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MidwestChaser

January 31-February 2 Historic Winter Storm part 9

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Getting blasted here now. Effective ground vis is down to a few hundred feet. Hard to believe the main show is still a couple of hours away.

It is like atmospheric magic. A meteorologist could not have co-located everything at once at the same time over one area. Tanking mid level heights with the incoming PV max, the most divergent portion of that upper jet coupling, strong 600-800 frontal forcing, strong low level moist theta-e advection into the frontal circulation, and extreme convergence into the low level cyclone. I am thinking this is going to be ripping heavy TSSN over N IL like nothing before.

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TWC said they considered St Louis to be a bust - didn't know if anyone heard them say that or not. Guess that is good - compared to a huge ice storm.

That's good to hear. Haven't seen any posts from Friv or any of those guys so I thought they might be without power.

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I hope these videos speak for themselves, Foster St Beach, Foster and LSD, Chicago. The pic is hard to make out, but that's a 4 ft handrail with a drift well over the top. As for totals so far, who the hell knows. This storm is b**ch slapping '99 whether or not it's totals matchup.

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=yN05ZQCk7-o

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=q0hoCORheKc

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I am assuming TWC met said that because of the snow - that didn't fall.

I've heard him say that several times tonight and you're right, it's because they got more sleet than snow. He acknowledged most of the snow fell west of STL, but still declared it a bust from a snowfall perspective.

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I hope these videos speak for themselves, Foster St Beach, Foster and LSD, Chicago. The pic is hard to make out, but that's a 4 ft handrail with a drift well over the top. As for totals so far, who the hell knows. This storm is b**ch slapping '99 whether or not it's totals matchup.

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=yN05ZQCk7-o

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=q0hoCORheKc

See my above post to CS. I think it is going to get serious soon.

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Just nuts out there... I know this is going to sound terrible but its really not even an enjoyable event.. I like watching the flakes fall and stack up no matter how little or big the snowfall.. this just blows around in swirls and creates next to whiteouts - Not exciting to me at all. I had a 9-10 inch snowpack in the wind tunnel and its down to pickers sticking out lol.

Can't believe I'm even saying the above but I just despise wind when it snows.

I'm the same way, I like to watch the snow falling and venture outside during the storm. I was going to today, but I opened the door up and got sandblasted in the face by a gust of wind and snow and I was like screw this and closed the door.

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DON'T LEAVE US~ Says a prayer.

I'm holding on BowMe. :) Just stupid wicked out there right now. Worth the price of admission though.

I am assuming TWC met said that because of the snow - that didn't fall.

Yep, that's what I was thinking. Sucks for them, though we're in the same boat here in LAF.

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See my above post to CS. I think it is going to get serious soon.

it's already a couple notches above serious. I think the lakefront was sustained close to 40.

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I hope these videos speak for themselves, Foster St Beach, Foster and LSD, Chicago. The pic is hard to make out, but that's a 4 ft handrail with a drift well over the top. As for totals so far, who the hell knows. This storm is b**ch slapping '99 whether or not it's totals matchup.

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=yN05ZQCk7-o

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=q0hoCORheKc

Great videos....:thumbsup:

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I hope these videos speak for themselves, Foster St Beach, Foster and LSD, Chicago. The pic is hard to make out, but that's a 4 ft handrail with a drift well over the top. As for totals so far, who the hell knows. This storm is b**ch slapping '99 whether or not it's totals matchup.

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=yN05ZQCk7-o

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=q0hoCORheKc

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phenomenenal

thanks for doing this, hope to see more

must have been exhilerating!

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Wind has a real gusty quality here. One minute not much and then can hear a barrage of sleet hitting the windows. I think we're a little higher than what LAF is reporting.

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I hope these videos speak for themselves, Foster St Beach, Foster and LSD, Chicago. The pic is hard to make out, but that's a 4 ft handrail with a drift well over the top. As for totals so far, who the hell knows. This storm is b**ch slapping '99 whether or not it's totals matchup.

Great videos Aleking, might not get as much snow as 1999 but definitely more potent.

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