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Fall/Winter Banter - Football, Basketball, Snowball?


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Another chance tonight. Note it's around 10% and only on the horizon from a very high viewing point.

Looks like the pre-dawn kind of busted. Twitter is gnashing of teeth now. Canadian border got it, but the main CME is arriving later than first forecast. Arrival is now forecast during the late afternoon today. Could linger into early evening.

So, get out in time for first total darkness. Comet NEOWISE style. Oh yeah, up on Clingman's Dome would be great to have a 10% chance of seeing anything. I doubt anything is visible from most of our forum area.

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4 hours ago, Holston_River_Rambler said:

Speaking of Cross Mt. @John1122, you can really see some downsloping on satellite this afternoon. 

 

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I've been getting a little bit of upslope enhanced precip here in MoCo. 

I have a friend who lives at the base of the mountain there and he literally gets about half the precip I do a year. 

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27 minutes ago, Holston_River_Rambler said:

RAP weenie run for the plateau:

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With a setup like that, I have saw that pan out. The coastal pulls down or allows in place cold air to hold, therefore the incoming system produces front end snow. Sometimes a thumping b4 changeover. In a much colder environment the setup has produced all snow for parts of the area.

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If the Apps can slow the front down giving the energy enough time to develop along the tail, things could get really interesting or if the trailing energy phases somewhat. Just glad to see modeling agree somewhat at this range with anything from a lee side low to a more miller A ish development...those range scenarios have proven to perform in the past. Give me a chance with a strong arctic front with energy along the tail any day of the week lol

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Hey everyone, been a while and I don't post a whole lot but I am now living in the Knoxville area after living in Asheville for a few years. I posted somewhat infrequently when I lived in Johnson City several years before AVL.  Anyway, just wanted to say hello! I appreciate this forum and I am looking forward to posting some obs. Hopefully this Friday. :weenie:

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1 hour ago, Silas Lang said:

Hey everyone, been a while and I don't post a whole lot but I am now living in the Knoxville area after living in Asheville for a few years. I posted somewhat infrequently when I lived in Johnson City several years before AVL.  Anyway, just wanted to say hello! I appreciate this forum and I am looking forward to posting some obs. Hopefully this Friday. :weenie:

Welcome back to east TN.  Good to have you in here.  You sure move a lot.   lol

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Hey everyone, been a while and I don't post a whole lot but I am now living in the Knoxville area after living in Asheville for a few years. I posted somewhat infrequently when I lived in Johnson City several years before AVL.  Anyway, just wanted to say hello! I appreciate this forum and I am looking forward to posting some obs. Hopefully this Friday. :weenie:

If it doesn’t snow on Christmas Eve we will hold you personally responsible.


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I think we're all used to getting shafted at this point which makes the potential for a white Christmas all the more alluring yet bothering. In my case, I can only help but feel snubbed the past few years especially with my local climate. Last having recorded a single day snowfall above 3" in March of 2018. Of course, I don't mean to whine and remain optimistic for any potential winter events ahead. Echoing the sentiments of others I am glad we aren't dealing with what we had last year.

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So I know some of you are more up on TN football news than I am, but am I understanding the news about the NCAA investigation correctly in thinking that we have cheated our way to

3-7???  If so, that takes skill. Could we at least be 5 - 5 and not have fake punts to get first downs on Vandy if we are bribing players to come here?

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Apparently Pruitt was maybe paying players and recruits. I have no idea how he could be cheating like Alabama but producing that result on the field.  

My main hope is that it allows him to be fired with cause and saves UT 12 million in buyout money. 

We aren't going to be any worse on the field regardless of the outcome. 

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17 hours ago, Holston_River_Rambler said:

So I know some of you are more up on TN football news than I am, but am I understanding the news about the NCAA investigation correctly in thinking that we have cheated our way to

3-7???  If so, that takes skill. Could we at least be 5 - 5 and not have fake punts to get first downs on Vandy if we are bribing players to come here?

From what I understand.  It’s not an NCAA investigation.........yet.  

It’s an internal compliance investigation for now.

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