NCummingWx93

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  • Birthday 02/25/1984

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    Cumming, GA (40 miles NNE of Downtown ATL) Elev: 1220'
  1. You are referring to February 16-17, 2015. Rain all day here in Forsyth at 32.5-33.0, but then by 3pm or so the temp fell to 31 giving east Cherokee to South Forsyth to North Gwinnett N/Eward their biggest icestorm in 10 years. That night I had lightning mistaken for transformers blowing. Lost power the whole night. Not predicted, FFC had to play catchup with winter storm warnings. Not sure about the low or the strength of the high associated with it and it was a hybrid, so that just tells me that we DON'T need a perfect high in a perfect location to get an icestorm down here. The wedge is sometimes an unpredictable beast and defies forecasts often. Just wonder what will happen in North GA Monday. I'm assuming since precip is forecast to begin before solar heating begins, that will help keep temps/dp's in check or will the wedge already be weakening with WAA increasing even early monday morning?
  2. Could Monday morning end up like the January 25, 2013 event? Same setup I think. Very cold/dry airmass in place that friday morning (cold high pressure wedge centered in the Carolinas) when precip moved in. strong WAA sent temps surging into the 60s as far east as east AL while the Carolinas and N GA stayed AOB freezing with winter precip. I wonder what could be different with this system? http://www.srh.noaa.gov/ffc/?n=icestorm_01252013
  3. Been 30.7 for about 30 minutes now with a persistent very light freezing drizzle. Measured about .15-.20" on the bottom side of a branch that had the thickest accumulation. Not too bad considering it's 40 in Atlanta. That is just crazy to me. I love in-situ CAD! It's basically a mini micro-climate in N GA that brings icestorms to my area while Atlanta stays well above freezing. Such an interesting phenomenon that we get here! Also crazy was the high temperature spread today, and Atlanta and Peachtree City had cloudcover first too. I only hit 35.9, Atlanta hit 45 and Peachtree City hit 50!
  4. 31.6 here just NW of Cumming with icicyles on trees/powerlines. Appears I'm right on the line between all rain and freezing rain. Crazy how it's 42 in Atlanta.
  5. 16.6/36.1 here today. Currently 29.2/13. Hoping for earliest arrival of clouds/precip for a first winter event tomorrow.
  6. Lookout, How do you think I'll fare on the NW side of Cumming? Given everything I've seen, I'm literally right on the line between almost no accumulation and a half inch or so. Is it gonna be a very fine line in Forsyth County from north to south do you think? I'm about 5 miles south of Dawson. I get off work at 3 so hoping it's not too bad at that time but I'm fearing it could be. BTW as a side note, things will definitely not have a hard time accumulating if it does in fact get down to freezing during precip. Yesterday my high was only 31.0, this morning it was 16.6, today's high only 36.1 and now down to 32.6, so everything is basically frozen.
  7. Winter Storm Watch URGENT - WINTER WEATHER MESSAGE NATIONAL WEATHER SERVICE PEACHTREE CITY GA 828 PM EST MON JAN 18 2016 GAZ004-190930- /O.NEW.KFFC.WS.A.0001.160120T0900Z-160121T0600Z/ WHITFIELD- 828 PM EST MON JAN 18 2016 ...WINTER STORM WATCH IN EFFECT FROM LATE TUESDAY NIGHT THROUGH LATE WEDNESDAY NIGHT... THE NATIONAL WEATHER SERVICE IN PEACHTREE CITY HAS ISSUED A WINTER STORM WATCH...WHICH IS IN EFFECT FROM LATE TUESDAY NIGHT THROUGH LATE WEDNESDAY NIGHT. * LOCATIONS...AREAS GENERALLY ALONG AND NORTH OF A LINE FROM DALTON TO ELLIJAY TO CLEVELAND. * HAZARD TYPES...ACCUMULATING FREEZING RAIN...SLEET...AND SNOW. * ACCUMULATIONS...SNOW AND SLEET ACCUMULATIONS OF UP TO 2 INCHES. ICE ACCUMULATIONS UP TO ONE TENTH OF AN INCH WITH ISOLATED AMOUNTS AS HIGH AS TWO TENTHS OF AN INCH. * TIMING...4 AM WEDNESDAY TO 1 AM THURSDAY * IMPACTS...ACCUMULATIONS OF SNOW...SLEET...AND FREEZING RAIN MAY MAKE TRAVEL DIFFICULT OR IMPOSSIBLE BEGINNING WEDNESDAY MORNING AND CONTINUING INTO WEDNESDAY NIGHT.
  8. My forecast high was 34 today, only hit 31. Definintely didn't expect to stay below freezing. Now down to 25.9. Probably looking at around 15 in the morning. Dp is only 9
  9. Looks like our first decent shot in N GA. Will we have a SFC high in the NE to add to wedging or are we relying strictly on wet-bulbing to lock in an in-situ wedge? I have a hunch that my forecast high of 42 on wed will bust if we do in fact get precip in here early enough, and when it starts, the temperature won't recover, once in-situ damming is locked in place; especially for those of us N/E of ATL.
  10. Yeah, probably just grasping on straws this far south, although when people say ATL I always visualize the airport which is the snow/ice-less airport of the south it seems. Maybe February will treat the deep south better.
  11. Is there any chance that CAD with this storm could be stronger than progged and even the N ATL 'Burbs could get in on something wintry or are we guaranteed a cold rain here? Sorry if this is considered an IMBY question but just wondering.
  12. So, my VP2 fan died a few months back so I'm gonna purchase a new one. Looking at the fan motor replacement directions sheet, it says if you use batteries, the fan will run even at night, but without batteries, it will run at its strongest when there is sun and go off at night. Isn't the entire purpose of a fan to combat the effects of the sun by cooling the inside of the shield during the day when the sun is out? How does that have anything to do with designing the fan to run even at night, albeit at a slower pace? Also, I know any kind of wind at night keeps your temp up from mixing. So, wouldn't the fan blowing at night (on a still night with no gradient winds) serve to keep the air mixed and the temperature warmer than it otherwise would be if it were totally still inside the shield? Any responses to these questions will be much appreciated. Just trying to understand here.
  13. I'm currently 44.0/38. Gonna need some good rates to get any snow here. Good luck to the Mnts. Doesn't look good for the northern 'burbs of ATL.
  14. I'm not sure why this happened but we've gotten tons more rain than forecast... my VP2 says I've received 1.79" since about 6am, which means my Cocorahs guage likely has around or almost 2" in it. This when I was forecast to get around half an inch. Hopefully Sunday morning's "system" overperforms as well.
  15. The sfc high is about 1040mb so pretty strong and I know how wedges are sometimes under forecast but the strong southerly flow ahead of it is pretty strong which will limit its progression SWward I assume. Enjoy the wedge in NC. Meanwhile warm humid tropical southerly flow in GA.