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    http://is.gd/MaconPS

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  • Four Letter Airport Code For Weather Obs (Such as KDCA)
    K1A5
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  • Location:
    Franklin, NC
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    Blogging, politics, astronomy, weather, videography, photgraphy and military history.
  1. WNCwx

    December 8-10 Winter Storm Obs

    We'll call it 2 inches of slush and 33 °F on Main street in Franklin. Almost not enough for a snowplow to bother scraping. Still, almost 5,000 are out of power in Macon County. When I went out on a Jeb Walk around midnight, the transformers popping in the distance was something to see. The snow must be deeper elsewhere in the county. I took this just after midnight.
  2. WNCwx

    December 8-10, 2018 Winter Storm

    I've heard on social media that he is going to Asheville tomorrow.
  3. WNCwx

    2018 General Severe Weather

    Here is one I took in Franklin, NC yesterday afternoon looking northeast as a cell passed the outskirts of the town. The storm didn't do much damage in Macon County, but it strengthened and became severe in the usual spots in Oconee County, SC and southeastward from there.
  4. WNCwx

    2016/17 Drought & Fire Concerns

    Here is a Blackhawk (the rangers called it a Firehawk on their comms) at the Dicks Creeek Fire. Here is the video on Youtube. I've forgotten how to embed video here. There is also another fire in Jackson County today, called the Moses Creek Fire just east of WCU that has burned 20 plus acres. they have three choppers on it.
  5. WNCwx

    12th/13th possible ENC/CNC Event

    We got a quick half inch to a little over an inch depending on elevation in Macon County this morning and it was mostly gone by 2 pm. Here's a time lapse I made of a run from Dillsboro to Franklin.
  6. WNCwx

    2/20 - 2/21 Severe Storms Threat

    Oh, and they had an actual human reading off the Tornado Watch on the Weather Radio instead of the computer. It reminded me of the old days.
  7. WNCwx

    2/20 - 2/21 Severe Storms Threat

    Since no one else has posted it, here is Tornado Watch #19: TORNADO WATCH #19 URGENT - IMMEDIATE BROADCAST REQUESTED TORNADO WATCH NUMBER 19 NWS STORM PREDICTION CENTER NORMAN OK 1050 PM EST THU FEB 20 2014 THE NWS STORM PREDICTION CENTER HAS ISSUED A * TORNADO WATCH FOR PORTIONS OF NORTH GEORGIA EASTERN KENTUCKY FAR WESTERN NORTH CAROLINA EASTERN TENNESSEE FAR SOUTHWEST VIRGINIA * EFFECTIVE THIS THURSDAY NIGHT AND FRIDAY MORNING FROM 1050 PM UNTIL 500 AM EST. * PRIMARY THREATS INCLUDE... SEVERAL TORNADOES POSSIBLE SEVERAL DAMAGING WIND GUSTS TO 70 MPH LIKELY THE TORNADO WATCH AREA IS APPROXIMATELY ALONG AND 65 STATUTE MILES EAST AND WEST OF A LINE FROM 25 MILES NORTH NORTHWEST OF JACKSON KENTUCKY TO 35 MILES EAST SOUTHEAST OF ROME GEORGIA. FOR A COMPLETE DEPICTION OF THE WATCH SEE THE ASSOCIATED WATCH OUTLINE UPDATE (WOUS64 KWNS WOU9). PRECAUTIONARY/PREPAREDNESS ACTIONS... REMEMBER...A TORNADO WATCH MEANS CONDITIONS ARE FAVORABLE FOR TORNADOES AND SEVERE THUNDERSTORMS IN AND CLOSE TO THE WATCH AREA. PERSONS IN THESE AREAS SHOULD BE ON THE LOOKOUT FOR THREATENING WEATHER CONDITIONS AND LISTEN FOR LATER STATEMENTS AND POSSIBLE WARNINGS. && OTHER WATCH INFORMATION...CONTINUE...WW 14...WW 15...WW 16...WW 17...WW 18... DISCUSSION...SFC AND VWP DATA SUGGEST THAT COLD FRONT ASSOCIATED WITH DEEPENING MID-MS VLY SFC LOW WILL CONTINUE STEADILY ESE ACROSS THE TN VLY OVERNIGHT. THIS SHOULD SERVE TO KEEP EXISTING PRE-FRONTAL SQLN ACTIVE AS ASSOCIATED LOW-LVL CONVERGENCE FORCES PARCELS THROUGH ELEVATED CAP AND NOCTURNAL CIN LAYER. GIVEN STRENGTH OF WIND FIELD...AND SOME INCREASE IN WINDS EXPECTED WITH THE APPROACH OF SECONDARY UPR IMPULSE NOW OVER THE WRN OZARKS...SETUP MAY SUPPORT CONTINUED DEVELOPMENT OF EMBEDDED LEWPS/BOWS WITH AN ATTENDANT RISK FOR DMGG WIND AND POSSIBLY SHORT-LIVED BUT FAST-MOVING TORNADOES. AVIATION...TORNADOES AND A FEW SEVERE THUNDERSTORMS WITH HAIL SURFACE AND ALOFT TO 0.5 INCH. EXTREME TURBULENCE AND SURFACE WIND GUSTS TO 60 KNOTS. A FEW CUMULONIMBI WITH MAXIMUM TOPS TO 400. MEAN STORM MOTION VECTOR 24050.
  8. One way to stop this storm chasing for profit would be for the legitimate research teams to start providing footage to the networks and TV Stations for free or next to free. And perhaps they could have Public Information Officers to liaise with the media and the public via social media and live streams. If you can devalue the sale of video footage and photographs of tornadoes, then that might stop some of the nonsense of people chasing to solely sell video. People like Reed Timmer and Brandon Sullivan is an example of the type of "storm chaser" that gives legitimate severe weather research teams a bad name. At this point, I would even support a type of federal licensing program, but I think it would be a bear to set up and monitor. Perhaps it could be like what amateur radio operators have to go through that would subject the license holders to severe fines if they violate the terms.
  9. WNCwx

