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About kvskelton

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  • Birthday 11/02/1964

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  1. A'ight (© Jeremy Pruitt) now, I need y'all's help. Y'all know I don't ask for much, but this is important...at least to me. A week from Wednesday (Feb 6th) I leave TRI and fly to Vancouver, BC. Once there I'm rendezvousing with a special lady friend and 4 members of her family & the next morning we fly from Vancouver to Cancun for a week. That's right; this East TN redneck is going from arctic cold to 80 degree Gulf of Mexico sun! Now, the favor. No, I'm not asking for a donation to a Go Fund Me page to cover possible bail money in Mexico...actually that's not a bad idea, but I digress...nor am I asking for help paying for the 5 gallon bucket of sunscreen I'm going to need since it's February and I look like I've been wading in Clorox...and I'm definitely not asking y'all to chip in to buy my Lady a new pair of glasses, which I promise I didn't destroy (twice) to prevent her from getting a good look at me in focus... All I ask is that while the entire forum is getting whipped up into a frenzy doing a "bring on the arctic, thundersnow, Antediluvian style blizzard of apocalyptic proportions" dance, could you please, PLEASE exempt an airplane's width path out of TRI for me on the 6th??? That's all I'm asking! Well, if I could have the ability to make it to the TRI that morning without having to ride a mammoth, that'd be great too. I'm coming back on the 16th but don't rightly care if I make it back on time or not, so taking care of the 6th alone will be great! Thanks in advance for your help...
  2. Anyone know a good cardiologist? This Vol/Vandy game is KILLING me!
  3. I've been following NE TN weather for so long I thought what Carvers posted above was a legitimate wintertime forecast! Thanks to all for the great discussion in this thread! I hope many of our forum members can score on this one. It's always a crapshoot in my area at this time of year. As often stated by another member (can't remember for sure but I think also Carvers), when you have lots of options, bet the climo. Good luck to all in the Valley and welcome to all the new posters who've arrived during this thread. Nice to see y'all!
  4. Light snow shower falling in downtown Kingsport at the moment. Nice to have some wintery precip for the second time this early in the season!
  5. Okay, if anyone is looking for a great Christmas gift for me, I'd like this framed and matted to hang in my office for those days when I come in from working outside in 90+ degree heat! I hope someone hits the jackpot in our forum area from this system, even if this insanity doesn't verify!
  6. In all fairness, it would be Buffalo Trace and I only smoke if I'm on fire! Good to see you here Stove! (My apologies for the OT post folks. No more of those from me today!)
  7. Maybe, maybe not. Us old folks remember the Blizzard of '93 like it was yesterday (I hate to admit I was already 28 years old when it hit). While it wouldn't be the "same type of storm" this run verifying would be in the same league with it for being a memorable event! I hope to live long enough to see another 20"+ snow in our area and be able to enjoy it! LOL Of course I'm already at the age where if I die tomorrow no one will go "Oh he was so YOUNG!" We've all been through these runs before and know how crucial each little wiggle and/or wobble can be. I'm just going to sit back and enjoy this run until the next one breaks my heart. Or not. Thanks for all the great disco folks!!!
  8. Had a solid dusting in the Colonial Heights area of Kingsport by noon (meaning on the ground as well as raised surfaces). There wasn't much of anything when I left at 8am. Very nice surprise! And as Carver's mentioned, not much at all in downtown Kingsport proper.
  9. 1952??? Holy crap, that's even older than ME! Have no fear my friends, I'm scheduled to fly to Vancouver, BC around New Years and then to Mexico in mid-February...I can guarantee awful snow/ice/inland typhoons and possibly plagues of locusts for those time frames! Separated by periods of 90 degree droughts, of course. Excellent disco in this, and the Fall/Winter threads! Thanks for all of your hard work, as always!
  10. From MRX, nothing earth shattering but a reminder of how the area could be affected even before the remnants of Florence arrive in the Valley. Hydrologic Outlook Hydrologic Outlook NCC039-043-TNC001-007-009-011-013-019-025-029-057-059-063-065-067- 073-089-091-093-105-107-115-121-123-129-139-143-145-151-153-155- 163-171-173-179-VAC105-167-169-191-195-520-720-130330- Hydrologic Outlook National Weather Service Morristown TN 1122 AM EDT Wed Sep 12 2018 /1022 AM CDT Wed Sep 12 2018/ ...Threat of Flooding Due to Hurricane Florence Is Increasing... The latest forecast track for Hurricane Florence from the National Hurricane Center shows the storm stalling near the Carolina coasts on Friday before moving westward through South Carolina during Sunday. This track has the potential to produce very heavy rainfall over the mountains of western North Carolina. Heavy rains in these areas would result in sharp rises along rivers draining out of western North Carolina into east Tennessee, such as the French Broad, Pigeon, Hiwassee, Little Tennessee, and Nolichucky Rivers. Of course, if the remnants of Florence come to impact east Tennessee more directly during early next week, then the risk of locally heavy rainfall will spread into east Tennessee and southwest Virginia. Keep informed of the latest information on the track of Hurricane Florence as this flood threat develops.
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  12. Thanks Carvers! I have been following Florence and was wondering if anyone was discussing the impact on the TN Valley area. Of course everything's still in flux and things may shift though the closer we get to landfall the more dialed in things will be. Really feeling sorry for folks up and down the coast within 100 miles either way of Wilmington, NC as it appears that area is the most likely for landfall at this time. Hurricanes are amazing to watch and track until you realize the tens of thousands of lives in their path. I know one man who rode out Hugo just inland in his brick ranch house. He said it was the worst decision he ever made in his life. Luckily his wife had more sense than he did (isn't that often the case?) and evacuated to safer ground with their son. I'll never forget one quote he had: "When the roof started bouncing up and down on the house, I knew then I'd made a really poor decision."
  13. Greetings all! Hope your summer has been great and you're all doing well. I'm looking forward to getting out of this warm pattern and into some real fall weather soon. After such a disappointing (yet not unexpected) opening game for the Vols, I've decided to accept a better offer this Saturday. Instead of going to the game vs ETSU, I'm going to take a ride on this baby at the TRI on Saturday morning! If any of y'all are aviation enthusiasts, especially WW2 warbirds, I highly recommend heading to TRI this week to see this B25 Mitchell. It's one of 34 still flying. She's there now and will be there through Sunday. It's free to take a up close look outside and $10 each (or $20 for a family of 4) to go inside the bomber. Rides are also available for a price. I can't wait as this is a bucket list ride for me! I could use some good weather at 10am on Saturday if y'all can help me out in that area! LOL
  14. Just your ordinary late March spring morning in downtown Kingsport, TN!