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  • Birthday 01/13/1977

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    Erie, IL (~25 miles northeast of the QC)
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  1. cyclone77

    January 21-24 Winter Storm Potential

    All snow here as well after freezing drizzle all morning/early afternoon. About a half inch so far.
  2. cyclone77

    Winter Storm? Jan 18-19th, 2019

    4-5", with isolated 6" was probably the right call for the majority of the DVN cwa. 3-5" was a pretty good forecast, but probably should have went with 3-6, or 4-6". Certainly considerably better than the 6-8" that DVN issued a warning for. I feel warnings and advisories are being issued way too frequently these days.
  3. cyclone77

    January 21-24 Winter Storm Potential

    Last minute shift south is pretty compelling to say the least after the models seemed to stagnate on the same track solution for days. Won't be enough to deliver much snow for the QCA, but it will make what was looking like mostly a rainer into a kitchen sinker.
  4. cyclone77

    January 21-24 Winter Storm Potential

    Nice to see the southward shifts since 18z. Hope u guys get buried. The southward adjustments should keep more of a messy mix around here a few hrs longer than expected. Funny how many of us for days kind of expected southward adjustments and it waited till 18z today to do it lol.
  5. cyclone77

    January 21-24 Winter Storm Potential

    My thoughts from last night are generally the same for the QCA after looking at 12z. Looks like an hour or less period of light freezing rain, perhaps with a few wet flakes changing to all rain by early afternoon. Should stay all liquid till at least midnight when 95% of precip event is over. The northern DVN cwa def has a tougher forecast. Looks like Cedar Rapids to Dubuque could get a nice little snow, but I'd be concerned about WAA tempering amounts some. Could see a messy mix even there. If they can stay all or mostly snow they could pick up several inches.
  6. cyclone77

    January 21-24 Winter Storm Potential

    Yeah the warm/moist advection is very impressive indeed. 925mb southerlies of 40-50ts, with 50-60kts at 850mb. The remaining shallow/surface cold layer should quickly erode by mid afternoon.
  7. cyclone77

    January 21-24 Winter Storm Potential

    The Euro has temps already at or above freezing by midday with precip still off to the west of this area. Temps only increase during the afternoon, so other than a very brief window of potential glazing while temps are in the 33-34 range I think it's a non-event. Looks like a decent little rain event followed by a few flurries later Tuesday night. Snow pack of 8" will absorb the rain, and reduce down to about a 5-6" glacier that will be very resistant to future warm spells. Looks like we're going to have snow cover for the foreseeable future.
  8. cyclone77

    January 2019 Discussion

    It's amazing how much colder it gets out there in the flat open country west of town. Would have loved to have had a thermometer out there during some of those intense arctic outbreaks in the past. Pic from earlier
  9. cyclone77

    January 2019 Discussion

    Car temp read -15 just outside town a little over an hour ago while coming home. A balmy -4 here in comparison.
  10. cyclone77

    January 2019 Discussion

    HRRR has been consistently showing us getting down to -20 to -21 tonight. It's likely overdone as it's known to go overboard a bit with temps over fresh snow cover. The timing of the ridge is nearly ideal though, and skies should remain clear. Looks like -10 to -15 is quite attainable.
  11. cyclone77

    January 21-24 Winter Storm Potential

    We'll see. I def agree there may be additional freezing rain as temps rise above freezing due to the very cold surface, but even with that I believe it should be a pretty short window. Of course it only takes a very short period of glazing to create huge problems on the road. To me the deep southerly flow with rapid WAA screams a very short duration glaze event. Some areas, particularly further west out this way may already be too warm for the brief glazing. The 12z NAM solution is interesting, and to be honest I kind of expected the models to trend in that direction over the past few days. So far the globals, including the mighty Euro refuse to adjust southward, so I'm tossing the NAM solutions at this point.
  12. cyclone77

    Winter Storm? Jan 18-19th, 2019

    Lol, I hope not. Looks like several inches at the least. Hopefully several more than that.
  13. cyclone77

    January 21-24 Winter Storm Potential

    New Euro has a nice snow from Waterloo to Madison. Looks like mostly rain a little south of that line. Southerly surface flow out ahead of the system looks to keep any freezing rain a very fleeting event for any given location. Since the system hasn't shown any signs of adjusting southward I'm expecting a primary rain event for here/QC. Possibly a very brief glaze at onset, and a few wet flakes at the tail-end.
  14. cyclone77

    Winter Storm? Jan 18-19th, 2019

    Looks like you're gonna get buried. Congrats!
  15. cyclone77

    January 21-24 Winter Storm Potential

    I'd much rather have snow as well, but if it is primarily a rain event it won't be the end of the world to me. We have a good 8" depth out there, and it's quite dense. Any rain will only glacier-ize it and cement it in good before the next arctic intrusion. There's signs we could see some clippers beyond this storm so hopefully they would refresh the snow pack.
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