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    Good morning! Well.... yesterday turned out to be a pretty miserable day and today won't be much better! The tropical depression has weakened and our flow had turned from the east to the south for today and that means a continued warm moist flow over our area. As was mentioned in the discussion, temperatures today will rise into the 80's for many people, with the exceptions being in the higher elevations of the mountains where those folks will see upper 70's. Now that I'm in the mountains (or close enough), I've had a chance to better observe how the elevation helps to dictate what the weather is going to do here. We face east and yesterday we had clouds that looked like this. The low clouds started forming about 8-10 miles out and that line stayed in roughly the same place all day long even though the clouds were moving toward us from that same direction. At one point they pushed right up to the house but then retreated. But you can see how it's much lighter beyond that line. Those clouds start forming as the air was lifted and cooled as it flowed up and over the higher elevations. In this image you can roughly see where those higher elevations are, I'm the white dot. In this case, you can see how the temperatures are affected by the elevation as well. Once the rain leaves us on Friday, some very nice weather will replace it and we'll be looking at lower dewpoints to go along with the relatively cool temperatures. Here are the expected high temperatures for the next 7 days. temps week june.mp4 That's about it for now! I'll keep an eye on the weather today in case there is anything you need to be aware of, but I don't think we'll see much more than some thunderstorms later this afternoon. I hope everyone has a wonderful Thursday!
  2. 4 points
    Smokies at 8 am
  3. 3 points
    Good morning! A few very light showers are passing across north Georgia this morning, but they won't amount to very much and the day should be up being great. Your forecast will look very similar to this one for me in Gwinnett Or this one for me in Big Canoe. I'm sure you can spot the differences. πŸ™‚ I've been seeing about a 5-6 degree difference between here and there, so elevation does make a difference. Here in Gwinnett I'm at 1030 feet and in Big Canoe I'm at 2000 feet. As far as the Gulf system goes, not seeing much in the way of probabilities right now, and not many spaghettios either. I'll keep an eye on it. Today I will be shutting down my two weather computers. So no more automated messages, no weather data from my station, and no webcam images until I can get things working again. That means today will be the last day for weather data here in Dacula. I started collection data for this location back in 2008, and today will mark the end of that era. Hopefully in a few days things will settle down a little bit so I can get everything started back up. I took a webcam up there yesterday and placed it on the deck railing, and right now it is doing a continuous record and a snapshot every minute, so when we go back up (probably tomorrow) I'll see if I can show you some pictures. We still need to order the new webcams that we'll be using and then arrange to get those installed after we get up there. Today we're doing the final packing in anticipation of the movers being here at 9 AM tomorrow, so I probably will not be able to make a post Wednesday and maybe Thursday, depending on when they get the internet working for us. Here's a picture I took yesterday. The last time we were up there was November and everything was brown. Not now. πŸ™‚ I hope everyone has a wonderful Tuesday!
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    Area Forecast DiscussionNational Weather Service Peachtree City GA749 AM EDT Tue May 5 2020.UPDATE...Forecast seems to be in good shape. Some patchy fog in valley areas of north GA where rain occurred overnight. 06Z 3km NAM nest came around to HRRRx and other hires models with a more realistic depiction of strong/severe convective cells late this afternoon and evening. Hopeful event will not be too widespread.SNELSON
  5. 3 points
    There were trees down on GA 52 near Amicalola and GA 53/136
  6. 3 points
    Steve's song ( Forgive me Billy Joel)
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    Good morning! Finally!!!! I have enough internet to start back up with the morning post. i still don't have everything working, but hopefully by the end of the week, I'll have everything back at 100%. Things move a little slower in the mountains. πŸ™‚ We have a nice moist flow off the Atlantic at the surface and even higher up in the atmosphere (this shows ~5000 feet) this morning, and that flow is pushing some light showers/foggy/dreary conditions into the area. Our easterly flow is partially due to the tropical system that is bringing Florida some beneficial rainfall, and that low is expected to move north and likely increase our chances for rain. Nothing big is expected from this system as the upper level winds are not conducive for development, so for us, cooler temps and rain is our threat. I know you just LOVE all the rain. πŸ˜› In case you haven't heard this seasons tropical outlook, here is what Weatherbell believes will happen this year There are many similarities to some notable hyperactive seasons. A warm Atlantic Basin is already in place and no El NiΓ±o is expected. Weighting analogs points at highly active seasons. New Euro seasonal shows favorable MJO precipitation pattern for enhanced activity around North America. Euro ACE still under average but highest of last 4 years Our expectations of a big-ticket season have not changed from our March 10 outlook. We had a line of showers and thunderstorms push through yesterday, and since they were approaching from the southeast, I had a great view watching them move toward us. Since I don't have any webcams hooked up yet, I whipped out the trusty GoPro and captured a 4K wide angle time lapse of the approaching storms. Speaking of webcams... here's a new one I purchased just for your viewing pleasure. πŸ™‚ Can't wait to get this bad boy installed. πŸ™‚ So far we've seen a fox and several deer down below us in the yard. I want to install a camera down low that has infrared so I can capture the wildlife at night. πŸ™‚ We still have a lot going on with unpacking and getting things setup here, while still getting rid of stuff and cleaning up the old house so we can sell it, but I should have regular morning post from here on out barring any unforeseen issues. Enjoy the cool weather even if it does bring rain... summer is not far off and the heat will be returning. πŸ™‚ Have a great day!