    May 2013 Banter

    I was being smart? Please post what you thought was a smart comment. I'm curious.
  10. WNCwx

    May 4-6 SE Soaker, Discussion & OBS....

    Luckily, this was a minor event in Macon County. The January event was bigger. Less rain fell in a shorter period of time. The rain gauges around the county that are available online show between 2 and 3 inches fell in most of the county a couple of southfacing slopes topped 4 inches in the past 48 hours. I had 1.76 inches in my gauge that is located 4 miles NE of Franklin, NC over the past 48 hours. The online waterflow gauges show the water beginning to ebb. Here is the one that is below the majority of the drainage in the county: No trees down or mudslides were reported for the local VFDs to respond to and only a few power outages. I did hear something pretty funny on the scanner yesterday. Someone concerned about the safety of some Kayakers in the Nantahala River called 911 and a Sheriff Deputy was dispatched. You could hear him smiling over the radio as he reported they looked "just like little plastic ducks in the rapids" and there was nothing to be concerned about, they were having the time of their lives.
  11. WNCwx

    May 2013 Banter

    I will hold off my response while I read the document you posted. (I've got a standard response for this stage in the debate drafted, but figured I would do my due diligence and see if there is anything new in the WHO document).
  12. WNCwx

    May 4-6 SE Soaker, Discussion & OBS....

    Woah. You guys got slammed. I only got 0.81" out of the the 4" the HPC had forecast for my area. Not that I'm complaining...
  13. WNCwx

    May 2013 Banter

    It is virtually impossible to have a real conversation with people who believe in Global Warming. I've never encountered a believer of that religion yet who wasn't eager to descend into name-calling, ad hominem, or anything else to avoid an honest debate of the issue. The truth of the matter is that we are currently in an Ice Age called the Quaternary glaciation an are in an interglacial called the Holocene. It is only a matter of time before we return to a much colder climate.
  14. WNCwx

    May 4-6 SE Soaker, Discussion & OBS....

    LOL. Those Upper Level Lows rarely seem to care what weathermen have said they will do...and seem to relish in destroying their forecasts of deluge.
  15. WNCwx

    May 4-6 SE Soaker, Discussion & OBS....

    The CoCoRaHS measurements are in for Macon County. I've altered the original graphic to make it easier to read.
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