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1 hour ago, Snowless in Carrollton said:

I'd like to see his live feed. What time is it and how do I find it ? I'm also on the southside of Dahlonega by about a mile and its 35 here also.

Edit: Nevermind, I see his facebook page Dahlonega Weather. 

yep. 7pm. hopefully Moto is ok with me publicizing it.  DahlonegaWeather on facebook and he is going to be making snow hopefully in his yard. 

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2 minutes ago, NGTim said:

you got that right.  i can see woody gap from my house and many times it will be white with snow while nothing here, or only flurries.    I love to drive up there to Suches ( i think its only like 16 miles from Dahlonega (but takes about 30 minutes) and go to their gas station (thats about all there is) and get some Hunt Bros pizza.  But someone told me it was closed currently i hope thats just temporary.   Often times I start out in the rain or nothing coming down but about halfway up the mountain, sure enough, start seeing flakes.  I have had some scary drives on wolfpen gap going from there toward vogel.   Also used to go on the forest service roads between 5 points (you ever been on winding stair?) and cooper gap, which is also about 3k elevation, but I'm getting where I leave that for the younger and crazier these days. 

At least coming up the other way from Turner's Corner there is the truck emergency ramp before Neels Gap = used that a couple of times!

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2 minutes ago, Snowless in Carrollton said:

All this negativity is really getting old. We need to put back some positive energy into this forum.

Agree and in my humble way I tried a few minutes ago

 

 

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Just now, pcbjr said:

At least coming up the other way from Turner's Corner there is the truck emergency ramp before Neels Gap = used that a couple of times!

wow my daughter asks if people actually have to use that.  I'll tell her I "know" someone who has.   I was at Neels gap last weekend and we met a SOBO through hiker who only had a few more days to go  (except for the parts she had to miss due to the wildfires, which she was concerned about when she was going to make that up).

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2 minutes ago, NGTim said:

wow my daughter asks if people actually have to use that.  I'll tell her I "know" someone who has.   I was at Neels gap last weekend and we met a SOBO through hiker who only had a few more days to go  (except for the parts she had to miss due to the wildfires, which she was concerned about when she was going to make that up).

3 - 6" of snow on top of ice with a wife and kids in the SUV - it's been done a few times - I assure you!

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47 minutes ago, Snowless in Carrollton said:

All this negativity is really getting old. We need to put back some positive energy into this forum.

If it helps I saw a really big solid black wooly worm today in the Walmart parking lot.  One lady and man were taking a picture of it cause they said they never saw one so fat.  They scooped him up and moved him to bushes

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7 hours ago, Jonathan said:

You can tell that pic is in NC because of the work zone signs. Never seen a state do as much road work and still have such awful roads as NC lol.

Pennsylvania is worse for this.

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So guys and gals, I'm thinking of getting a personal wx station. I can't afford a Davis Pro, so my choices are basically AcuRite or La Crosse.

I've been browsing for awhile and I've seemed to come down to these two. Any thoughts on which would be better?

La Crosse: https://www.amazon.com/Crosse-Technology-330-2315-Underground-Suitable/dp/B01MRT2NSO/ref=sr_1_10?ie=UTF8&qid=1481761714&sr=8-10&keywords=weather+station+with+wind+speed&refinements=p_89%3ADAVIS+INSTRUMENTS|La+Crosse+Technology

AcuRite: https://www.amazon.com/AcuRite-01057RM-Weather-Environment-Monitoring/dp/B011VG6YDI/ref=pd_rhf_dp_s_cp_4?_encoding=UTF8&pd_rd_i=B00T0K8MN8&pd_rd_r=BS7XBVNGTDM6RXG0D19W&pd_rd_w=zEtsi&pd_rd_wg=fY0HW&refRID=BS7XBVNGTDM6RXG0D19W&th=1

Any help would be appreciated! @jburns @Jon @packbacker @Cold Rain @griteater @Wow


I've heard really good things about Ambient Weather products, but their top products can run into Davis territory.

With that said, I've also heard good things about AcuRite and a friend of mine has no complaint with his. With the technology available you really can't go wrong, you just have to decide the features you want/parameters you want to obs, etc.

