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  1. Knoxtron

    Hurricane Florence Discussion Thread

    Well, that's purty
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    Spring and Summer Banter 2018

    On a completely different note, the GOES16 floater is pointed at TN today. I get mesmerized watching it sometimes, be neat to see the storms popping up this afternoon http://weather.cod.edu/satrad/exper/?parms=meso-meso2-truecolor-200-0-100-1&checked=map&colorbar=undefined
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    August 21, 2017 (was "2 Years From Today!")

    Reading your write up Jeff gives me shivers! This moment is burned in my mind's eye until the day I die. I will see more of these! I feel as if the entire valley gasped at the beauty at fulll totality. We thought we were secluded in the country but could hear hoots, hollers, and people weeping (seriously) for miles haha Had family in Chattanooga that insisted it was just as good south of Chatt (well outside the path of totality), tried explaining that it's like the lotto... unless you are 100% in and have the right numbers, you don't win!... They thought I was crazy when I told them the sun actually went dark and you could see stars oh well
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    Spring and Summer Banter 2018

    Well, nevermind there goes the mystery "Then, late Friday evening, the USGS released an update, saying the University of Memphis determined that a quarry blast caused the magnitude 1.9 earthquake." http://www.wvlt.tv/content/news/Maryville-police-Whole-building-shook-following-mysterious-booms--490006281.html
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    Spring and Summer Banter 2018

    Anybody hear or feel the loud booms around Maryville the last few days? I work for a geotechnical and geological consultant... we are thinking cave dome collapses or sinkholes soil-air dome collapses. Dry early summer lead to shrinkage cracks in soils which opened relic features in the residuum from the weathered parent bedrock, decent rainfall recently may have found thee easy access channnels to bedrock/soil interface? What do you guys think? Very interesting.
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    Spring and Summer Banter 2018

    I am pumped for college and NFL this year! Only one week until the NFL preseason... just a matter of time until cold crisp Saturdays singing rocky top! Having said that, I expect UT to do slightly better this year than last.... low bar haha I am just looking forward to not watching UT fall apart emotionally when we things dont work out perfectly.. hopefully Pruit can channel some Saban stoicism :)
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    Spring/Summer 2018 Observations

    Flew back into Mghee Tyson last Thursday night right at sunset. Took this shot facing the plateau looking right over downtown Knoxville... does the universe prefer UT orange?? Good sign for football haha?
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    Spring/Summer 2018 Observations

    Another very foggy East Tennessee morning, gotta love living in a temperate rainforest Check out Watts Bar this morning! Steam from cooling towers appears to have caught the early morning sun like a beacon . https://media.giphy.com/media/5QRqLyy5KnoMIBl58u/giphy.gif
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    Spring/Summer 2018 Observations

    Little foggy in Louisville this morning
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    Spring/Summer 2018 Observations

    The outflow into the valley from the big storms on the plateau near Chatt to Dayton is so cool (if that's what it is going on)
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    Spring/Summer 2018 Observations

    Cant catch a break with rain in Louisville TN, barely got 0.2" over the weekend, just making the pollen mad Last 30-day percent of normal precipitation map... quite a cutoff over the central east Tennessee Valley Cool Gif of the storms rolling thru the valley last night. Some of the thunderheads must have gone pretty high, taller clouds definitely caught a lot of sunlight at sunset. https://media.giphy.com/media/7ThBVIjSZ5fkP8fCsc/giphy.gif
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    Spring/Summer 2018 Observations

    Cool looking water vapor map this morning with the low-pressure system over Cuba! Was really hoping for a good soaking rain but the SREF DProg/Dt says otherwise for Knoxville... wonder if there is any relation to the large convective flare-up in ne Mexico?
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    Spring and Summer Banter 2018

    Did Fairfield Glade just spontaneously combust??
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    The Garden Thread

    I can attest to how busy the garden centers were this weekend! Cleared out the brush trying to overtake all of my blackberries... only to realize I just made the deer's job (finding the tasty blackberry flowers) much easier haha. Haven't tried a garden at our house yet (did a couple of potted veggies last year), still amending the very poor shalely soil. Really good at growing crabgrass Planted a bunch of triple crown and natchez thornless blackberries two years ago and they have probably quadrupled in size the last few weeks. Hopefully, I get ONE damn blackberry this year hahaha. May have to fence it... or just enjoy the cute critters drawn to it
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    Spring/Summer 2018 Observations

    Based on my experience as a geotechical consultant the majority of our slope failures (in fine grained material) are rotational slump. The natural topography is very steep in that bend and roadway benching/cutting changes the driving wedge vs resisting wedge and friction dynamic. Young trees in nearly unstable steep topography will usually have gradual bends associated with long term creep (very shallow seated movement but is generally continual movement). You're right about zigzag of the trees of on very long term rotational slump that stops and goes every few years, but we'd be talking muuuch bigger old growth trees to see that yet. Either way, lots of options to fix but likely not cost effective to do much stabilization. Likely will always be a nuisance spot