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3 hours ago, hardypalmguy said:

Has anyone seen daddylonglegs?


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I haven't seen him for a couple of years

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From Mike Caplan. 
 

Today marks the midpoint of one of Chicago’s worst blizzards on record. January 12-14 1979 saw a crippling 20.3” of snow fall, causing death, disruption to commerce for weeks, and the downfall of a mayor.  

The winter of 1978-79 still stands as the benchmark against which all others in Chicago are measured.  A whopping 89.7” of snow fell that season, 40.4” of that came down in January.  But it was the weekend of January 12-14 that created the most havoc. 

It started innocuously enough.  The forecast called for 2-4” of snow. But Mother Nature had different plans. It kept snowing. And snowing.  And snowing. And with winds whipping to around 40mph, mountainous drifts formed, stranding motorists and leaving the city scrambling to clean up the mess.  

Five people died. O’Hare was closed for four days.  Most roads and parking lots were out of commission for more than a week. Compounding the problem was the fact that two weeks prior a 9”-12” snowstorm had already blanketed the area.  

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This coming Saturday will mark one month since DAY and CVG's previous 1+" snowfall. While CVG had one night with temps dipping down to the teens so far this month, DAY and CMH have yet to have a night when temps dip down to at least the teens. Only one time that DAY and CMH both failed to dip into the teens the entire January was back in January 2006.

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26 minutes ago, OrdIowPitMsp said:

Changeover has begun. Dusting already 

keep posting. Maybe Mchenry can live vicariously through your postings. Pictures a plus. 

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1 hour ago, Baum said:

keep posting. Maybe Mchenry can live vicariously through your postings. Pictures a plus. 

Tried to post the backyard webcam but apparently it’s over 1.95mb in size and it’s difficult to resize from my phone while working outside in this weather.

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50 minutes ago, OrdIowPitMsp said:

Today’s job site right off Interstate 35W south of downtown 

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Damn, the last time I was through there was back in March. Will it ever be finished? lol

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This project will never be done. They are doing a deep underground storm water storage system similar to what Chicago attempted with the big dig.

over an inch of new snow so far today. Cotton-balls falling 

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We only have a couple inches of snow cover remaining.  The snow did a good job of keeping my area much cooler than central/western Iowa over the last week, but it still lost the fight.

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Just now, hawkeye_wx said:

The entire state of Iowa is in the 30s and Minneapolis is still 33º.  There just isn't much cold to go with the snow, at least initially.  It's making it difficult to get any accumulation here with such a light snowfall rate.

North central Iowa should do well. We lost some of what fell in round one due to temps holding in the mid 30s during the lull. 33.1F on the PWS but we should fall into the 20s in the next couple hours. Dusting so far with round 2

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