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    Really enjoyed the time lapse video! Looking forward to some interesting ones!
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    Great to have you back! What a spectacular view! I'm jealous lol
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    Good morning! I'll have to make an abbreviated post this morning. Tethering through a phone is not the speediest way to do this. :-) (EDIT: I've tried three times to do this so far...) Very windy up here in the mountains today and I know some people have had a few showers around, and they aren't going away anytime soon thanks to a persistent cut-off upper level low. This would be great in the winter. πŸ™‚ Rain and more rain... I can't wait to get my new webcam setup, but in the meantime, here are some pictures and a video I took. 20200518_190515.mp4 Hope everyone has a great Wednesday. Hopefully by Saturday I should have everything working again.
  11. 2 points
    Good morning! I'll keep this short and sweet today. We're heading up to Big Canoe this morning to go see the house, take some more measurements, and take some more pictures. I have to get all the utilities (and including my internet!) scheduled today, as well as get our Big Canoe PO Box setup and get transponders for the cars. Technically tomorrow is the closing but the money is being wired today and we don't have to be at the closing. So tomorrow we start moving what we can move in two Cadillac's, and hopefully we'll have the movers on Wednesday. Not only do we have current house to move, we also have a 10x10 and a 10x20 storage room to move as well. They said it would take three trucks. 😲 We have to be back at this house on Thursday to move stuff out of the attic that we are selling and we'll have a sale on Friday and Saturday. BUSY week and lots of back and forth, but I'm not complaining. The weather is wonderful this week and luckily I have nothing to report. πŸ™‚ So that's GOOD NEWS! πŸ™‚ This is generally what you will see through Saturday, so an absolutely BEAUTIFUL week ahead of us! So that's it for today! I'll leave you with this video because this is the way we're feeling today! And after watching it I decided I liked the song so much, I bought the rights to use it royalty free. πŸ™‚ The artist is Zac Nelson. Have a GREAT Monday!
  12. 2 points
    Good morning and Happy Mother's Day to all of the mothers out there! I hope you have a really great day! This will be the first Mother's Day since my mom passed away in September, so thinking about her today. This is me and my mom at the Parthenon in Nashville TN. We're starting off cold this morning, but later we will warm back up to the 60's and 70's. Tomorrow may be a hair cooler but after that we'll start to warm into the 80's, and there is no rain in the forecast until at least Saturday. So.... I will be shutting down all my stuff here at this house starting Tuesday and moving it to the new house. There may be some days where I won't make a post, and there won't be any automated messages going out until I can get hooked back up. We close Tuesday and "hope" to start moving on Wednesday. We are actually going up to the house tomorrow to get a few measurements and take a look around, so starting tomorrow is when it really begins to get busy. I'll get some more pictures and share a few if you'd like to see where I'm moving to! πŸ™‚ We were down to one car after donating three others, so old guy needed a toy. I've driven cars competitively for 45 years but I stopped two years ago after being a little burned out with it. But my blood is racing again... here's my new toy. And I already have plans to make it better. πŸ˜‰ I've created a blog here where I'm going to document the car and the things I do do it, much like I did for the "Jeep" looking car that I autocross. If you'd like to read the blog, this is the link: So its a good thing that the weather will be nice all week long for our move, we're feeling very blessed. πŸ™‚ Hope everyone has a great Sunday and a great Mother's Day!
