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EastKnox

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    Knoxville, TN

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  1. EastKnox

    Spring-Summer Observations 2019

    Yesterday around 5 pm, it appeared to me that a few cumulus had formed in the wake of the smoke. I wondered if the smoke/heat provided a little extra lift in that area, but thought I was nuts for thinking so. I was in the powell area around 8 pm when that second trailing storm passed south of the fire and noticed on radar (and outside observations) that the outflow boundary from the second cell pushed the smoke further north into the halls and powell area. The smell was distinct.
  2. EastKnox

    Spring/Summer Banter Thread 2019

    Just posting to make sure this subform is still working. MRX WWA stands out like a sore thumb.
  3. Found this gem from WFO Louisville for all of you severe weather trackers. SvrWx_Fcstg_TipSheet.pdf
  4. EastKnox

    Spring/Summer Banter Thread 2019

    That's why I put question marks because it doesn't exactly line up (obviously the map isn't designed to be to scale). The vertical drops seem to match dam heights, but the placement relative to other features doesn't seem to fit in correctly. Here are some longitude coordinates of the dams: Norris: -84.1, Fontana: -83.8, Ft. Loudoun: -84.2, Chickamauga: -85.2, Watts Bar: -84.8. Also interesting in this graphic, Knoxville is set too far east. On the map it is -83.4ish, in reality it is -83.8 (confluence of Holston and French Broad Rivers). Weather must be slow when we are dissecting a river watershed graphic.
  5. EastKnox

    Spring/Summer Banter Thread 2019

    Ok, ok...one more and I won't beat the dead horse any longer. Excerpts from this article on cnn.com : https://www.cnn.com/2019/03/05/us/alabama-tornado-survivor/index.html ----------------------- "He's pretty banged up .Really sore. He said that he heard some loud noises. He didn't even know that there was bad weather in the area. I didn't know either," she said. "My mom told me there was supposed to be bad thunderstorms, possible tornadoes. But I mean, we hear that quite often whenever it rains bad down here," ------------------------ So sad that people choose not to be aware of potential bad weather. They did make a good point in the article that they mostly watch Netflix, so maybe not be exposed to local bulletins. I think social media fills that gap, however, there are too many social media weathermen posting model data to the masses and each of those posts becomes "another time when the weatherman was wrong" in their minds. I did chuckle a bit when reading the part of the second quote above equating tornado watches with heavy rain. I often wonder how many people think that way.
  6. EastKnox

    Spring/Summer Banter Thread 2019

    First of all, thoughts and prayers for families and communities that experienced loss of life and property yesterday in Alabama. Next, does anyone else get annoyed that the media overplays the "we only had 5 minutes warning" statements? Yes, the actual tornado warnings were issued at 1:58 p.m. local time about 7 minutes before the tornado touched down. But with SPC pinpointing that area with outlooks a few days prior, Enhanced risk the day before and Tornado Watch at 11:04 a.m. local, there was plenty of warning that this could be a possibility. I know I'm tuned into the weather because I love watching it, but I think more and more people are becoming complacent with watches and warnings and largely ignoring them. The WFO's are in a tough spot between calling too many warnings and having people become immune to them - then waiting too late to call warnings and response times are not adequate.
  7. EastKnox

    Winter 'Tis the Season Banter Thread 2018-2019

    Yes is the short answer. The posted picture is a mosaic of 19 different photos of a more "zoomed in" view of the moon. Each one of the 19 photos was created using approx 3000 images in a row at a high frame rate...essentially a video. The stacking software identified the quality of the 3000 images and only the best 2000ish were kept to be stacked and then processed before combining into the final mosaic. I spent about an hour behind the telescope (old 8" reflector) and camera (ZWO ASI120MC-S) and then another couple of hours in various post processing software to get the final result. This was my first attempt at this kind of imaging and I aim to do another if we ever see clear skies again.
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    Winter 'Tis the Season Banter Thread 2018-2019

    All that nice work and he forgot to rotate it....haha. I did a similar photo (composite of about 40k images) for the January 2018 supermoon. On a side note...last day of meteorological winter. This thread will be done soon.
  9. EastKnox

    Winter 'Tis the Season Banter Thread 2018-2019

    I would cash in on this and trade it for the next 3 winters.
  10. EastKnox

    Winter 'Tis the Season Banter Thread 2018-2019

    Holston - I think you are onto something in your speculation post. It appears that Maui's fish hook has appeared on the MJO.
  11. EastKnox

    The Garden Thread

    I love the Cherokee Purples. I haven't been able to put out a garden for the last 2 years but if I get a chance to grow a few tomatoes this year, Cherokee Purples it is.
  12. EastKnox

    Tn Valley Severe Weather 2018-19

    Getting closer to the event, I particularly enjoy studying the actual and model soundings for a given location for severe wx; since tons of data is to be had in just one picture.
  13. Thanks for putting this here, I had wondered if there was an easy way to put that part of the discussion into this thread.
  14. EastKnox

    Dayton microscale lee side low/ revenge of the strat storm

    Ended up with 1" in East Knoxville.
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