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Offline Thundersnow

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Re: Hurricane Irma
« Reply #270 on: September 11, 2017, 04:30:06 PM »
Looks like outer edge of rain shield is moving into the Nashville area just in time for rush hour. Little bit of a breeze outside the office window here in Brentwood, but nothing substantial yet.

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Re: Hurricane Irma
« Reply #271 on: September 11, 2017, 05:20:03 PM »
A good breeze blowing here, but nothing extraordinary, and very little rain has actually fallen today.  It was more of a mist with an occasional shower.  All the mighty moisture and muscle of Irma stopped in it's tracks by the Greater Smoky Mountains. 
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Re: Hurricane Irma
« Reply #272 on: September 11, 2017, 05:54:36 PM »
OEM said Nashville needs to shelter in place at 6pm. This will be interesting.
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Re: Hurricane Irma
« Reply #273 on: September 11, 2017, 06:05:31 PM »
KCHA officially gusted to 40 for the first time at n the last hour. Sustained at 25.
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Re: Hurricane Irma
« Reply #274 on: September 11, 2017, 06:58:20 PM »
I was expecting a lot gustier winds at this point here in Nashville.

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Re: Hurricane Irma
« Reply #275 on: September 11, 2017, 07:05:58 PM »
Power is flickering. Lost my fiber internet also. Posting from my phone.
Now sustained 32 gust 43 at KCHA. Close to TS status.
EDIT: just had a gust that shook the house. Had to be close to 50
« Last Edit: September 11, 2017, 08:27:23 PM by dwagner88 »
Winter 2009-10 Snowfall: 11.5 in. :)
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Winter 2011-12: Trace
Winter 2012-2013: 0.25 in.
Winter 2013-14: 10.6 (9.5 on 2/12)
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Re: Hurricane Irma
« Reply #276 on: September 11, 2017, 07:55:11 PM »
 :( More of a Harvey post, but I mentioned at one point that my coworker/close friend's grandmother had to be rescued in Houston. Their home ended up with water to about 6" from the top of the ceiling, so clearly pretty damaged. Anyway, her grandmother went into cardiac arrest and passed today. Obviously you can never really know, but the family considers the stress of the storm to have played a role. These kind of disasters can have health consequences that outlive the initial disaster.


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Re: Hurricane Irma
« Reply #277 on: September 11, 2017, 08:43:21 PM »
:( More of a Harvey post, but I mentioned at one point that my coworker/close friend's grandmother had to be rescued in Houston. Their home ended up with water to about 6" from the top of the ceiling, so clearly pretty damaged. Anyway, her grandmother went into cardiac arrest and passed today. Obviously you can never really know, but the family considers the stress of the storm to have played a role. These kind of disasters can have health consequences that outlive the initial disaster.

Sorry to hear that man.   :(  I'm sure the stress/fear of the situation didn't help matters. 



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Power is flickering. Lost my fiber internet also. Posting from my phone.
Now sustained 32 gust 43 at KCHA. Close to TS status.
EDIT: just had a gust that shook the house. Had to be close to 50

Wind has really picked up here in the last hour.  Very little rain to speak of with the southeast drying everything out, but that wind is really roaring through the trees around the house.  Hope the power stays on. 
« Last Edit: September 12, 2017, 05:13:04 AM by JayCee »
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Re: Hurricane Irma
« Reply #278 on: September 11, 2017, 10:35:56 PM »
Power is flickering. Lost my fiber internet also. Posting from my phone.
Now sustained 32 gust 43 at KCHA. Close to TS status.
EDIT: just had a gust that shook the house. Had to be close to 50

Working nights this week at VW and haven't been able to see anything. We live in Ooltewah and the wife said it was rocking pretty good. That was around 8 or 8:30. I'm anxious to see how many trees will be down in the area at daylight. Did you have any damage in E. Brainerd?

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Re: Hurricane Irma
« Reply #279 on: September 12, 2017, 05:11:01 AM »
Irma was a non-event for the most part here.  Woke up to .10" of rain, and just a slight breeze.  If we reached wind advisory criteria here, we did so only briefly.  Topography beats hurricane.

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The higher resolution mesoscale models do a better job of showing how
important that expanse of higher terrain along the Tennessee and
North Carolina border is in limiting rainfall intensity across
much of the Great Valley when a strong easterly flow is present in
the region. Irma will provide those easterly winds today
generating more warming and drying in the first few thousand feet
off the surface. Therefore, tried to scale back pops a bit for
showers today from Central East Tennessee northeast through the
Tri-cities area. Maintained likely or categorical pops on higher
terrain features and across much of Southeast Tennessee and
Southwest North Carolina where upslope flow, and less mountainous
terrain upstream won`t allow for the adiabatic warming seen
farther north through the Great Valley.
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Re: Hurricane Irma
« Reply #280 on: September 12, 2017, 07:28:02 AM »
Working nights this week at VW and haven't been able to see anything. We live in Ooltewah and the wife said it was rocking pretty good. That was around 8 or 8:30. I'm anxious to see how many trees will be down in the area at daylight. Did you have any damage in E. Brainerd?
No damage thankfully. Just some limbs down. I never fully lost power either, just some flickering. Way to go EPB smartgrid!
Winter 2009-10 Snowfall: 11.5 in. :)
Winter 2010-11 Snowfall: 15.5 in. :)
Winter 2011-12: Trace
Winter 2012-2013: 0.25 in.
Winter 2013-14: 10.6 (9.5 on 2/12)
Winter 2014-2015:
2/18 - 0.25" snow
2/20 - 1.5" snow, 0.15" ZR
2/24 - 0.5" snow
2/25 - 8" snow :)

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Re: Hurricane Irma
« Reply #281 on: September 12, 2017, 07:31:41 AM »
Winds fizzled for the most part by the time she moved into this part of the state.


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Re: Hurricane Irma
« Reply #282 on: September 12, 2017, 09:34:41 AM »
We picked up 0.61 inch of rain and experienced a few wind gusts close to 30 mph between 10:00 PM and midnight last night.  All in all, Irma managed to kick over a few potted plants and spook the cats. The ole' gray mare just ain't what she used to be.  Good riddance, honey.
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Re: Hurricane Irma
« Reply #283 on: September 12, 2017, 10:02:50 AM »
This is the first time that I can recall a tropical system taking this track into TN, so I wasn't really sure what to expect.  It definitely was underwhelming compared to systems that took the "shortcut" into TN like Ivan or Katrina.
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Re: Hurricane Irma
« Reply #284 on: September 12, 2017, 10:18:31 AM »
I've been in touch today with a friend in St. Marys, GA, which is across the river from Jacksonville, FL.  Their waterfront is completely demolished.  The docks have been destroyed, boats are missing or grounded well inshore, even the commercial ferry that provides service to Cumberland Island National Seashore was broken up with parts of the vessel spread throughout downtown.  Keep in mind that this town is on the opposite coast from Irma and just north of Florida and still saw this much damage.  I don't think the media reports are really conveying just how much damage has been done by Irma or the scale of the rebuilding effort that is really ahead of us.  ::candle::

 

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