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Moonhowl

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  • Four Letter Airport Code For Weather Obs (Such as KDCA)
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    Asheville

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  1. I celebrated a near 30 hour drought yesterday by mowing my grass.
  2. I was guessing there would be flooding at the mill, recall seeing some of the high water marks there from 2004.
  3. I have a dream of hanging out on the deck wearing shorts and a tshirt. 2nd consecutive year with chilly windy weather lingering well into May; I have to say its wearing on me a bit.
  4. The -NAO seems to be the most consistent in the spring. Last year per Mountain Thread records; I think the last high elevation snow was on or about May 9.
  5. Just got down to about 40 F IMBY down in the valley, warmer than I was expecting. Guess the wind shut down any valley inversion.
  6. The spring/summer thread has arrived. Must mean snow is on the way!
  7. Seems like we get a cold snap every year at the beginning of April then again my memory is not so reliable. But we are due for our annual March or April flip to -NAO:
  8. I recall that winter there were several blown calls on snow storms that didn't materialize; people were joking that it was a plot by Ingle's. Back in those days no internet at home and I really wasn't buying into the Super Storm hype which much to my surprise wasn't hype at all. I recall a little snow that Friday afternoon (March 12th) then it quit for awhile then a lovely gentle snowfall Friday night (28 years ago on the exact same days of the week). Woke up to the wind and massive amount of snow on Saturday. Lost power and decided to walk to a friends house that had a wood-stove. He met me half way with a thermos containing hot chocolate and rum. I wore a motorcycle helmet for that walk straight up Merrimon Ave in Asheville; a guy walked up to me and said, "you have the right head gear for this storm!" IIRC, I measured 21 inches of snow (may have been 23 inches); and I believe they had measured a 78 mph wind gust at the National Climatic Data Center in downtown Asheville. I have some recollection of a little bit of lightning and thunder as well if I am not getting my storms confused. What a great adventure it was 28 years ago today
  9. Nice; I just happened to be parking by the gate when the ranger opened it to the Craggy Gardens Visitor Center yesterday. I ended up being the first car up there after opening the gate; the second car arrived about a minute after me. Numerous times my wife and I hiking or myself on the bicycle have been on a closed section of the Parkway and they opened it. I was always amazed at how quickly the cars followed. This time it was me LOL.
  10. A toasty 38 F IMBY. Airport reporting 40 F with dewpoint of 22 F
  11. Famous last words but I would be suprised if some of these high totals verify; we will see...
  12. As I recall you lost a tree to an ice storm a few years ago. Let's hope it doesn't get too bad.
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