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  1. Finally made it to 1 inch IMBY on I-40 a few miles east of Kingston. I am right in that heavy band, so it is coming down pretty well, but very small flakes. I just saw that rarest of rare beasts...a snow plow...scraping in front of my house on Lawnville Rd. Oh my!
  2. MRX just issued a Special Weather Statement for Roane County and counties south of here. Probably just to be cautious and at least mention the possibility of a dusting to an inch. I really have no idea what to expect here. I have a feeling someone, somewhere is going to get a surprise or two.
  3. We ended up with about 2 inches just east of Kingston. The sun is already starting to melt it despite the cold temps. I'm so happy that most of were able to cash in a bit. Onward to the next storm...may the odds be ever in our favor!
  4. Nice moderate snowfall with good sized flakes near Kingston. 23 degrees. I'll take it! Time to break out the happy water, wrap in my snuggie and keep my nose pressed to the window.
  5. Light snow just west of Kingston, *maybe* 1/2 inch on the ground so far. Roads appear to be just wet. I live on a secondary road and no one is having any problems. In fact, they are speeding through here as usual.
  6. MRX disco from a few minutes ago not showing much love for the valley, and just a wink and a tease for the rest... Area forecast discussion National Weather Service Morristown Tennessee 320 PM EST Wed Jan 4 2017 Short term /tonight and Thursday/... drier air quickly moving into the region this afternoon, creating a mostly clear sky overnight. This will allow temperatures to drop into the low to mid 20s over much of the region due to the good radiational cooling. Some mid to high clouds will move in late tonight into Thursday morning ahead of an Arctic front that is progged to move east into the region late Thursday afternoon and evening. Some peaks of sunshine will allow highs to warm into the 40s ahead of this boundary, but colder air will quickly filter in behind it. Latest forecast has the boundary pushing into the northern plateau and Cumberland mountains between 18-21z, quickly changing any light rain with it to snow for the evening commute. This trend will continue into the evening hours and after sunset as these broad areas of snow will overspread the area. A Winter Weather Advisory has been issued for the northern plateau and Cumberland mtns from 21z Thursday to 12z Friday and across much of the rest of the area from 00-12z (addressed below). Long term /Thursday night through Wednesday/... a clipper system will dive southeast from the northern plains tonight and will be cross the southern appalachian region Thursday night into Friday morning. This is a fast moving upper trough but should have enough sub-freezing air and enough moisture to produce some accumulating snow across much of the mrx forecast area. Typically greater snowfall accumulation is expected on the higher terrain features including the Cumberland Plateau, southwest Virginia, and the mountains along the Tennessee and North Carolina border. In these areas, snowfall totals should be at least one to two inches, although some of the higher terrain across southwest Virginia could pick up two to four inches. Would expect amounts around one inch in the Tri-Cities area by daybreak Friday with totals around one half to one inch across the Great Valley from around Knoxville northeast into the Tri-Cities region. Of course, this would cause some travel difficulties with overnight snowfall and temperatures dropping into the 20s. Although the deeper moisture and lift would be exiting early in the day Friday, enough lower level moist air and cold air advection should be in place to keep some light snow or flurries going through mid day. The next system that will have a minor impact on our forecast area will be a short wave driving east through the lower Mississippi Valley Friday night and across the southeast Atlantic coastal states by Saturday morning. The forecast ideology utilized a compromise between the weaker and farther east GFS and the stronger European model (ecmwf) which features a deepening surface low much closer to the southeast Atlantic coast. In this scenario, most of the deep moisture and short wave lift will be south and east of the mrx forecast area. Thus, used a thin stripe of pops aligned along the far east Tennessee mountains with the highest probabilities at 50 percent for light snow on the mountain terrain. This system moves out quickly with skies clearing by Saturday afternoon. A dry regime persists for a rather lengthy period behind the departing storm system. The forecast area should enjoy more sun than clouds from Saturday afternoon through Tuesday afternoon. However, it will be very cold with a northerly flow pulling Arctic air into the region well into Monday. Highs will not make it above freezing for most of the area through the weekend, but will recover to at least the mid to upper 30s on Monday. Another upper trough and surface frontal system will be pressing into the eastern U.S. Tuesday night into Wednesday which should help boost high temperatures back into the 40s on Tuesday and lower to middle 50s on Wednesday. Of course, more rain will be in the forecast during this final part of the extended as it is lifted ahead of the system cold front.
  7. MrWolf, is that a warm nose starting to appear in the valley?
  8. I think I am going to try the pink Brandywine again. I bought seeds from Baker Creek Heirloom Seeds (rareseeds.com) last year but out of the 16 seeds I planted there was only one survivor and it just never did very well. I got a couple of tomatoes from it. I am not sure what went wrong, I’ve had GREAT germination rates from most of the other seeds I’ve bought from them. I will be planting Bonny Best, which usually produce like gangbusters for me. Also Rutgers, Beefsteak, Pantano Romanesco, Mortgage Lifter, and Hartman’s Yellow Gooseberry (VERY prolific and delicious yellow cherry tomato). I usually like to try one or two new varieties per year as an experiment. I think I am going to try one called “Break O Day” this year that is supposed to be a “workhorse” of a tomato. We’ll see. I will probably be starting the seeds this weekend. The past several years they have been ready to put in the garden after about 6 weeks, so hopefully that will be about right.
  9. Stove, what varieties of tomatoes are you growing this year?
  10. Containers should work just fine. I've grown them in 5 gallon buckets before and had them actually produce more tomatoes than the ones in my raised beds! Just make sure to stake them well or put a tomato cage on them and you should be good to go.
  11. Ruh roh. Winds picking up here in Roane county. Big treetops starting to sway quite a bit and snow is blowing off the top of my garage. Keeping my fingers crossed to not lose power. I'm prepared if I do...but man it would be a pain.
  12. This is WONDERFUL! Thanks so much! I agree with the pinning request.
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