No sign of winter!

January 15th in Omaha, NE; normal high 31, normal low 11, the last time we saw a snowflake was on December 16th and the last time we had a low or high below normal was on December 21st. Today, windows are open and shorts are on. The record for today was 57, at 4 PM the official observation downtown 63, but on the west side of town temperatures have been around 68 with west winds at 5 mph. Feels a lot more like March. The snowstorm that the models had been forecasting for tomorrow is all but gone, and the 16 day GFS shows little in the way of any winter weather. Where has winter gone? I hope February is a lot like the past 30 days.
 
I know, this really sucks :x

The only thing that keeps my "SDS" from setting in is active winter weather, which is all but gone. I need something along the lines of a BIG snow or ice storm to put things back into balance... :lol:
 
This winter seems to sneak back with these little surprise attacks here in WV just to remind me what month it is. Woke up yesterday morning to 2 inches on the ground - what is that??? Where did that come from?? Oh yeah, it's January.

I've actually seen more thunderstorms this winter than good snow events!
 
Winter is gone... 15 day outlook to Jan 29 shows above normal temperatures eastern 2/3rds of the country... Last week I hit 54 degrees. No snow left here. Grass is all green again, and no frost in the ground. I have a gut feeling winter will *NOT* return.
 
18Z GFS has 6-10" of snow over Michigan though with surface winds 25G35 on Saturday though - should Nick start a blizzard thread?
 
I hear ya there, we got up to 56 or so today in Ames. We don't have any snow and the grass is as green as it should be in April or May!!!

Although I don't believe winter is over, still plenty of time for things to change. Actually, we may even have a winter storm affecting some area of the plains by early next week! Of course, that is if it doesn't disapear like this latest one did.
 
Looks like Monday and Monday night we might just get our first measurable snowfall (albiet less than 1") this season, but FINALLY a decent shot at some precipitation here in the South Plains!

I believe we are now tied with the second longest period without measurable precipitation for LBB since they started keeping records in 1911! Currently 79 days without measurable precip. The last record with that amount was in 1972. The #1 slot was 1921-22 with 85 days. Looks like we won't make the #1 slot unless this event Monday fails to produce.

It's so freakin' dry around here, every day the wind blows above 20mph you shock the crap out of yourself when you touch anything from all the static electricity being generated. I almost electrocuted my dog the other day trying to pet it!
 
Originally posted by rdale
18Z GFS has 6-10" of snow over Michigan though with surface winds 25G35 on Saturday though - should Nick start a blizzard thread?

Nope... That's usually me that starts the winter storm threads :D
 
Between the last two storms systems missing us, and now the loss of the Bears, I'm ready for spring.

I don't know about all of you, but I think I'm going to take advantage of all of this nice weather, and get out and start jogging earlier than usual. Usually this time of year it's too cold to even think about jogging outdoors. Let alone all the snow that's usally around.
 
Originally posted by rdale
I know - I was trying for better luck elsewhere ;>

Good call :lol:

I'm still keeping an eye on the current system in the 36-48HR timeframe... NAM has been all over the map - the 18Z run was much further southeast, then 00Z run is further northwest, etc..

The next system at +FH84 appears strong on the GFS and DGEX (it's been shown for the past several model runs)... The ECMWF, UKMET, and GEM both show a system, but weaker.
 
No sign of winter huh? Clearly you are not speaking about the Northeastern U.S. Right now in Albany, NY it is +4 degrees with a wind chill of 0 to -10. Brutally cold and we had about 4" of snow overnight.

If you're looking for winter, come here, you will find it. Trust me.
 
Oh crap. My igloo is melting. LMAO


Sorry, I had to say that. Anyways I agree that this winter has been very odd, and I am forced to wonder about this comming summer.
 
January show no sign of winter here.

Grand Rapids, Michigan
50 days in a row with a trace of precipitation a new record
15 days that tied a record of zero possible sunshine

December
We had the 8th snowiest December on record 28.9 inches
We had only 9 percent of possible sunshine
0 Clear Days, 4 Partly Cloudy Days and 27 Cloudy Days
Highest Temperature was only 40 degrees for Deceber

January
has seen only 0.5 inches of snow which is
unheard of, and 13 days with no snow on the ground
and 2 days of a trace of snow on the ground,

Jan 12 we had 93 percent of possible sunshine had to
go back to Nov 19, when we had 96 percent possible
sunshine

Got up to 53 degrees on Jan 12, had to go back to
Nov 15 for a warmer temperature.

