for sure. According to coolwx there are a few stations approaching/exceeding all time record monthly lows right now, but to be fair those stations have less than 50 years of data.
  3. Looks like Peoria smashed a lot of records with this event: Plus it looks like the record cold high for the 31st was beaten and the low tonight is forecast to tie the record low for Nov 1.
  4. Widely varying accumulations here, with a light coating on the pavement and places of 3" in the grass. First time I've seen an accumulating snow when the trees are mostly covered with leaves. Crazy to get an event like this after the April 15 storm earlier this year!!
  5. HRRR hinting at some thundersnow It would be crazy to get an accumulating snow this early here, especially after the April 15 storm barely over 6 months ago. Normally I'd complain about the cold at this time of the year but we have actually had good fall temps these past couple months (unlike 2018, the year without transition seasons)
  6. Looks like Lincoln IL only dropped to 76F last night. That would beat the old all time record high min by 5F but it looks like it will cool to lower than that today. Point and click has Lincoln at 72F at 12AM which would still set all time high min for October. That's assuming cutoff time is at 12AM of course.
  7. I I chased that supercell today and saw the tornado near Emden!
  8. Just realized that the temps on May 3rd were the first below average daily temps in May since 2017 for some locations in IL (Lincoln and Springfield at least) as last May had 0 days below average. Yesterday was super nice, but it's back to cool/cloudy yet again today. Normally I'd complain about this kind of weather, but the constant rain and lack of hot/sunny stretches has led to an unbelievably awesome morel mushroom season. I've picked so many I'm giving them away to friends/family because I cannot possibly eat them all.
  9. If LOT pulls the trigger on a WSW, would this be the latest in the season they have ever issued one? I don't know where to find this info. I'm actually considering driving north to snow chase. Normally I hate spring snow, but this is just too wild. It looks like the majority of the snow will fall during the day in IL/WI which is literally insane.
  10. Found my first morel of the season yesterday, which is about a week later than normal for me. This has shifted later in recent years though. It's hard to believe that I'm sitting within 1ºF of average this month as it feels like it's torching here compared to last year. Thunderstorms have been lacking, but there have been so many nice warm days that it's really hard to complain. To top it off that freak snowstorm last week ended up being an incredible event to witness. Normally I abhor the thought of snow in April, but the sheer intensity of the snow followed by such a dramatic warm up to the mid 70's two days later was something I have never seen before.
  11. Still snowing here but now it is melting faster than it is falling. Max depth I got to was about 3" of total slush. Lots of small branches down. It is supposed to be 75F just two days from now. The first snow of the season was October 12, which was over 6 months ago. I normally would be unhappy about snow this late in the season, but the sheer intensity of it at this time of the year was actually pretty cool. Also unlike last April, there is warm weather immediately ahead. I really hope this was the last snow of the season though.
  12. This is some of the heaviest snow I've ever seen. Unfortunately no thundersnow here though. A big branch fell onto my raspberry patch and smashed a bunch of my plants. The wind has been pretty strong too. I took the picture on the left yesterday, and the one on the right this morning.
  13. Snow absolutely dumping now. Have about 2" on concrete on everything. A few smaller branches are down from the heavy weight of the slush on the budding trees. I have never seen such heavy snow after the flowers and trees have bloomed out.
  14. Am I allowed to complain about the fantasy range on the forecast models? Reason being is that all of that snow for my area on the GFS/FV3 (and even a bit on the Euro) is a bit frightening. I don't think my morale can handle another "winter in April" like last year, and my plants certainly wouldn't appreciate it either.
  15. Solid B here. Highlights were the tornado outbreak on December 1st, early January warm spell, and the 11" snowstorm on Jan 12th. Worst part of the winter was February. Somehow we managed a long streak of below average temps/above average precip with almost no snow. I lost count of how many times we had 33 and rain. If it isn't going to snow I'd rather it be torching outside. Now onto "spring" which is starting out as an F here...