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Re: Fall 2018 (Epic Winter Prep Thread)
« Reply #315 on: October 08, 2018, 06:13:54 AM »
Michael is looking far more organized this morning--and is growing in size, as well.  One has to wonder how strong it can get over the tepid waters of the Gulf.  It won't have a lot of time over water, being pulled rapidly north by the deepening trough that will bring fall to the eastern U.S.  But it may not need much time since it seems to be stronger now than earlier forecast. 

And, unfortunately, the Carolinas look to get hammered again by tropical rains. 





Post Merge: October 08, 2018, 06:20:28 AM
And don't look now, but this morning's GFS has a strong mid latitude storm bringing even colder air by mid month.  If it's to be believed, much of TN may see it's first frost/freeze of the autumn season.  Talk about a pattern flip. 
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Re: Fall 2018 (Epic Winter Prep Thread)
« Reply #316 on: October 08, 2018, 09:55:58 AM »
We finally got pool winterized Saturday after roasting at the zoo on Friday.  This week will be spent cutting back plants that have to go in green house before frost. Not excited by winter coming but I will enjoy some cooler days thatís for sure.  :)

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Re: Fall 2018 (Epic Winter Prep Thread)
« Reply #317 on: October 08, 2018, 07:40:31 PM »
We finally got pool winterized Saturday after roasting at the zoo on Friday.  This week will be spent cutting back plants that have to go in green house before frost. Not excited by winter coming but I will enjoy some cooler days thatís for sure.  :)


Here's hoping we see about 2 months worth of 60's, then the bottom can drop out and the snow can fly just in time for Christmas.
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Re: Fall 2018 (Epic Winter Prep Thread)
« Reply #318 on: October 08, 2018, 09:20:39 PM »

Here's hoping we see about 2 months worth of 60's, then the bottom can drop out and the snow can fly just in time for Christmas.
odds of snow flying around here in west tn xmas time... are slim... least in my lifetime i can remember
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Re: Fall 2018 (Epic Winter Prep Thread)
« Reply #319 on: October 08, 2018, 10:46:50 PM »
Only one white Christmas in Middle TN since I've been alive. That was in 2010.

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Re: Fall 2018 (Epic Winter Prep Thread)
« Reply #320 on: October 09, 2018, 12:47:16 AM »
Only one white Christmas in Middle TN since I've been alive. That was in 2010.

2004 was a White Christmas in at least parts of Middle TN.

https://www.weather.gov/media/lzk/Randolph_Lawrence_Transfer.pdf

Randolph and Lawrence counties in AR were transferred to NWS Little Rock. It makes sense geographically as well.

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Re: Fall 2018 (Epic Winter Prep Thread)
« Reply #321 on: October 09, 2018, 10:17:30 AM »
I've noticed it's breezy today with some gusts- I wonder if we're seeing some distant gradient interaction between the approaching trough/autumn cold front, ridge to the east, and Michael in the Gulf.
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Re: Fall 2018 (Epic Winter Prep Thread)
« Reply #322 on: October 09, 2018, 01:04:23 PM »
I've noticed it's breezy today with some gusts- I wonder if we're seeing some distant gradient interaction between the approaching trough/autumn cold front, ridge to the east, and Michael in the Gulf.

First real breezy day here in a long time.  As Chuck Mangione put it--it feels so good.

EDIT--Just like this will!

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Friday
Sunny, with a high near 66.

Friday Night
Mostly clear, with a low around 46.

Saturday
Sunny, with a high near 69.

Saturday Night
Partly cloudy, with a low around 52.

Sunday
Mostly sunny, with a high near 73.

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Re: Fall 2018 (Epic Winter Prep Thread)
« Reply #323 on: October 10, 2018, 06:39:22 PM »
Went out for a short jog and was drenched with sweat by the time I was done.  A deep tropical airmass is definitely being pushed in here ahead of Michael.  Dewpoint is currently 72 with the temperature at 76. 

But this may be the last night the air has a tropical feel to it until next spring.  Either way, I won't know what to do come Thursday evening when temps crash into the 50's after sunset, and drop to 45 by morning.  And dewpoints in the 40s??  We haven't had an airmass that dry since last May. 

Considering we've not had any transition time, this cool snap will be a shock to the system.  Highs in the mid 60's gonna feel a bit chilly.  I'll still take it. 
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Re: Fall 2018 (Epic Winter Prep Thread)
« Reply #324 on: October 11, 2018, 04:14:34 AM »
Went out for a short jog and was drenched with sweat by the time I was done.  A deep tropical airmass is definitely being pushed in here ahead of Michael.  Dewpoint is currently 72 with the temperature at 76. 

But this may be the last night the air has a tropical feel to it until next spring.  Either way, I won't know what to do come Thursday evening when temps crash into the 50's after sunset, and drop to 45 by morning.  And dewpoints in the 40s??  We haven't had an airmass that dry since last May. 

Considering we've not had any transition time, this cool snap will be a shock to the system.  Highs in the mid 60's gonna feel a bit chilly.  I'll still take it.
It's 55F here in west TN this morning! Fall has arrived! I'm about to go run!

It arrived too late for the Florida panhandle, unfortunately.

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Re: Fall 2018 (Epic Winter Prep Thread)
« Reply #325 on: October 11, 2018, 04:56:19 AM »
Forecast for the next 7 days continues to cool as models catch on to the strength of the trough developing over the eastern U.S.  Temperatures are now forecast to remain below 70 for the entire period for this area!  Lows the next two nights are expected to be in the LOWER 40's.  What a massive change from what we've been seeing so far this autumn. 
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Re: Fall 2018 (Epic Winter Prep Thread)
« Reply #326 on: October 11, 2018, 09:42:35 AM »
Sergio looks to interact with arctic air in the southern plains for a really decent snow storm. Amarillo TX weather has always fascinated me but not to the point to live there. Sergio should get stalled along a front in western TN early next week and put down 2 to 3 inches of rain with some cool air to boot.

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Re: Fall 2018 (Epic Winter Prep Thread)
« Reply #327 on: October 11, 2018, 10:52:11 AM »
Sergio looks to interact with arctic air in the southern plains for a really decent snow storm. Amarillo TX weather has always fascinated me but not to the point to live there. Sergio should get stalled along a front in western TN early next week and put down 2 to 3 inches of rain with some cool air to boot.

That's really interesting (how a tropical system can come into place in a winter weather scenario). That was the case with Sandy.

The high plains can get some good snow storms/blizzards in October anyway. I agree- fascinating area of the country.
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Re: Fall 2018 (Epic Winter Prep Thread)
« Reply #328 on: October 11, 2018, 12:56:51 PM »
Sergio looks to interact with arctic air in the southern plains for a really decent snow storm. Amarillo TX weather has always fascinated me but not to the point to live there. Sergio should get stalled along a front in western TN early next week and put down 2 to 3 inches of rain with some cool air to boot.
Similarly so, I've always felt the same about Denver. 80F one day, snow the next. 3000+ mean sunshine hours per month, 50" of annual snowfall. Some severe wx, but no humidity. Must be nice not being down wind from a massive tub of bath water.
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Re: Fall 2018 (Epic Winter Prep Thread)
« Reply #329 on: October 11, 2018, 04:36:05 PM »
What is this strange figure that is in the forecast tonight... low of ď42Ē- what is that? What will that feel like?

Might we die if we are out in that?

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