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January 17-18 Winter Storm

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19 minutes ago, weatherbo said:

I don't have any bat boxes but that is a good idea.  I do have two bats that hang around the open area of the front yard.  I see them pretty regularly around dusk in the summer, swooping up bugs.

Very nice pics Josh!  

Is that a for sale sign at the end of your drive?

 

48 hr storm total 20" here, 17" MQT.  

Thanks Bo,  lol no its our Address sign/ name sign, most homes in this area have them as the driveways are so long making it difficult to see the house address numbers. Actually we don't even have any numbers on our house anyhow. So no plans on moving just yet :) 

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10 hours ago, josh_4184 said:

Ended up with around 12", if the LES would of panned out would of been better. Still looks like mid winter p here finally. around 20-22" OTG. Took about 2 1/2 hours to clean up the property. Haven't posed much pics this winter as been busy with family and renovations. But did take some today.

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That’s about what we ended up getting around Higgins also, there was about 6-8” of really hard snow otg when we got up Friday evening and about 14-16” when we left last night. A pretty intense lake effect band nailed us for a few hours Saturday night, we picked up about 5” of fluff just from that. Great storm and great snow in northern MI right now. The snowmobiling is awesome right now up there, best January conditions in a few years our group thought. 

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5 hours ago, snowstormcanuck said:

I think your average person correlates the harshness of a winter with snowcover and cold.  I'll get a lot of raised eyebrows in April when I drop my "actually, it was a snowy than normal winter" into conversations.

I agree 100%. Last winter was a rather lackluster one for total snowfall, but between the ice storms and the long lasting cold, some considered it a "long winter", whereas winters where we had 2 feet more snow but less cold weren't looked at as "long".

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4 hours ago, buckeye said:

Are you kidding?   Maybe that's because SOME people have had no winter at all....  

Seriously, you have been incredibly lucky.   Look at the two storms that have made up 90% of your snowfall.  One was a freak mid November record-setter and the other was a garbage storm that rode to your nw with a perfectly timed combination of WAA and a departing antecedent HP that had only been around for like a day to begin with.  Detroit's location in that whole mess was about as perfect as you could ask in that set up.   Your area was literally an island of winterstorm warnings surrounded by a sea of winter weather advisories. 

You are above normal snowfall but it's not because it's been a good winter pattern.   Aren't you always saying  that clippers are your bread and butter in a typical good winter?   How much clipper snow have you received?

 

 

:huh::huh::huh: Ummm, I was replying to canucks comment and agreeing, and what I meant was that some people (esp snow weenies) here, IN MICHIGAN, have acted like we have had no winter, when in reality now between 20 and 30" has fallen in most of southeast MI this season, albeit in a very frustrating pattern for the snowcover lovers like myself. That reference did not mean "some people in this subforum". And yes, I cant recall a single clipper. Our season to date measurable snow wise, we have had 2 warning snowstorms and some LES squalls and frontal snows. I much prefer clippers, cold, and white, but if this is what it is, bring on the next warning snow.

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12 minutes ago, michsnowfreak said:

I agree 100%. Last winter was a rather lackluster one for total snowfall, but between the ice storms and the long lasting cold, some considered it a "long winter", whereas winters where we had 2 feet more snow but less cold weren't looked at as "long".

For us locally it was one of the best winters of the decade. Most parts of the GTA saw between 54-60" including a ~13" storm. 

Winters like 08-09, 10-11, 13-14 and 17-18 to some extent are what I consider real winters in our region. They all featured wall-to-wall cold and snowfall and funny enough they were all La Nina's expect 13-14. But I think many of us expect each winter to be like the 40's, 60's or 70's. We went on a crazy run those years with extreme cold and snowfall practically every winter. The global climate was much different back then than it is today and that certainly has an impact on us as well. 

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12 minutes ago, michsnowfreak said:

:huh::huh::huh: Ummm, I was replying to canucks comment and agreeing, and what I meant was that some people (esp snow weenies) here, IN MICHIGAN, have acted like we have had no winter, when in reality now between 20 and 30" has fallen in most of southeast MI this season, albeit in a very frustrating pattern for the snowcover lovers like myself. That reference did not mean "some people in this subforum". And yes, I cant recall a single clipper. Our season to date measurable snow wise, we have had 2 warning snowstorms and some LES squalls and frontal snows. I much prefer clippers, cold, and white, but if this is what it is, bring on the next warning snow.

My apologies,  I missed the part where you were only referring to Michiganders, must of overlooked it in your post.   

 

2 hours ago, weatherbo said:

I say let buckeye vent.

 

 

Thanks Bo,  not much else to do here during this garbage winter except a little venting.   Oh well, here's to the incoming rock'n FEB!!!!

 

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26 minutes ago, buckeye said:

My apologies,  I missed the part where you were only referring to Michiganders, must of overlooked it in your post.   

 

Thanks Bo,  not much else to do here during this garbage winter except a little venting.   Oh well, here's to the incoming rock'n FEB!!!!

 

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I did not say the word Michiganders, but that is entirely what i meant. It was not meant to be taken the way you took it. I would never imply the entire sub unless I say as much, since we span the northern reaches of MI to southern KY, thats a huge range.

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2 minutes ago, michsnowfreak said:

I did not say the word Michiganders, but that is entirely what i meant. It was not meant to be taken the way you took it. I would never imply the entire sub unless I say as much, since we span the northern reaches of MI to southern KY, thats a huge range.

It's all good.... I understand you were talking to canuck.    I tend to get a bit "trollie" when winter gets this bleak.   I need a snow storm....or a snickers;)

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1 hour ago, buckeye said:

Latitude is our excuse.....what's yours?

Above average snow here. The 4" of snow in my yard looks good. How's your brown yard looking?

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