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Re: December 2020
« Reply #135 on: November 29, 2020, 10:16:22 AM »
Yep. The arctic torching is so commonplace these days.

A town along the coast of the Arctic Sea in Siberia reached 100 degrees in June. That's within the Arctic Circle. The world's supply of cold air will continue to diminish as sea ice melts. (Source: https://www.google.com/amp/s/www.cbsnews.com/amp/news/arctic-temperature-record-100-4-degrees-earth-warmest-12000-years/)


The lack of summer warming has been one of the arguments used against the issue we're all well acquainted with by now.  The above normal temperatures seemed confined to the winter months. However, the record shattering warmth in the Arctic over the last 3-4 consecutive summers would seem to negate that argument. 
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Re: December 2020
« Reply #136 on: November 29, 2020, 10:42:19 AM »
It sounds perfect to me!  I am not one to spend my time in the mountains shopping or at amusement parks.  I want to be in the mountains.  Snow or no snow. Lol

While I'm all for the jobs development brings, I wish we could've struck a better balance with nature on the TN side of the Smokies. What used to be a beautiful mountain valley now looks like a treeless asphalt and concrete scar running down the middle of Sevier County.  The actual mountains seem to be an afterthought now.
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Re: December 2020
« Reply #137 on: November 29, 2020, 10:47:31 AM »
I'll take several weak clippers across a season over a single gulf low.  Quantity >>>>> quality.

Different strokes i guess lol....i want one big system a year of 4-6+ inches....i couldn't care less for half inch clipper snow accumulations where you can see grass and leaves sticking through it lol

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Re: December 2020
« Reply #138 on: November 29, 2020, 11:27:04 AM »
Different strokes i guess lol....i want one big system a year of 4-6+ inches....i couldn't care less for half inch clipper snow accumulations where you can see grass and leaves sticking through it lol
like they say down at the ole gym... go big or go home.
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Re: December 2020
« Reply #139 on: November 29, 2020, 12:09:32 PM »
Different strokes i guess lol....i want one big system a year of 4-6+ inches....i couldn't care less for half inch clipper snow accumulations where you can see grass and leaves sticking through it lol

Agree, dinky little snows are stupid and annoying. Need 4+

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Re: December 2020
« Reply #140 on: November 29, 2020, 12:12:53 PM »
4 2" snows verses 1 6".   Tough call, but considering how quickly it disappears around here no matter how much we get, and the best part is watching it fall, I would take the 4 smaller snows.  IF they occur during the day, and not while I'm asleep.
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Re: December 2020
« Reply #141 on: November 29, 2020, 01:26:41 PM »
Bowling Green doesn't show that much of a decline, but you also have to take into account that Feb 2015 and them getting slammed by Winter Storm Jonas in 2016 is probably skewing it. 

You can see that warming trend and decreasing snowfall in the Salt Lake City graph.   

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Re: December 2020
« Reply #142 on: November 29, 2020, 01:27:13 PM »
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Re: December 2020
« Reply #143 on: November 29, 2020, 02:48:48 PM »
4 2" snows verses 1 6".   Tough call, but considering how quickly it disappears around here no matter how much we get, and the best part is watching it fall, I would take the 4 smaller snows.  IF they occur during the day, and not while I'm asleep.

i would agree, "IF" clippers gave me 2 inches of snow lol....but they don't so i would take a gulf system once a season that gave us a moderate heavy snow for several hours over multiple clippers any day :)

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Re: December 2020
« Reply #144 on: November 29, 2020, 06:29:51 PM »
the positive pna will drive the sub tropical jet down towards the gulf coast if it gets to strong ... suppression leads to depression ... remember that .
Insert Debbie downer here.  You have said many times you want a +PNA lol.  Flip flop flip flop.

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Re: December 2020
« Reply #145 on: November 30, 2020, 09:21:51 AM »
GFS makes me think we may need to watch for a bit of ZR Thursday morning. Seems like the rebound to southerly flow frequently leaves a shallow cold pool in the valley for a bit.
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Re: December 2020
« Reply #146 on: December 01, 2020, 09:10:21 AM »
11 on Mt LeConte this morning and still snowing


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Re: December 2020
« Reply #147 on: December 01, 2020, 09:15:31 AM »
welcome meteorology winter everyone! ::snowman::
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December 2020
« Reply #148 on: December 01, 2020, 12:41:23 PM »
12z GFS...I see you. With binoculars at this point. But, Im watching you! (Long Range)

Both Euro and GFS are so close to something this weekend. But, 4-5 days out, the potential is all we need at this point.


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Re: December 2020
« Reply #149 on: December 01, 2020, 02:48:51 PM »
Sun never made it out here today thanks to a strong northwest flow keeping the clouds locked in.  The high was 32.4, and while some snow melted from the ground, the trees are still outlined in white and my roof is even covered. Quite a treat.  It was probably the most wintry day here in two years.  Hopefully, not the last!  This has whetted my appetite for more.  ::yum::
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