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Author Topic: Fall 2018 (Epic Winter Prep Thread)  (Read 34089 times)

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Re: Fall 2018 (Epic Winter Prep Thread)
« Reply #600 on: November 09, 2018, 09:38:45 PM »
The next few mornings may be a good opportunity to see some "frost flowers" in vegetation low to the ground. That's where still actively growing/green ground plants rupture in freezing conditions, and the fluid from the stems bust out and freeze, making some nice little ice formations on the ground. You'll see the effect best in unmowed areas.

Speaking of frost flowers - has anyone ever seen this effect on a morning when you get a frost? Snapped the picture as I pulled out of my driveway a few weeks ago when we had a couple frosty mornings. First Iíve ever seen it happen and have no idea what would cause it.


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Re: Fall 2018 (Epic Winter Prep Thread)
« Reply #601 on: November 09, 2018, 10:29:11 PM »
So who is going to start a thread for the Potential Snow storm on Nov 12 and 13?

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Re: Fall 2018 (Epic Winter Prep Thread)
« Reply #602 on: November 10, 2018, 06:49:39 AM »
Over half of Tennessee endured their first night below 32.  Middle/West Tennessee dipped into the upper 20's to near 30.  Lingering clouds kept parts of eastern TN above freezing with most areas around 32 to 34.  Just touched 32 here as the sun begins to rise. 
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Re: Fall 2018 (Epic Winter Prep Thread)
« Reply #603 on: November 10, 2018, 07:31:12 AM »
Speaking of frost flowers - has anyone ever seen this effect on a morning when you get a frost? Snapped the picture as I pulled out of my driveway a few weeks ago when we had a couple frosty mornings. First Iíve ever seen it happen and have no idea what would cause it.



I drove past a bermuda lawn the other day (that was well trimmed and maintained like a golf course), and there was a ripple pattern in how the grass was dying off. Previous frosts had started the process of the turf going into dormancy. But, the wave pattern of alternating green and yellowed grass caught my eye. Your picture reminds me slightly of that look. It almost looks like something is woven underneath the turf causing some sort of effect. But, Iím not sure.


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Re: Fall 2018 (Epic Winter Prep Thread)
« Reply #604 on: November 10, 2018, 09:05:55 AM »
I drove past a bermuda lawn the other day (that was well trimmed and maintained like a golf course), and there was a ripple pattern in how the grass was dying off. Previous frosts had started the process of the turf going into dormancy. But, the wave pattern of alternating green and yellowed grass caught my eye. Your picture reminds me slightly of that look. It almost looks like something is woven underneath the turf causing some sort of effect. But, Iím not sure.


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Bermuda grass in notorious for this. I think this is caused by moisture content in the grass.

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Re: Fall 2018 (Epic Winter Prep Thread)
« Reply #605 on: November 10, 2018, 11:08:50 AM »
This is classic frost injury for Bermuda Grass. Its called Tiger Stripping and can be more common in some lawns then others. It has to do with the root zone depth if I remember correctly and how air moisture moves in the soil.


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Re: Fall 2018 (Epic Winter Prep Thread)
« Reply #606 on: November 10, 2018, 12:24:12 PM »
So who is going to start a thread for the Potential Snow storm on Nov 12 and 13?
Itís probably not necessary based on recent model trends. Pretty much all of them keep the snow just west of us. Far west Tn may see a brief period. But, unless thereís a SE trend, all middle and east tn will see is maybe backside flurries.


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Re: Fall 2018 (Epic Winter Prep Thread)
« Reply #607 on: November 10, 2018, 12:48:55 PM »
At face value the GFS will have at least a few flakes flying twice at Chattanooga in the next week. Once Tuesday night, then again next weekend. Obviously no accumulation from either day, but Iím just happy to see flurries this time of year.  Gonna be an interesting week with potential flooding Monday, then way below normal temps.
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Fall 2018 (Epic Winter Prep Thread)
« Reply #608 on: November 10, 2018, 12:56:49 PM »
Got down to upper 20ís last night but had a decent wind preventing frost. Tonight and a couple nights next week should do the trick.

As far as snow in these parts... the Gfs is most bullish on a few flakes with most meager accumulation in the Ozarks and SEMO. Cmc looks weird and the euro just says nope to anyone.

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Re: Fall 2018 (Epic Winter Prep Thread)
« Reply #609 on: November 10, 2018, 02:20:57 PM »
Probably going to see some upper teens around the area Tues night/Wed morning.


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Re: Fall 2018 (Epic Winter Prep Thread)
« Reply #610 on: November 10, 2018, 02:41:10 PM »
I hope GFS is right. Its got a couple inches at my house. ::snowman::

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Re: Fall 2018 (Epic Winter Prep Thread)
« Reply #611 on: November 10, 2018, 08:25:57 PM »
Already below 31 at 9 p.m.  We're headed into the deep freeze tonight. 
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Re: Fall 2018 (Epic Winter Prep Thread)
« Reply #612 on: November 11, 2018, 02:54:20 AM »
first official freeze in the Noog as of 2 hours ago.. last year it was in late Oct.

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Re: Fall 2018 (Epic Winter Prep Thread)
« Reply #613 on: November 11, 2018, 06:06:29 AM »
Down to 26.0 this morning at first light.  Cars and roofs covered in frost.  2018 growing season is now in the past.

Post Merge: November 11, 2018, 06:13:35 AM
I saw 19 reported in Marshall County this morning (in south central TN).
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Re: Fall 2018 (Epic Winter Prep Thread)
« Reply #614 on: November 11, 2018, 06:36:13 AM »
Models showing a upper level low swinging through the area ... late wed. In to early Thursday.... thatís going be our best shot of seeing the seasons first snow flakes ...
Come on severe wx season...

 

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