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January 2023 General Discussion


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12 minutes ago, Hoosier said:

Beavis will "like" this stat. 

ORD hasn't had a high below freezing since December 27.  And it won't happen today either since the early morning hours were above freezing.

Did some quick research, and we're getting into interesting territory as far as this goes...

Latest first high under 32 in Chicago in a calendar year:

Feb 1 (1880)

Jan 19 (1939)

Jan 16 (2007)

Jan 14 (1992)

Jan 13 (1955)

Jan 12 (1921)

Jan 11 (1917)

 

With no sub 32 degree high yet in 2023 and no sub 32 degree highs in the forecast, it's looking very likely that we will get to 2nd place on this list.  Have a hard time thinking the Feb 1 mark will be dethroned though.

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Did some quick research, and we're getting into interesting territory as far as this goes...
Latest first high under 32 in Chicago in a calendar year:
Feb 1 (1880)
Jan 19 (1939)
Jan 16 (2007)
Jan 14 (1992)
Jan 13 (1955)
Jan 12 (1921)
Jan 11 (1917)
 
With no sub 32 degree high yet in 2023 and no sub 32 degree highs in the forecast, it's looking very likely that we will get to 2nd place on this list.  Have a hard time thinking the Feb 1 mark will be dethroned though.

I actually think it could happen.
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High of only 31 at ORD today, which breaks the streak of consecutive days of highs AOA freezing.  It ends up being tied for the 4th longest start to a calendar year before a subfreezing high, only surpassed by 1880, 1939 and 2007.

A victory for winter.  A harbinger of things to come.  The tide is turning.  :guitar:

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55 minutes ago, hardypalmguy said:

Blue bird day. Sun angle rapidly increasing and felt so warm. Worked outside all afternoon in t shirt. Grass still green and we are only 45 days until meteorological spring. This is a wimpy winter for sure. b0791c71af440ea8b879731799f0b9e5.jpg

Temp on that weather station gonna read high being up on the roof.

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1 hour ago, hardypalmguy said:

Blue bird day. Sun angle rapidly increasing and felt so warm. Worked outside all afternoon in t shirt. Grass still green and we are only 45 days until meteorological spring. This is a wimpy winter for sure. b0791c71af440ea8b879731799f0b9e5.jpg

you still bring everything inside in the winter, eh?

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41 minutes ago, Hoosier said:

High of only 31 at ORD today, which breaks the streak of consecutive days of highs AOA freezing.  It ends up being tied for the 4th longest start to a calendar year before a subfreezing high, only surpassed by 1880, 1939 and 2007.

A victory for winter.  A harbinger of things to come.  The tide is turning.  :guitar:

we shall see..

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2 hours ago, hardypalmguy said:

Blue bird day. Sun angle rapidly increasing and felt so warm. Worked outside all afternoon in t shirt. Grass still green and we are only 45 days until meteorological spring. This is a wimpy winter for sure. b0791c71af440ea8b879731799f0b9e5.jpg

I think this about sums it up.

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54 minutes ago, OrdIowPitMsp said:

Looking at the neighbors yard I’d say either golf course levels of fertilizer application or paint. 

Gotta appreciate the dedication to the bit. 

I'm heading up to Milwaukee to play some golf.

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MSP is joining the no cold air party. This excerpt from the forecast discussion is just sad to read. At least with our 15” snowpack we won’t have bare ground, just a glacier. 
 

“The main feature of interest though early this morning is the strong
upper trough digging south in California. This is the feature that
will move out in the central Plains tonight, with a surface low
spinning up in southeast Colorado this afternoon, that by the end of
the day on Monday, will be a little north of the Quad Cities. This
isn`t far from the mean track of a "Colorado Low" that often can
bring the Twin Cities better than 6" of snow, but this isn`t your
typical January Colorado low. The difference is the complete lack of
cold air with this system (see highs today in the mid/upper 30s). So
instead of a decent snowstorm, this looks to be a predominately rain
event, with the exception of the far northwest edge of the precip
shield across western/central MN. As a retired long time forecaster
here would have said of this storm, it`s a "waste of a good winter
storm."

 

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4 hours ago, OrdIowPitMsp said:

MSP is joining the no cold air party. This excerpt from the forecast discussion is just sad to read. At least with our 15” snowpack we won’t have bare ground, just a glacier. 
 

“The main feature of interest though early this morning is the strong
upper trough digging south in California. This is the feature that
will move out in the central Plains tonight, with a surface low
spinning up in southeast Colorado this afternoon, that by the end of
the day on Monday, will be a little north of the Quad Cities. This
isn`t far from the mean track of a "Colorado Low" that often can
bring the Twin Cities better than 6" of snow, but this isn`t your
typical January Colorado low. The difference is the complete lack of
cold air with this system (see highs today in the mid/upper 30s). So
instead of a decent snowstorm, this looks to be a predominately rain
event, with the exception of the far northwest edge of the precip
shield across western/central MN. As a retired long time forecaster
here would have said of this storm, it`s a "waste of a good winter
storm."

 

"Waste of a good winter storm" is balls on. Frz rn with a little snow up my way. Oh well, better luck next time. Lots of winter to go yet.

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19 hours ago, hardypalmguy said:

Blue bird day. Sun angle rapidly increasing and felt so warm. Worked outside all afternoon in t shirt. Grass still green and we are only 45 days until meteorological spring. This is a wimpy winter for sure. b0791c71af440ea8b879731799f0b9e5.jpg

I also see green when I look out my back door. I got tired of dragging the push mower out to hit that little spot in my back yard. (I use the rider on the rest of the yard.) Artificial grass FTW.

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Crazy warmth up here so far this month, especially the night time lows.  The departure at MQT is an incredible +9.2...  It has however remained below freezing until today when it reached 34.  Tonight's low should run 28 degrees above the average low of 2 which will lead to a mixed bag of crap tomorrow.  Hopefully will see a few inches of wet snow as the system departs.  A lot of Winter still left.

Snow depth reading 23 inches this evening. 

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