The Alchemist

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  • Birthday 03/12/1966

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    Saluda NC @2205 ft

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  1. I was just finishing up bringing more wood into the house and checking the fire in the wood stove, not believing that we would really get much more than 2-3 inches... wow was I wrong... Added - It’s amazing how the ingredients came together just right... I remember walking into town, it was a moderate snow with no wind... then in town I could hear the thunder... I got back home just as the wind picked up and an hour later we lost power... mom was making sauce and we had to finish it on the wood stove... woke up Sunday morning and it was 5 degrees... power came back on about midday... then we drove down to tryon... I remember following power trucks cutting their way into Tryon on 176... parked at five points in Gillette woods and walked to Jeanne Parker’s house... brought her up to Saluda... she didn’t get power back until the following Friday... all I can say is I will never wish for snow on my birthday ever again... Sent from my iPad using Tapatalk
  2. Sitting in Pardee in H’ville NC waiting on my gallbladder surgery to start at 5.... really worried about this one, Saluda NC hasn’t seen a bad ice storm since late January 2010 and I think we are due... wife is out stocking up on food, and had a friend prep my generator... I.m ready but post surgery limitation will prevent any heavy work for three weeks... Sent from my iPad using Tapatalk
  3. Huh? Thunder in Spindale at the college, didn’t expect that... Sent from my iPad using Tapatalk Edit: just eating lunch at my desk and tuned into TWC, ( I know...sue me...). Seems so weird to see a winter mix way down past Houston and know that there might not be anything on the NC/SC boarder. ...and I can’t believe that pileup on I-35 down in Texas!
  4. Ended up with 5.5” down this way, though I think some places to my west (Zirconia, Tuxedo) might have more like 7”... stopped around 2am last night. Currently 37.6 with a light WNW breeze. The great melting has begun. Sent from my iPad using Tapatalk
  5. 5 inches in Saluda at 31.2˚, and the video to prove it...
  6. Light to moderate snow up here at 31.2˚ I'll let the video link speak for itself...
  7. Almost heavy snow here, 32.4˚ about 4 inches on the deck rails...seems that when it gets more moderate the flakes get bigger, but the heaver it gets the smaller the flakes... looks like it is going to do this for the next several hours... might it be March 2009 all over again? we ended up with 12.4" forecast said 1 - 3"
  8. Big flakes, moderate snow at 33.2˚ roads are covered up here and getting slick, about 2 inches on the deck railing
  9. Moderate Snow at 33.5/29.7... ground is turning white, deck and cars are turning white... I will consider it a win!!!
  10. ...and just like that we are down to 37.3... a breeze from the south east has picked up a bit... a lot of returns over us but nothing to show as of yet...
  11. Intermittent flurries for the past half hour. Temps dropping slowly, currently 39.2. seems to be struggling to reach the ground.
  12. I can see here in Saluda NC being in that mix. Currently 47.5/14.5... I think it's workable
  13. Are those mixed returns, around Athens up toward Anderson, Virga? Sent from my iPad using Tapatalk
  14. That’s why we can’t have nice things!!! Seriously though, Looks fishy to me, maybe the Saturday high of 48 occurs at 12:05 am in the morning? Sent from my iPad using Tapatalk
  15. About an inch here in Saluda with that first band, temp just dropped below freezing... 31.4... bet the I26 grade was a mess... heard Saluda fire and rescue headed that way about 45 minutes ago, then again about 5 minutes ago... Sent from my iPad using Tapatalk