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from yesterday and likely some compaction since but wow if these are correct 

SNOW DEPTH (NE IL)

IL-LK-69  : HIGHWOOD 0.9 S           *   : 0.01 / 0.1 / 35.0 / 

IL-CK-211 : OAK LAWN 1.6 WNW * : T / T / 31.1

 

IL-CK-149 : OAK LAWN 0.5 SSW         *   : 0.00 / 0.0 / 28.5 / 

 

 
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The forecasted cloud cover the past 2 days has been a bust here.  Full sunshine now after some mid level clouds this morning

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7 minutes ago, madwx said:

The forecasted cloud cover the past 2 days has been a bust here.  Full sunshine now after some mid level clouds this morning

It's been very light snow with filtered sunshine here.  

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Light snow/mood flakes all night and into the morning put down another 0.2" of fluff. Did keep temperatures in check and our first night above zero since February 4th. Nice dendrites look to be floating down all day. 

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41 minutes ago, madwx said:

 

 

41 minutes ago, madwx said:

getting some cumulus popping up here for the first time in a while.

wow

it looks like the CU is developing over non total snow covered (non farm fields) areas where it isn't a total white out

like urban area and wooded areas in river valleys

look at  the IL river valley now , CU developing over darker areas (woods) and moving SE, even its river tributaries like Vermillion and Kankakee

 

same for parts of Rock river

or I'm just imagining things?

 

edit: or maybe it's just urban areas. I can make out Peoria with CU streaming SE from it

I can also make out smaller cities I think like Lasalle and Ottawa

 

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13 minutes ago, janetjanet998 said:

 

wow

it looks like the CU is developing over non total snow covered (non farm fields) areas where it isn't a total white out

like urban area and wooded areas in river valleys

look at  the IL river valley now , CU developing over darker areas (woods) and moving SE, even its river tributaries like Vermillion and Kankakee

 

same for parts of Rock river

or I'm just imagining things?

 

edit: or maybe it's just urban areas. I can make out Peoria with CU streaming SE from it

I can also make out smaller cities I think like Lasalle and Ottawa

 

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i posted this in another thread

 

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1 hour ago, A-L-E-K said:

i posted this in another thread

 

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and you are correct...at least some if not most seems to be smokestacks

you can clearly see the Byron nuclear plant SW of RFD

edit: also check out the "clear streak"  jetting east across the lake east of MKE on your shot

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A few days late & a dollar short, but after leaving my phone in an Uber on Monday evening (got it back today), I couldn’t post a handful more pictures that my family sent me from Monday & Tuesday.

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Ton of ice on the lake now, and probably just about the max that will be seen this winter.
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ORD is up to 45.8” on the season and 20.4” in Feb...Making it the 10th snowiest Feb on record.

Shall see how things go the rest of the month.


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6 hours ago, Sciascia said:

A few days late & a dollar short, but after leaving my phone in an Uber on Monday evening (got it back today), I couldn’t post a handful more pictures that my family sent me from Monday & Tuesday.

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Best climo.. sorry.. detroit dusters and ohio

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59 minutes ago, michsnowfreak said:

Nice sunrise today after a little bit more fluffy snow last night. Loving this deep Winter, don't want it to end.

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Great deep winter pictures Josh. Just shows how good Chicago has had it snow wise this month with the pictures that’s been coming out of there. Makes our winter wonderland look kinda weak. You decide where you’re going up north to yet?

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1 hour ago, slow poke said:

Great deep winter pictures Josh. Just shows how good Chicago has had it snow wise this month with the pictures that’s been coming out of there. Makes our winter wonderland look kinda weak. You decide where you’re going up north to yet?

Can't say im not jealous of Chicago, but I mean it looks absolutely fantastic here. They were kind of due but it's crazy how the city proper is ground zero over the burbs, rarely will see that happen anywhere let alone lakefront Chicago.

 

Just going to Gaylord area. Some family friends recently moved there so we are going to visit them and thencheck out some elk, which I've never done. Their snow depth is pretty much similar to ours lol.  Obviously if I went way up into the Keweenaw I would see more but just not worth it this year.

 

We've had quite a run of deep snow winters here, we've now had pack over a foot deep in..

2000-01

2002-03

2004-05

2008-09

2009-10

2010-11

2013-14

2014-15

2017-18

2020-21

(and a lol that we only peaked at 10" in 2007-08 despite almost 80" of snow)

1900-1999

1998-99

1991-92

1984-85

1981-82

1977-78

1974-75

1951-52

1942-43

1929-30

1925-26

1917-18

1911-12

1907-08

1903-04

 

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Deep winter across the Eastern Lakes as well, despite missing every single synoptic event north, south, east, and west this year. My largest synoptic event this year was 6.8" on Christmas day...Just passed 80" on the season. Thank You Lake Erie! ^_^

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30 dbz "cell" is missing just to my NW.  Stuck in the gap between bands.  Happens more than not this year.  Don't know why.  Hopefully it fills in at some point.  Any single one of these showers could drop an inch of fluff in 20 minutes.

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4 minutes ago, frostfern said:

30 dbz "cell" is missing just to my NW.  Stuck in the gap between bands.  Happens more than not this year.  Don't know why.  Hopefully it fills in at some point.  Any single one of these showers could drop an inch of fluff in 20 minutes.

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It seems the western side of the lake has more Lake Effect then the Eastern side this year. That has to be a first.

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Just now, BuffaloWeather said:

It seems the western side of the lake has more Lake Effect then the Eastern side this year. That has to be a first.

Where I live there just isn't enough fetch to get an extreme event like what happened in Chicago.  Normal years have a lot of very light lake effect during cold periods.  It will snow 1" per day for a few days straight.  The better events are clippers that get bumped from a 3" event on the Wisconsin side to an 8" event here.  It happened repeatedly in 2014, but not this year.  :(

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1 minute ago, frostfern said:

Where I live there just isn't enough fetch to get an extreme event like what happened in Chicago.  Normal years have a lot of very light lake effect during cold periods.  It will snow 1" per day for a few days straight.  The better events are clippers that get bumped from a 3" event on the Wisconsin side to an 8" event here.  It happened repeatedly in 2014, but not this year.  :(

Been a long time since a good clipper pattern. Those are the best for us as well.

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11 minutes ago, BuffaloWeather said:

Been a long time since a good clipper pattern. Those are the best for us as well.

This right now is a very weak clipper-like system.  It's just not a very deep system.  Cloud tops at 8k feet max doesn't really do it, unless you're in a location where a band can park over you (which I'm not).  The better clipper fronts push the cloud layer up to 15-20k feet.

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My loops from storms this month. I decided to make a 30-frame GFS surface loop from the whole last week because it was such a big cold wave and a big snowstorm for NW Ohio and snowy for many other areas.

http://www.greatlakes.salsite.com/Feb_12_19_2021_GFS_sfc_loop.html

http://www.greatlakes.salsite.com/Feb_15_2021_radar_loop.html

http://www.greatlakes.salsite.com/Jan_30_2021_500mb_loop.html

http://www.greatlakes.salsite.com/Jan_30_2021_850mb_loop.html

http://www.greatlakes.salsite.com/Jan_30_2021_GFS_sfc_loop.html

 

 

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