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  1. forgot to give a shoutout. among all the things i looked at (including looking at radar, other posts, and actually trying to look at the HRRR on an iphone se) this is the post I saw when i was making the decision to head up the mountain to Highlands or just continue up 441 and go to Maggie Valley.
  2. Wound up at 5400 at the entrance to Mile High Campground just off the Blue Ridge Parkway above Maggie Valley, and measured 4 inches of snow in one spot Saturday around 6pm. And i think it snowed another inch or so that night (based on what we saw at Soco Gap on Sunday) but can't vouch for that. All i can say is I was in light to mostly moderate to sometimes heavy snow from about 10am until after 8pm Saturday. it was amazing the difference in a couple hundred feet of elevation. While heavy ground (grass/tree) covering snow at 5400, almost nothing at 5000 (at least Sat during the day). Also learned a good lesson. Always bring sleeping bags, etc, even when its April 20 and you think you just might just chase to Highlands or something, because plans may change, and you may find yourself locked behind the gate at Soco gap above Maggie Valley on the Blue Ridge Parkway at 5000 feet in the dark at 8:30 with snow pouring. Also, pay attention to mile markers so you can tell someone exactly where you are if you have to call someone. I won't go into all the details, but we made it down, and I am thankful to whoever was in the silver Tundra? that showed us a back way off the parkway. What's odd is that when we went back Sunday, there was an additional gate that was closed that was not closed Saturday night. if that second gate had been closed i guess we may have had to camp overnight in the truck! My daughter actually enjoyed the excitement, so that was good, and it actually was a rush, but I'm just glad i didn't learn this lesson in say January or Feb!
  3. Pouring snow plott balsam overlook on blue ridge parkway
  4. thats pretty cool looking
  5. i'm watching this myself for my little meteorologist in my family Moto, so please keep updating, and if you could slide that map over toward highlands or maggie valley a bit i'd appreciate it! I guess i could look myself, but you are the man. and yes. about 3.5 inches of rain between midnight and noon here. crazy. clay creek falls is wild. Question, is this going to be convective type snow with the big fluffy flakes? heck its even fun to get under small hail in these setups if this is that kind. Also was orig thinking if we go anywhere we'd go tonight, but timing wise Ray seems to indicate the snow levels will be dropping more Sat evening.
  6. don't be too jealous, I haven't had snow imby in NE GA since Dec 2017. I did see snow few weeks ago heading through the upstate, but not till after Greenville. The good thing is, the older i get, the quicker summer comes and goes . (but also i guess winters seem quicker too on the other hand, but I'll worry about that next year).
  7. this is crazy. i'm actually thinking "when is this winter going to end", only because I know i'm going to be tempted to do another road trip! I had seen this on TT, but started getting excited when I saw Met1995 post about it and Moto too. Some other things that are lining up. my iphone weather app had snow icon for Saturday in Suches, Ray has been talking about it, and now WXSouth. Sheesh.
  8. daughter is really taking it hard no snow since Dec 2017. its about a 3 hour trip for me to get to soco gap above Maggie Valley. not really convenient to road trip today, and hoping for something next week, just curious what yall are seeing in addition to what Buckethead already reporting.
  9. Couldn't chase Sat night because of family obligations, so we left out of GA on Sunday morning, and headed up through Clayton toward Asheville. In hindsight probably should have gone up 85 and then to Asheville and maybe could have seen some falling before lunch. So we were between the front end and back end, and had to get back Sunday night. Saw snow on the ground soon as I crossed the county line out of Lumpkin co. Waynesville was lot of snow, and Asheville was beautiful. We walked all around and even found a place open to eat pizza, so not too bad. Even though nothing falling from the sky, decided to go home via Hendersonville and I 85 cause had seen they got hit pretty hard . (didn't have time to head toward Beech/Boone). Stopped at Ingles in H-ville and the snow piles were crazy. Kids got to play in the fresh snow there and sled a bit. They all said it was the deepest they'd ever walked in, so that was good. it was like cement. I would have loved to see that come down. I am about to write a break up letter to snow, cause seems i just can not re-create that 18 inches i experienced in the second grade. But its my fault, not the snow. One day, One day, I am going to get in a two footer. I may have to retire first. But I did just want to say congrats to all in this thread, cause I enjoy following and reading all winter long, and am happy that I think most of you got a widespread hammering. Here's to hoping for more of the same as we get into the heart of winter. One thing I really enjoyed was watching this thing modeled way out on the FV3, and not really believing it, and wondering if this new model was just crazy, or this was just good timing for it to make its winter debut.
  10. NGTim

    Mid to Long Term Discussion 2018

    thats good will need it to melt that 20 inches i'm gonna get at my house in N GA on the 9th and 10th according to the 12z GFS. I know, I know, clown map, misrepresentation of snow vs other p types, 10 days out, etc. But gosh its cool to look at as todays run is as close as I'll get to something like that.
  11. it is actually snowing here in Dahlonega GA. its really really really small, but i can see it in the floodlights.
  12. NGTim

    Hurricane Michael

    Fox24 has a pic of a supposed touchdown in Ft. Valley, but can't tell where. i was following it cause my parents live off Hwy 96 west of the Ft. Valley.
  13. this thread is not the same without you, but thanks to your influence its still the coolest thread around. Hope you have been getting a lot of snow.
  14. yeah i'm surprised there was not a thread. it must be like when ski resorts close when there's still good snow on the mountain, because in the flatlands its 60 or 70 degrees and everyone's thinking spring. Hope you guys get a good one.
  15. speaking of snow totals. i suspect many of you have seen that snow pole outside of Freds at Beech. its impressive. I've been trying to find where that data is kept in a tabular format.