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    TN valley heavy rain/flooding week of Feb 17th

    The thunder and lightning show has been impressive here tonight, I was not expecting that. Big winter storm in 10 days, book it, done.
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    The Garden Thread

    Let's talk about gardening! I know we have quite a few gardeners around here. I'm sure we all have advice to share. Post what you're growing and let us see some pics! I'll edit this initial post over time and add any gardening links or resources that are relevant to our region. Some links: University of Tennessee Agricultural Extension Publications - Warm and cool season vegetable growing guides tailored for our area - Pages and pages of information on soil management and pest control - Good ideas for planning your garden USDA National Center for Home Food Preservation - THE source for proper canning guidelines to ensure food safety - Also covers drying, smoking, pickling, etc. Old World Garden Farms - An excellent source of information on vegetable gardening, canning, recipes, pallet projects, and other DIY - I'm a big fan of their "post hole digger" planting method, I've had great success with it Back To Eden Film - This film drives home the benefits of wood chip mulching and organic gardening in general - If you can stomach the religious stuff (not my thing) you can learn some good gardening methods that work Carvers Links: http://www.southernexposure.com http://www.seedsavers.org http://parkseed.com http://www.sandhillpreservation.com http://www.johnnyseeds.com http://www.pbs.org/wgbh/victorygarden/ http://leapingwatersfarm.com/?page_id=16. (Our meat CSA...highly recommend this.) http://www.seedsofchange.com
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    The Garden Thread

    Almost time to get mater seeds planted in the green house! I've used florescent tubes in the past but I'm gonna try to find some cheap LED lights on Amazon this go around. Planning to go probably 2/3rds Cherokee Purples and 1/3rd Pink Brandywines. The Purples seem to be more disease resistant at my location. Last year the Brandywines got that yellow blight and never did really recover properly. I'll supplement the seedlings with some other purchased plants from Lowes but I'm aiming for 100 or more in the ground this year.
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    Winter 'Tis the Season Banter Thread 2018-2019

    Oh lawdy mercy! https://www.dailymail.co.uk/news/article-6647815/Weather-forecast-map-tracking-polar-vortex-looks-uncannily-like-pair-breasts.html?utm_source=fark&utm_medium=website&utm_content=link&ICID=ref_fark
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    Winter 'Tis the Season Banter Thread 2018-2019

    Geography. This area is very hard to mathematically sort out variables that determine if the exact timing, precip amounts, and temps that produce borderline rain or snow. Couple that with the fact that climate is changing and historical patterns can't be relied on as heavily as they once were and it's just a tough thing to predict here. Models are friggin fantastic at predicting snow in many/most other areas, especially higher latitudes where these variables aren't a marginal. It's frustrating, but that's just the reality we live in here in the mid south. Best to just take it in stride and find humor in it I say.
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    1/28/19 - 1/29/19 Winter Storm Thread

    Awesome post, you're killing it around here lately man.
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    Dayton microscale lee side low/ revenge of the strat storm

    Congrats to all that got snow! What a crazy system to track with models all over the place. I didn't measure, but it looked like 1 to 2 inches here in west knoxville. Roads are fine. Very beautiful scene, I'm thankful.
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    1/28/19 - 1/29/19 Winter Storm Thread

    Puff puff pass my friend!
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    Winter 'Tis the Season Banter Thread 2018-2019

    Beautiful scene here in west Knox. An admin should be able to restore the deleted thread. WTF .
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    1/28/19 - 1/29/19 Winter Storm Thread

    Eh, the surface temps on this HRRR are rough. Don't think much would stick as modeled, although we might see a good bit falling.
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    1/28/19 - 1/29/19 Winter Storm Thread

    5z HRRR maybe beefier than 4z:
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    1/28/19 - 1/29/19 Winter Storm Thread

    The RAP ticked up a bit as well.
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    1/28/19 - 1/29/19 Winter Storm Thread

    4z HRRR totals at 10:1 ratio:
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    1/28/19 - 1/29/19 Winter Storm Thread

    Seems like it's changing over fairly quickly. Doubt much is sticking yet though. Anyone have ground truth to report?
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    1/28/19 - 1/29/19 Winter Storm Thread

    Well the 4z HRRR is beefier than previous run for the central and southern valley. Looks like a solid 3 inch dollop on TYS. All of this is voodoo though, who the hell knows.
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    1/28/19 - 1/29/19 Winter Storm Thread

    I don't know if the front stalled a bit on the plateau or if WU is just lagging on the update. Frozen seems to be catching up. 850s crashing?
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    1/28/19 - 1/29/19 Winter Storm Thread

    Up for a bit longer myself. Watching the Upper Cumberland change over to snow!
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    1/28/19 - 1/29/19 Winter Storm Thread

    If Weather Underground is accurate, it currently stretches from Monterey to Big South Fork.
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    1/28/19 - 1/29/19 Winter Storm Thread

    I need to clarify something, to see the reported temps you have to click around and find it on the side menu. The linked view is the Euro forecast. Sorry for any confusion.
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    1/28/19 - 1/29/19 Winter Storm Thread

    It has built in Euro, GFS, and NAM too! I have a computer hooked up to the living room TV and it's hypnotizing to watch that thing on a 65" screen.
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    1/28/19 - 1/29/19 Winter Storm Thread

    Posting this link again, it's a really good view of the cold air pressing in: https://www.windy.com/-Temperature-temp?temp,36.295,-86.797,8
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