I'd honestly do what you could to save for a Davis, there's just no comparison and if you're gonna shell out $200 might as well save some money each week and get the $300 needed to be worry free of how your station will hold up. But, if that's not an option, I believe in AcuRite products for hobbyists and weather underground utilization. You're not collecting data for NASA. lol

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So guys and gals, I'm thinking of getting a personal wx station. I can't afford a Davis Pro, so my choices are basically AcuRite or La Crosse.

I've been browsing for awhile and I've seemed to come down to these two. Any thoughts on which would be better?

La Crosse: https://www.amazon.com/Crosse-Technology-330-2315-Underground-Suitable/dp/B01MRT2NSO/ref=sr_1_10?ie=UTF8&qid=1481761714&sr=8-10&keywords=weather+station+with+wind+speed&refinements=p_89%3ADAVIS+INSTRUMENTS|La+Crosse+Technology

AcuRite: https://www.amazon.com/AcuRite-01057RM-Weather-Environment-Monitoring/dp/B011VG6YDI/ref=pd_rhf_dp_s_cp_4?_encoding=UTF8&pd_rd_i=B00T0K8MN8&pd_rd_r=BS7XBVNGTDM6RXG0D19W&pd_rd_w=zEtsi&pd_rd_wg=fY0HW&refRID=BS7XBVNGTDM6RXG0D19W&th=1

Any help would be appreciated! @jburns @Jon @packbacker @Cold Rain @griteater @Wow


I've heard really good things about Ambient Weather products, but their top products can run into Davis territory.

With that said, I've also heard good things about AcuRite and a friend of mine has no complaint with his. With the technology available you really can't go wrong, you just have to decide the features you want/parameters you want to obs, etc.

I'd honestly do what you could to save for a Davis, there's just no comparison and if you're gonna shell out $200 might as well save some money each week and get the $300 needed to be worry free of how your station will hold up. But, if that's not an option, I believe in AcuRite products for hobbyists and weather underground utilization. You're not collecting data for NASA. lol

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Unfortunately, I don't have any good input on a weather station, so I would defer to Jon.  My mother in law thought it would be a good idea to buy me a "weather station".  It probably cost about $15.  I have no idea what the outside temperature is.  Never buy a weather guy a weather product unless they specifically ask for that specific item specifically.  That ought to be a rule or something.

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9 minutes ago, Cold Rain said:

Unfortunately, I don't have any good input on a weather station, so I would defer to Jon.  My mother in law thought it would be a good idea to buy me a "weather station".  It probably cost about $15.  I have no idea what the outside temperature is.  Never buy a weather guy a weather product unless they specifically ask for that specific item specifically.  That ought to be a rule or something.

Yeah, totally agree! 

Same goes for fishermen, unless you want to end up with a "Frozen" rod and reel combo! :)

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7 minutes ago, mackerel_sky said:

Yeah, totally agree! 

Same goes for fishermen, unless you want to end up with a "Frozen" rod and reel combo! :)

Hahahaha that's terrible.

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I just wanted to say that our judicial system still sucks monkey balls. Today the person that stabbed my nephew 23 times in the back, was found guilty of murder and will serve 50 years. The jury returned the verdict in 12 minutes....he'll be 67 when he gets out....yea....you can kill someone and still walk out of prison. Out of the 5 "adults" there that night, this is the first one sentenced............ I miss him :(   

 

Sorry for the OT/PR rant.....I shouldn't have finished the bottle of wine

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Monday night in the Myrtle beach area is forecasted low of 33 with 90% chance of rain.  A cold rain sounds about right but hell, maybe a couple of degrees can pull out some magic!

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Just saw Rogue One.  Absolutely excellent!  A hundred light years better than any Star Wars movie since the original 3.  This is how you make a Star Wars movie, folks!

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Just saw Rogue One.  Absolutely excellent!  A hundred light years better than any Star Wars movie since the original 3.  This is how you make a Star Wars movie, folks!



I'm going on Tuesday. Can't wait!


