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2021-2022 Fall/Winter Mountains Thread


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It's been so long since we've had a good snow in AVL

I have a 4 and 6y/o and they've never (at least as far as they can remember) seen a big snow

Even the ones they've seen have all seemed to be really gross wet quickly melting snows that were only 3 or 4 inches and marginal for play purposes anyway

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36 minutes ago, Blue_Ridge_Escarpment said:

Yep. Actually has a form of downsloping there. Mountains circling on either side. 

Yep, that's what I was mentioning earlier.  Fortunately for me, it seems Black Mountain is too far east to feel the severe effects of it.  If you ever get a chance to see it, the Visitor Center at Gorges State Park has a great exhibit demonstrating the differences in precipitation for the SW mountain counties.  Buncombe County is almost a desert by comparison to Jackson, Transylvania, and Henderson.  The Visitor Center's 3-D image of the area shows the high peaks all around Buncombe with Asheville nestled down in the bottom.  They also have video demonstrations of how the storms travel up and over the mountains, skipping the Asheville bowl.  It's quite informative, if you are into weather, and I assume we are, if we are on this site.  :D

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Man those winds on the Euro are no joke. Very excited to maybe get some big drifts cause it's been a very very long time since we've had anything other than calm snowstorms here. Now the 100+ foot oak trees around my house I'm less excited about...

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15 minutes ago, calculus1 said:

Yep, that's what I was mentioning earlier.  Fortunately for me, it seems Black Mountain is too far east to feel the severe effects of it.  If you ever get a chance to see it, the Visitor Center at Gorges State Park has a great exhibit demonstrating the differences in precipitation for the SW mountain counties.  Buncombe County is almost a desert by comparison to Jackson, Transylvania, and Henderson.  The Visitor Center's 3-D image of the area shows the high peaks all around Buncombe with Asheville nestled down in the bottom.  They also have video demonstrations of how the storms travel up and over the mountains, skipping the Asheville bowl.  It's quite informative, if you are into weather, and I assume we are, if we are on this site.  :D

Asheville is the driest part of the state and the wettest is about 40 miles away as the crow flies. Pretty amazing 

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Rabun-Habersham-Avery-Madison-Yancey-Mitchell-Swain-Haywood-
Buncombe-Graham-Northern Jackson-Macon-Southern Jackson-
Transylvania-Henderson-Caldwell Mountains-Burke Mountains-
McDowell Mountains-Rutherford Mountains-Polk Mountains-
Oconee Mountains-Pickens Mountains-Greenville Mountains-
Including the cities of Clayton, Pine Mountain, Mountain City,
Cornelia, Demorest, Clarkesville, Hollywood, Ingalls, Banner Elk,
Newland, Faust, Mars Hill, Marshall, Walnut, Allenstand,
Hot Springs, Luck, Swiss, Burnsville, Celo, Micaville,
Ramseytown, Busick, Spruce Pine, Poplar, Alarka, Almond,
Bryson City, Luada, Wesser, Waynesville, Waterville, Canton,
Cruso, Cove Creek, Asheville, Robbinsville, Stecoah, Cullowhee,
Tuckasegee, Sylva, Franklin, Rainbow Springs, Kyle, Highlands,
Wolf Mountain, Cashiers, Brevard, Cedar Mountain, Little River,
Hendersonville, Fletcher, Dana, East Flat Rock, Tuxedo, Etowah,
Jonas Ridge, Ashford, Woodlawn, Old Fort,
Chimney Rock State Park, Saluda, Mountain Rest, Walhalla,
Pumpkintown, Tigerville, Gowensville, Cleveland,
and Slater-Marietta
338 PM EST Thu Jan 13 2022

...WINTER STORM WATCH IN EFFECT FROM SATURDAY EVENING THROUGH
MONDAY MORNING...

* WHAT...Heavy mixed precipitation possible. Total snow
  accumulations of 6 to 10 inches across the mountain valleys and
  extreme northeast Georgia, 8 to 12 inches along and near the
  Blue Ridge Escarpment, and upwards of 12 to 20 inches at
  elevations above 4000 feet, and ice accumulations of around one
  tenth of an inch possible.

* WHERE...Portions of upstate South Carolina, northeast Georgia
  and western North Carolina.

* WHEN...From Saturday evening through Monday morning.

* IMPACTS...Travel could be very difficult to impossible. The
  hazardous conditions could impact the morning commute.

* ADDITIONAL DETAILS...Precipitation may begin as early as
  Saturday afternoon across parts of the mountains, and will
  increase in coverage and intensity late Saturday night with a
  changeover to all snow in most places. Most of the precipitation
  will fall as snow across the mountains and foothills of North
  Carolina, northeast Georgia, and Upstate South Carolina. The
  precipitation will taper off Sunday afternoon and evening, but
  snow will linger along the Tennessee border into Monday morning.
  Widespread black ice should be expected Monday morning, and may
  be a concern into the middle of the week. Later guidance may
  change snow amounts and will determine when a Warning is issued.
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This is as aggressive as I've seen GSP in a long time with a watch.

I’ve never seen them pull the trigger 5 shifts away from an event!!! The wording in the disco suggests at this point it’s not a question of if but how much. They also usually start conservative with totals but not this time!

Curious to see what Jason Boyer’s tune is after this?


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11 minutes ago, NavarreDon said:


I’ve never seen them pull the trigger 5 shifts away from an event!!! The wording in the disco suggests at this point it’s not a question of if but how much. They also usually start conservative with totals but not this time!

Curious to see what Jason Boyer’s tune is after this?


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Yeah this is very strong wording from them. Also these totals will probably go up by 2 to 4 inches also before all said and done.

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15 minutes ago, NavarreDon said:


I’ve never seen them pull the trigger 5 shifts away from an event!!! The wording in the disco suggests at this point it’s not a question of if but how much. They also usually start conservative with totals but not this time!

Curious to see what Jason Boyer’s tune is after this?


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Jason: "Nothing to see here" :)

Thinking of the scene in Naked Gun when the missile hits the fireworks store.

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