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Offline StormNine

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Re: Long Range Discussion: Winter 2020-2021
« Reply #585 on: March 10, 2021, 04:40:47 PM »
I would overall give the winter an 81/B- for West KY and NW TN

Pros:
- Epic Feb with average to above-average snowfall for the winter
- A cold Christmas day
- Lacked the insane +7 departure from normal torches 
- Showed us that a -NAO is actually possible

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- January was a dud overall
- Outside of a 10 day period this winter would have been essentially 94-95 or 12-13 an overall sub-par winter.   

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Re: Long Range Discussion: Winter 2020-2021
« Reply #586 on: March 10, 2021, 05:04:23 PM »
F- here. One of the worst ones I can remember due to all the wasted potential. Seasonal total at KCHA was 0.04”. They actually bothered to try to report something other than TR. Every surrounding city did better, even Atlanta.
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: 10.25 in.
Winters 2015-2019: basically nothing
Winter 2019-2020:
2/8/20: 4.25

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Re: Long Range Discussion: Winter 2020-2021
« Reply #587 on: March 10, 2021, 06:35:01 PM »
B here mainly thanks to the super white Christmas, and it stuck around for about 3 days.  I would've scored this winter higher if we had seen some of the late season snow.  We had some 1-2 inch snows in December and early February, but those quickly disappeared.  9F was the coldest temp recorded here the morning after Christmas thanks to good snow cover.  No below zero readings, continuing the streak since 2015.

In terms of the last few winters, it's a definite A. 
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Re: Long Range Discussion: Winter 2020-2021
« Reply #588 on: March 10, 2021, 07:39:56 PM »
Would give this a B+. The past few crap winters have lowered my standards, but I won't lower them to the point where I would give a winter with 10" of total snowfall an A-.

However, there was little to complain about here. I am happy.
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Re: Long Range Discussion: Winter 2020-2021
« Reply #589 on: March 11, 2021, 10:11:52 AM »
A-
The great week of deep winter weather in February combined with 12.1" of snow overall is hard to complain about for me based on our latitude and recent winters. I need some combination of a 20" year, multiple significant snow storms, or a two or three week deep winter period to consider an A or A+
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Re: Long Range Discussion: Winter 2020-2021
« Reply #590 on: March 11, 2021, 11:11:10 AM »
I give our area a B, we had our one great week of winter a total of 5.5 inches of snow with a little more than a 1.5 of sleet in 2 seperate systems 2 days apart. We had a great cold spell and avoided major torches in temps. But we missed the earlier systems that hit south and east tn, we missed christmas eve also. But at least this year had events close to us and most of east tn had a pretty good winter. Hopefully next year we will do even better. I would rather have a week or 2 of cold snowy weather and it stay around than having systems that snow and it's gone the next day. This winter was much like the week of 2018 in January where we had about 7 days of snow and cold. I have hopes that next year is going to be better. ::popcorn::  ::snowman::

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Re: Long Range Discussion: Winter 2020-2021
« Reply #591 on: March 11, 2021, 11:57:21 AM »
A good A- winter here in lewis county, a few minor events and one good event was close to perfect, across the county got a total of 8-10 inches this season which used to be a completely normal average season so I am fine with it :)

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Re: Long Range Discussion: Winter 2020-2021
« Reply #592 on: March 14, 2021, 12:16:51 PM »
I give our area a B, we had our one great week of winter a total of 5.5 inches of snow with a little more than a 1.5 of sleet in 2 separate systems 2 days apart. We had a great cold spell and avoided major torches in temps. But we missed the earlier systems that hit south and east tn, we missed christmas eve also. But at least this year had events close to us and most of east tn had a pretty good winter. Hopefully next year we will do even better. I would rather have a week or 2 of cold snowy weather and it stay around than having systems that snow and it's gone the next day. This winter was much like the week of 2018 in January where we had about 7 days of snow and cold. I have hopes that next year is going to be better. ::popcorn::  ::snowman::

