Coach B

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  1. Day late, but mine is going tonight. Mix of red and white oak has the living room downright toasty. Kids were piled up in front of it all evening. My three year old told me recently he was only taking a bath if the stove was going. lol
  2. Day late, but mine is going tonight. Mix of red and white oak has the living room downright toasty. Kids were piled up in front of it all evening. My three year old told me recently he was only taking a bath if the stove was going. lol
  3. Coach B

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    Picked up .8" here outside of Lewisburg. Seems like pretty widespread 1/2" - 1" reports across middle TN.
  4. Tree guys are great if you can work it out. They can be a bit hit and miss. You can get a bunch dumped at once then nothing for awhile. I live in the woods so the vast majority of mine has been processed right here on the farm. However, the last couple of years I've lucked out with a couple of loggers and tree guys. Just pulled up with the truck and trailer and they've loaded me up with logs. Once you get a couple years ahead you can be more selective. I've burned wood for years in old smoke dragons but learned a ton about new stoves, wood processing, and equipment from the forums on Hearth.com
  5. Congrats! I'm sitting with my feet up by mine watching football right now. Nothing better. Just remember, for best results with these new stoves the wood needs to be well seasoned. By well seasoned I mean split and stacked for at least a year, and with oak, locust, and hickory two or three years is better. Get three years ahead on your firewood and you will have it made. As long as my health holds up I'll have a woodstove til I die. Bring on the cold, snow, and power outages. I'm ready!
  6. Getting our coldest period relative to normal to happen during the heart of winter could produce some magic even if its only for a few weeks. Most of us outside of the mountains can be happy with just a couple of decent snows as long as the ground stays covered for a while. Mid to late January seems to historically be the most likely time for that to happen anyway.
  7. OHX's NOWData page is missing a bunch of snowfall data from 95-05 as well. Wonder why????
  8. While it was the earliest snowfall at WFO KMEG their records only go back to 1987. Memphis has also had measureable snow at the other location on 11/2/1951, 11/4/1936, and 11/7/1991.
  9. Wow! At the time I considered 2010 to be one of the biggest wastes of potential in my lifetime . Of course last year ended up topping it. In 2010 OHX only recorded 7.1" of snow even with all of that cold. I had a little more at 9". It only seemed like a snowy winter because of the incredible snow drought leading up to it. Did you get a bunch of upslope that year? I do remember a bunch of trace events with very little accumulation.
  10. Interesting! Just to point out the variability that one or two systems can have on southeastern snow totals-both 1976-7 and 1977-8 were 20"+ snowfall years in Nashville.
  11. Actually, I have three stoves. Big wood boiler outside heats the whole house and water. A nice traditional wood stove in the living room which is my fav, and an old piece of junk in the barn. We cut and split all our own which I have always enjoyed. Been tougher lately to do with lots of kids running around, farm work, and a demanding job. The new wood stoves are incredibly efficient, can provide heat and a place to cook meals during a power outage, and are just nice to have on a cold winters night. If I don't run the inside stove for a few days the kids will start bugging me to build a fire. I'd recommend one to just about anyone. Everybody complains about electric and propain bills this time of year. While we just throw another load in and put out feet up by the fire with a 77 degree living room. Wood stacks are like money in the bank, only better.
  12. Pic of one way I enjoy the great outdoors in Tennessee. I have about 2" here in Marshall county. I need to cut a bunch more after all I've burned this winter.
  13. Nice write up on the New Year's Storm from 63/64 from OHX and HUN: http://www.srh.noaa.gov/news/display_cmsstory.php?wfo=ohx&storyid=96629&source=0