Monthly Temperature is 11.9 degrees above normal.

Season Snowfall, we way above normal, now 0.7 inches
below normal, Season Snowfall is at 46.7 inches/

Mike
 
Yes, we are experiencing a heatwave here in Albany this morning. We have just jumped up to 6 degrees. Wind chills remain -5 to -15. The igloo is ok for now I think.

This winter is very reminiscent of last winter. I think we are in for a repeat of Summer 2005.
 
I forgot to mention that we don't even have any frost in the ground. You can go outside and dig holes with your fingers. I can't remember the last time in January we didn't have frost in the ground and it has been atleast 10 days since the frost came out. We still have some green grass and if the ground gets a little warmer we might even see some flowers start to pop up.
 
My spring flowers are starting to come up as of today... another day of 40 degrees and sun here.

Wisconsin is bullseyed:

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Hey Joel:


THURSDAY NIGHT AND FRIDAY...MODELS ARE IN REMARKABLE AGREEMENT THAT
THE MAIN WESTERN TROF WILL SWING EAST AND COME OUT NEGATIVELY TILTED
IN THE PLAINS. WHAT IS EVEN MORE AMAZING...IT THAT THERE IS GOOD
AGREEMENT...INCLUDING THE CANADIAN...GFS...UKMET...ECMWF...THAT THE
UPPER LOW AND SURFACE LOW WOULD MOVE NORTHEAST ALONG A SIMILAR TRACK
JUST SOUTHEAST OF THE AREA. THIS IS A FAVORABLE TRACK FOR
SIGNIFICANT WINTER PCPN...AND HAVE BUMPED UP POPS TO 40 PERCENT TO
COVER THIS. WILL WAIT ANOTHER DAY OR SO BEFORE DEFINING THIS
POTENTIAL WINTER STORM IN PRODUCTS...BUT NEEDLESS TO SAY...THIS MAY
BE THE MOST SIGNIFICANT WINTER STORM IN REGARDS OF PCPN THUS FAR
THIS SEASON.

From DVN. 8)
 
Well, winter passed us by AGAIN, as I feared it would. Just saw this on the NWS LBB site:

DOWNSLOPE FLOW ON BRISK NORTHERLY WINDS WILL CONTINUE TO INDUCE RAPID DRYING ACROSS THE SOUTH PLAINS FOR THE REMAINDER OF THE EVENING. DEWPOINTS IN THE LOWER 20S ARE ALREADY ADVECTING SOUTH THROUGH THE NORTHWEST TEXAS PANHANDLE. PRECIPITATION TRENDS HAVE CONTINUED DOWNWARD OVER THE PAST COUPLE OF HOURS AS THE DRY AIR ADVECTS IN.

IT LOOKS LIKE THE STREAK OF NON-MEASUREABLE PRECIPITATION WILL CONTINUE! WE NOW STAND AT 80 STRAIGHT DAYS WITHOUT MEASUREABLE PRECIPITATION AT KLBB. GIVEN THE ZONAL PATTERN FOR THE REMAINDER OF THE WEEK...THE RECORD OF 85 CONSECUTIVE DAYS IS IN JEOPARDY.
 
I was happy to see at least a little bit of snow today here in Omaha. The cold and wind, on the other hand...

I'd be a little more annoyed if it weren't for all the snow we received in early December. And I'm moving to Denver in February... just in time for blizzard season. I'll get my fill of snow yet.

That said, this Friday/Saturday system looks interesting.
 
Almost getting scary,most snow we had in Edmonton Alberta is just a
skiff of snow at any given time.This time of the year we should be
hitting-35.If this dry trend continues we could be in the same boat as
Oklahoma and Texas come spring and summer.
 
Well perhaps I spoke too soon. Last 2 runs of the GFS giving Omaha 6 to 10" of snow Friday into Saturday. Finally things are showing signs of changing. Maybe Albany will inherit our 60 degree weather for a while.
 
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