I'm with ya, Snowman. I'd say B+ for the Bluff. I thought about A- strictly due to 9-10" of seasonal snow (plus an additional 1.5' of chased in-state snow)...but the Christmas Eve and January 7 shutouts were notable. Not to mention the sleetfest of February 15 eating into projected snow totals can't be dismissed. On the bright side, February alone was worth a full letter grade bump. Easily the best winter since 2015-16. Going back to the start of last decade, I have 2020-21 third on my list ahead of 2014-15 but behind 2010-11.
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Re: Long Range Discussion: Winter 2020-2021
« Reply #593 on: March 14, 2021, 09:33:53 PM »
With my location factored into my perception of how the winter went, here is my list:

Last 10 years (11 winter seasons total)

1. 2010-11, Nashville. White Christmas in Nashville; about 12" of seasonal snowfall

2. 2020-21, Nashville

3. 2015-16, Knoxville. We whiffed on WS Jonas but scored on a couple others, most notably the January 20 event.

4. 2014-15, Nashville. Lots of ice and not much snow, but it was memorable. Had a nice cold shot in November to kick things off, a warm December, and then closed out the winter with snow in March.

5. 2017-18, Knoxville. Saw a little bit of snow, but it was mostly wasted potential, especially the month of December. Had a nice cold shot following a light 2" of dry snow in January.

6. 2016-17, Knoxville. Only up this high because Knoxville got about 4" in early January; however, I arrived after it came through. Rest of the winter was very lackluster.

7. 2012-2013, Nashville. It very well could not have happened at all. The only thing notable about it was the severe weather in January. Also, it inconveniently got cold in March instead of the middle of winter. Had some flurries on Christmas night though.

8. 2019-2020, Nashville. Nashville proper had a very lame winter, but I got a little snow at my house in February. That was really it. After winter showed up for a week in November, it never came back.

9. 2013-2014, Nashville. That was our "snow dome" winter, which featured record cold and just a couple of dustings. Would rank this lower, but it gets worse:

10. 2018-2019, Knoxville. Received about 1" of wet snow in December and maybe that much at the end of January, but that's hardly a memory compared to the deluge that followed in February. It was gray and swampy the entire time.

11. 2011-2012, Nashville. We all know how that went. It marked the beginning of three awful winters.


Nothing was great for snow lovers beyond the top 3, and after the top 5 it's basically garbage.
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Re: Long Range Discussion: Winter 2020-2021
« Reply #594 on: June 10, 2021, 11:36:11 PM »
Bump, less than 6 months away from the season of cheer. **** the heat let winter be here.


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Re: Long Range Discussion: Winter 2020-2021
« Reply #595 on: June 11, 2021, 01:46:00 PM »
If you're going to bump this, might as well go ahead and start the 2021-2022 thread.

If we get a week at any point in the winter like we saw in mid-February, the rest of the winter can torch, and I'll be happy.

(I realize East TN didn't really get in on that mid-February series like the Middle and West did.)

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Re: Long Range Discussion: Winter 2020-2021
« Reply #596 on: June 11, 2021, 02:34:52 PM »
If you're going to bump this, might as well go ahead and start the 2021-2022 thread.

If we get a week at any point in the winter like we saw in mid-February, the rest of the winter can torch, and I'll be happy.

(I realize East TN didn't really get in on that mid-February series like the Middle and West did.)

NE TN had a good period in December and SE TN had a surprise ULL the previous winter.  Pretty much everyone got something the past two winters. 

The biggest problem for the Sierra Nevada range is going to involve making it to December without any towns or major resorts in ashes.  The energy available for fires over there is at record levels. I don't imagine it is any better really anywhere else in the West or Northern Plains.       

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Re: Long Range Discussion: Winter 2020-2021
« Reply #597 on: June 11, 2021, 03:12:06 PM »
If you're going to bump this, might as well go ahead and start the 2021-2022 thread.

If we get a week at any point in the winter like we saw in mid-February, the rest of the winter can torch, and I'll be happy.

(I realize East TN didn't really get in on that mid-February series like the Middle and West did.)

I'll be getting more snow than all of you this year  >:D
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Re: Long Range Discussion: Winter 2020-2021
« Reply #598 on: June 11, 2021, 03:20:32 PM »
I'll be getting more snow than all of you this year  >:D


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Re: Long Range Discussion: Winter 2020-2021
« Reply #599 on: June 11, 2021, 09:10:35 PM »
Bump, less than 6 months away from the season of cheer. **** the heat let winter be here.

I'm ready. Skip July/August. Lets get on with it.

 

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