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Gerrit Gulden
02-07-2008, 07:03 PM
From what I hear, Its not very often that Southeast Idaho Valley Locations receive as much snow as we have received this 2007-2008 Winter Season. With an average of around 3 inches per storm and up to 6 inches per every 3rd storm the snow is piling up and the drifts are increasing in size. One county that I know of has Declared a Disaster due to snow caving in roofs and causing additional problems. In My area "snow alerts" have been issued Indefinetely, what this does is issue times for roads when plows are expected and if cars are on the roads on the day Plowing is issued the cars will be towed.

Thus far my Snow total Without a drift is 2 feet. With snow drifts the totals range from 3 feet to 6 feet. There have already been several "No Mail" days due to Mailboxes being blocked in by snow. The scene here is amazing and I will be uploading photos as I take them starting tommorow.

Whats everyones current Snow and Snow Drift totals so far this season? Is this year More active then your last few years, snow wise?

Pictures coming ASAP....

-gerrit

Joel Wright
02-07-2008, 07:16 PM
This winter is shaping up to be one of the snowiest I've seen around here in several years. We're on pace to have a top 5 snowiest season. We've had about 48" so far. Usually we're only at about 23" by now.

I think the deepest snow so far has been 13", which was yesterday. That has since settled back to 11". Drifts vary. Out in the open country I'm sure some of those drifts top 5'. Hard to tell.

I love snow and everything, but I think I've had about enough at this point. I can't wait till all this crap melts and the warm spring breezes blow in!

:-)

Paul Townsend
02-07-2008, 09:21 PM
48.2" so far this snow season. This is already more than every snow season since '96/'97 except for the 53.5" in '04/'05, and there are 2+ months of potential snow to go yet. The snow season started out slowly with not a flake in October and a paltry 1.2" in November. December and January both had 20+", and a little over 4" has fallen in February so far. No more arctic blasts and significant snowfalls please.

mikegeukes
02-08-2008, 12:58 PM
Season Snowfall Totals:
I live in Lansing, Michigan.
Season Snowfall: 49.5 inches
8 inches on the ground.

My hometown of Grand Rapids, Michigan
Season Snowfall: 73.4 inches
8 inches on the ground

In other news:
Been off work since January 1, on medical leave, bad hammer toes,
and bunions, and lifting heavy items. Resulted in a ulcerated, infected
blister on the bottom of my foot.

Mike

Darrin Rasberry
02-08-2008, 03:23 PM
Incoming artic blast this weekend, although it won't be as long. Typical -15 below, 10 high is forecasted. Wohoo!

Darrin Rasberry
02-08-2008, 03:24 PM
Also to stick to topic: there was about two feet of drifts on my house before last week. After the big meltoff and new snow, it's to one and a half feet.

Steve Mirsky
02-08-2008, 06:20 PM
Snowfall 71 inches in Kenosha, Wisconsin

Brian Stertz
02-08-2008, 11:34 PM
We've had quite a few 1-2" snows but still probably have not reached a foot yet here on the southwest side of KC. Further north at KCI Airport ...there has been 18.3" so far. Still believe our biggest one is yet to nail us.

Gerrit Gulden
02-09-2008, 12:46 AM
Looks like some of you have had a very white Winter. Today was hell in my Part of town. Took the highway 15 miles for a dinner and the roads were near zero visibility as far as being able to see the road and road lines along with thick ice to around 1 inch. On My 15 mile drive I counted 4 slideoffs, 1 was most likely trauma related. Then my trip home was even worse and counted over 7 slideoffs and I hope the truck I saw on its side's passengers were okay. The rest of the cars that slid off the highway just slid into the meridian where there is about 2+ feet of snow and then others slideoff to the right of the slow lane. There were also alot of Road closures from the highway into town from snow drifts taking over the road. A particular road I travel when I exit the highway to my house was soo drifted over that it basically became a 1 way road. All the drifts are increasing in size here with winds from 20-25 with gusts to 33+mph still occuring. I didnt get a chance to take photos today but will tommorow as I have no plans.

stay warm & safe out there...

