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    Pisgah Forest, NC

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  1. BlueRidgeFolklore

    2018/2019 Mountains and Foothills Fall/Winter Thread

    It felt warmer this morning when I got up at 5a than it does now. Wind is picking up.
  2. BlueRidgeFolklore

    Mid to Long Term Discussion 2018

    Exactly my thoughts. There are plenty of guys that someone could go after but Robert isn't of them.
  3. BlueRidgeFolklore

    Hurricane Michael

    Zirconia NC?
  4. BlueRidgeFolklore

    Hurricane Michael

    Same rings true for WNC as well. I always think back to Ivan and Frances hitting days apart, and the sheer flooding it caused around here.
  5. BlueRidgeFolklore

    Searching for Fall

    Not much changes on the 06z GFS however did notice the cool down starting earlier for the upper South with some cool air seeping in just east of mountains at hr180 for Virginia, NWNC and WNC.
  6. BlueRidgeFolklore

    Searching for Fall

    To be fair, that was Halloween night going into November 1st. I grew up in and have lived in these mountains my entire life. Even here it doesn't snow in October until late October if at all, and usually at high elevations. To that point, I remember plenty of Halloween's with my children, trick or treating in shorts and short sleeves, and sweating, even here in the mountains. Heat in October is normal. Yes this heat is rather extreme due to its unwavering nature but heat now isn't abnormal. This weather pattern has some of you vexed and thinking irrationally. It'll change folks. Probably sooner than later. Hang in there.
  7. BlueRidgeFolklore

    Searching for Fall

    You're putting stock in a 15 day forecast from the Weather Channel? Things are getting desperate around here.
  8. BlueRidgeFolklore

    2018/2019 Mountains and Foothills Fall/Winter Thread

    Morning fog in August was always a big one, as well as the mast crop and size of the shells on the acorns. Old timers used to believe that if the shell on the acorns extended lower on the nut itself then it would be a harsh winter. My granddad personally believed that animals could tell us more about pending weather than anything else. He believed animals had a sixth sense developed specifically for the elements. How could they survive without it? If birds, squirrels and rodents were working harder than normal in the fall, winter was going to be cold. If their coats in October were thick and bushy, you can bet it was going to be cold. Ironically, I was hunting the other day and saw plenty of deer losing their summer coat despite how hot it has been. Rarely have I seen that in this weather. I wonder if grandaddy's folklore will ring true this year.
  9. BlueRidgeFolklore

    2018 Mountains and Foothills Spring/Summer thread

    Models hinting at a decent cool down coming next week heading into October. First taste of fall? Let's hope.
  10. BlueRidgeFolklore

    2018 Mountains and Foothills Spring/Summer thread

    Are we expecting things to eventually pick back up again?
  11. BlueRidgeFolklore

    Hurricane Florence

    That was at Sugar Mountain, wasn't it? Mike puts on a show everytime he comes to NC.
  12. BlueRidgeFolklore

    2018 Mountains and Foothills Spring/Summer thread

    I did notice that although marginal, the NHC on their 11p update adjusted their cone slightly further west for WNC, than it was at 5p.
  13. BlueRidgeFolklore

    2018 Mountains and Foothills Spring/Summer thread

    It's about to get nasty along the escarpment.
  14. BlueRidgeFolklore

    Major Hurricane Florence: STORM MODE THREAD

    I read somewhere that a person has died in Lenoir County as well, plugging in a generator. That would make 4.
  15. If you're asking a New Yorker, compared to Sandy, this storm was a bust.
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