• Member Statistics

    16,653
    Total Members
    7,904
    Most Online
    samithdfm
    Newest Member
    samithdfm
    Joined
Met1985

2020/2021 Fall/Winter Mountain thread

Recommended Posts

Ironic to hear forecasters talk about a dry slot ... ya know. Name the last time a system underperformed on QPF in the last two years lol. Haven’t we been 2-3x above climo on precipitation?

  • Like 2
  • Haha 2

Share this post


Link to post
Share on other sites
Just huge flakes here. 30 degrees 

I can only imagine. It’s dropped 3° in the past 15 to 20 minutes Under this heavy band in the county. It’s almost 60% snow a little sleet and a tiny bit of rain mixed in. Flakes are getting bigger.

 

 

.

  • Like 3

Share this post


Link to post
Share on other sites
Well I have mostly rain with a bit of snow mixed in at 37.8

Under this band it completely changed everything. It’s down to 36.7. And it’s definitely a snow sleet mix little rain.


.
  • Like 1

Share this post


Link to post
Share on other sites

Temp broke just under 34...had been holding at 38 since dusk and fell 3 or 4 degrees in an hour once the moisture started getting to the surface. 

Light snow, sticking to my awnings but nothing else

Share this post


Link to post
Share on other sites
3 minutes ago, strongwxnc said:


Under this band it completely changed everything. It’s down to 36.7. And it’s definitely a snow sleet mix little rain.


.

I hope so I'm still mixing with a lot of rain and temp is stuck at 37.6

Share this post


Link to post
Share on other sites
12 minutes ago, Met1985 said:

We have been in a lule but looks like things are going to pick up.

Just walked out to my truck and went from nothing falling when looking out before getting my keys to big nickel sized flakes starting to fall moderately.  

  • Like 1

Share this post


Link to post
Share on other sites
Just now, WxKnurd said:

Just walked out to my truck and went from nothing falling when looking out before getting my keys to big nickel sized flakes starting to fall moderately.  

Exactly the same here. Starting to put it down again.

  • Like 1

Share this post


Link to post
Share on other sites
1 minute ago, Blue_Ridge_Escarpment said:

Dad in Marion said big flakes on bypass. Maybe just that little bit of additional elevation is helping there. 

There's flakes mixed in for sure but still hear rain on the carport.

  • Like 1

Share this post


Link to post
Share on other sites

Biggest flakes I’ve seen in a few years. That band meant business! Never all SN but close. Lighter returns about to come In now.
Down to 35.4


.

  • Like 4

Share this post


Link to post
Share on other sites

Hello!

Mesoscale Discussion 0015
NWS Storm Prediction Center Norman OK
0954 PM CST Thu Jan 07 2021

Areas affected...The Blue Ridge of western North Carolina and
adjacent portions of the southern Appalachians

Concerning...Heavy snow

Valid 080354Z - 080700Z

SUMMARY...Heavy snow is expected to develop along the North Carolina
Blue Ridge into Great Smoky Mountains, at rates up to 1-2 inches per
hour by 1-3 AM EST.

DISCUSSION...The exit region of an 80-90 kt, cyclonic 500 mb jet
streak is in the process of overspreading the southern Appalachians
vicinity, with associated forcing for ascent and cooling
contributing to steepening mid-level lapse rates. This includes the
eastern slopes of the North Carolina Blue Ridge into the Great Smoky
Mountains, where low-level warm advection to the east of an
approaching mid-level low will contribute to lift during the next
few hours.

Models suggest that orographic forcing will become maximized across
the higher terrain by 06-08Z, when strong upward vertical motion may
focus within the favorably cold mid-level temperatures conducive to
large dendritic ice crystal growth. Although lower levels near and
just above the surface may be initially relatively warm and dry,
quick saturation and cooling of this air mass is expected due to
evaporation and melting of heavy precipitation. Aided by
precipitable water increasing in excess of .5 inches, at least a
couple hour period of heavy snow rates on the order of 1-2 inches
per hour appears possible.

..Kerr.. 01/08/20218f13c56036cfaa1a7232adc0d3983ebe.jpg


.

  • Like 6
  • Thanks 1

Share this post


Link to post
Share on other sites
11 minutes ago, MotoWeatherman said:

Nothing here on Beech right now.  zzzzz

I don't want to hear it!  I sneezed one time on Beech and layed down a good inch 5 feet in front me. You'll be fine. Your pics tomorrow are going to be nice. Love the rock wall garden shot.

  • Like 2
  • Haha 1

Share this post


Link to post
Share on other sites
I'm finally all snow and coming down at a good clip. Down to 33.2

Nice!

Crashing for a few hours in hopes to cash in later on.


.

Share this post


Link to post
Share on other sites

Join the conversation

You can post now and register later. If you have an account, sign in now to post with your account.

Guest
Reply to this topic...

×   Pasted as rich text.   Paste as plain text instead

  Only 75 emoji are allowed.

×   Your link has been automatically embedded.   Display as a link instead

×   Your previous content has been restored.   Clear editor

×   You cannot paste images directly. Upload or insert images from URL.

Loading...

  • Recently Browsing   0 members

    No registered users viewing this page.