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2018: The Year Without Transition
« on: December 28, 2018, 03:36:07 PM »
We are wrapping up another year so likewise, it is time to review what happened this year:

Some Highlights Include

- Tornado Outbreaks on February 24th and November 5-6th. 
- Two winter systems in January that impacted the Western and Northern parts of the state.
- The absence of Spring and Fall
- A near record cold April
- The warmest May-June period on record
- Two Derechos in one day on June 28th
- A near record cold November       
- A Winter System that impacted Northern and Eastern parts of the state in December   
- No Violent (EF/F-4 or greater) Tornadoes in the USA (the first time in recorded history)   

Nationwide we saw several destructive hurricanes and wildfires as well including the deadliest wildfire in a century.

Overall what are your thoughts of 2018 weather?

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Re: 2018: The Year Without Transition
« Reply #1 on: December 28, 2018, 03:45:12 PM »
Good observation about the delayed but drastic change of seasons on both ends... a colder than average April followed by a rapid change to summer-like weather. Same thing happened in the fall. We were baking in the 90s well into October. Then, temperatures tanked, and November was cold. December has felt pretty average.

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Re: 2018: The Year Without Transition
« Reply #2 on: December 28, 2018, 07:42:20 PM »
2018 has been exceptionally wet in our part of the world.  Actually, we've had a very wet 2 year period after the drought of 2016.  Last year, Knoxville ended 2017 4.5" above normal in precipitation.  This year, we have a 13.43" surplus.  That's a lot of extra water falling from the sky in 2018.  And there is still more rain to fall before it's over. 
"For many years I was self-appointed inspector of snowstorms and rainstorms, and did my duty faithfully, though I never received one cent for it.." 
Henry David Thoreau


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