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  1. FWA hit some low-hanging fruit this morning. RECORD EVENT REPORT NATIONAL WEATHER SERVICE NORTHERN INDIANA 615 AM EST WED JAN 26 2022 ...RECORD LOW TEMPERATURE SET AT FORT WAYNE... A RECORD LOW TEMPERATURE OF -9 WAS SET AT FORT WAYNE THIS MORNING FOR THE DATE OF JANUARY 26TH. THIS BREAKS THE OLD RECORD OF -8 SET IN 1936. THIS STATEMENT WILL BE UPDATED IF NEEDED.
  2. 110' driveway? I'd be coming up with the dough for a blower.
  3. 2.6" here. Almost covered the grass for the first time this winter.
  4. We had one of those "minor" events yesterday. I caught 0.01" in my gauge, and 0.03" of ice from graupel/fzdz yesterday. That thin coat of ice contributed to around 70 wrecks/slideoffs in our county alone. There were also a couple people injured from slipping on the ice. I know it doesn't sound like much for someone living in Chicagoland, but where our entire county only has 37,000 residents, the ice had a significant impact. I say all of that to point out that NWS can't be weenies like us, they have to forecast for any weather event and go into detail so their customers can get as a specific forecast as possible. sometimes, minor events can result in significant impact. (The dowel measures 0.74" dry)
  5. We messaged a few times last spring and he mentioned that he was a Covid long hauler, but would be around. I saw a few more posts, then he disappeared.
  6. FZDZ this morning with the little wave passing through has created carnage on the roadways around here. CoCoRaHS recently began an ice reporting program utilizing a 3/4" wooden dowel attached horizontally. Using that to measure, we have 0.02" of glaze. Hard to believe that's all it takes to cause dozens of wrecks in a 1 hour period.
  7. I was already depressed about sitting at less than 2" of snow for the winter and no signs of anything in the offing, but I made the mistake of checking out the weenie explosion in the eastern subforums after the 12z's came out. It would be some consolation if it was dry and seasonable, but this dry, cold, bare frozen tundra crap sucks.
  8. Local Climo 33.6" MBY- 2015-'16 21.9" 2016-'17 14.8" 2017-'18 27.9" 2019-'20 27.5" 2020-'21 35.9" The only saving grace last year was two storms in a 2-week period (8.3" & 11.8"). Yeah, I'm really spoiled. EDIT: Oh, yeah, let's not leave out my 1.7" so far this year.
  9. Lace 'em up. The roads will be skating rinks for a few hours this evening.
  10. At least SOMEONE is getting dumped on in the subforum. PRELIMINARY LOCAL STORM REPORT NATIONAL WEATHER SERVICE NORTHERN INDIANA 202 PM EST FRI JAN 7 2022 ..TIME... ...EVENT... ...CITY LOCATION... ...LAT.LON... ..DATE... ....MAG.... ..COUNTY LOCATION..ST.. ...SOURCE.... ..REMARKS.. 0100 PM HEAVY SNOW WATERVLIET 42.19N 86.26W 01/07/2022 M22.0 INCH BERRIEN MI PUBLIC 48 HOUR SNOWFALL TOTAL.
  11. I thought triple-phasers were declared extinct.
  12. So for Indiana and Ohio the switch is flipping from Alek's WAD to CAD. Not cold air damming, but Cold And Dry.
  13. I think you mean 0.1", but I feel your pain
  14. A met friend sent me this two-page info sheet concerning the development of an Accumulated Winter Season Severity Index (AWSSI). It is a collaborative effort between NWS and MRCC to index winter conditions for a particular location. Although the paper is pretty basic, it highlights the data being inputted to develop the index. What are your thoughts on the concept and do you feel the data to be used is sufficient to make the index useful? https://mrcc.purdue.edu/research/awssi/AWSSI_InfoSheet_2pg.pdf
  15. You may be correct, but by the time winds swing to favor LaPorte and Berrien, moisture goes bye bye.
  16. Greek for "Ready 2 B buried"
  17. Although it's fun tracking winter storms here, the higher population centers and therefore the regions with the most posters are once again in the crosshairs. Meanwhile, down here in FWA land, we will once again get fringed. Snow totals for the season: Nov. 0.7" Dec. 0.8" Forecast snowfall for 1/2: Around 0.5" Maybe Ohio will adopt us.
  18. I'm kind of puzzled at IWX not hoisting advisories as both the 12z NAM and the 13z HRRR depict a stripe of 2-4" north of US 30 and south of the IN-MI line, especially since this is the first real threat of hazardous travel. My only conclusion is they're not biting on the thermals of the models and warm pavement. We all know when it gets to ripping, it can quickly overcome both obstacles. We'll see.
  19. That seems to be the modus operandi lately.
  20. I'd forgotten all about that dude. He was an lol fest.
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