2015-2016 Winter Storms

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2015-2016 Winter Storms

Postby Coyote » Thu Dec 24, 2015 8:37 am

Welcome to Winter this morning. Listening to the Police Scanner it sounds like there are dozens of PIAs out there and even Cruisers that are getting stuck. I thought today was supposed to be around the 50's according to Monday's weather reports , but I heard snow last night, so I got up early to get to work and I guess I just missed everything that began to happen after 6:30...
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Postby Brad » Thu Dec 24, 2015 9:49 am

Coyote wrote:Listening to the Police Scanner it sounds like there are dozens of PIAs out there.


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Re: 2015-2016 Winter Storms

Postby Brad » Thu Dec 24, 2015 9:51 am

At about 9am, a co-worker and myself noticed that the westbound West Dodge Expressway was not moving... Its now 9:50 and the same vehicles are still in the same spots.
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Re: 2015-2016 Winter Storms

Postby jessep28 » Thu Dec 24, 2015 10:31 am

KETV reporting that at least two property crashes involved medic units.
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Re: 2015-2016 Winter Storms

Postby Coyote » Thu Dec 24, 2015 10:39 am

Within the last few minutes I have heard of at least two people jumping out of their sliding cars and getting pinned between cars...
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Postby Brad » Thu Dec 24, 2015 10:52 am

OWH tweeted that there are 150 Cars stuck at 72 and Maple!
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Re: 2015-2016 Winter Storms

Postby jessep28 » Thu Dec 24, 2015 3:48 pm

Not getting any better. @opdofcmiller reports around 31 accidents currently pending or active.

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Re: 2015-2016 Winter Storms

Postby Uffda » Sat Dec 26, 2015 9:46 pm

I flew out on the 24th. 9:30 flight - first sat in the plane for almost an hour at the gate - heavy snow couldn't take off. Disembarked and back on the plane a little after 12. Waited for deicing for over an hour and finally did take off. Arrived at destination approx 5 hrs late.

Oh by the way it was mid 80s here in Tampa today. :D

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Re: 2015-2016 Winter Storms

Postby RNcyanide » Sat Dec 26, 2015 11:30 pm

Keep your mid-80s. I love the snow :P
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Re: 2015-2016 Winter Storms

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Coyote wrote:8"

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This excites me.
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Re: 2015-2016 Winter Storms

Postby HR Paperstacks » Sun Dec 27, 2015 12:07 pm

I hate the snow, but at least I have an excuse to work from home tomorrow!

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Re: 2015-2016 Winter Storms

Postby Omababe » Mon Dec 28, 2015 6:24 am

HR Paperstacks wrote:I hate the snow, but at least I have an excuse to work from home tomorrow!


It was totally clear where I live. Didn't have any trouble getting in at all.

Talking heads now say far less than predicted.

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Re: 2015-2016 Winter Storms

Postby Coyote » Mon Dec 28, 2015 8:22 am

Yes, last night there was a prediction map posted that showed the cooler air already moving east, making way for the storm to go more easterly than predicted earlier, we should only get the tail end of this system.
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Re: 2015-2016 Winter Storms

Postby nebugeater » Mon Dec 28, 2015 8:52 am

When I drove this AM between 6 and 6:30 it was strange in that as I was coming East on I80 there was nothing new or even flurries until about 72nd street. Got to a line and it was flurries / snow coming down and at the same point the intestate was mostly white already. No depth to speak of but it stood out how much of a line there was and not flurries or snow for a while before the stuff was showing on the roads.
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Re: 2015-2016 Winter Storms

Postby Coyote » Mon Dec 28, 2015 9:01 am

nebugeater wrote:When I drove this AM between 6 and 6:30 it was strange in that as I was coming East on I80 there was nothing new or even flurries until about 72nd street. Got to a line and it was flurries / snow coming down and at the same point the intestate was mostly white already. No depth to speak of but it stood out how much of a line there was and not flurries or snow for a while before the stuff was showing on the roads.


I had the exact thing happen. There was no light snow in Millard, but when I got around 72nd St at 6:30 the light stuff was just beginning to fall.
Weather maps are showing the storm hitting us from the SE.
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Re: 2015-2016 Winter Storms

Postby Brad » Mon Dec 28, 2015 9:20 am

Never fails,
They call for 8"-10" and we get 1"-2"
They call for 1"-2" and we get 8"-10"
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Re: 2015-2016 Winter Storms

Postby Coyote » Mon Dec 28, 2015 10:30 am

It looks like Chicago will be getting the Sleetmageddon...
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Re: 2015-2016 Winter Storms

Postby nebugeater » Mon Dec 28, 2015 10:34 am

Brad wrote:Never fails,
They call for 8"-10" and we get 1"-2"
They call for 1"-2" and we get 8"-10"



Because this weeks forecasts are being sponsored by Steve Harvey
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Re: 2015-2016 Winter Storms

Postby Coyote » Wed Jan 27, 2016 7:43 am

apparently we have a big one coming next Tuesday. Can anyone find and post the video of that interesting weather reporter that send out his weather alarms?
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Re: 2015-2016 Winter Storms

Postby jessep28 » Wed Jan 27, 2016 9:11 am

The Canadian's YouTube handle is DogsandWolves.