-gerrit

Joel Wright
02-11-2008, 04:19 PM
Well, with the 2.2" of snow (and counting) we've received today, we've now topped the 50" mark for the season! Man, this is one hell of a winter. Our normal for a whole winter is right around 35".

Looks like another 2-4" will come down tonight. More snow is in the forecast for later in the week and early next week as well.

With at least another month of potential snow systems, I'm wondering just what the final total will end up being...

Rob Lightbown
02-12-2008, 06:45 AM
Good morning from up here in northern Maine!!

We have received 123.4 inches so far this winter and currently have 42 inches of snow on the ground.

Paul Townsend
02-14-2008, 11:09 PM
After today's 4.9", the seasonal total is 56.1" Snow depth of 14"-15" is on the high end of historical data. The shovelled, snow-blowed, and plowed piles of snow are getting ridiculously high, with no place for the continuing new snows to go.

Paul Townsend
02-17-2008, 07:33 PM
63.5" after today's storm.

mikegeukes
02-19-2008, 02:56 PM
Grand Rapids, Michigan as of 02/18/2007
Season Snowfall: 87.7 inches, another snowfall
season that is above normal.

Lansing, Michigan
Season Snowfall: 54.8 inches

Mike

Joel Wright
02-20-2008, 04:03 PM
Got 2.8" of snow very early this morning, bringing the total to over 54" for the season now. Snowdepth back up to 9". The bottom 7" is very crusty snow due to the 1.3"+ rain we received sunday.

Since December 1st there's only been a few short days where there's been less than a few inches of snow on the ground. I've never seen a winter with snow (most of the time quite deep) on the ground so much. Usually we'll see pattern changes that'll bring rain and warmer temps for a week or two several times a winter. This year any time it warmed up, it'd be immediately followed by a snowstorm and arctic air.

Hard to believe we'll be mowing in less than two months! Man, what a winter!

Mark Farnik
02-20-2008, 09:15 PM
Currently sitting at 36" for the winter thus far... only in the last few weeks has the snowcover finally melted out, there was a period there between early December and early February where you couldn't see the ground, or if you could it was in an area where the wind had blown it off (i.e. exposed hilltops and ridges). The drifts are just finally beginning to diminish in size, for a while there we had 4-6 foot + drifts along the majority of the east west roads throughout this part of the state, made for some very hair raising trips whenever it got windy >.< But as rough and cold as this winter has been, it still has been, at least in eastern Colorado, a much more tolerable winter than the winter of 2006-07. I pray I don't see another hellacious winter like that for a while...
The mountains, on the other hand, are a COMPLETELY different story. Every river basin in the state is currently sitting at least 110% of their normal snowpack, with many basins in the central and southern part of the state are fast approaching 200% of normal snowpack. It seems every week or so since late November the mountains have picked up a foot to three feet of snow without fail. If this pattern holds throughout the remainder of the winter and into early spring and things warm up too quickly, much of Colorado could be staring down the barrel of some very severe, perhaps even historic flooding come April and May. Yikes.
It snowed about 4" here on Valentine's Day, but otherwise it's been very dry since about the second week of January. We could use a decent snowstorm again here soon, the county roads are starting to get a little dusty again.

Marc Rémillard
02-21-2008, 08:48 AM
Hi Rob Lightbown, You think you got a lot of snow? Well check this out : Some statistics from Quebec City...! :D

We recieved 150 inches of snow from october. There is 58 inches of snow on the ground.

http://img505.imageshack.us/img505/847/media005bog6.jpg
http://img254.imageshack.us/img254/7476/media006bqf6.jpg

Mike Kovalchick
02-27-2008, 06:06 AM
NWS APX (Gaylord) is up to 134"..with some locations in the Western Upper Pennisula have received well in excess of 200". (These numbers are fairly close to normal.) However, it is a different story further South.

