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    Greenville, SC (near Paris Mtn. State Park)

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  1. gman

    July 2018 Observations

    We just received 0.60" in a 25 minute storm. Another one is right behind it.
  2. gman

    July 2018 Observations

    We received another 1.45” of rain late yesterday afternoon.
  3. gman

    July 2018 Observations

    Nice rain totaling 1.60" this morning. That makes over 2" this week.
  4. gman

    2018 Banter Thread

    Traveling to St. Peach next week so I wanted to read a detailed forecast discussion from the local NWS. This is all I got. Area Forecast Discussion National Weather Service Tampa Bay Ruskin FL 904 AM EDT Fri Jun 15 2018 .FOR THE MORNING UPDATE... High pressure will hold over the Florida peninsula today with weak onshore boundary layer flow. Sea breeze boundary will push inland during the late morning/early afternoon with scattered showers and thunderstorms developing over the coastal counties...with showers/thunderstorms pushing inland and increasing in areal coverage during the mid to late afternoon. Given the weak boundary layer flow, a few outflow boundaries may push back toward the coast during the late afternoon/early evening with a continued chance of showers/thunderstorms across the region. Best chance of rain will be south of the I-4 corridor across the interior peninsula. Shower and thunderstorm activity will gradually dissipate during the evening hours with skies becoming partly cloudy over west central and southwest Florida after midnight. My point with this post? Too often I take for granted the talented folks at GSP NWS. I want to take the time to thank them for their thoroughness in keeping us updated several times a day with detailed information. They are the best in the business.
  5. gman

    Mid to Long Term Discussion 2018

    We got 2.10” of rain last night at my house, giving me hope for a positive change in the weather pattern (more rain shower chances). The WXSouth Facebook post this morning dashed my hope. “Well there's major changes to the forecast since the last update. Models made a massive switch aloft in the flow pattern, and now instead of having a deep penetrating front come through next weekend, with widespread showers, instead a HEAT WAVE is on the way. The European and GFS both leave that western trough in tact well out west, and that allows a Southeast ridge to build in starting Thursday and it grows this weekend and through much of next week. A ridge in this location with this kind of strength simply means HEAT and HUMIDITY. Get your AC's ready. Full breakdown of daily details is at my premium blog. The Euro and GFS has 90s prety widespread in GA and the Carolinas (as well as west Texas) then merges the heat dome to encompass the entire Southern US by Sunday, Monday and Tuesday of next week, and they show impressive numbers for middle of May. This will be a first time I can recall having so many lilies still not open yet, and plenty of Irises, and Azaleas and a few other perennials in bloom while there are this many consecutive days in the 90's. I for one am not ready for this kind of heat, but then again, we seem to go from Winter to Summer a lot more now. The delayed Spring was nice while it lasted.” Image valid Sunday , map from PivotalWeather.
  6. gman

    Mid to Long Term Discussion 2018

    I live in the south. I am thrilled with a couple of 3” snows. That’s a grade of A in my books. Bring on the warmth, or at least a little sunshine. A spring with no severe storms would grade out as an A too.
  7. Up to 1/2 inch of rain already and it’s still coming down. The trees are beginning to sag with ice coverage. We need to warm up soon or it’s going to get serious.
  8. gman

    Super Bowl Sunday Storm 2/4-5

    WXSouth just posted this on Facebook. New model runs are still indicating a significant if not serious Ice event for western Virginia down to western NC. The edges are hard to draw how far east in the Piedmont though, but usually in cases like this, the further west you are nestled just east of the mountains, the harder it is to scour out the low level cold air. THis is a case where mountains by midday will be in the 40s in NC and VA mountans, but just east, places like Hot Springs,down 81 to Roanoke, Blacksburg, Galax, into western NC Mt. Airy, Wilkesboro, Lenoir, Hickory and Marion are all near 32 at the height of the pouring rain , with quite a bit of ICE on the trees. It begins in the morning, perfect timing to capture the lowest temps in western VA and western NC , and southwest Virginia to northeast TN, and hold them there. The only warming there will be from the "Top , Down" as the heavy rains move over by 1 and 2 PM, but then its ending rapidly just around that time,and the damage is done for the VA, NC portion. Ending around noon west of the divide. It will be a slow climb to freezing in those areas, and a few spots probably will stay at or below 32 all the way through the storm tomorrow around western VA and northwest NC foothills. With most of the projected .75" liquid falliing as ICE (little snow to start), with temps in the lee region only going to 33 or 34 at the very end , say last 2 hours of the precip shield. All in all it's looking like a signficant ice storm over a relatively small narrow zone nestled just east of the mountain range.Hopefully temps do jump up to 33 and 34 faster than I think , but in most Cold Air Dammig situations, they don't. But at the final couple of hours, when the heaviest rainis arrive, they may do so (and by late afternoon just ahead of the cold front, but the damage will have been done I'm afraid) Then clearing tomorrow night in all the Piedmont of VA, NC, SC and northern GA where the ground will be freshly wettened and not enough winds to evaporate the moisture so we'll have black Ice issues Monday Morning in areas that didn't even get freezing rain possibly.
  9. gman

    1/16-1/17 Event OBS

    3” and counting. Heavy band that has been over us for the last hour is not moving. Beautiful to watch on the radar as I look out the window.
  10. gman

    Potential 1/17-1/18 threat

    The back edge looks to be moving slow, not racing at all. Could that be signs of a heavy band developing?
  11. gman

    1/16-1/17 Event OBS

    About an inch of snow and 31 degrees at my house near Paris Mtn. State Park. Ground is solid white. Roads beginning to turn white.
  12. gman

    Jan 3-4th Coastal Crusher OBS

    WXSouth just posted this to his Facebook page. Batton down the hatches and hold on tight along the East Coast--This thing is about to enter full Beast Mode and is going to max out its energy all along the East Coast in rare fashion from Florida to Canada, slamming the Entire Eastern Seaboard of America, in a nearly once in a lifetime setup. All ingredients are now coming together rapidly with tremendous energy aloft, in the warm waters and incredible barocliinic thermal boundary, with a tremendous negative tilt southern trough about to fully phase in a very unusual spot in the Southeast. The fully phased storm will bomb out as it rides north, up the entire east Coast, hugging the Coast and producing Blizzard Conditions from North Carolina to Maine as time goes by. Heavy snow and ice totals all the way to Florida and Georgia with the biggest snow and ice drop in Georgia to Florida in Decades. The system is pulling further west, having an earlier head start than forecast in the northeast Gulf of Mexico and will rapidly intensify and expand through the eastern halves of the Carolinas and Virginia and now places more areas of the Piedmont in snow totals as well. But the blizzard portion should reside from eastern North Carolina, eastern Virginia and up the Eastern Seaboard late tonight and Thursday, with up to a foot of windswept snow, and possibly thundersnow and thundersleet episodes very near the immediate east coast at times, with increasing winds. If your area was expected to be on the western edge of the storm, pay close attention now and some forecasts have already been changed, many more are likely to be changed and includes some major metros like Columbia, Charlotte, Raleigh, Richmond and DC. This is a dynamite setup and the fuse has been lit, now it's wait and see. Following the storm, more intense cold comes well south, with below zero Wind Chills again as far south as Alabama, Georgia and the Carolinas. 7 AM Advisories
  13. Ground covered. Huge flakes. In looking at the radar, we could get several inches.
  14. Snow mixing in with rain at the base of Paris Mtn. in Greenville. All snow as you head up Altamont Rd.