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  1. BlunderStorm

    Winter 2018-2019 Observations

    I figured since meteorological winter was just around the corner I'd go ahead and get the new observations topic ready. Let the season begin!
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    Winter 2018-2019 Observations

    That's encouraging news to read up here. Precip is closing in and will arrive in ~30 minutes. Whether it will be snow, sleet, or rain at the onset is yet to be seen. I measured a temperature of 30 when I left home at eight.
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    January 2019 Medium/Long Range Pattern Discussion

    Essentially a freezing hurricane. At that point I would say you would probably want to barricade your doors and windows.
  4. BlunderStorm

    January 2019 Medium/Long Range Pattern Discussion

    Perhaps a quick burst before a quick transition? I love it when these surprise events are shown but they rarely pan out.
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    January 2019 Medium/Long Range Pattern Discussion

    Ahhh, that hits the spot. I've had enough of this holiday warmth.
  6. BlunderStorm

    Winter 2018-2019 Observations

    After 3 A.M. I had to tap out for the night. I briefly woke up at 5 and only sleet had fell. Supposedly my family said they saw some snow falling but only enough to be considered a trace. While I was asleep the temperature spiked to 37 and is now 35. Up to 3706' on the mountains I see no snow.
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    Winter 2018-2019 Observations

    The temperature upticked to 32. Right now it is all virga. The radar looks better than any model right now so that's good.
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    Winter 2018-2019 Observations

    Currently sitting steady at 30. I wonder if John has seen anything? Oh and as for the radar that is definitely an ostrich.
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    Winter 2018-2019 Observations

    Today's low temperature was 14 with a heavy frost. Any grass that grew just got taken care of if yesterdays snow wasn't enough. EDIT: I went back and realized the station recorded a temperature of 12 before sunrise.
  10. BlunderStorm

    Winter 'Tis the Season Banter Thread 2018-2019

    Nothing of any observational or speculative value. I am really hoping this storm comes in low and the dry slot is overblown at the onset of the storm. As of now in order here it looks like snow showers early Saturday morning before it dries out and remains overcast for the rest of the morning and afternoon. Maybe I record a few tenths of an inch. This is followed by precipitation filling in again during the evening starting as a mix and transitioning to rain by midnight. Sunday is entirely characterized by steady temps in the mid 30's with rain showers and a lot of cursing the sky. (lol) Just as things begin to dry out early on Monday a few snow showers pass by with lingering flurries up until noon on Monday amounting to a dusting. Eh, I'll take it.
  11. BlunderStorm

    Winter 2018-2019 Observations

    A good dusting on the ground this morning. Certainly more than the few rogue flakes I was expecting. It was Enough to record it as 0.1 inches. The low temp was 18.
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    January 2019 Medium/Long Range Pattern Discussion

    Ahh, it's looking like it's at last time to rise from my warm malaise.
  13. BlunderStorm

    Winter 2018-2019 Observations

    Good golly... The high for New Years Eve 2018 is 72. That's probably a record broken!
  14. BlunderStorm

    Winter 2018-2019 Observations

    25F with Calm winds and a partly sunny sky. Not a white Christmas but certainly silver one. The ground is coated in a heavy layer of frost and snow is visible on the higher mountaintops over 3,000 ft.
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    Winter 'Tis the Season Banter Thread 2018-2019

    I wish you all a Merry Christmas!
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    Winter 2018-2019 Observations

    Already half an inch on the grass in Honaker. It's still 33 though and the pavement is having none of it. haha.
  17. BlunderStorm

    Winter 2018-2019 Observations

    It's fell fast to 35 and is now mixing. Sundown along with the continuation of the CAA should send it below freezing hopefully. Update: Wow, that was quick. As of 3:00 it is 33 and mostly snow. A little colder than modeled.
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    Winter 2018-2019 Observations

    40F at 2100ft. It's going to be an uphill battle for snow here. At least the solar could not possibly be anymore favorable. Happy winter solstice! The exact time is 5:23 PM this year.
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    Winter 'Tis the Season Banter Thread 2018-2019

    Up here I could have a legit winter weather advisory event if the temps drop fast enough. I've been keeping quiet about it so maybe it won't jinx me.
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    December 2018 Pattern And Forecast Discussion

    At that point when we are talking about such localized areas the idea of microscale meteorology comes into play. Where even the hills begin to cause a significant effect on the weather in a given location. The truth is the effects of these mountains are always in play always affecting the weather. It's just that winter storms especially with borderline temperatures can better visualize this effect with the amount of snow. A difference between 72 and 75 degrees is negligible but a difference between 32 and 35 degrees can mean all the difference between a dreary day with some snowflakes passing by and being absolutely buried. In a few years time in this hobby I have learned to respect the influence of terrain on microclimates. This storm only furthered my perception of the importance of location especially in regions with mountainous terrain. It leaves me to wonder how anyone could accurately forecast for an area in a major mountain range like the Rockies or Alps.
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    Winter 'Tis the Season Banter Thread 2018-2019

    John did I believe.
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    Winter 2018-2019 Observations

    I only recorded a low of 16 this morning. Was there an inversion? I can believe the airport and Abingdon could have reached their low's respectively but I am very doubtful of the other two low temps. As for the earthquake, I have nothing to report except catching Z's. I wish I had felt it.
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    December 2018 Pattern And Forecast Discussion

    So temperature wise where do we stand across the forum and how do you all think we will stand by the end of the month?
  24. BlunderStorm

    December 8-10 Storm Discussion

    The map really nails the Clinch, Powell, and South Holston snow holes. It is right on the dot with my 3" total.
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    December 8-10 Storm Obs

    Snow depth wise I peaked this morning at 2.8". Snow Accumulation wise yesterday afternoon I peaked at 2.4" before drizzle melted it for a little over an hour to 2.2". So a little over half an inch fell around midnight. If I add up the 0.2" lost to melting and the additional snow I get 3". Mission achieved haha!
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