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I used to watch and read Joe Badtardi, but I swear, his schtick is getting old. He's constantly spewing garbage about east coast cold and nothing ever comes to fruition. He makes Twitter posts with graphics of whichever model supports his cold east agenda which are pure clickbait. I'm over his "bathtub theory" of cold. It's an unscientific hypothesis with no peer reviewed evidence to support his theories. That guy will hold onto a cold winter forecast until the following summer and then will never admit he was wrong.

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Looks rather convincing for much above normal and much dryer than normal for the next 16 days. That sucks beyond measure. We can't escape the drought before summer 2017 this way...We need to be in the baroclinic zone, at least. I don't even care about snow or cold at this point. But no rain and warm (mid 60's to mid 70's) is not conducive to drought recovery in the winter time.

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On 12/16/2016 at 11:22 PM, Cold Rain said:

Just saw Rogue One.  Absolutely excellent!  A hundred light years better than any Star Wars movie since the original 3.  This is how you make a Star Wars movie, folks!

 

I thought it was good but a bit disjointed in parts. It felt like it was made more for Star Wars geeks.....I felt that TFA was a stronger in that the story felt more cohesive...but that Darth Vader scene...dear God. They did that as perfect as you could! 

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On 12/16/2016 at 5:22 PM, Cold Rain said:

Just saw Rogue One.  Absolutely excellent!  A hundred light years better than any Star Wars movie since the original 3.  This is how you make a Star Wars movie, folks!

I would agree with it being light years ahead of Ep's 1-3.

 

I will never be a fan of fully animated/CGI characters with human counterparts.

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12 minutes ago, Bevo said:

I would agree with it being light years ahead of Ep's 1-3.

 

I will never be a fan of fully animated/CGI characters with human counterparts.

What's up man?!  Good to see you posting.  Hope you and the fam are doing well.  Yeah, I agree about the CGI stuff.  Way, way overdone in those movies.  Plus, I didn't really like the stories very much.

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16 minutes ago, burgertime said:

I thought it was good but a bit disjointed in parts. It felt like it was made more for Star Wars geeks.....I felt that TFA was a stronger in that the story felt more cohesive...but that Darth Vader scene...dear God. They did that as perfect as you could! 

Yeah man, a couple of the more common critiques I've read had to do with the story shifting and the lack of robust character development/dialogue. But man, I thought the story really did an awesome job of illustrating the price paid for getting the plans.  And it really set A New Hope up well.  And YES.  That Darth Vader scene was perfect!  I'm glad they finally made a movie for SW geeks. :)

The thing about TFA for me was that we essentially just saw a retelling of episodes 4-6 in a lesser quality, all in the span of about an hour and a half.  There were other things that left me disappointed.  It was indeed a good movie, especially compared against 1-3.  But the disappointing thing is that it could have and should have been great.  There's no excuse ever for making a SW movie that isn't just great.

How are you man?  Things going well?

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7 minutes ago, Cold Rain said:

What's up man?!  Good to see you posting.  Hope you and the fam are doing well.  Yeah, I agree about the CGI stuff.  Way, way overdone in those movies.  Plus, I didn't really like the stories very much.

Overall, I feel like TFA was such a great addition to canon. R1 is also, just in a slightly more confusing way. Both were directed well.

 

As far as posting, I've just now recovered my password from when the site changed lol.

 

@buckeyefan1 I don't know what to say, other than I'm sorry to hear this and I will do an Adam's Apple extraction if you just point me in the right direction.

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Anyone remember the little surprise snow we had on this day two years ago? I was looking at my memories on Facebook and saw a post from Greg Fishel talking about how they totally missed that one. 

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Looking back at some of my personal experiences in this area of NC.... We will probably never see another Jan 21, 1985 type of cold air outbreak. We will probably never see another cold month like Jan 1977. March 2,1980 type of blizzard most likely will not happen again in my lifetime. The Super-storm of 1993 or Hurricane Hugo in 1989 which was still had cat1 winds here in the foothills. We will never see a Christmas day as cold as 1983. As I get older, I realize how special it was to live through each one of these. The list of incredible weater events that I have seen continues to grow and I hope I get the chance to live long enough to see history repeat itself (except, of course, Hugo). Don't care to ever see that around here again.

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