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Offline WXHD

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Re: Summer 2017
« Reply #210 on: July 11, 2017, 08:41:05 PM »
Agreed!!  I live near a pond, and I have them bad starting about June.  I've tried different sprays and outdoor foggers with limited success.  I bought that giant fan in the picture late last week, and I haven't been bitten any night since.  It literally blows them away.  I can finally enjoy Tennessee summer nights without that annoying buzzing in my ear!

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Re: Summer 2017
« Reply #211 on: July 11, 2017, 11:27:03 PM »
I don't mind mosquitoes too much. I can put up enough Citronella torches to buy myself some peace when I'm enjoying an evening outside.

On the other hand, this is the time of year when I become as nervous as the proverbial long-tailed cat in the room of rocking chairs when I'm mowing grass. I'm constantly waiting for the other shoe to drop. I know the yellow jacket nests are there (I have quite a few fruit trees and find several nests in my yard every year). I just don't know where they're at.

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Re: Summer 2017
« Reply #212 on: July 12, 2017, 08:43:13 AM »
Agreed!!  I live near a pond, and I have them bad starting about June.  I've tried different sprays and outdoor foggers with limited success.  I bought that giant fan in the picture late last week, and I haven't been bitten any night since.  It literally blows them away.  I can finally enjoy Tennessee summer nights without that annoying buzzing in my ear!
Lol! That is a heck of a fan. I bet it blows your hair straight back too!  I should invest in one that size! Mosquitoes are not to bad yet here but we have a horrible batch of "no see um" bugs!  I have never been appealing to bugs but those little devils have tore me up this year! I think the bug spray that I spray on attracts them! I hope we get a good enough cold spell this winter to kill those annoying pests!  :-\

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Re: Summer 2017
« Reply #213 on: July 12, 2017, 02:49:55 PM »
Lol! That is a heck of a fan. I bet it blows your hair straight back too!  I should invest in one that size! Mosquitoes are not to bad yet here but we have a horrible batch of "no see um" bugs!  I have never been appealing to bugs but those little devils have tore me up this year! I think the bug spray that I spray on attracts them! I hope we get a good enough cold spell this winter to kill those annoying pests!  :-\

Yes, I don't need mother nature to get some wind action on the porch now. ;D  I can tolerate heat and humidity if there is a decent breeze, but we're in the doldrums this time of year.  The only breeze comes with a storm most of the time.  I love spending time on the deck during summer weekends, and rarely go inside.  This bad boy makes me feel like I'm on the beach with my own personal sea breeze.  As an added bonus, the no-see-ums can't even get close.  I should've got one a long time ago.

Good area of storms on the plateau today.  Also a few storms in the mountains.  Pretty typical summer afternoon. 



Post Merge: July 13, 2017, 07:02:12 AM
Looks like the atmosphere is priming the pump early today.  Thunderheads already going up at daybreak, so we'll probably see better coverage of storms this afternoon as forecast by the NWS.  Already a few lights showers popping in Sevier Co this morning. 

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Re: Summer 2017
« Reply #214 on: July 13, 2017, 08:56:30 AM »
looks like the death ridge is fully in place for the next month. Time to bake  ::blowtorch::

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Re: Summer 2017
« Reply #215 on: July 13, 2017, 10:44:54 AM »
looks like the death ridge is fully in place for the next month. Time to bake  ::blowtorch::

Just in time for the dog days. 
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Re: Summer 2017
« Reply #216 on: July 13, 2017, 10:52:24 AM »
The GFS is pretty ridiculous with the heat, post-truncation, and is very consistent with it. I've been skeptical of it this summer because it has constantly tried to put us in the oven in the long range and has constantly been wrong, but it has plenty of support this time.

CPC is still forecasting below-average temps centered over TN and the Mid-South for the same timeframe.  :o

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Re: Summer 2017
« Reply #217 on: July 13, 2017, 01:04:25 PM »
A super hot death ridge wouldn't exactly fit the pattern we've been in lately, but August usually does bring the heat. 

In the meantime, you can clearly see the areas of convection on the Plateau from my vantage point well east of there in the Smoky foothills.  The storms are slowly spreading down into the Valley, so we could see them here during the evening. 

 


Post Merge: July 13, 2017, 03:06:03 PM
Interesting observation from MRX today:

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LONG TERM (Friday night through Thursday)...
It`s hard to believe that we are in mid July and yet another
synoptic cold front is forecast to press south through the
Southern Appalachians during the long term. The boundary slips
into the area on Friday night into Saturday bringing an increase
in convection to the viewing area. The boundary shifts only slowly
south but could be clear of the southern part of the region near
the Georgia border by 12z Sunday; thus the slight and small chance
pops for a shower or thunderstorm in southern sections through
this period. The atmosphere apparently is not finished yet with
the active Eastern United States Summer of 2017 as another well
developed upper trough amplifies southward into the eastern third
of the of the nation bringing a chance for more showers and
thunderstorms in the Southern Appalachians mainly Monday into
Tuesday so applied the chance probability to account for this
possibility. The increased cloud cover and convective
possibilities argue for a slight reduction in max temps on
Saturday with only a small rise in the mercury on Sunday into
Monday. Intense Summer season heating and a rise in humidity
should result in a more uncomfortable Tuesday and Wednesday.

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Re: Summer 2017
« Reply #218 on: July 14, 2017, 02:21:55 PM »
Like yesterday, I'm getting some really cool views of distant storms.  Classic towering cumulus and cumulonimbus. 

Strangely, there must be a stable layer or a cap in the Valley the last two days.  Both yesterday and today the storms simply die as the come off the Plateau. 

 
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Re: Summer 2017
« Reply #219 on: July 14, 2017, 04:40:22 PM »
I sure hope I can luck out on a storm by tomorrow. No rain here all week small shower today but it barely wet the road even. And no good rain chances for awhile with 90+ temps its going to dry off fast. No big droughts to worry about but I dont want it to dry off to soon or its really going to get hot.
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Re: Summer 2017
« Reply #220 on: July 14, 2017, 07:42:13 PM »
Like yesterday, I'm getting some really cool views of distant storms.  Classic towering cumulus

 

What is going on with those white dotted lines in both photos?  I've heard all the conspiracy theories about contrails / chemtrails but those are crazy. And the fact that they show up in photos that appear to be taken back to back is even more odd to me.

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Re: Summer 2017
« Reply #221 on: July 14, 2017, 09:23:25 PM »
The area around the intersection of I240E/I40 in East Memphis has had remarkable consistency with getting a thunderstorm or heavy shower around rush hour many days this summer. I stayed late at my office today and we probably had 2-3" while nothing at my house.

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Re: Summer 2017
« Reply #222 on: July 15, 2017, 08:25:11 AM »
What is going on with those white dotted lines in both photos?  I've heard all the conspiracy theories about contrails / chemtrails but those are crazy. And the fact that they show up in photos that appear to be taken back to back is even more odd to me.

Just lights reflecting in the office window--super bright LED's.  At least that's my cover story.   ::evillaugh::
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Re: Summer 2017
« Reply #223 on: July 15, 2017, 09:53:49 AM »
Activity over the last day or so has been very slow-moving, almost stationary.


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Re: Summer 2017
« Reply #224 on: July 15, 2017, 01:18:51 PM »
A nice soaking rain again this morning. Has to be one of the wetter July's I can remember.  ::rain::

 

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