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The Alchemist

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About The Alchemist

  • Birthday 03/12/1966

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    KAVL
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    Saluda NC @2205 ft

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  1. The Alchemist

    2018/2019 Mountains and Foothills Fall/Winter Thread

    Very Fine Rain at 33.7˚/31.5. Starting to get a significant crust on top... Hwy 176 has not been plowed...
  2. The Alchemist

    2018/2019 Mountains and Foothills Fall/Winter Thread

    Out cleaning off the car and truck, not like I can make it up my driveway right now. When this freezes later I'd bet we will be able to walk on top of this... Wet and heavy... Looks like part 1 of this storm topped out at 18.25 snow/sleet accum. Raining right now at 34/34... can't wait to see what is coming later tonight Edit; Hope to meet Jim one day, next storm he has to come to Saluda!!!
  3. The Alchemist

    2018/2019 Mountains and Foothills Fall/Winter Thread

    Hello from Saluda NC. Pics taken about 2 hours ago with my phone, will get out the DSLR when I warm up a bit. 30.2˚/30.1˚ according to friend down the street. He has a nice Wx station set up but doesn't belong to the forums, (70...ish older guy, doesn't like the internet) Right now 17.5 inches total, about 13.5 snow and the rest sleet. Moderate sleet with nickel sized flakes mixing in. Might have been some rain at time this morning. Wet heavy snow/sleet and am starting to worry about the roof as I am approaching '93's totals that were not near this wet. Shocked I still have power, heard some big limbs go down while shoveling the deck and ramp. Hope everyone is getting slammed with snow, this will be a storm to remember!!!!
  4. The Alchemist

    2018/2019 Mountains and Foothills Fall/Winter Thread

    Absolute sleet fest going on this morning. 15.5 inches total, about 13.75 inches snow and the rest sleet. 27˚/26˚. Unsure of rates but I've never seen (more like heard) the sleet so heavy. Still have power believe it or not, though it has dimmed a few time this morning. Edit addition; Hey, does anyone have an opinion on if that warm nose is strong enough to flip this to all rain for a while down here?
  5. The Alchemist

    2018/2019 Mountains and Foothills Fall/Winter Thread

    'till the wheels fall off!!! but seriously, looking at storm track just based on radar returns at least another 6 hours. Read earlier, someone mentioned the warm nosing getting up to Bristol TN. Not sure it will make it much past Caesar's Head SC
  6. The Alchemist

    2018/2019 Mountains and Foothills Fall/Winter Thread

    9.5 inches at 29˚/29˚ here in Saluda. Heavy dime sized flakes with a light breeze. Rates look to be about 2.5 inches an hour. (Rates extrapolated from a 15 minute accumulation measurement.). Was out moving snow of the deck and ramp, could here creaking and popping branches. Power has blinked several times the past few hours, really don't expect it to last the night.
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    2018/2019 Mountains and Foothills Fall/Winter Thread

    About 3.5 here in Saluda NC. Very fine flakes, very wet snow. I would call it moderate snow at 32.6˚
  8. The Alchemist

    December 8-10 Winter Storm Obs

    Snow was mixing in at work when I left at 3 pm, (ICC Spindale), but as I got on 74 it was just rain, then started mixing back to snow at the Polk county line... all snow as I started up the grade on I-26. Surprised it took so long. Currently 33.6 and moderate snow here in Saluda NC
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    2018/2019 Mountains and Foothills Fall/Winter Thread

    I had read somewhere (maybe this site) that the HRRR is good with moisture, the NAM is good with temperature and the RGEM is good with airflow, does that still hold true? or is that just one viewpoint? .
  10. The Alchemist

    December 8-10 Winter Storm Obs

    38/29 with a light rain in Saluda NC .
  11. The Alchemist

    2018/2019 Mountains and Foothills Fall/Winter Thread

    He’s headed in the wrong direction. I’m thinking the jackpot area is Brevard/Hendersonville, really think 18” is a possibility Edit, the clown maps with 27 “ are really pretty to look at, just don’t think they’re that realistic. I’d love to be proven wrong .
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    2018/2019 Mountains and Foothills Fall/Winter Thread

    Am I correct in thinking that with the upslope effect and the storm possibly tracking a little to the south that Saluda/Flat Rock/ Hendersonville might be the sweet spot? .
  13. The Alchemist

    December 8-10, 2018 Winter Storm

    There goes the neighborhood!!!
  14. Sitting at 36.2/35.8 here in Saluda NC, Might not amount to anything down this way but a cold rain....
  15. The Alchemist

    Mid to Long Term Discussion 2018

    576?!?! Holy crap!!! I had to do the math to figure that out[emoji15] 24 days out... yeah like that will happen... I’m as much a weenie as the next guy and I’d love it if it verifies... but I never knew any model ran that far out .
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