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The snowboard had 0.7" at 7 AM, another 3.1" at 1 PM, and 1.9" at 7 PM, for a total of 5.7".   The 7 PM snow depth was 5.1".

The low ratios and warm ground early hurt the total, but it also kept compaction to a minimum.  Still dropping dust.

EDIT: I just realized that Alek's call is going to nail it......for my back yard!  :lmao:

 

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51 minutes ago, snowstormcanuck said:

23z HRRR showing 6.7" additional.  Last check, YYZ was up to 2.8" (2.8 + 6.7 = 9.5", which is definitely towards the high end of expectations, unless anyone believed the few clown RAP/GFS runs showing 12"+) .

We would need to start cranking though at some point.  Cloud tops starting to cool and pivot N/NNW across E OH/W PA.  Hopefully that's a good sign. 

I’d guess close to 2” has accumulated on grassy areas here in downtown Toronto with the main roads just mainly wet. 

The latest 00z HRRR has an additional 6” of snow by tomorrow morning.

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1 hour ago, snowstormcanuck said:

23z HRRR showing 6.7" additional.  Last check, YYZ was up to 2.8" (2.8 + 6.7 = 9.5", which is definitely towards the high end of expectations, unless anyone believed the few clown RAP/GFS runs showing 12"+) .

We would need to start cranking though at some point.  Cloud tops starting to cool and pivot N/NNW across E OH/W PA.  Hopefully that's a good sign. 

Radars look unimpressive. Looks like a dry slot towards Oakville and Hamilton. 

Latest HRRR has a sharp cut-off across the GTA. Hoping we see some good returns as the storm begins to deepen and retrograde. Column has cooled so ratios should be close to 10:1. Some people are calling it a “bust” on Twitter lol.

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Pushing 5" here with 3 hr extension of my headlines. Feb has now officially become a "snowy month" here. That's anything >150% of normal. In this case, currently sitting at 160% fwiw

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Was really ripping in Jackson around 2-3 pm where I work. Airport had 2 hourlies at 1/4 mi vis

PRELIMINARY LOCAL STORM REPORT
NATIONAL WEATHER SERVICE GRAND RAPIDS MI
752 PM EST WED FEB 26 2020

..TIME...   ...EVENT...      ...CITY LOCATION...     ...LAT.LON...
..DATE...   ....MAG....      ..COUNTY LOCATION..ST.. ...SOURCE....
            ..REMARKS..

0630 PM     SNOW             3 SSE CLARK LAKE        42.08N 84.31W
02/26/2020  E8.5 INCH        JACKSON            MI   PUBLIC

            LAKE COLUMBIA.

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5 minutes ago, Snowstorms said:

Radars look unimpressive. Looks like a dry slot towards Oakville and Hamilton. 

Latest HRRR has a sharp cut-off across the GTA. Hoping we see some good returns as the storm begins to deepen and retrograde. Column has cooled so ratios should be close to 10:1. Some people are calling it a “bust” on Twitter lol.

I'm starting to think bust too. Not as impressive as I was expecting, unless heavy snow movies in late tonight and overnight.

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On 2/24/2020 at 1:36 PM, UMB WX said:

6-8" on Euro is still a Big Dog storm for,  SE, MI standards.

Just wanted to fill u in. Much of SEMI especially the northern burbs of Detroit did pick their 3rd 6”+ event of the season. 11.2” 7.7” and still going but it’s currently at about 6.0” with maybe another 1” or so. To go. What’s remarkable. This is the 11th 6”+ event since the winter of 17/18. 

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12 minutes ago, snowstormcanuck said:

It's been tough to get visibilities below 1SM.  Was hoping for a little rippage.

Yeah it's been a bit disappointing. 6" over a 24 hour period is way less exciting than over a 6-12 hour period.

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15 minutes ago, snowcaine said:

Yeah it's been a bit disappointing. 6" over a 24 hour period is way less exciting than over a 6-12 hour period.

Story of this winter.

Just be glad we're going to finish this season above average despite a top 5 warm winter. 

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Been out off and on filming all day. Last measurement I’ve made, I’m up to 6.1” of snow. Barely got my third 6”+ storm of the year. May be able to eek out another tenth or two. My monthly total is at 19.9” now...so an extra tenth or two bone would be nice lol. The pavement stayed mostly wet until about 3pm ish, then it immediately became snow-covered everywhere. There were a lot of accidents on the roads during the evening rush hour. 
 

Video from the rough evening commute: 

 

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5.7" here as of midnight. So PERILOUSLY close to a 3rd 6+ storm on the season. But no complaints, its gorgeous outside. What started as a wet cakey snow ended up a drifty powder, freezing the wet stuff somewhat in place. Winter wonderland for sure. While it is the 3rd largest snowstorm of the season, I would have to call this the 2nd most scenic, behind only November 11th.

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OB was right!  This is a bit of a bust.  Looks like about 5" outside and it's barely snowing.  We'll probably pixie dust our way to 6" by dawn.  Even areas east of us which were bullseyed are dryslotted right now. :lol:

Considering that the afternoon portion of this event sort of over-performed, it's pretty disappointing.  The main defo band has produced, what, 2" additional inches here? Beh.

 

 

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Finished with 1.7” here, snow never really stuck to the pavement. We are now at 15.7” on the season and have done so with literally 1-2” snowfalls. 

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12 minutes ago, Chambana said:

Finished with 1.7” here, snow never really stuck to the pavement. We are now at 15.7” on the season and have done so with literally 1-2” snowfalls. 

Now thats the kind of futility a winter like this should represent. Detroit and SEMI literally manufacturing snow this year. I guess there seems to be that corridor running from Detroit up to Rochester NY, and Toronto where weak systems over the midwest deepened this year somewhat.

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5 hours ago, snowstormcanuck said:

OB was right!  This is a bit of a bust.  Looks like about 5" outside and it's barely snowing.  We'll probably pixie dust our way to 6" by dawn.  Even areas east of us which were bullseyed are dryslotted right now. :lol:

Considering that the afternoon portion of this event sort of over-performed, it's pretty disappointing.  The main defo band has produced, what, 2" additional inches here? Beh.

 

 

Not surprised. The storm ended up further east and weaker and therefore, we only got skimmed by some of the heavier returns last night. Woke up to ~6" and barely any snow piles post shovelling. This isn't the first time the models had us in the sweet spot, only for it to "bust" in the end. Disappointed to say the least.

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46 minutes ago, Cary67 said:

Now thats the kind of futility a winter like this should represent. Detroit and SEMI literally manufacturing snow this year. I guess there seems to be that corridor running from Detroit up to Rochester NY, and Toronto where weak systems over the midwest deepened this year somewhat.

Don’t worry, I am certain next year will be the year of Detroit cutters event after event :devilsmiley:

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52 minutes ago, Snowstorms said:

Not surprised. The storm ended up further east and weaker and therefore, we only got skimmed by some of the heavier returns last night. Woke up to ~6" and barely any snow piles post shovelling. This isn't the first time the models had us in the sweet spot, only for it to "bust" in the end. Disappointed to say the least.

To say the least?  As recently as Sunday this was mostly rain.  Instead it's a winter wonderland out there.  Enjoy. 

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