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2014-15 Great Lakes/Ohio Valley Season Snowfall Thread

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2014-15 season snowfall totals and departures-to-date through March 8 for IL, IN, IA, KY, MI, MN, MO, OH, ON, and WI cities.

 

 

 

 

 

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They're in the first post.

I see them now, thanks again for posting these. It'll be interesting to see how much will be added by this time next week in those "lake effect" areas.

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Season totals/departures in the first two posts updated through November 16. 

 

KY, OH, and ON sites got kinda porked from the snow on 11/17, due to the cut-off time in the charts. But if we went through the 17th, this is what they'd look like, for the U.S. cities only:

 

Lexington KY: 1.6" +1.5"

Louisville KY: 3.3" +3.2"

Paducah KY: 2.8" +2.7"

 

Akron/Canton OH: 6.5" +4.9"

Cincinnati OH: 5.1" +4.6"

Cleveland OH: 9.4" +7.5"

Columbus OH: 3.9" +3.4"

Dayton OH: 4.1" +3.5"

Mansfield OH: 4.4" +3.1"

Toledo OH: 2.1" +1.2"

Youngstown OH: 6.8" +4.8"

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First two posts updated with snowfall totals through November 30.

 

Off to a pretty good start for most sites. Some November record setters too in the Lakes region.

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Timothy?

 

 

Sorry. I've been a bit busy lately. I'll get everything updated by this Monday.

 

EDIT: I did just update the monthly totals (thru December) in post #2.

 

EDIT X2: I'm inspired. :lol: Just banged out the season-to-date totals/departures thru Jan 5th in the first post.

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Some UP Michigan totals through yesterday

 

MQT- 96.2"

Sault Ste. Marie- 116.2"

 

Some Unofficial totals

 

John Dee- 151"

Munising-122"

I know areas around Ironwood are over 120"

As best I have kept track 112" here IMBY, *although may be higher

 

N Lower

 

Gaylord- 95"

Petoskey- 69.5"

Traverse City- 52"

Alpena- 23.1" (Sad)

Houghton Lake- 27.4"

West Branch- 21.7"

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2013-14 vs 2014-15 season snowfall comparison...through January 9 for both seasons. 

 

YXU hasn't updated for the 9th, so total for there is thru 1/8. Also, normal-to-date for YYZ and YXU estimated.

 

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Sorry. I've been a bit busy lately. I'll get everything updated by this Monday.

 

EDIT: I did just update the monthly totals (thru December) in post #2.

 

EDIT X2: I'm inspired. :lol: Just banged out the season-to-date totals/departures thru Jan 5th in the first post.

 

You're inspiring Tim. Thanks for this!

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Thanks all.

 

I went back and looked at the past 30 seasons to see where some cities/locations stood on January 12 with total snowfall, compared to the current edition. In most cases, this season is nothing special with regard to being especially weak in the snowfall department. Indy has gotten the biggest relative shaft, though they just missed out on the better snows with the 1/5-6 clipper. I did tack on the final season totals for each city as well.

 

I tried to use the cities that the bulk of us live close to, but had to omit a few sites because of incomplete or missing data. Also, I would have included some Ontario cities if the data was easily obtained. Not that I can't find it, it's just that a site such as this http://xmacis.rcc-acis.org/# makes things easier when sorting by a specific date (not that it's bullet-proof), and I haven't found a Canadian equivalent. Anyways, the data below.

 

Click charts to enlarge.

 

 

 

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Totaling up all of the amounts through Jan 12 for all of the cities leads to this ranking...from worst to best. Of course, this doesn't mean everyone is doing well relative to their average-to-date...but it's just an overall look for the 15 cities.

 

1) 152.7" in 1999-00

2) 153.5" in 2006-07

3) 169.4" in 2011-12

4) 172.8" in 1994-95

5) 201.0" in 2001-02

6) 203.6" in 2012-13

7) 211.1" in 1986-87

8) 260.9" in 2003-04

9) 281.4" in 1988-89

10) 285.6" in 2002-03

11) 289.5" in 1992-93

12) 290.5" in 1991-92

13) 290.7" in 1987-88

14) 298.7" in 1990-91

15) 317.7" in 1993-94

16) 319.1" in 2014-15

17) 320.8" in 1997-98

18) 337.1" in 2005-06

19) 342.0" in 2004-05

20) 363.7" in 2007-08

21) 379.3" in 2010-11

22) 392.9" in 1985-86

23) 400.5" in 1989-90

24) 403.0" in 2009-10

25) 407.4" in 1998-99

26) 409.0" in 1996-97

27) 474.3" in 2013-14

28) 481.6" in 1995-96

29) 527.9" in 2008-09

30) 599.4" in  2000-01

 

30 season mean: 324.6"

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Lol @ the 22.2" at Windsor while DTW has 13.1". The slant sticking has gone too far.

 

It's one of two things. Either that's supposed to be centimeters or it's river effect. Someone needs to buy them a nipher.

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Lol @ the 22.2" at Windsor while DTW has 13.1". The slant sticking has gone too far.

I would love to see the dailies...where in the hell would they get 22.2" to date? I will say that the we have made the most of this winters with snowcover, but unless they are accidentially putting snow depth in the snowfall column on a few random days, I dont see how its possible. Between Windsor and Torontos nipher, Canada sure has a weird way of measuring snow :P

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I would love to see the dailies...where in the hell would they get 22.2" to date? I will say that the we have made the most of this winters with snowcover, but unless they are accidentially putting snow depth in the snowfall column on a few random days, I dont see how its possible. Between Windsor and Torontos nipher, Canada sure has a weird way of measuring snow :P

http://climate.weather.gc.ca/climateData/dailydata_e.html?timeframe=2&Prov=ON&StationID=52838&dlyRange=2014-10-02%7C2015-01-12&Year=2015&Month=1&cmdB2=Go#

Windsor has 13.9" for January alone, lol.

