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  • Four Letter Airport Code For Weather Obs (Such as KDCA)
    KTRI
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  • Location:
    Tri-Cities, TN/VA
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    Geography, Climate and Geoarchaeology.

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  1. Windspeed

    December 8-10 Storm Obs

    Had some big flakes coming down for about 30 minutes. Light stuff at the moment. But this back end feature is getting interesting. If banding sets up just right, we could get 2-3 inches of additional accumulation before noon.
  2. Windspeed

    December 8-10 Storm Obs

    My last measurement of 5 to 6" was actually an hour ago. So I went back outside and just got these for accuracy. I'd say an average of 7 inches at my house right now. One image from unobstructed lawn and another from hood on my jeep:
  3. Windspeed

    December 8-10 Storm Obs

    I'm measuring 5 to 6 inches so far outside. 2 to 3" of that is probably from all the heavy sleet/graupel that fell pre dawn. Moderate snow at the moment with brief periods of heavy when a strong band comes through. Looking at radar, 10+ may be a real possibility now. Perhaps even a foot. Trees are bending down. Worried we will lose power.
  4. Windspeed

    December 8-10 Storm Obs

    This looks like sleet mixed with freezing rain right now. It's 31° here. This could get ugly fast. I'm going to set my alarm and try to catch a little sleep. Hopefully this ZR is short lived.
  5. Windspeed

    December 8-10 Storm Obs

    Heavy sleet at 32°. No flakes at all. But when I say heavy sleet, I mean it. I don't remember ever seeing sleet come down that hard. Even as sleet, it's accumulating. The 925-850 mb is being annoying atm even as far east as Bristol.
  6. Windspeed

    December 8-10 Storm Discussion

    The battle line is drawn and the trench is dug in deep. But all is not quiet on the western front....
  7. Windspeed

    December 8-10 Storm Discussion

    925-850 column is probably and finally cooling on that side of Clinch now like had down here in Bristol. Enjoy the show!
  8. Windspeed

    December 8-10 Storm Obs

    32° and moderate snow. Only got an inch of accumulation so far but that is probably due to the initial sleet/graupel slush mix melting on the ground. Things are picking up now. Expect accumulations to build from this point forward.
  9. Windspeed

    December 8-10 Storm Discussion

    Event is already underway but worth posting the 0z ECMWF totals before things get crazy:
  10. Windspeed

    December 8-10 Storm Discussion

    Downsloping off Clinch Mtn perhaps? There may also be downsloping off Holston Mtn, but I am far enough away that it isn't affecting me.
  11. Windspeed

    December 8-10 Storm Discussion

    Yeah, keep in mind that it is still really early and I hadn't originally expected a full changeover to snow until around 3-4AM at my location. I've got a slushy accumulation on everything that isn't pavement. Sleet/graupel mix with flakes right now. We're no where near the meat of the event and I expect the column will continue to cool despite the nose. May be near, perhaps after dawn before TYS sees anything significant as far as snowfall. KTRI should be all snow well before then.
  12. Windspeed

    December 8-10 Storm Obs

    Temp holding at 33° but getting a heavy sleet/graupel mix with flakes.
  13. Windspeed

    December 8-10 Storm Obs

    Same here. Surfaces starting to cover.
  14. Windspeed

    December 8-10 Storm Obs

    33° here now.
  15. Windspeed

    December 8-10 Storm Obs

    Same here. This has started well before I expected. Heavy wet flakes. Oh boy...
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