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Met1985

2017 mountain and foothill spring thread

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As we enter into the late period of the month and we are officially into spring time, things look to bounce around as the norm goes, around this time of the year. From a high of 70 today to a high of 50 tomorrow. Got to love spring in the mountains.

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2 hours ago, Met1985 said:

As we enter into the late period of the month and we are officially into spring time, things look to bounce around as the norm goes, around this time of the year. From a high of 70 today to a high of 50 tomorrow. Got to love spring in the mountains.

 

Parallel 20º difference here but +10º.

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I like the sub title of the thread !

High Elevation Weather at it's Finest!

Thanks brother!

Life if meant to be lived above 3000' and the best life starts at 5000' !

 

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16 hours ago, fritschy said:

little to early to talk spring in the mtns.

Lol we've been talking about spring since January. We're actually late to the party. 

 

Got to see some light from lightning bouncing off the clouds last night but that's as much excitement as I got, not a drop of rain to be seen up this way.

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On 3/21/2017 at 4:08 PM, nchighcountrywx said:

I like the sub title of the thread !

High Elevation Weather at it's Finest!

Thanks brother!

Life if meant to be lived above 3000' and the best life starts at 5000' !

 

Thanks bud. High elevation at its finest indeed.

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2 hours ago, AsheCounty48 said:

My house hasn't shook that many times in one night in about 4 years. Lots of rain for my area, though I haven't checked the gauges at the house yet.

Yeah those storms where impressive. Lots if rain overnight. A good soaking rain at that. 

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9 hours ago, AsheCounty48 said:

My house hasn't shook that many times in one night in about 4 years. Lots of rain for my area, though I haven't checked the gauges at the house yet.

One of the more reliable folks here at work said they had 4.5" in their guage this morning. There was a decent sized rock slide on the parkway near Deep Gap.

 

3 hours ago, Met1985 said:

Both the 12z GFS and euro continue a very cold look for early April. No doubt it would have implications on plants and trees and still looks to bring mountain snow along the boarder counties. 

 

BRING IT. ALL THE SNOW.

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1 hour ago, MarvelMountain said:

Over 4" in 24 hours. Loads of thunder until 5 a.m. today. Heavy rain on I-40 last night near Hickory and Morganton. Really great to see, but not good for driving.

Made this short video today of my swollen creek. Haven't seen this in a while.   

 

Nice video marvel. So thankful for the recent rains and storms. What a year makes. Also today was a 10 out of 10. Absolutely perfect. 

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The weather models continue to show a major cold front coming through towards the end of the week around Thursday. It looks to get very cold for this time period and shows some snowfall also for high elevations even some places looking at up to 6 inches of snow at least on the 12z gfs. 

 

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1 hour ago, Rainforrest said:

Been absolutely pouring here all mourning. I think this system is going to produce some big rain amounts. 

Yeah we have even had some lightning and thinder today. Again this is so welcome heading into spring. A stark contrast from last year. 

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3 hours ago, Rainforrest said:

Been absolutely pouring here all mourning. I think this system is going to produce some big rain amounts. 

Bearwallow Mountain already with 1.23" registered and that was at 1:00p. I can't wait to see the new reading.

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19 hours ago, Met1985 said:

The GFS and euro still look great for some late season cold and snow . 

From GSP's HWO. I'll take it for the first week of April.

 

.DAYS TWO THROUGH SEVEN...Wednesday through Monday.

..Wednesday...Severe weather possible. A strong cold front will
approach western North Carolina late Wednesday. Scattered to
numerous thunderstorms are expected to develop along and ahead of the
front Wednesday afternoon and evening. Conditions will be favorable
for severe thunderstorms capable of producing damaging winds, large
hail, and even isolated tornadoes. Localized flash flooding will
also be possible.
..Thursday...High winds and winter weather possible. In the wake of
the cold front, strong west to northwest winds will bring much
colder air to the mountains. Winds may become strong enough from
Thursday into Thursday night to blow down trees and power lines.
Meanwhile, snow showers are expected across the high elevations
Thursday and Thursday night. At least light accumulations of snow
will be possible, mainly at elevations above 3500 feet near the
Tennessee border.
..Friday...Winter weather possible. Snow showers are expected to
gradually taper off across the high elevations late in the week.
..Saturday...No hazardous weather is expected at this time.
..Sunday...No hazardous weather is expected at this time.
..Monday...No hazardous weather is expected at this time.
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Morristown is a little more bullish.

From their SWS:

 

 

A strong cold front will move across area Wednesday night with
colder air spilling into the southern Appalachians. The cold air
will allow the rain showers to change to snow across the higher
elevations Thursday morning. Snow accumulations of 3 to 6 inches
are possible at elevations at or above 4000 feet, and 1 to 4
inches between 2500 and 4000 feet, by Thursday evening. Heavier
amounts possible across the highest elevations.
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Man this thing could unload on the higher elevations Thursday into Friday. NAM 3km showing 4"-8" above 4500'. Looks like Boone could also see some accumulation. That being said, it is going to take some heavy rates to get anything to stick. Most on here will at least see a few flurries, but elevation will be key. Also, soil temps are a few degrees lower at high elevations compared to the valleys so that will play into accumulation. I am getting pretty excited for this one. Chasing tomorrow in NE AL and N GA then I'll be chasing again Thursday night in the upper elevations. Love getting these late season snow surprises.


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The 7th and 8th are very interesting around here. A deep trough carves out along the east with much colder weather and a good chance at mountain snow. Both the gfs and euro is showing this. 



Good call Met. You nailed this one.
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I hope it's 70 and sunny tomorrow, forget snow. 

On a more serious note, looks like the higher elevations won't get hit hard today til after dark, but I wouldn't be surprised if someone saw a really good hailstorm this evening.

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