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    Tri-Cities, TN/VA
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    Geography, Climate and Geoarchaeology.

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  1. Mount Agung volcano

    Probably too early to know even if the PVMBG wanted to give an estimate. They will need to survey the area and deposit. Also, after checking VAAC, it also looks like the original 15 km altitude was an overestimate that was later revised to 8km. But that may still be incorrect. We'll need to await an official statement from the observatory there to get an approximation on VEI. But based on the size of the blast, I would not be surprised if was a VEI-4. Edit: https://m.facebook.com/nextquake/videos/2466248543599446/ Edit 2: Sinabung in Indonesia Produces Largest Explosion Yet
  2. Mount Agung volcano

    Mount Sinabung in Sumatra had a rather large eruption today. The dome that had been growing for several years appears to have collapsed, causing a rapid depressurization of magma. A large pyroclastic flow looks to have incinerated much of the exclusion zone, perhaps even areas beyond. The ash column may have reached over 9 miles (15 km) in altitude.
  3. Gita is a gorgeous cyclone. The status is currently at Category 4. Though it temporarily reached Category 5 yesterday, it has maintained a fairly steady large eye and taken on some annular characteristics. A reminder that categories in the S. Pacific and Australia are not the same as the N. Pacific and N. Atlantic.
  4. Historic Tennessee Valley Cold, Snow, and Ice Events

    Did it not snow fairly significantly in the eastern Valley following weekend after the March 12-13th event as well? I believe we were around 14" officially at KTRI for the Blizzard of '93 event, though closer to 18" on average at our house. But later that next week I seem to recall an additional 3-6" off a seperate clipper. Edit: Nope, I'm getting the '96 blizzard mixed up with the '93 blizzard. Also, looking at the intervals of time between major blizzards during my childhood and teenage years is depressing.
  5. Severe Cylcone Gita is churning away in the S. Pacific near Tonga. It is still classified a Cat 4 based on latest advisory, though, based on over-night imagery, it may have weakened temporarily or gone through an ERC. That process appears to have completed as the eye is again clearing out. The core will cross through a favorable environment and higher SSTs the next 24-48 hours. As such, Gita may not yet have reached its maximum intensity. The core will pass very close if not over the island of Ono-i-Lau very close to or at Cat 5 intensity.
  6. 2017-2018 Winter Observations

    Cumberland and Tug Fork Rivers, SE KY:
  7. 2017-2018 Winter Observations

    Latest Holston N. Fork and Clinch Rivers, SW VA:
  8. 2017-2018 Winter Observations

    Don't you have a nearby creek that floods your driveway on occasion? I seem to recall you posting images once. Or perhaps that was someone else.
  9. 2017-2018 Winter Observations

    Just passed an inch for the day. A slow burn but the ground is certainly saturated by what has already fallen. Expecting around two inches tomorrow with the heaviest rain just before noon for TRI. Obviously not as bad as areas to the west and on the plateau. I-75 corridor and SE Kentucky is getting kicked in the groin.
  10. Winter Banter 2017/18

    Jeremy Pruitt is the real deal. The coaching staff he has put together is the best the Vols have had in over a decade. I think they'll weather that storm another year, perhaps two. I expect they will push Georgia for the SEC East by his third year. Perhaps even a conference championship by year four. At worst, not mediocre, and certainly nothing like 2017, the most awful Tennessee squad in my lifetime.
  11. Winter Banter 2017/18

    I can see them realistically going 5-2 down the final stretch. That would put them at 23-7 heading into the SEC Tourney and a 3 or 4 seed. If they were to go undefeated or 6-1, they could steal the regular season conference title from Auburn and even take a 1 or 2 seed in the Big Dance. They would also likely be knocking on a top 5 ranking by then. Though they are definitely good, I am not expecting that. Regardless, this season has been fun.
  12. Winter Speculation 17/18 -December Thread

    So basically right now if you love snow, time to visit your extended family in Illinois the next few weeks. If you stick around here, invest in a canoe or raft.
  13. 2017-2018 Winter Observations

    Don't think there will be any drought issues heading into Spring after this week for the upper Tennessee River Watershed. The Holston Forks and Clinch should all be good to go for a while.
  14. Winter Banter 2017/18

    That Tennessee men's basketball team is pretty good.
  15. Winter Banter 2017/18