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Author Topic: January 15th - 16th Snow  (Read 39763 times)

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Offline JayCee

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Re: January 15th - 16th Snow
« Reply #600 on: January 16, 2018, 09:48:22 PM »
This has been an enjoyable weather system for a big chunk of Tennessee from the Mississippi to the mountains.  MRX says it's mostly over, but the short range models say not quite.  Either way, it's been a good day.  Started sunny and pleasant, and I worked a bit outside as I watched the clouds thicken and lower.  Nothing quite like watching a snow system move in, and I'm grateful it was during the day so I could take it all in. 

Hope everyone here east to west also enjoyed our winter event.  I know it wasn't the "storm of the century," but a couple of inches of snow in the south is always something special. 

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Re: January 15th - 16th Snow
« Reply #601 on: January 16, 2018, 09:48:52 PM »
We made it to 0 and now with the cloud cover we are back up to 7.
You are downwind of a fairly nice fetch off the River and Reelfoot....

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Snow up high
Won't you pour down over me
Yeah, I got some accretion
But I'm as blue as a boy can be

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Re: January 15th - 16th Snow
« Reply #602 on: January 16, 2018, 09:50:11 PM »



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Wow, that's a keeper!

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Put on my big snow boots and
I boarded the plane
Touched down in the land of the Delta Blues
In the middle of the freezing rain

Snow up high
Won't you pour down over me
Yeah, I got some accretion
But I'm as blue as a boy can be

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Re: January 15th - 16th Snow
« Reply #603 on: January 16, 2018, 10:00:17 PM »
Boom!



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Re: January 15th - 16th Snow
« Reply #604 on: January 16, 2018, 10:39:04 PM »
Wow!

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Put on my big snow boots and
I boarded the plane
Touched down in the land of the Delta Blues
In the middle of the freezing rain

Snow up high
Won't you pour down over me
Yeah, I got some accretion
But I'm as blue as a boy can be

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Re: January 15th - 16th Snow
« Reply #605 on: January 16, 2018, 10:43:34 PM »
Ok. So, apparently it not Lake Effect off Cherokee Lake. I reached out to NWS Morristown and they buzz killed me lol. It’s overall Synoptic Forcing and a mid level boundary that just happens to be aligned with the lake.. #FalseAlarm I got over excited lol.


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Don't you need about 60 miles of fetch to get lake effect?  Do we have any lakes around here that can cause that?

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January 15th - 16th Snow
« Reply #606 on: January 16, 2018, 11:17:04 PM »
Don't you need about 60 miles of fetch to get lake effect?  Do we have any lakes around here that can cause that?
It was happening in West Tn earlier. But, this Cherokee Lake deal was from overall Synoptic Forcing and a mid level boundary that just happened to align perfectly with the lake.


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Re: January 15th - 16th Snow
« Reply #607 on: January 16, 2018, 11:39:33 PM »
So does Susan start all winter threads now?


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Re: January 15th - 16th Snow
« Reply #608 on: January 16, 2018, 11:42:34 PM »
It was happening in West Tn earlier. But, this Cherokee Lake deal was from overall Synoptic Forcing and a mid level boundary that just happened to align perfectly with the Lake, giving the appearance of Lake Effect snow.


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Not to mention- the orientation of it isn’t what would happen. All the local examples we’ve seen of lake effect is the Arctic air blowing down from the north or north-northwest, which means the “fetch” pulls the flurry streamers southward. It has to do with wind direction, which wouldn’t be from SW to NE to cause that. ;)


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Re: January 15th - 16th Snow
« Reply #609 on: January 16, 2018, 11:47:43 PM »
Not to mention- the orientation of it isn’t what would happen. All the local examples we’ve seen of lake effect is the Arctic air blowing down from the north or north-northwest, which means the “fetch” pulls the flurry streamers southward. It has to do with wind direction, which wouldn’t be from SW to NE to cause that. ;)


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Good point. I don’t know why I wasn’t thinking that. Just the looks of everything got me a little surprised lol.


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Re: January 15th - 16th Snow
« Reply #610 on: January 17, 2018, 01:11:43 AM »
How low can we go. Steadily falling at the moment. I see -6 in Paris.


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Re: January 15th - 16th Snow
« Reply #611 on: January 17, 2018, 03:56:20 AM »
How low can we go. Steadily falling at the moment. I see -6 in Paris.


We've been stalled out- seemingly forever!

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Put on my big snow boots and
I boarded the plane
Touched down in the land of the Delta Blues
In the middle of the freezing rain

Snow up high
Won't you pour down over me
Yeah, I got some accretion
But I'm as blue as a boy can be

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Re: January 15th - 16th Snow
« Reply #612 on: January 17, 2018, 06:27:43 AM »
I got down to 0 overnight. Cloud cover no doubt kept us from dropping below 0. I'm up to 6 now with snowflakes in the air.

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Re: January 15th - 16th Snow
« Reply #613 on: January 17, 2018, 06:40:32 AM »
Woke up to 10.9 and steady flurries falling.  Radar is interesting.  While the main band of moisture has pulled into North Carolina, some returns are slowly increasing and spreading south-southwest between Morristown and Knoxville.   
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Re: January 15th - 16th Snow
« Reply #614 on: January 17, 2018, 06:43:29 AM »
I think Chattanooga is going to be the only southern city outside of Florida to not report any measurable snow sometime in the past week. We are definitely back to our late 90’s form.
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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