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About nchighcountrywx

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    NC NW High Country Weather

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  • Four Letter Airport Code For Weather Obs (Such as KDCA)
    KTNB
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    Banner Elk NC Avery County
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    N.C. High Country: Avery Watauga Mitchell and Yancey Counties
    Avid Outdoor Sportsman
    Snow Skiing: Alpine and Cross Country
    Hiking, Backpacking and Camping the NC High Country
    Cartography
    Bushcrafting
    NCHA Cutting Horses
    Meteorology
    Scottish Heritage Piping and Drumming:
    : Clan MacLeod & Clan MacPherson
    Running
    Sacred Choral Music & Early Music: Monteverdi Vespers
    My Christian Faith
    Study of the Holy Bible
    My Career: IBM ISeries / AS400

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  1. nchighcountrywx

    2019 Mountains and Foothills Spring/Summer thread

    Our own local Baker Perry from ASU was a key part in this. Congrats Baker! An ultimate accomplishment! https://www.nationalgeographic.com/adventure/2019/06/mount-everest-highest-weather-station/?fbclid=IwAR01v4bw89wD8sPm-EaS6gdP6d9Q8IhLoxZj1c3ZrCkxtmCq8qn7lbcfbHQ To design and install a series of automated weather stations at various altitudes, Mayewski recruited Baker Perry, a tall, taciturn climate scientist from Appalachian State University, who once played professional basketball in Bolivia, and Tom Mathews, a quick-talking English climatologist and avid marathoner from Loughborough University. Here is a link to the data: https://nationalgeographic.org/earth-pulse/everest/widget/16?embed=true
  2. nchighcountrywx

    New GFS is now operational

    At first look it is warmer than the ECMWF for early next week
  3. nchighcountrywx

    June 2019 OBS

    Solar minimum is here : https://www.express.co.uk/news/science/1136531/Solar-minimum-NASA-Sun-temperatures-sunspots-solar-flare-activity-Maunder-Minimum https://spaceweatherarchive.com/2019/04/10/experts-predict-the-solar-cycle/ https://www.express.co.uk/news/science/1135628/weather-forecast-long-range-climate-change-space-weather-solar-minimum-space-news
  4. nchighcountrywx

    2019 Mountains and Foothills Spring/Summer thread

    Here are the historic HRRR Runs for both Boone and Hickory during the Saturday night flooding
  5. nchighcountrywx

    2019 Mountains and Foothills Spring/Summer thread

    Good video from Cowans Ford Dam at southern end of Lake Norman at Catawba Springs that someone posted https://m.facebook.com/scott.dubois.56679/posts/pcb.1276374619207087/?photo_id=137802397323477&mds=%2Fphotos%2Fviewer%2F%3Fphotoset_token%3Dpcb.1276374619207087%26photo%3D137802397323477%26profileid%3D100028049062478%26source%3D48%26refid%3D18%26_ft_%3Dqid.6700708148741099547%3Amf_story_key.1276374619207087%3Agroup_id.515274225317134%3Atop_level_post_id.1276374619207087%3Atl_objid.1276374619207087%3Acontent_owner_id_new.100032811523330%3Asrc.22%3Aphoto_attachments_list.[137802397323477%2C137802407323476%2C137802463990137%2C137802433990140%2C137802443990139]%3Astory_location.6%3Astory_attachment_style.album%26__tn__%3DEH-R%26cached_data%3Dfalse%26ftid%3D&mdp=1&mdf=1
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    2019 Mountains and Foothills Spring/Summer thread

    Johns River
  7. nchighcountrywx

    2019 Mountains and Foothills Spring/Summer thread

    Courtesy of Chris Armstrong. Chris is working on editing his video from 3 Catawba Valley Basin dams this morning Here is the Oxford Dam spillway between Lake Hickory and Lookout Shoals
  8. nchighcountrywx

    2019 Mountains and Foothills Spring/Summer thread

    On my twitter feed @nchighcountrywx
  9. nchighcountrywx

    2019 Mountains and Foothills Spring/Summer thread

    Headwaters of Lake Norman at Lookout Shoals Dam is highest it has been since 1940. Areas of northwest Catawba County, eastern Caldwell County, and western Alexander County saw 8-12 inches of rainfall. The heaviest rainfall was focused over the watersheds feeding Lake Rhodhiss and Lake Hickory and was responsible for levels at Lookout Shoals Lake not seen since 1940. This has caused flooding of homes along the lake and evacuation orders are in effect. * The latest lake level data for Lookout Shoals Lake are as follows: CURRENT POOL...106.7 feet (Moderate Flooding) and falling steadily. FULL POOL...100.0 feet. CREST...108.19 feet at 9am on June 9. This is the highest level recorded since August 1940, when the lake crested at 114.40 feet. Crests during the 2004 and 2013 floods were 107.4 and 107.0 feet, respectively. Video will not post so still image
  10. nchighcountrywx

    June 2019 OBS

    I could see Friday that Hickory area would likely get the worst of it and unfortunately the models were spot on. Which watershed runs through your area? It is painful to see individuals and board members impacted by flooding.
  11. nchighcountrywx

    June 2019 OBS

    2 day daily CoCoRaHS observations
  12. nchighcountrywx

    2019 Mountains and Foothills Spring/Summer thread

    https://origin.wpc.ncep.noaa.gov/metwatch/metwatch_mpd_multi.php?md=0398&yr=2019
  13. nchighcountrywx

    2019 Mountains and Foothills Spring/Summer thread

    Awaiting more rain today
  14. nchighcountrywx

    2019 Mountains and Foothills Spring/Summer thread

    WPC Soecial Statement On Flask Flood Threat The latest HRRR guidance favors additional pockets of 3 to 6+ inch rainfall amounts going through 06Z, with the heaviest amounts occurring over western NC. In time, areas of southwest VA may see a bit of an uptick in more concentrated rainfall which will be due to some strengthening and veering of the low-level flow north of the stationary front. Given the earlier heavy rains and enhanced rainfall potential overnight (especially with such high rainfall rates), flash flooding will be likely and may be locally significant.
  15. nchighcountrywx

    2019 Mountains and Foothills Spring/Summer thread

    Gusts from yesterday at Grandfather Highest sustained 82 Highest Gust 98
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