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Re: 2015-2016 Winter Storms

Postby Coyote » Wed Jan 27, 2016 9:14 am

Perfect. Thanks!
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Re: 2015-2016 Winter Storms

Postby skinzfan23 » Wed Jan 27, 2016 10:51 am

"Drink lots of green tea, white tea, red tea".....what?

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Re: 2015-2016 Winter Storms

Postby jessep28 » Fri Jan 29, 2016 1:41 pm

Both wind AND snow could potentially impact the area on Tuesday. This storm they're predicting sounds super serious.

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Re: 2015-2016 Winter Storms

Postby HR Paperstacks » Tue Feb 02, 2016 7:55 am

So it seems like this storm isn't going to be nearly as bad as hyped. The snow didn't start until 5 and the Weather Channel app on my phone is now only saying 1-3".

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Re: 2015-2016 Winter Storms

Postby nebugeater » Tue Feb 02, 2016 8:13 am

HR Paperstacks wrote:So it seems like this storm isn't going to be nearly as bad as hyped. The snow didn't start until 5 and the Weather Channel app on my phone is now only saying 1-3".



I would check your app.

Where I am at right now near I80 and 24th street there is more than 3" new snow already.
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Re: 2015-2016 Winter Storms

Postby Brad » Tue Feb 02, 2016 9:25 pm

HR Paperstacks wrote:So it seems like this storm isn't going to be nearly as bad as hyped. The snow didn't start until 5 and the Weather Channel app on my phone is now only saying 1-3".


Less that 30 miles from Omaha they had over a foot. Better safe that sorry. I also saw that Grand Island had 18+ inches earlier today!

I think the problem is that snow has such a dramatic effect on people that people focus on the forecast a lot more. If they call for 1 inch of rain and we get 4, nobody cares...
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Re: 2015-2016 Winter Storms

Postby iamjacobm » Wed Feb 03, 2016 6:58 pm

Sun today was great. Can't complain about a clean driveway and actually got the end of it cleaned off, that is usually a hunk of ice until March!

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Re: 2015-2016 Winter Storms

Postby gisbuxfan » Thu Feb 04, 2016 11:17 am

Grand Island ended up with 18.3"... that equals 3 days of no school around here.

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Re: 2015-2016 Winter Storms

Postby Uffda » Fri Feb 05, 2016 6:17 am

HR Paperstacks wrote:So it seems like this storm isn't going to be nearly as bad as hyped. The snow didn't start until 5 and the Weather Channel app on my phone is now only saying 1-3".


What they were predicting was lots of snow and wind. For the most part Omaha received the heavy wet snow. This storm stayed West and north of us with drifting there. As was mentioned GI and Hastings had a lot of both and I talked to someone in Dakota Dunes SD and they had 15" with drifting.

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Re: 2015-2016 Winter Storms

Postby Spatial77 » Fri Feb 05, 2016 3:34 pm

Predicting snow storm paths and amount of accumulated snow is still an evolving science. Most of the forecast models still don't do this very well. I was at a conference several years ago with NOAA meteorologists. This was in a city that had indian casinos and one of the meteorologists had save up his quarters to play the slots. His meteorologist friend said "Why do you want to come here to gamble? You play the odds writing your forecast every day at work."
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Re: 2015-2016 Winter Storms

Postby bbtran72 » Fri Feb 05, 2016 4:32 pm

Hastings got about 15.4" of snow, 1 day of no work and 2 day of no school day for my wife who works for Hastings Public School, snow plows were out in forces on wednesday morning for the first pass then later that day they did another pass and the streets were drive-able again, i'm just glad we are getting closer to spring.
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Re: 2015-2016 Winter Storms

Postby nativeomahan » Fri Feb 26, 2016 8:19 pm

I had the good wisdom to take my winter vacation from late January to February 7th, in a much warmer climate. I work a lot in Grand Island, and kiddingly told my friends there to make sure they melted all of the snow before I returned to work there on the 17th. We all had a good laugh. But...virtually all of the snow was melted when I returned to work!

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Re: 2015-2016 Winter Storms

Postby Coyote » Fri Feb 26, 2016 9:52 pm

nativeomahan wrote:I had the good wisdom to take my winter vacation from late January to February 7th, in a much warmer climate. I work a lot in Grand Island, and kiddingly told my friends there to make sure they melted all of the snow before I returned to work there on the 17th. We all had a good laugh. But...virtually all of the snow was melted when I returned to work!


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Re: 2015-2016 Winter Storms

Postby nativeomahan » Wed Mar 02, 2016 7:13 am

I've grilled out several times this winter. There hasn't been a month this winter I wasn't able to grill out at least once or twice.


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