Blue Ridge

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  • Birthday 05/17/1992

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  1. The first wave strengthened as it moved north and east, bringing quite a bit of lightning to the Tri-Cities. We had roughly five minutes of absolutely torrential rain with a breeze that sent sheets onto the window. It sounded for all the world like someone spraying the window with a garden hose from a few feet away. As for the second wave which featured the line responsible for the warning around Knoxville, I saw velocities as high as 84 MPH depicted just prior to the warning's issuance. KMRX's beam height is roughly 2500-3000 ft at that point, so there was likely no ground truth. That said... 0100 AM NON-TSTM WND GST 4.3 W GATLINBURG 35.72N 83.57W 12/30/2019 M84 MPH SEVIER TN MESONET COVE MOUNTAIN OBSERVATION SITE RECORDED AN 84 MPH GUST. THE HIGHEST SUSTAINED WIND WAS 34 MPH.
  2. If nothing else, this lends additional credence to the viability of analogs as a (general) forecasting tool. That said, it's comical at this point.
  3. We were in Knoxville yesterday as well! Grabbed brunch at Balter Beerworks and then attended a wedding at The Standard. The car showed 76F in sunshine near Jeff City on 40.
  4. It appears to move south midway through the radar loop. Given its linear nature and odd movement, my assumption is it's a mesoscale boundary of some sort. Those loops are a nice reminder of how sweet a snow shield this would be.
  5. Tornado on the ground in southern MS: The National Weather Service in Jackson has issued a * Tornado Warning for... Southern Lincoln County in south central Mississippi... Southeastern Franklin County in southwestern Mississippi... * Until 345 PM CST. * At 250 PM CST, a confirmed tornado was located near Smithdale, or 8 miles north of Liberty, moving northeast at 35 mph. HAZARD...Damaging tornado and half dollar size hail. SOURCE...Radar confirmed tornado. IMPACT...Flying debris will be dangerous to those caught without shelter. Mobile homes will be damaged or destroyed. Damage to roofs, windows, and vehicles will occur. Tree damage is likely. * This tornadic storm will be near... Little Springs around 305 PM CST. Center Point around 310 PM CST. West Lincoln around 325 PM CST. Bogue Chitto around 330 PM CST. Enterprise around 335 PM CST. PRECAUTIONARY/PREPAREDNESS ACTIONS... To repeat, a tornado is on the ground. TAKE COVER NOW! Move to a basement or an interior room on the lowest floor of a sturdy building. Avoid windows. If you are outdoors, in a mobile home, or in a vehicle, move to the closest substantial shelter and protect yourself from flying debris.
  6. See, I always thought that when a report is tagged “911 call center,” it’s a report simply forwarded by dispatch. That it’s a report physically measured at the call center makes so much more sense. Unicoi’s 911 center is the same way, I believe, and that explains why reports from there often seem incredibly low.
  7. I'm always hesitant when the source is "911 call center." Far too vague, IMO, and likely a collection of estimates. Oddly enough, they included my report in a separate LSR even though I forgot to include my spotter ID. Yet, my previous reports w/ spotter tag this season were summarily ignored. ‾\_(ツ)_/‾
  8. My wife, a native of Greeneville, often mentioned the Snow Bubble™ to the point that it became a household joke (hence the trademark symbol :D). Then we decided to move there for a couple of years. Those winters made me believe. Friends in Tusculum and points north and east would do well. Seems like there's at least a 25% difference between downtown and Tusculum during many events. Greene County has several microclimates and is an absolutely fascinating study.
  9. 1.5" at home in Jboro. The last couple of bands absolutely ripped as they raced the dry air. Roughly an inch at the office in Greeneville. Not nearly as much on trees/bushes. The Greeneville Snow Bubble™ is no joke.
  10. GFS ripping fatties confirmed. But we already knew that.
  11. Just spoke to my parents in Erwin. Few flakes but that’s it. Not much else. Much of the county has been dry-slotted all evening. Looks like the same has occurred in Carter and Johnson Counties as well. Makes that map even funnier.
  12. They quoted 13:53 ET obs. TYS fell to 39, CHA to 37, and TRI to 43.
  13. 43/43 as of 1415 in Greeneville. Heavy bands moving through are still 100% rain.
  14. I'm encouraged with how often those BFH (big friggin' highs) are showing up thus far. To your point, valley magic can and does happen with an active southern jet and a BFH. Still a lot of needle-threading necessary, but those factors at least keep us in the game.