Grand Rapids has already had it's snowiest February on record with Lansing set to beat the record either Thursday night or Friday. Lansing has 150 years worth of climate records. The link below shows just how unusually snowy at has been this Winter in SW lower Michigan.

http://www.crh.noaa.gov/crnews/display_story.php?wfo=grr&storyid=13077&source=0

Steve Mirsky
02-29-2008, 10:42 AM
With the addition of 2 inches last night I am up to 78 inches now. As a side note, I was too sick to take the measurement myself, so I am trusting my wife.

Scott Weberpal
02-29-2008, 03:16 PM
Surpassed 90" last night. Hopefully one or two more good March snowstorms and we'll hit the century mark for the first time ever!

Joel Wright
02-29-2008, 05:23 PM
Got a little over an inch last night. Total for the season now a bit over 58". Just to the west, DVN has over 60" now.

Had 10" on the ground early this morning, but the 40ish warmth today took about 3" away.

Michael Towers
02-29-2008, 07:04 PM
Seasonal snowfall: 66.1” (Record 74.5”)

Snow depth: 9”

Up until 2 weeks ago most of the snow has been the dry, fluffy variety. Light stuff but too frequently in heavy amounts with lots of drifting events burying previously cleared roads and driveways. Snow that’s fallen in the last 2 weeks has been the wet heavy “heart attack” snow, and even that stuff has drifted with the strong, gusty winds we’ve had lately. We had around an inch of new snow last night but this morning my driveway had drifts up to 15”, so for the umpteenth time this year I had to clear my driveway before heading off to work. The wind’s been blowin’ hard all day so I’m fairly certain more work awaits me when I get home. Odds aren’t very long for breaking the all-time seasonal record, by this date we historically have seen 82% of our seasonal total, and we have more snow expected next week.

And I thought for sure that buying the new snowblower was guarantee a record low snowfall this year.:rolleyes:

Steve Mirsky
03-01-2008, 06:23 PM
Surpassed 90" last night. Hopefully one or two more good March snowstorms and we'll hit the century mark for the first time ever!
oh if i just lived a little further west.

Paul Townsend
03-01-2008, 11:28 PM
70.7" after Friday morning's storm. Moved into 3rd place for snow seasons in my period of record (April 1, 1984 - Present), after the '95-'96 and '96-'97 snow seasons with 77.8" and 82.0" respectively.

Charles Kuster
03-02-2008, 03:42 PM
Leadville's current snow depth is 38.0". I live down in the forest where there is not much wind, so the snow drifts are not much higher than the total snow depth. I am not sure exactly how much snow we have received this winter, but it is close to 140" so far. As for Ft. Collins, we did get about .1" this morning, but the total snow depth is 0.0".

John Hudson
03-03-2008, 08:16 PM
I just don't wanna go there. It's going to be another night with -30 C wind chills.

Nuff said.

John

Joel Wright
03-03-2008, 08:51 PM
Snowdepth is down to 2". That's the lowest it's been since early Feb. Yesterday's 60 degree warmth and all the rain last night made a huge dent in it. Interestingly, I think normally that would have completely wiped out the snowpack, but since much of the snow had become more like ice, melting it apparently will take longer. Lots of flooding around with ice-jammed rivers and lots of runoff with frozen topsoil.

Paul Townsend
03-03-2008, 09:36 PM
Addition of 1.9" early this morning makes 72.6" for the season. The 0.65" of rain from the thunderstorms last night just plain "disappeared" into the foot deep snowpack. Sure wish it wasn't foggy last night, as a lightning pic with a foot of snow on the ground and humongous snow piles would have been unique.

mikegeukes
04-19-2008, 03:19 PM
Season Total Snowfalls in Southwest Lower Michigan

http://www.crh.noaa.gov/crnews/display_story.php?wfo=grr&storyid=14241&source=0

Mike