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Fall/Winter Banter - Football, Basketball, Snowball?


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Autocorrect is absolutely shredding my posts today.  I have to get bifocals strengthened in my glasses - actually went for an eye appointment today.  So, when it autocorrects...it sort of looks right when I am on my phone.  Went back and read some posts this evening on my computer(bigger print).   Looked like some of the older posts were written in Old English.

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42 minutes ago, Carvers Gap said:

Looked like some of the older posts were written in Old English.

 

"Eall is earfoðlic

eorþan rice,

onwendeð wyrda gesceaft

weoruld under heofonum."

--Summary of model roulette. 

 

This is what happens when there are happy hour weenie runs and I have to replace plumbing all day. Lol. 

 

 

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4 hours ago, Holston_River_Rambler said:

 

"Eall is earfoðlic

eorþan rice,

onwendeð wyrda gesceaft

weoruld under heofonum."

--Summary of model roulette. 

 

This is what happens when there are happy hour weenie runs and I have to replace plumbing all day. Lol. 

 

 

Hope you're getting some good sleep tonight. We've got to get up early to fight the Viking heathens on the Danelaw front tomorrow.

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1 hour ago, John1122 said:

Rick Barnes and the basketball team getting covid is the most 2020 kick to the UT fanbase there could be. Hopefully they are all okay, better yet, hopefully it was a false positive like we've seen before with some NFL teams.

Sounds like they've shut it down for a couple of weeks by cancelling the games with Gonzaga and Notre Dame. At this point they might as well all get it just to get it over with. 

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In the November 1950 storm, you had heavy snow on a south wind in Pittsburgh and a heavy rain event in Buffalo on a north wind, you can get all sorts of crazy stuff if  you have a strong high and low interacting in unusual ways. This is from the Washington Post on the 1950 storm   

For instance, in Pittsburgh, heavy snow was falling in 21-degree air … then as winds shifted from northwesterly to southeasterly … the temperature plunged to 9 degrees, with the arrival of the cold front from the southeast! And while Pittsburgh was at 9 degrees (and heavy snow), hundreds of miles to the north, Buffalo was experiencing a balmy 54 degrees, heavy rain and hurricane-force gusts. It’s hard to believe that the District’s temperature was nearly 50 degrees warmer than Atlanta’s!

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2 hours ago, raindancewx said:

In the November 1950 storm, you had heavy snow on a south wind in Pittsburgh and a heavy rain event in Buffalo on a north wind, you can get all sorts of crazy stuff if  you have a strong high and low interacting in unusual ways. This is from the Washington Post on the 1950 storm   

For instance, in Pittsburgh, heavy snow was falling in 21-degree air … then as winds shifted from northwesterly to southeasterly … the temperature plunged to 9 degrees, with the arrival of the cold front from the southeast! And while Pittsburgh was at 9 degrees (and heavy snow), hundreds of miles to the north, Buffalo was experiencing a balmy 54 degrees, heavy rain and hurricane-force gusts. It’s hard to believe that the District’s temperature was nearly 50 degrees warmer than Atlanta’s!

 The 1950 storm featured snow on one side and rain on the other. That particular model run featured snow way down here but rain on every side of the storm otherwise.  It ended up being the only run that showed that solution. 

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@BhamParker

Here is a similar, but not identical set up from Dec 21, 2018.

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I mention it because I chased it up to 6000 feet and here is how the elevation changed the accumulations, at least as it was underway. I had to leave at about 6000 feet on Mt LeConte, I just didn't have the right gear for this:

 

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6" in about 3 hours and a 20 mph wind gusting to 30+

But below that, here is what it looked like at about

5000-5500 feet:

mpJuYuE.png

 

4500 - 5000 feet:

8spqAdw.png

 

2500 - 3000 feet:

diNseyx.png

 

Trail head for Bullhead trail up Mt Leconte:

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I don't know if you are a hiker, but Bullhead trail is accessible to Gatlinburg and gets you up above 6000 feet. It's a heckuva hike though and this storm looks like it has a much better upslope component. Most of this came from a quick changeover from 6000 feet around 5 AM down to 3000 feet by 10 AM and them on down to the base of the mt. 

I think 3000 feet probably did a lot better than these pictures depict, since I had to leave early and the one I label 2500 - 3000 feet had no snow when I went up. All that accumulation was by the time I got back to that part of the trail. 

 

 

 

 

 

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56 minutes ago, Holston_River_Rambler said:

@BhamParker

Here is a similar, but not identical set up from Dec 21, 2018.

giphy.gif

I mention it because I chased it up to 6000 feet and here is how the elevation changed the accumulations, at least as it was underway. I had to leave at about 6000 feet on Mt LeConte, I just didn't have the right gear for this:

 

giphy.gif

6" in about 3 hours and a 20 mph wind gusting to 30+

But below that, here is what it looked like at about

5000-5500 feet:

mpJuYuE.png

 

4500 - 5000 feet:

8spqAdw.png

 

2500 - 3000 feet:

diNseyx.png

 

Trail head for Bullhead trail up Mt Leconte:

YVvfv4D.png

 

I don't know if you are a hiker, but Bullhead trail is accessible to Gatlinburg and gets you up above 6000 feet. It's a heckuva hike though and this storm looks like it has a much better upslope component. Most of this came from a quick changeover from 6000 feet around 5 AM down to 3000 feet by 10 AM and them on down to the base of the mt. 

I think 3000 feet probably did a lot better than these pictures depict, since I had to leave early and the one I label 2500 - 3000 feet had no snow when I went up. All that accumulation was by the time I got back to that part of the trail. 

 

 

 

 

 

Wow, that’s amazing how you captured those differences. When we were there for feb 2018, it was an extremely sharp cutoff as we went down into town. Many cabins had nothing and downtown gatlinburg didn’t have a flake either and we got about 2 inches. 
 

It always amazes me driving up the parkway from downtown and all the way up to newfound gap, and how much the snowfall totals increase as you get to newfound gap. 
 

Not sure we will get to do much hiking as my wife is pregnant with our first child, but we are looking forward to seeing some action. Winter is my favorite time of year and we don’t get much in Alabama, so I always keep an eye on the smokies and NC mountains for a chase opportunity. 
 

I really appreciate all yalls input and will 100% keep you posted. I’ll share some pics for sure 

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The complete fantasy but true definition of a board wide megastorm that Warbus mentioned in the pattern thread. Look at it to see what a Tennessee Valley masterpiece looks like.  This is about as good as it can get from one end of the Tennessee Valley region to the other. Very hard to pull this off because it is so far geographically from Bristol/SWVA to Eastern Arkansas/Northern Miss. 

 

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1 hour ago, John1122 said:

The complete fantasy but true definition of a board wide megastorm that Warbus mentioned in the pattern thread. Look at it to see what a Tennessee Valley masterpiece looks like.  This is about as good as it can get from one end of the Tennessee Valley region to the other. Very hard to pull this off because it is so far geographically from Bristol/SWVA to Eastern Arkansas/Northern Miss. 

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           WEENIE RUN

 

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Yes! We love our West Tennessee members too. 

I'm still recovering from the KC Chiefs ugly win last night. Well a W is a W, lol!

Finally, listened to Tennessee Christmas by Amy Grant. Wishing for snow that does not happen. Intelligent song writing. Very accurate in Chattanooga. 

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