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  1. 16 hours ago, Stebo said:

    East based -NAO are good for the Great Lakes. West based can be good if it is weak, if it is stronger than -1 that favors the east coast more.


    23 hours ago, Angrysummons said:

    Strong persistent blocking can be a problem, but -NAO patterns, the ups and downs help spur big storms creation. February 1965 is a good example of a strong storm forming when the -NAO formed. January 1978 speaks for itself. Early January 1918. The November 1950 blizzard in the OV was -NAO.

    Thanks guys. I guess it's the opposite of what I thought. I always thought an east-based -NAO would put the trough axis too far east for here. Angrysummons - I don't know 2 out of 3 of those storms you mentioned. I will have to look at the January 1978 one on NARR.

  2. 2 hours ago, michsnowfreak said:

    I am not that great with all the indices during patterns, but I do know that a +NAO can also be good for some snowsorms here. So when we see that the NAO is going positive it's not as much dooms day in the Great Lakes as it would be on the East Coast

    Ok thanks, that makes sense. Well, hopefully we can have a more active pattern this year than last lol.

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  3. 1 minute ago, The 4 Seasons said:

    Trained Spotter says otherwise, i know you there at the time so i believe you but based on the surrounding SE and NE reports it doesnt look far fetched

    Lol, alright well, I was on the NE side of town I can't imagine another part of town getting more seeing as there was an E-W gradient. That total from Thomaston looks right.

  4. Just some MKE stats for you guys...

    Today is the sixth day in the last eight in which the high temperature failed to get above 30F.

    As of yesterday's climo report, we are running a remarkable -12.7F  departure for the month.

    On Tuesday, our high of 19F shattered the record for lowest high temperature for the date by 4F.

    Also on Tuesday, we tied the record low for the date of 9F producing a -27 departure for the day.

    We have received 7.2" of snow through the first two weeks of the month, not sure where that ranks though.


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  5. On 9/8/2019 at 7:28 AM, ORH_wxman said:

    I'll do it by type of event:

    Snowstorm: December 1992 with close to 3 feet of high water content snow....it would speak for itself back in the ORH hills regardless of when it occurred....but the fact it was the storm "that broke the snow drought" made it even more memorable. It was the first double digit snow event at ORH since January 1988. The longest stretch on record there. What a way to break the streak. 

    Ice storm: December 2008. About an inch and a half of ice at 31F. Amazing event. Most people posting on here were on the forums for this one so they've seen all the pics and such even if they didn't directly experience it. Can't match January 1998 up in NNE but basically no ice storm can. 

    Severe: The May 31, 1998 macroburst at ORH. Produced a 104mph wind gust at holy cross. Just shy of 100mph at ORH airport. I was legit scared it was a tornado when I heard the winds starting to whistle while under a tornado warning. Made it to basement as we heard a massive crack. 3 foot diameter tree broke next to us. 

    Tropical: Chased Irene on the Cape with Phil and we got sustained around 60mph with gusts near hurricane force. Pretty good all things considered. Slim pickens in New England the past 2-3 decades. Bob in '91 had some pretty good flooding but not great winds back inland. 

    Heat: Probably July 1995 only because of the dewpoints with it. It wasn't as intense as 2011 but it was more uncomfortable. 

    Cold: January 2004 if we're going on combo of longevity and pure misery. Thin snow pack and brutal winds. If we're going on just shear peak magnitude it's Valentines Day 2016....absolutely brutal. Only lasted about 36 hours but it was epically intense. Froze our shower drain for over a day. January 1994 gets a mention of throw some wintry appeal deep snowpack into the equation....and the lowest daytime max of 1F. Recently tied this past January. 

    How close was April '97 to beating December '92? I assume April '97 would be 2nd?

  6. 1 hour ago, bowtie` said:

    I would guess, NOAA. Your mileage may vary though.

    Don't know what that second sentence means but, no need to be a smartass. I know it's from NOAA I guess what I meant to ask was what's the exact web address of this particular product? It's cool, I've never seen it before.

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  7. On 7/11/2019 at 12:07 PM, Chicago Storm said:

    Per LOT.

    Oh ok cool. We have tons of problems with the wind sensor at MKE. It's always going out and then winds go missing which is not good when an ob. is transmitting. I think it goes out because our winds are always shifting around with the lake breeze and whatnot.

  8. 19 minutes ago, Chicago Storm said:

    I'm pulling for this one to shift south...I'm always in for historic/record events.

    As of now, looks like agreement on 6"+ getting into the northern tier across N. IL.

    Euro had a bump south today so it's possible. It will depend on that s/w crashing onshore in the PAC NW at the same time our storm is approaching. Maybe it will pump the ridge upstream enough for this to dig farther south?