  13. 2 points
    Good morning! We had a pretty nice day yesterday but today is not going to be the same. Showers are already moving our way and we actually have a few over north Georgia this morning and we will see the heavier line later in the day. This will not be a severe weather event for us, mainly just wind and rain. Low temperatures will be the biggest issue, especially for those folks that have plants that are sensitive to the cold. These are the lows for Saturday and Sunday morning. NWS Atlanta has issued a Freeze Warning from 2 AM to 9 AM EDT Saturday for the following counties: Fannin Gilmer Towns Union We will be on a steady warming trend for the next 7 days, and here in Gwinnett the forecast looks like this, yours will be similar. I hope I'm moving on Wednesday. πŸ™‚ Not much else to talk about, the weather is pretty quiet right now, it's just me that's busy! It's all good though, because next week this is where I'm going to be spending a LOT of time. Well... AFTER we unpack. πŸ™‚ Trust me... I don't think anyone can be more excited than we are. πŸ™ And I have to share a few views from the Smokies webcams. Hope everyone has a great Friday! If I need to make an update, I'll be here! πŸ™‚
  14. 2 points
    Good morning! I see that a few places had some wind damage last night, I was already asleep when the storms rolled through so I missed the excitement and I didn't get a drop of rain here. We are starting off fairly mild this morning and today will warm back to 80 degrees or so, but don't let that fool you, cooler temperatures are coming. Before the cooler weather arrives, we have one more day of the potential for severe weather, and again, parts of north Georgia are in a Slight Risk area. Once again, I'll be watching for you. This will come earlier than last night so hopefully I won't be in bed. πŸ™‚ But speaking of cooling down, here's what my forecast looks like for Gwinnett right now. It's going to feel downright cold (ok... not COLD, I exaggerate πŸ™‚ ) tomorrow and some people in the mountains won't get out of the 50's under sunny May skies. As as you saw in the forecast, after today we'll have 4 days of below normal temperatures once the cooler air pushes in. Here's a loop from the Euro showing the temperature anomalies for the next 10 days. Other than the cool temperatures, not much weather to talk about right now. The next 7 days will not bring much rainfall to Georgia and this is what the WPC forecast looks like. That's it for now! A nice day until the storms move in, go enjoy it while you can. I think I'm going to take advantage of it and go out and buy a car. πŸ™‚ Have a great Tuesday!
  15. 2 points
    ballground got a heavy lightning storm last night around 1am. i swear the radar looked like a hook echo near jasper. maybe im wrong.
  16. 2 points
    Good morning! We are all waking up to mild temperatures across the southeast this morning, and those temperatures will be rising back into the 80's for highs today. This mornings low temperatures are running around 10 degrees or so above normal. As you can see from the southeast view this morning, the SPC has placed north Georgia in a Marginal Risk for severe weather today with the primary threat being high winds, and this is what NWS Atlanta has to say about it. SPC Severe Wind Probability High temperatures today will be following this morning's trend and will be about 6-8 degrees above normal for this time of the year. Highs look like this for today. Don't get too use to the warmth just yet, we have a cool down coming! This upcoming weekend will be about 10-20 degrees cooler than last weekend. Saturday High and Low Temps Sunday High and Low Temps As you probably know, there was a MCS headed toward northern GA yesterday and right as it got to the Georgia border... it just vanished. I'll keep an eye on this afternoon's weather to see what may pop up and we may have a similar situation as yesterday. Regardless, today for the most part will be another GREAT day, so try to get out and enjoy it! Have a great Monday!
  17. 2 points
    And up in North Carolina on this May 1st morning....
  18. 1 point
    Good Friday morning! We made it another week! The first half of yesterday was pretty nasty but the last half turned out great. There were a few thunderstorms around during the late afternoon/early evening hours and that will be the case for today as well. But after this evening, north Georgia should start to clear out and pretty much stay that way through at least Thursday of next week. There will be a gradual warming trend through the end of next week, and some parts of the metro Atlanta area may climb into the 90's before all is said and done. We are starting out warm this morning across the southeast and some areas around the metro Atlanta area haven't dropped out of the 70's yet. Warm mornings generally mean warm days and today will be no exception, these are the forecast highs. But if you think these are hot, look at what it may be next Friday. Ahhhh.... the joys of summer. 😜 Oh... and here is another one. No rain. What you see on this 7 days rainfall forecast map all occurs before 8 AM tomorrow, otherwise, dry as a bone. I'm still keeping an eye on the Gulf of Mexico for a potential tropical system next week. We'll see how this progresses and where it may want to go. This loop shows the probabilities of a tropical depression. gulf trouble.mp4 So right now we will have your general run of the mill summertime weather with nothing exciting going on. I suppose that's always a good thing but it leaves me with nothing to talk about. πŸ™‚ This was pretty much the view that we had for most of the day yesterday, hopefully today will be nicer. 😎 I hope everyone has a great Friday and an awesome start to the weekend, get out and enjoy the great weather! 🌞
  19. 1 point
    In all my years working in and around Jasper and Bent Tree and Big Canoe if it was going to rain it would be there if it was going to be overcast it would be there, was so odd to me that 20 min north it was fine and 20 min south it was fine, always wondered why that was, obviously it’s location has everything to do with that but maybe the rise there or something it will be interesting what you make of it living there.
  20. 1 point
    I'll try to win the lottery (only way I could afford to live in Big Canoe which if I recall is a gated community) and move next door so I can have the latest weather info!
  21. 1 point
    Glad to see you back Steve, your new home is near me, maybe I can visit after the virus is done, lol. But seriously, hope you enjoy your new place.
