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  1. Jackstraw

    Winter 2018-19 Medium/Long Range Discussion

    Already trending good, 48 hours ago wasn't even there lol.
  2. Don't know how long you'll be there but we always try to hit the Foellinger-Freimann Botanical Conservatory especially around Xmas it's pretty cool. PS: When you first came to this forum I told you the weather around here can send you to the looney bin lol.
  3. Well at least we can live vicariously in these modern time. l will say big snows in the Blue Ridge are something speial to experience. http://www.resortcams.com/webcams/king-street-boone/
  4. Compare this map to the natural tracks of storms across the conus...
  5. Sure there are in the geographic carving of this board, I never said there weren't. I said density. You also said NE AND Mid Atlantic. Combining the East coast bias of this board (it was originally Eastern Wx and manifest destined its way west to American Wx) with the fact that due to natural storm tracks a single event will tend to affect a greater population of the subs you mention than a single event in this sub. You're naturally going to get more IMBY posts from those subs. The late Nov. storm here was boring IMBY but was a big deal to the NW. A gulf hurricane such as Michael will affect nearly every state in the SE sub. The tornadoes of 2013 here only affected parts of 2 states for the most part yet it was one of the biggest fall tornado outbreaks in history. I mean just the NYC sub has almost twice as many posts as all the other subs, is their weather all that exciting? Density, IMBY posts. Perhaps I misunderstood your Midwest is boring comment.
  6. Jackstraw

    December 8-10 Winter Storm Obs

    What I wouldn't give to be dropping some pitchers of PBR at the Saloon watching this pan out. Enjoy! http://www.resortcams.com/webcams/king-street-boone/
  7. You're seriously going to compare the Midwest with the NE/Mid Atlantic areas which are the most densely populated areas of the country? Sorry, I perused the SE boards for many years (still do) when I lived there and if there wasn't a cane or a severe outbreak there wasn't a whole lot to talk about except 95 75 every day during the summer and 40 and rain during the winter. Sure they got a good snow storm last year and again this year. It was a pretty "boring" board outside of that last winter. I can guarantee you if Cat 3 was ready to make landfall in Chicago the thread would crash this site. When we get our once or twice a decade "Big Dog" you'll see the lurkers come out. A 6" snow isn't "that" big of a deal around here. I think you'll find that the posting here is petty consistent throughout the year no matter the weather extremes, something I really like. And btw, just because you live in a geographic area doesn't limit you to your posts or anything else. I post and read other areas of the country where I've lived and am familiar with the weather. Don't judge just because it hasn't happened in the couple years you've been here. Edit: You have the right to your opinion and it is respected, kinda a "Midwest" thing. But for someone that's supposedly from the deep south you certainly sound like a Carpetbagger when you post something like that. Just rubbed me the wrong way being born in the midwest but spent more than half my life in the deep south. Peace
  8. The SE storm thread for this weekend has 4k posts lol. I'd say they be a little excited.
  9. I'll take 10 days of nickle dime January cutters. Normally if we get a big dog it's preceded and followed my mud making warmth. Seems that's the best way to pile up a snow pack around here.
  10. Jackstraw

    December 2018 General Discussion

    Got 1.5 today with the passing of the front. I'll call this the first snow of te season around here.
  11. Get used to "Wedge's" and "CAD's". When I first moved to SC from Fl. 17 years ago I didn't know what the heck they were talking about. thought they we're sandwiches lol. We got about 4 or 5 inches of snow in Charleston area around '07 I think. You'd a thought it was the blizzard of '78! Its looking like the Piedmont may be looking at their biggest storm in decades from GSP's AFD.... We are approaching increases in the official fcst QPF cautiously since even modest snow ratios from these values would result in snow/sleet accumulations that might be a once-in-a-generation event for parts of the Piedmont
  12. Jackstraw

    December 2018 General Discussion

    So much for optimism lol. Got 3 or 4 tenths last night, roads were covered this morning for the first time lol.
  13. Get's a taste of honey, wants the whole hive
  14. Jackstraw

    December 2018 General Discussion

    Think we'll see some trends N in the next 24-36 hours, just how far will be the question. The track was much more favorable a few days ago or so before the big jump south. GEFS has been nudging north the last few runs.
  15. Jackstraw

    December 2018 General Discussion

    Speak for yourself lol.! Its been cricket quiet round here