LakeEffectOH

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    Chesterland, Ohio

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  1. Yeah, for the most part it was a dry (relatively), disorganized event. Higher sun angles during the daytime at this time of year often enhance the convection/subsidence process creating these dumb fleeting cells when one minute it's a whiteout and the next, the sun's out.
  2. A clipper is progged to bring some snow to Cleveland (CLE) area starting very early Friday morning and continuing throughout the day into Friday evening. I see Friday as having periods of rain, rain/snow mix and all wet snow later in the day. Friday evening, wet snow could accumulate 1-2", especially north of the Ohio Turnpike. Additional lake effect snow for the snowbelt (East Cuyahoga, Lake, Geauga and Ashtabula counties) could get anywhere from an inch in Cleveland's Eastern burbs (East Cuyahoga) to locally 3+ inches in Ashtabula county. ...Stay tuned...
  3. As early as Wednesday afternoon, I didn't have a good feeling about this. Then, looked like the cold air adv. was a little slow and dry air adv. was somewhat aggressive. I smelled a bust. How big, I didn't know then, but I had my doubts about anything over 5-10". The LES cells on Thurs/Fri were disorganized/"pop-cornish" and fast moving which is common with late-season LES events. My best snowfall came on Friday Night when I picked up around 3". My storm total was 5-6".
  4. Have you looked at https://weathermodels.com/ ? Their prices are reasonable for hobbyist and even commercial users. There are just as many models and maybe even more than what WXBell offers. I am cancelling my WXBell subscription and restarting the WX Models one.
  5. I usually use the same thing. Used to have more locations and storm totals.
  6. Hi, Back again after a long time away... Anybody else notice the snowfall reports from CLE are scattered and out of date?
  7. Hey! Sorry I didn’t get back to you sooner. Taking a guess, id say Chesterland has had about 55” (give or take a few inches) this year. How about Russell?
  8. Could it be climatology balancing out the snowy 2000s?
  9. Well, CLE broke the 30" mark for the season...
  10. Well, CLE broke the 30" mark for the season...
  11. Yeah, this past February's 500mb anomalies say otherwise...Nasty -PNA there!
  12. I checked BUF and was surprised to see they already have 113" as of yesterday. Must've been asleep, . -PNA pattern still messes things up as the beloved SE Ridge tilts the flow more ENE sending the LES away from us and to NWPA/WNY. Because of the -PNA's persistence, what few lake effect events we've had this year are brief, in and out events before the flow returns to the ENE. Eventually the SE Ridge is amplified by the next Cutter spiking our temps for 12-36 hours with a lot of rain to melt it all away. During Feb., the amped SE Ridge decided to camp out for much of the month. Also, a -PNA pattern sweeps high pressure into the area as we are in an upper level pattern dominated by flat ridging (SE Ridge), even when it is really cold, thus drying the air at all levels. During most winters, we get in at least a few upper level trough patterns that last several days and rotate little short waves once every 18-36 hours depositing a good bit of LES over much NE Ohio over the duration of said upper level trough. You can see the 500mb height anomalies for 2/3-3/4 and 12/5/18-3/4/19. The 2/3-3/4 heights are pretty telling.
  13. I had 3" of fluff too. NWS CLE was forecasting their usual less than one inch accumulation. I hate that term less than one inch. The old little or no accumulation sounded better. When "less than one inch" or "less than 1/2 inch" is used, to me that has a rubbing your nose in it feel. End of rant...
  14. Plus the negative pacific north american pattern (-PNA )set up a mostly southwesterly flow that 1) Kept much of the snow well to the north and west of us (Congrats Minneapolis-St Paul) and shunted what little LES to our north an east. Even when temperatures are really cold, wind was out of the WSW. -PNA patterns often cause shear and sweep high pressure too fast for any decent LES, even in WNY. Good example of a -PNA pattern. From http://www.wisconsinwx.com.
  15. This year has been a disaster for the Cleveland, OH area. In fact, we've been below normal for eight of the past 10 winters...