  22. 1 point
    Morning.. glad to have you back
  23. 1 point
    Good morning! More cloudy and dreary skies this morning, but by the afternoon we should clear out some and see a little blue sky much like yesterday. The arrows in this image show surface winds and you can see those pushing down the east side of the Appalachian's into north Georgia. Here's an infrared view of the same area. Notice a push of moisture coming in from the northeast and also notice the low sitting off the coast which is helping to contribute to our winds and clouds. Although it might seem like we've had a lot of rain, many parts of north Georgia have been below normal over the last 7 day period. 7 Day Accumulated Precipitation 7 Day Precipitation Anomaly in Inches Here are your hourly temperatures through 2 PM Saturday. And here is the 7 day precipitation forecast from the Weather Prediction Center (WPC). You can see that the bulk of the rain stays to our west and east. Otherwise, not a lot going on, just your typical summer like weather pattern. Here's a picture I took the other day when we had some rain going on. There were lots of the steam plumes rising up from below but the camera doesn't do them justice. I hope everyone has a great Wednesday!
  24. 1 point
    Yes it is Ricky it’s inland now.. welcome back SB
  25. 1 point
    Tropical Storm Bertha now
  26. 1 point
    Looks like the disturbance near Charleston is going to swing on shore
  27. 1 point
    Steve, what a beautiful view! I can’t wait for your pictures, especially of winter weather πŸ˜‰. Happy moving.
  28. 1 point
    It's like a dream. πŸ™‚
  29. 1 point
    Good luck! How exciting. :)
  30. 1 point
    I was actually thinking about you today. They say the first Mother's Day after losing your Mom is the hardest. Well I lost mine 28 years ago and I was still teary today. Hang in there!
  31. 1 point
    Really great cars. I always go to the drag races that are held at Heavens Landing airstrip up here every year and there are always a few ATS-V and CTS-V. Probably one of the best stock performance cars America makes, and one of the only ones that doesn't make you sacrifice room and comfort in order to drive it lol.
  32. 1 point
    Thanks Amanda! We can't wait! Thanks! I feel like a kid waiting on Christmas... πŸ™‚
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    So excited for you all! Welcome home to the mountains!
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    The new porch is amazing! I hope your move goes well!
  36. 1 point
    The new place looks wonderful. I would be just as excited! Do you think I should bring my houseplants inside tonight? (Franklin County) I put most of them outside the other day when it was warm. Thanks!
  37. 1 point
    Good morning! As three or four of you may have noticed, I didn't make a post yesterday. πŸ™‚ We're starting to get a little busy as we close on the house next Tuesday and get this one ready to sell. Can't wait but it's a lot of work. And all of that means that my post will be sporadic for a week or two. I'll try to make a post each morning but like yesterday morning, I just wasn't able to get to it. If we have any really important weather that you need to know about I'll make sure to keep you informed. I have to get all my weather computers and weather station moved, not to mention all of the rest of our stuff. It's cold out there this morning and well below normal for this time of the year. These are the temp anomalies for 8 AM this morning. There may be a little shot of rain tomorrow, but if you see any it won't be much. So if you live in those areas outlined above, make sure you protect any sensitive plants you may have. Other than that, it is going to be cool and relatively dry for the near future. Hope you can get out and enjoy it! Have a great day!
  38. 1 point
    We had a rather impressive storm about an hour ago...pea-sized hail, persistent thunder, hammering rain. And one wet and highly distressed cat.
  39. 1 point
    Only if you let it worry you, these are just some normal thunderstorms.
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    How are things looking.
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    That's a good one Recording #223.mp4
  42. 1 point
    Geometric rate is continuing to drop. Anything below 1.00 is downhill.
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    Good morning! Another absolutely beautiful day is in store for today! The northern tier of counties is outlined in the SPC Slight Risk area for some thunderstorms but I don't think you'll see any It will be a warm day though with temperatures jumping back up in to the 80's for almost everyone. For tonight and tomorrow. Nothing to get excited about, just some minor chances for rain throughout the week. It will be a little cooler than normal starting tomorrow and those temps will carry through the end of the week. Well... here it is at 1:13 PM and I just realized I never finished this... πŸ™‚ Good thing there is nothing going on with the weather! Have a great day!
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    Good morning! Here we go with a new month. I think of May as the transition month from spring to summer and we will be transitioning starting today! We are starting off a little bit on the cool side this morning, but as the day progresses we should see the temperatures jump back up to the 70's for most everyone. These are the high temps through next Friday, each day is 3 seconds. There really isn't much to talk about. Monday and Tuesday bring a 20% or so chance of showers but no big deal, and as you can see, the temperatures will be great! The Clingman's Dome webcam was turned back on today after being off all winter, and my first look was a great capture. Get outside and let that sunshine "wash those blues away". πŸ™‚ Have a great Friday!
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    For you, hope it is "earlier"
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