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  1. 11 minutes ago, Met1985 said:

    Hey guys so I've decided to take my love for weather and photography to social media.  Not really looking for this to go anywhere but to share my passion with others. If you want to follow my Instagram account name is mountain.man1985.

    My Twitter or X account is Mountain man WX/photography or mountainnc1985. I'd love for yall to follow me along this new adventure.  Of course I'm still going to share lot's here also.

    Nice, Met! I wish you all the best. This weatherboard is the closest thing I get to social media, though. So, I hope you will continue to post on here.  =)

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  2. Gotta love the GSP disco when the forecasters get creative. From this morning’s write up:

    “So, it`s safe to say that the period should be dry,
    apart from the outside chance of a little shower getting some
    traction Wednesday afternoon east of I-77...but this looks about as
    likely as my new kitten is to stop trying to eat the cord on my
    alarm clock (read: not likely at all).”


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  3. Very strong storm in Hickory this afternoon. Winds took down a couple of trees in my neighborhood, including one in my yard that went across the street. I’ve got good neighbors, though. We all pitched in together to get it cleaned up. Also, shout out to the City of Hickory crew, who were already here this evening to clean up stuff that we hadn’t gotten to and to haul it all off. Very thankful.

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  4. Got another quarter inch of rainfall myself this afternoon/evening.

    Heading to the SW mountains tomorrow for several days. West of Robbinsville in a few cabins with extended family. Should be fun. Plan to drive the Cherohola Skyway while out that way. First time doing that. Hope to do a few hikes off it too.


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  5. Buncombe is like the driest county in the state. Surrounded by mountains, they get downsloped no matter the direction from which the weather system approaches. On the other hand, Gorges State Park, just a few score miles to their south (in @rainforest backyard) is located in the wettest county in the state. There’s an excellent exhibit on this huge disparity in precipitation at the visitor center at the aforementioned state park.

    So, the paltry rainfall total at the Asheville airport for this system does not surprise me in the least.


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  6. 33 minutes ago, Tyler Penland said:

    Up to 3.69" event total here. Looks like we'll probably get to 5" for the event before all is said and done.

    Thankfully it's been pretty spread out.

    Agreed on both statements, and I have also greatly appreciated the duration of the event. While there have been significant downpours from time to time, most of our 3+ inches have been spread out over the past 48 hours. It makes it much easier for the ground to absorb and rebound. However, I know some of our escarpment members have had much more rain in shorter periods, so it might get pretty bad along the Blue Ridge before this is all said and done.

    @strongwxnc is winning the rainfall challenge right now, it seems. He's even beating out @Rainforrest!

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  7. Got a ton of rainfall overnight.  Had so much rain my basement is leaking which happens whenever we get usually over an 1 or 2. Left for school this morning and was still raining.  Looks like a rather wet day on tap and also a very cool day with highs in the 60s again. 

    Hate to hear about the basement flooding. I know all about that from experience. No fun at all.

    We were largely spared much additional rainfall overnight. Cool, wedgy, and drizzly on tap today! May not make it out of the 60s in Hickory! That’s my kind of June weather.

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  8. 2 hours ago, olafminesaw said:

    Just got a new basic rain gauge recently, reporting over 3.5" on the day. I think that's definitely higher than it should be. Local obs and radar suggest 2-2.5". Any ideas why it's so high? I tried to put it in an opening but we have massive oak trees that surely skew the data. 

    While it may be incorrect, it is also quite possible for rainfall values to be quite varied over a very limited distance. If you do have it under a tree, your data will definitely be skewed, but most likely through underreporting rather than over reporting.

  9. I have recorded 0.33 inch so far with light rain continuing, but the back edge is nearby.

    I don’t understand where the evening’s/night’s rain is coming from. Is this current disturbance redeveloping? Is the disturbance over western KY/TN supposed to make it here this evening? Where is the source of the projected showers/thunderstorms?

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  10. Exactly one half inch of rainfall at our house last night. We were camping at Mortimer Campground in the Wilson Creek watershed this weekend. Fortunately, we only had a light shower in the campground. (I despise camping in the rain.)

    We had a group of friends fishing for the delayed harvest. Or, rather our kids were. Fishing for them opened at 6 AM. Here was our haul by 8:30 AM, when we packed it in. No huge prizes, but the kids loved it!



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