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  1. Chicago WX

    2019 Short/Medium Range Severe Weather Thread

    Sub severe here at my place, but the winds are roaring...constantly been that way for about 10 minutes. Not like the usual “short” burst you get. But, my girlfriend is in Manteno and they apparently got rocked pretty good. Trees down and a bunch of stuff went flying with the winds there.
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    Spring/Summer 2019 Complaint/Banter Thread

    Got woken up in the middle of the night by my phone alerting to a flash flood warning. All for a measly 0.60” in my rain gauge. Just the eastern 1/4 of the county got anything of consequence, but LOT went trigger happy farther west. It was great!
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    Spring/Summer 2019 Flooding Thread

    Kankakee County a disaster, literally. Declaration announced for the farming community. Story: https://www.daily-journal.com/news/local/official-announces-emergency-declaration/article_8aa9cea2-83a5-11e9-b00d-3fdbe38058ac.html
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    May 2019 Discussion

    Paducah has blown past their previous record wettest May. 1) 11.07" in 2019 (thru 8:00 AM today) 2) 9.87" in 1957 3) 9.32" in 1973 4) 9.08" in 1966 5) 8.89" in 1983 5th wettest spring for PAH 1) 31.21" in 2011 2) 27.04" in 1973 3) 26.39" in 1983 4) 25.39" in 1945 5) 23.36" in 2019 For the year to date, 2019 is now the wettest on record. For reference, PAH's mean yearly precipitation total is 49.08" (1981-2010 normals). 1) 38.52" in 2019 2) 38.35" in 1950 3) 38.14" in 2011 4) 35.11" in 1945 5) 33.49" in 1973
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    May 2019 Discussion

    ORD has set a new May total precipitation record...beating the "old" record that was set all the way back in...2018. 1) 8.24" in 2019 (thru 6:00 AM today) 2) 8.21" in 2018 3) 7.59" in 1945 4) 7.32" in 1883 5) 7.27" in 2011 As well, Apr-May 2019 is the wettest on record. 1) 14.26" in 2019 2) 13.95" in 1893 3) 13.64" in 2013 4) 13.42" in 1873 5) 13.15" in 1975 This Spring will go down, most likely, as the 2nd wettest on record for Chicago. 1) 17.51" in 1983 2) 16.35" in 2019 3) 15.67" in 1882 4) 15.64" in 2013 5) 15.59" in 1975 And one last one, 2019 is the 3rd wettest start to the year (Jan thru May) on record. 1) 22.23" in 2013 2) 21.56" in 1975 3) 21.12" in 2019 4) 20.23" in 1983 5) 19.81" in 1999
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    Spring/Summer 2019 Flooding Thread

    Lol, wow. But yes, I agree. I'd take 100 and dry right now, for a couple of weeks, in a minute.
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    Spring/Summer 2019 Flooding Thread

    Yeah, we actually have been lucky here the past 3 days, only minor amounts. So that's good...but have to try to dodge a few more bullets through mid-week. Then hope the models are wrong in the extended. And LOT is too trigger happy sometimes. Depends on the forecaster though...some like their FFWs. But, models have been trash in this pattern...no help there.
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    Spring/Summer 2019 Flooding Thread

    What a disaster of a pattern, with no end in sight. Not sure what's worse...this or a death ridge. A few met spring (thru yesterday) precipitation totals...departure to date...all-time ranks in top 20. Chicago (ORD): 13.52" +4.67" #16 Cincinnati (CVG): 15.10" +3.28" Detroit (DTW): 11.29" +3.41" #18 Evansville (EVV): 15.92" +2.99" Fort Wayne (FWA): 12.29" +2.78" Indianapolis (IND): 13.83" +2.35" Kansas City (MCI): 18.53" +8.23" #4 Marquette (MQT): 13.57" +5.13" #6 Milwaukee (MKE): 11.15" +2.61" Minneapolis (MSP): 10.76" +3.50" Moline (MLI): 15.03" +5.13" #10 Paducah (PAH): 20.21" +7.46" #12 Peoria (PIA): 14.84" +4.86" #16 Rockford (RFD): 12.60" +3.78" #18 St Louis (STL): 18.07" +7.32" #8 South Bend (SBN): 11.60" +2.91" Springfield IL (SPI): 15.96" +6.43" #14 Springfield MO (SGF): 20.39" +8.25" #9 Toledo (TOL): 11.65" +3.13" #19
  9. Chicago WX

    2019 Short/Medium Range Severe Weather Thread

    Pea sized hail here. Lightning strikes are impressive. Winds are meh. Rain is unbelievable. So tired of it...
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    Spring/Summer 2019 Flooding Thread

    Catastrophic flooding in Kankakee. River out of its banks. Basements in my parent’s hood flooded with backup sewage and water. This is happening all too frequently these past 4-5 years. Make it f*cking stop already!!!
  11. Chicago WX

    April 14-15 Snow Potential

    One of these days maybe the “warm ground/sun angle” crutch will die. Fact of the matter is, snowfall rates trump those factors...like today. Alas, it’ll be the same old thing next season with the early events... Got a pretty good layer of IP/snow on elevated surfaces here. Never enough of precip type at once, to get anything really fun I guess.
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    April 14-15 Snow Potential

    Lol, ok. One winter doesn’t make for what always happens here. We certainly weren’t on the right side of the gradient this winter, but I recorded just over 30” for the season. That’s right on average. And summers here aren’t different than what happens 60 miles to the north. This isn’t the deep south Anyways, have some flakes mixing in here now...total kitchen sink.
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    April 14-15 Snow Potential

    Pouring IP here right now. Feels like I'm back in the LAF. Looks like that'll be my destiny, as IKK will be just a shade too far East to see meaningful snows. Also noticed SGF and LSX hoisted WWA's for parts of their CWA's.
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    April 14-15 Snow Potential

    KPIA 141254Z 01007G17KT 1/4SM R04/4500VP6000FT +SN FG VV004 01/00 A2975 RMK AO2 LTG DSNT E SLP078 P0005 T00060000
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    Fall/Winter 2018-19 Complaint/Banter Thread

    Nope. Midway 3SW COOP 2018-19 season snowfall: 39.1"...1981-2010 normal season snowfall: 37.1".
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