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Per, Carver's request and seeing that today is the first day of meteorological Spring I figured we might as well get a thread going. Here's to hoping for warm and sunny days ahead! :sun:

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After getting a taste or two of spring I’m ready to move on from what they call winter.


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Just about to say something similar John. Flurries in Knoxville and one of the few days this winter that has a wintery feel to it.  

Normally I'm not a fan of cloudy and cold, but I'm just so tried of the rain that these types of clouds seem nice. I never thought I'd say I was starting to distinguish between types of cloudy days, (and like some more than others) but there it is. 

Went to Petty John's Cave in N GA yesterday and it was just a washout. Interesting experience being in a cave with a torrential downpour with saturated ground. You can really see where/ how the cave making happens. 

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Few light flurries and snow grains here this AM too. Enough to see in the eves of housetops. Like stated earlier, it’s kinda sad to mention as one of the “events” of the year. Maybe next year will be better, we can hope, right.

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Went to go running this AM...my route was flooded again.  The water was not even that muddy.  The base state is now basically out of its banks when it rains.  And now...we head into the actual heart of the spring rainy season.   

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Well, as little as it is I am glad to have awoken to a solid dusting this morning.  I just hope I can report over a foot of snow as the bare minimum for my location this season before all is said and done. A little less than an inch to go!

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17 degrees this AM and a few snow flurries on the way to drop of the kids at school. Before I left the house with them I caught a glimpse of a cool sun pillar (at least that’s what I’ve always heard them called. There may be another name.)over the mountains. I have seen them before but never could quite get the lighting right to get a picture or I’m driving. This morning I wasn’t in a hurry and was finally able to get a decent picture. 

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3.3 earthquake Maynardville area
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I was 5 miles south of Maynardville and of course I was driving


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I'm getting some light sleet near the Karns area. It caught me by surprise when I let the dogs out for the night and was hearing the light crunching sound as the sleet fell.

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Just had sleet and a few flakes mixed in. Enough to show up again in the eves of houses. Guess we’ll call it an “eve-duster” haha. It’s melting now that it’s stopped. Temp is 35. Dewpoint 31. I see that just north of the state line in VA, many counties are under WWA. Maybe Blunder will pick up a nice surprise this AM!

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Winds are starting to pick up along the mountains and foothills.  There could be a significant wind event tonight in a few spots. The wind profile on models is more favorable now. I could see an upgrade to a high wind warning being warranted as the event gets going.

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Already gusting close to 60 at Camp Creek. How strong this event gets will likely be determined by how effective downsloping is at keeping rain out of the area. When rain moves in, it usually prevents stronger gusts.

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Recent gust of around 71mph at Camp Creek. The rain overcame the downslope flow and moved over the area, otherwise I think the gusts would have been higher so far.

Edit: Update from MRX discussion. 

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.DISCUSSION...Quick update to upgrade rest of wind advisory area to a high wind warning. Also included Cherokee and Clay county North Carolina. The strongest wind gusts will occur above 3500 feet with gusts between 60 and 70 mph. Gusts between 70 and 80 mph are possible at elevations above 4000 feet. Decision was made based on HTX and MRX velocity readings. Both radars have consistently been showing 70kts of velocity above 3500 feet and 80kts above 5000 feet. Sevier county electric currently reporting 3000 customers without power. Sevier county dispatch reported much of Gatlinburg without power.

 

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Bump. Of note I have a few more flurries to report so that's something I suppose and yesterday I started up the old push mower which had lied dormant since November. "Oh spring how I welcome and dread you so..." :whistle:

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Had another bout of small hail, and would really swear there was sleet and even a flake or 2 mixing in with it this evening. Temp dropped to 35 degrees during the heaviest of it. Covered the picnic table and stuck pretty good on the kiddos trampoline. 

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2 hours ago, Jed33 said:

Had another bout of small hail, and would really swear there was sleet and even a flake or 2 mixing in with it this evening. Temp dropped to 35 degrees during the heaviest of it. Covered the picnic table and stuck pretty good on the kiddos trampoline. 

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Same thing happened here around 6:30 this evening. Just rained ice for a bit. 

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Parts of Chattanooga and/or Hixson had hail on Monday. I was out of town though. Skiing Utah! Back home now. 

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