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2018/2019 Mountains and Foothills Fall/Winter Thread


Tyler Penland
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2 hours ago, eyewall said:

I went up to the mountains on Friday and it was abysmal in most spots. There were pockets of color, but a lot of trees are just browning out. Many had quite a bit of leaf drop as already noted. Definitely a lot of disappointed tourists I am sure. Here are a few shots:
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Yep.. Summer came too early and left too late.  The trees have been worn out this year.  Noticed the oaks and tulip poplars dropping already even before the cool wx came in.

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Temp down to 27 degrees this morning. Refreshing here in the mountains.  


It feels good!

On a side note. Notice Hurricane Willa has strengthened to a Catagory 4 storm and will hit Mexico.. then modify itself and reform as a subtropical low in the Gulf that affects us by the end of the week. That’s where we want our storms coming from this year to have a solid winter!
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Yeah GFS took a big step toward snow around Boone and up. Could be fun.

Im thinking that exact spot wow snapped those pictures from will be a winter wonderland Fri into Sat. This looks very promising  , espeacilly northern mtns 3500 to 4000 foot mark on up.


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A few more shots from my foliage hunt. These are enhanced some but not over the top. The views are nice despite a more lackluster year:
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Note: Aerials were taken via launching from US-221 at a pulloff. It is not legal to launch along the parkway. 

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34 minutes ago, eyewall said:

A few more shots from my foliage hunt. These are enhanced some but not over the top. The views are nice despite a more lackluster year:
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Note: Aerials were taken via launching from US-221 at a pulloff. It is not legal to launch along the parkway. 

Nice shots. The color is there but much more uniform than most years. In particular, the bright reds are missing.

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1 hour ago, CAD_Wedge_NC said:

I see your signature says Wisconsin? Are you back here for the winter?

Yeah I took a railroad job up in Wisconsin.  I'm a freight train conductor up in Wausau Wisconsin to be exact.  I'm trying to get back home but it has been a very grueling task. I'm back currently because both my grandmother and my grandfather just passed away... So I'm trying to be as patient as possible but I need to get back.

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15 minutes ago, Met1985 said:

Yeah I took a railroad job up in Wisconsin.  I'm a freight train conductor up in Wausau Wisconsin to be exact.  I'm trying to get back home but it has been a very grueling task. I'm back currently because both my grandmother and my grandfather just passed away... So I'm trying to be as patient as possible but I need to get back.

Truly sorry to hear that man.  

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11 hours ago, Met1985 said:

Yeah I took a railroad job up in Wisconsin.  I'm a freight train conductor up in Wausau Wisconsin to be exact.  I'm trying to get back home but it has been a very grueling task. I'm back currently because both my grandmother and my grandfather just passed away... So I'm trying to be as patient as possible but I need to get back.

Sorry to hear that man..... hope you do make it back down here. 

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37 minutes ago, Tyler Penland said:

3k NAM looks like a 33° and rain kinda day Friday. Very borderline for the higher elevations to see a wet snow. Guess we'll see how it plays out.

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yeah it's showing potential for the highest elevations (>5000 ft). You might want to take a drive up to Beech Mountain during the event. 

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Maybe it's just late. Something may have gone awry for reds in the mountains. Some reds are trying down here in town; however, note I'm also in another state Tenn. Thank you @eyewall and @Met1985 for some reports up there. Met I'm sorry for your loss. May some fall leaves bring at least some sliver of cheer.

I'm hopeful mid-mountain to near valley will be good this year. A Halloween week consolation works for me. Oh yeah, of course rain last Saturday and forecast clouds/questions this Saturday hampers viewing. Well, I guess that's why they call it a Sunday drive, lol!

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On 10/24/2018 at 12:20 PM, nrgjeff said:

Maybe it's just late. Something may have gone awry for reds in the mountains. Some reds are trying down here in town; however, note I'm also in another state Tenn. Thank you @eyewall and @Met1985 for some reports up there. Met I'm sorry for your loss. May some fall leaves bring at least some sliver of cheer.

I'm hopeful mid-mountain to near valley will be good this year. A Halloween week consolation works for me. Oh yeah, of course rain last Saturday and forecast clouds/questions this Saturday hampers viewing. Well, I guess that's why they call it a Sunday drive, lol!

The latest report is saying there will be no peak this year, confirming a browning out for the most part. 

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On 10/25/2018 at 3:56 PM, FallsLake said:

Are you back in NC (permanent/visiting)? 

It is permanent for the time being. I sure will miss Vermont without a doubt. I had to come back for my fiancee.  Expect plenty of complaining as I got from 100" of snow a year to 0 LOL.

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9 hours ago, eyewall said:

It is permanent for the time being. I sure will miss Vermont without a doubt. I had to come back for my fiancee.  Expect plenty of complaining as I got from 100" of snow a year to 0 LOL.

I divided zero into 100 to see how many years here it would take you to equal your one-year Vermont snowfall.

Answer: ∞

 

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