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tnweathernut

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  1. tnweathernut

    Fall Banter 2018

    Had a "guys" weekend in Auburn AL. Me and a few of my college friends started a tradition of making an annual trip to a different SEC stadium back in 2014. We have had pretty good luck in seeing great games (OT Thriller in South Carolina in 2014, Tennessee at Alabama 19-14 in 2015, and the Jennings hail mary between the hedges in Athens). We won't talk about Columbia last year, all we did was check the "present" box and rule out a future visit. lol The Auburn game was special. No, the Vols aren't back. Yes, we likely lose several more this year, but it's hard not to notice the improvement. Pruitt is starting to get buy in. What Saturday does, aside from providing a feel good moment in time, is improve recruiting. The future is bright. The coaches coached their tails off in that game after the first two drives and the players played their tails off. What was even more special were the Auburn fans. I didn't expect to be welcomed to Auburn clad in UT orange, but that's what we got. On a consistent basis, young and old welcomed us to their city, both before the game and AFTER. Toomers corner, great food, and even better fans will be how I will remember this weekend. It was a total game experience and the BEST time we have had to this point. We head to Gainesville next year, so definitely not expecting the same experience. I was there in the mid 90s and the experience was terrible. If we get a win in the swamp I won't care...............
  2. tnweathernut

    Winter Speculation 2018/19

    Sorry to hear Jax, hope you are feeling better soon! This getting older stuff isn't for the faint hearted..............
  3. tnweathernut

    Winter Speculation 2018/19

    I'm actually concerned at the number of EPS members that head into SC then meander west and north........ Still a lot of uncertainty and I don't think the mountains can sleep on this one. It would be nice to see more northwest movement sooner. The longer it stays W or WNW the more trouble I think it can cause for areas inland toward the mountains.
  4. tnweathernut

    Spring and Summer Banter 2018

    Me too.
  5. tnweathernut

    Spring and Summer Banter 2018

    Reasons to be cautiously optimistic. 1. CBJ is at AL 2. Pruitt is an coach that works on fundamentals/discipline and doesn't sugarcoat what he sees. Straight talk is refreshing. The staff he assembled is a good one. 3. Totally different situation that prior coaching changes. We have talent. Not much depth, but talent is on the roster. Literally the only thing I can say Butch did well. 4. Trey Smith and Chance Hall on the left side. 5. Depth at running back 6. QB's with experience 7. Capable, if not above average wide receivers 7. We are being overlooked. Rightfully so probably, but i feel good about being the underdog. 8. (Probably my favorite) Almost unbelievably after the last 4 years, we have NO injuries heading into our first game against WV. Usually by this time, we are down about 8 men. lol 9. Strength and conditioning have reportedly made these guys bigger, faster, and more resilient. 10 You know we will play with a chip on our shoulders this year. I'm not saying we will win more than 7, but I think we will be in more games than not. I also think we will win all the games we are supposed to win. I am looking through orange tinted glasses, but I think we raise a few eyebrows when we knock off WV tomorrow afternoon. My prediction with fingers crossed, lol Tennessee 31 West Virginia 27
  6. tnweathernut

    Spring/Summer 2018 Mid to Long Term Discussion.

    We. Need. Rain. Super wet has turned super dry and it hasn't taken long at all for the grass to go from green to brown. Hoping to hit a scattered storm later this week (the non-severe kind of course)
  7. tnweathernut

    Spring/Summer 2018 Mid to Long Term Discussion.

    This would be the second opportunity to discuss snow in the spring/summer thread. Even though unlikely....... the pattern says it’s not impossible.
  8. tnweathernut

    Winter Speculation 17/18 -December Thread

    maybe mid month we can score a small size hail system enough to cover the ground? If that happened, both severe weather and winter lovers (kind of looks like snow) could be fed. lol
  9. tnweathernut

    Historic Tennessee Valley Cold, Snow, and Ice Events

    That map I posted for 1960 doesn't really have any reports from your area, but if you guessed based on nearby reports that would have put you in the 30-35" range. I am guessing you were probably higher than that though.....?
  10. tnweathernut

    Historic Tennessee Valley Cold, Snow, and Ice Events

    This is also a great site if you have a few hours to kill. Not all stations reported, but several did. You can find one close to you and search daily data. http://w2.weather.gov/climate/xmacis.php?wfo=mrx
  11. tnweathernut

    Historic Tennessee Valley Cold, Snow, and Ice Events

    1960 is the gold standard for mid-south/southeast/carolina's March snow. It gets talked about a lot and I remember first studying it back when easternwx was around. Here is a 500mb map from the first 1/2 of 1960 as well as the surface temp anomaly for the same period. There are some 500 similarities, but I don't think the cold would have the potential to be as strong. I have also included the snow map I could find. I am sure it doesn't do John's snowfall justice (lol), but it was accurate for "recorded snow in and around the Tri-Cities (snowiest March on record just shy of 28")
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    Winter Speculation 17/18 -December Thread

    There shouldn’t be very many 6” snows in March across our forum area. What are we talking, probably 3-5 at most? Question is, what resources do we use to find them?
  13. tnweathernut

    Winter Speculation 17/18 -December Thread

    With SO many false starts regarding the NAO over the past several years I have been playing the waiting game. After several days of following the NAO forecasts, and a couple of weeks of SSW....... the coming -NAO looks legit. It's on all global modeling ensembles and aside from the GFS trying to jump the gun with one false start, modeling has been INCREDIBLY consistent. What does this mean though?? We appear (all that can be said at this moment) to be headed toward a period of late season winter. That doesn't mean snow, but I'd expect and active storm track being forced under the blocking with below normal temperatures across a widespread area. I think the mountains will eventually be hit with a good snow, but the jury will still be out for much of our subforum. The Pacific is going to be a wildcard, but is showing indications it won't be as hostile as it appeared several days ago... All this said, it's not often we are in the game with such a good look as we head into the last week or so of February. Hopefully, in the coming 3-5 days a threat will emerge or at the very least we can begin to see how this block will set up and which areas are more likely for late season fun and games.
  14. tnweathernut

    Historic Tennessee Valley Cold, Snow, and Ice Events

    That's part of what made 1993 so special. Just think of the technology we had back then and to know this system was fairly well forecast from 5 days out while the southeast baked in above normal temps leading up to the event is pretty remarkable. I can't imagine what this board would be like if a system like that started showing up on modeling almost a week out and came to fruition. Pretty sure the servers wouldn't be able to handle it. I was in college at ETSU. I remember the forecast for a heavy snow, but being from Nashville I took a chance and left for spring break to be with family and friends. I left that Friday, the 12th at the same time a buddy of mine at ETSU left to head to Danville, VA. I only saw light snow showers and flurries till late that night when backbuilding FINALLY edged into middle TN (we ended up with 2-3", but I remember drifts over 8'). A couple of weeks later I learned my buddy, who left at the same time, encountered heavy snows heading through SW VA and got stuck between here and home. He said the snow got heavy quick and he ended up spending a good chunk of spring break at a run down motel...
  15. tnweathernut

    2017-2018 Winter Observations

    Those pictures are AWESOME! Thanks for sharing.....
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