YYZ's Nipher hasn't been bad this season, lol. Typical Environment Canada you could say, haha.

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http://climate.weather.gc.ca/climateData/dailydata_e.html?timeframe=2&Prov=ON&StationID=52838&dlyRange=2014-10-02%7C2015-01-12&Year=2015&Month=1&cmdB2=Go#

Windsor has 13.9" for January alone, lol.

YYZ's Nipher hasn't been bad this season, lol. Typical Environment Canada you could say, haha.

 

.........WINDSOR....DETROIT

NOV --- 8.0" ------- 4.1"

DEC ---- T --------- 0.1"

JAN --- 14.1" ------ 9.0"

 

Based on this...going thru the measurable events this winter starting with most recent

 

Jan 11/12 - 4.3" at Windsor...tho DTW had 2.9", this is possible as there were 4" reports on the northern side of Detroit. Not sure where Windsors station is located.

Jan 8/9 - 6.6" at Windsor...DTW had 3.4". There is now way anyone had over 6" of snow with this event+LES lol

Jan 7 - 1.0" at Windsor, 0.7" DTW

Jan 6 - 1.1" at Windsor, 1.0" DTW

Jan 4/5 - 0.9" at Windsor, 1.0" DTW

Jan 3 - 0.1" Windsor, T DTW

Dec 31 - T Windsor, 0.1" DTW

Nov 28 - 0.6" Windsor, 0.3" DTW...its possible as Detroit city had more than dtw

Nov 20 - 0.4" Windsor, T DTW...LES was in the area, so its possible

Nov 19 - 3.9" Windsor, 2.1" DTW...system+LES...sounds a bit high, tho some areas did get 4" in SE MI

Nov 16/17 - 2.0" Windsor, 1.1" DTW

Nov 13 - 1.0" Windsor, 0.5" DTW

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.........WINDSOR....DETROIT

NOV --- 8.0" ------- 4.1"

DEC ---- T --------- 0.1"

JAN --- 14.1" ------ 9.0"

 

Based on this...going thru the measurable events this winter starting with most recent

 

Jan 11/12 - 4.3" at Windsor...tho DTW had 2.9", this is possible as there were 4" reports on the northern side of Detroit. Not sure where Windsors station is located.

Jan 8/9 - 6.6" at Windsor...DTW had 3.4". There is now way anyone had over 6" of snow with this event+LES lol

Jan 7 - 1.0" at Windsor, 0.7" DTW

Jan 6 - 1.1" at Windsor, 1.0" DTW

Jan 4/5 - 0.9" at Windsor, 1.0" DTW

Jan 3 - 0.1" Windsor, T DTW

Dec 31 - T Windsor, 0.1" DTW

Nov 28 - 0.6" Windsor, 0.3" DTW...its possible as Detroit city had more than dtw

Nov 20 - 0.4" Windsor, T DTW...LES was in the area, so its possible

Nov 19 - 3.9" Windsor, 2.1" DTW...system+LES...sounds a bit high, tho some areas did get 4" in SE MI

Nov 16/17 - 2.0" Windsor, 1.1" DTW

Nov 13 - 1.0" Windsor, 0.5" DTW

 

Wow amazing breakdown man. I agree with your analysis for the Jan 8/9th storm. That number does seem a bit too high IMO. However, other days you guys are almost on par in terms of amounts. Some days Windsor did record almost double what DTW recorded though, lol. 

 

Its surprising considering the fact that Windsor didn't record any snow in December, yet its above YYZ. 

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For January so far here: 6.9" Total for the season 10.7"

 

Sure we get back into a stormy pattern and not just "lake effect"; I'm too far for any lake effect here.

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A comparison of the last 5 season snowfall totals through Feb 5 (with normal season snowfall thru 2/5 in the last row). And then the second chart is the final season snowfall totals of the past 4 seasons, with 2014-15 totals thru 2/5 (with 1981-10 normal total season snowfall in the last row). For this season...Moline, IL and Sault Ste Marie, MI have already surpassed their normal total season snowfall...and Chicago is right at normal.

 

Illinois-Michigan sites:

 

 

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Season snowfall totals/departures updated through February 18 (first post in the thread).

 

Maybe you guys can tell me better, but the Windsor ON total from the EC climate page seems...a bit high. I left it off the table for now.

 

Biggest winners so far:

Sault Ste Marie MI +50.3"

Youngstown OH +17.8"

South Bend IN +15.1"

Detroit MI +12.8"

Akron/Canton OH +12.5"

 

Biggest losers so far:

Duluth MN -22.7"

Alpena MI -18.7"

Minneapolis MN -14.6"

Houghton Lake MI -13.6"

Green Bay WI -11.8"

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Season snowfall totals/departures updated through February 18 (first post in the thread).

 

Maybe you guys can tell me better, but the Windsor ON total from the EC climate page seems...a bit high. I left it off the table for now.

 

Biggest winners so far:

Sault Ste Marie MI +50.3"

Youngstown OH +17.8"

South Bend IN +15.1"

Detroit MI +12.8"

Akron/Canton OH +12.5"

 

Biggest losers so far:

Duluth MN -22.7"

Alpena MI -18.7"

Minneapolis MN -14.6"

Houghton Lake MI -13.6"

Green Bay WI -11.

Alpena has been on a losing streak for what seems like a decade.

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