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Another late April snowstorm?

Post by bmw » Sat Apr 04, 2020 8:48 pm

I don't know where all got it last year, but on April 20th, 2019, northern Michigan (lower peninsula) got slammed with a major snowstorm. Driving home from Alpena, my Blazer literally got stuck halfway up the first steep hill - I had to put it in reverse and go back down the hill and get turned around and go back to Alpena.

Here's the GFS computer model run prediction as of this evening for snowfall totals over the next 10 days. I highly doubt anything close to this actually happens, but if it does.....just adding to the cooped-up-indoors-insanity.

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Re: Another late April snowstorm?

Post by Turkeytop » Sat Apr 04, 2020 8:55 pm

April 20, 2019 we were still in FL. But my sister, who lives on the Ontario side of Lake Huron sent me some pics of pretty deep snow.



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Re: Another late April snowstorm?

Post by Rate This » Sat Apr 04, 2020 10:03 pm

bmw wrote:
Sat Apr 04, 2020 8:48 pm
I don't know where all got it last year, but on April 20th, 2019, northern Michigan (lower peninsula) got slammed with a major snowstorm. Driving home from Alpena, my Blazer literally got stuck halfway up the first steep hill - I had to put it in reverse and go back down the hill and get turned around and go back to Alpena.

Here's the GFS computer model run prediction as of this evening for snowfall totals over the next 10 days. I highly doubt anything close to this actually happens, but if it does.....just adding to the cooped-up-indoors-insanity.

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Is that really indicating over 2 FEET (!) in some spots?



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Re: Another late April snowstorm?

Post by TC Talks » Sun Apr 05, 2020 1:41 am

I am looking at GFS Snowfall on Pivotal for 288 and I am not seeing the same predictions. Could you provide some insight on the source?
https://www.pivotalweather.com/model.ph ... &dpdt=&mc=


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Re: Another late April snowstorm?

Post by bmw » Sun Apr 05, 2020 2:07 am

Go back one run to the 18z run. I use TropicalTidbits as my source, though your source shows the same info for that particular run.

I've generally found computer model runs to be very unreliable beyond 8 days, but even the idea of that kind of snowfall is something I don't wanna think about. Hoping it ends up being warm enough for just rain when the time comes.



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Re: Another late April snowstorm?

Post by HD74 » Mon Apr 06, 2020 11:53 pm

I don’t know about snow, but I guarantee there will be large cloud formations on 4/20. My meterlogoligist says they will be quite heavy and thick. :hat


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Re: Another late April snowstorm?

Post by bmw » Tue Apr 07, 2020 9:27 pm

Yesterday's run bumped some of the snow totals up to 33 inches :shock:

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Re: Another late April snowstorm?

Post by Rate This » Tue Apr 07, 2020 9:46 pm

bmw wrote:
Tue Apr 07, 2020 9:27 pm
Yesterday's run bumped some of the snow totals up to 33 inches :shock:

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Hope you kept the shovel handy...



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Re: Another late April snowstorm?

Post by bmw » Tue Apr 07, 2020 10:43 pm

Rate This wrote:
Tue Apr 07, 2020 9:46 pm
Hope you kept the shovel handy...
If we get so much as 3 inches, I'm gonna be bloody pissed.

Why can't we seem to get a seasonally warm April here in Michigan? It seems like over the past 10 years or so, most Aprils have been WELL below average in terms of temperature.



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Re: Another late April snowstorm?

Post by Rate This » Tue Apr 07, 2020 10:57 pm

bmw wrote:
Tue Apr 07, 2020 10:43 pm
Rate This wrote:
Tue Apr 07, 2020 9:46 pm
Hope you kept the shovel handy...
If we get so much as 3 inches, I'm gonna be bloody pissed.

Why can't we seem to get a seasonally warm April here in Michigan? It seems like over the past 10 years or so, most Aprils have been WELL below average in terms of temperature.
I was heartened by today’s 70... I also see rain and 47 next week...



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Re: Another late April snowstorm?

Post by Turkeytop » Thu Apr 09, 2020 7:16 pm

Thursday April 9. 7:15 PM

London ON. It's snowing here right now. It isn't staying on the ground, but the flakes are falling.



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Re: Another late April snowstorm?

Post by TC Talks » Sun Apr 12, 2020 10:52 pm

Well the UP is getting up to 26" tomorrow, looks like Traverse City is dodging a bullet.

Is this your predicted storm?


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