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Re: Fall 2018 (Epic Winter Prep Thread)
« Reply #375 on: October 18, 2018, 09:08:00 AM »
Let the model watching commence!  ::coffee::

 :D  I think after the previous two lackluster winters, most here are pumped for some winter mischief.   >:D
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Re: Fall 2018 (Epic Winter Prep Thread)
« Reply #376 on: October 18, 2018, 02:10:01 PM »
2017-18 was a pretty good winter for West Tennessee, but lackluster for everybody else. Middle and East TN are overdue.

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Re: Fall 2018 (Epic Winter Prep Thread)
« Reply #377 on: October 18, 2018, 03:28:32 PM »
Yeah, as of now, all the models that are public, and some private ones I use for the Navy, are showing a big system, but trouble with timing anywhere from on the eastern seaboard on the 1st to the Plains on the 3rd of November.

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Re: Fall 2018 (Epic Winter Prep Thread)
« Reply #378 on: October 18, 2018, 06:57:27 PM »
2017-18 was a pretty good winter for West Tennessee, but lackluster for everybody else. Middle and East TN are overdue.
Actually northwest middle cashed in good with 1 blockbuster week. Here in Montgomery County we got 2 snowfalls in that week that left about 11 inches. Our first snowfall did melt slightly before the 2nd snowfall hit but we had solid snowpack all week which reminded me of winter days gone by. First snowfall we got around 4.5 and the second we got about 6.5. The only problem is that was our only week of winter. But I will take 2 good to very good snows in a week over 3 or 4 smaller snows spread out that would have reached the same amount. Heres hoping the rest of middle and east tn fare better this year along with the rest of the state. Sure has been along time since we have had a good old fashioned southern slider. The one in 85 laid down a lot of snow for the entire state, we got 8 from that one here.
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Re: Fall 2018 (Epic Winter Prep Thread)
« Reply #379 on: October 18, 2018, 08:05:51 PM »
New weather catch phrase being thrown around by the media these days.  Remember polar vortex?  Then it was "bomb cyclone."  Now it's "the blob."  ::rofl::

https://www.msn.com/en-us/weather/topstories/persistent-alaska-warmth-this-fall-has-brought-back-‘the-blob’-if-it-lasts-it-could-mean-a-wild-winter-in-the-lower-48/ar-BBOzm4C?ocid=spartanntp

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Re: Fall 2018 (Epic Winter Prep Thread)
« Reply #380 on: October 18, 2018, 09:17:53 PM »
It's less provocative, so that's an improvement.

"Blob" is much less intimidating than "bomb cyclone" or "polar vortex."

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Re: Fall 2018 (Epic Winter Prep Thread)
« Reply #381 on: October 18, 2018, 10:25:06 PM »
I’m ready for this!


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Re: Fall 2018 (Epic Winter Prep Thread)
« Reply #382 on: October 19, 2018, 02:34:09 AM »
Models are converging upon accumulating snowfall in the higher elevations of West Virginia this weekend. Temperatures will be +/- 2 degrees Fahrenheit around freezing, so I would guess a 7:1 ratio of snow depth to rainfall is reasonable.

I think this is on schedule for the first West Virginia snowfall; it may be a little early. Snowshoe Mtn. recorded its first snowfall of the season last Saturday.

Also, you can see a bubble of below freezing temperatures in the 12km resolution NAM run for Knox County. I don't think we'll reach freezing this weekend, but we may get very close.

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Re: Fall 2018 (Epic Winter Prep Thread)
« Reply #383 on: October 19, 2018, 07:18:09 AM »
Models are converging upon accumulating snowfall in the higher elevations of West Virginia this weekend. Temperatures will be +/- 2 degrees Fahrenheit around freezing, so I would guess a 7:1 ratio of snow depth to rainfall is reasonable.

I think this is on schedule for the first West Virginia snowfall; it may be a little early. Snowshoe Mtn. recorded its first snowfall of the season last Saturday.

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Hope to live in a place that sees that much snow someday, but yet not in the frozen north. 
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Re: Fall 2018 (Epic Winter Prep Thread)
« Reply #384 on: October 19, 2018, 11:58:49 AM »
Hoping for a good winter, this will be my first in a 4x4.

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Re: Fall 2018 (Epic Winter Prep Thread)
« Reply #385 on: October 19, 2018, 06:22:49 PM »
https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Snowshoe%2C_West_Virginia

Snowshoe is probably one of the most interesting climates in the Upland South region.  Its topography and how it maximizes lift makes it the snowiest place in the Upland South and more snowier than a vast majority of the Eastern USA.

With the El-Nino this year I wouldn't be surprised to see Snowshoe beat out many of the Western USA ski resorts this winter. 

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Re: Fall 2018 (Epic Winter Prep Thread)
« Reply #386 on: October 20, 2018, 06:14:13 AM »
Growing season coming to an end this weekend for the Smoky Mts and all of western NC. Freeze warnings in place.  A good frost likely even in valley areas with lows barely above freezing.
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Re: Fall 2018 (Epic Winter Prep Thread)
« Reply #387 on: October 20, 2018, 06:58:54 AM »
Growing season coming to an end this weekend for the Smoky Mts and all of western NC. Freeze warnings in place.  A good frost likely even in valley areas with lows barely above freezing.
yeah, guess i better bring my special plant inside this weekend... o well, bout time for harvest anyways... ;)
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Re: Fall 2018 (Epic Winter Prep Thread)
« Reply #388 on: October 20, 2018, 07:38:10 AM »
yeah, guess i better bring my special plant inside this weekend... o well, bout time for harvest anyways... ;)

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Re: Fall 2018 (Epic Winter Prep Thread)
« Reply #389 on: October 20, 2018, 10:58:15 AM »
https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Snowshoe%2C_West_Virginia

Snowshoe is probably one of the most interesting climates in the Upland South region.  Its topography and how it maximizes lift makes it the snowiest place in the Upland South and more snowier than a vast majority of the Eastern USA.

With the El-Nino this year I wouldn't be surprised to see Snowshoe beat out many of the Western USA ski resorts this winter.


It's a good place for snow lovers who don't necessarily enjoy bitter cold for long periods like the Great Lakes, New England or upper mid-west experience. 
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