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  1. Good morning! I'm not going to waste any time today, we have a lot to talk about. The confidence of the track of Zeta has increased overnight and it now appears that we may take a significant hit from Zeta right here in north Georgia. The current track for Zeta crosses north Georgia very late Wednesday night into Thursday. As Zeta approaches the coast, it will begin to accelerate to the NE. Because of the relatively fast forward speed, Zeta won't be scrubbing off as much wind as we have seen with our past storms, and instead bringing those winds to north Georgia. Zeta rapidly acceler
    7 points
  2. Good morning! Well... three more days of nice weather before we start on a downhill slide into Tropical Depression 26. In this morning's big map (water vapor/temps) you can see #26 way down in the lower right of the image near the "D". It won't be a "d" for long as it's expected to become a tropical storm later today. Morning temperatures are relatively cool across all of the US. I will have all the updates on #26 at this link. The next three days will be nice here so enjoy them while you can before the rain returns. Remember the other day when I said that n
    5 points
  3. Good morning! We're waking up to showers this morning as the first wave of moisture from Zeta advances across the area. This mornings map (winds at 850,700,500 mb/temps/radar) shows a strong advection of air from the Gulf. In that little yellow box, you can see the wind speeds at all three of those levels and the direction they are coming from. The purple line is the NHC track for Zeta. The strongest winds and heaviest precipitation will be along and east of that track. Zeta has regained strength and is now a hurricane once again. This is from NWS Atlanta.
    4 points
  4. Def not a hype page... not sure how long youโ€™ve followed... just presenting the facts which is why Iโ€™ve followed Steve for over 6 years! Weather is finicky, and margin of error comes with trying to predict that which we canโ€™t control! Be safe!
    4 points
  5. Good Friday morning! Time to kick off the weekend and with something a little different, we'll kick it off with rain! ๐Ÿ™‚ Oh yea! The morning map (850 mb winds/temps/water vapor) shows moisture off of the Atlantic rotating into our area this morning, and that will eventually lead to the approaching weekend rain. Look at those temperatures up north. Here's a zoomed in look at the same thing. Notice the surface high over the Carolina's that is pulling in the moisture off of the Atlantic. There are a few showers around the Blairsville/Hiawassee area
    4 points
  6. That or aliens have invaded...and it is 2020, so don't rule it out.
    3 points
  7. With that last post, I'm going to get some sleep and be back up around 3 AM. If I hear the winds picking up sooner than 3 am, I'll get up sooner. ๐Ÿ™‚ Not missing this. See you in a little while!
    3 points
  8. I JUST told my wife I'd be up around 2-3 am. ๐Ÿ™‚
    3 points
  9. Surprised we are not hearing school announcements...
    3 points
  10. I started feeling the same yesterday about GSP. I'm actually far more worried about this one than Irma. We stayed dry during Irma and still got the damage we did. This time soils are absolutely soaked from the last few months, and we're already at an inch and a half today out ahead of the winds. This one reminds me of Ivan in 2004, just a slightly weaker storm.
    3 points
  11. Really hoping they'll go ahead and cancel school up here for Thursday. If this is anything like Irma there'll be tons of kids that won't be able to get home by the afternoon, not to mention the risk of trees falling during the morning bus routes.
    3 points
  12. Good morning! Yesterday didn't turn out too bad, with most of the rain holding off until later in the day. Today is going to be one of those cloudy, dreary fall days across north Georgia, but at least the temperatures will be mild. The morning map (850mb isobars and winds/temps/water vapor) shows us our new friend down in the Caribbean, Tropical Storm Zeta. The forecast track for Zeta brings over Georgia once it makes landfall along the central Gulf coast. We'll have the exact totals later this morning, but this is the radar estimated rainfall through this morning. Some
    3 points
  13. Good morning! What a beautiful day yesterday! And today. And tomorrow. And the next day. And the next day. Are you sensing a pattern here? ๐Ÿ™‚ You know the weather is slow, when I click on my Tweetdeck tab in Chrome and find the same tweets that I saw when I went to bed. SLOW. This is the way the weather looks around the US today (300 mb isobars/temps/water vapor). A very large and deep trough resides over the north central part of the country right now and that is evident by the tightly packed isobars and cold temperatures. We want to see one of these dip its way south this winter. O
    3 points
  14. Meanwhile, back in the upper peninsula of Michigan...
    3 points
  15. Good morning! Today is the transition day from dry and warm to damp and cool. High clouds will slowly lower though the day and by later today/tonight we may have some rain around through the weekend. And yes, some even have some rain right now. ๐Ÿ™‚ Delta is moving north this morning and is expected to make landfall in Louisiana today as a CAT2 hurricane, and Delta will begin pumping low level moisture over north Georgia, priming the atmosphere for the rain that will follow. We'll go with the WPC rainfall forecast and these are the precip totals through 8 am
    3 points
  16. Good morning! The track of Delta continues to gradually shift west this morning and that means less rainfall for the weekend. It doesn't mean it won't rain, it just won't be as much as we would have received on the early track. The rainfall through 8 AM Monday looks like this... at least for now. Hopefully there won't be anymore large shifts in the track of Delta again. This look definitely has an upslope component to it. All of the higher rainfall is over the mountains, and the winds will probably be out of the southeast to east pushing moisture up and over the mount
    3 points
  17. I feel like I've been in the dark ages with my internet issues. They didn't come yesterday, but when they come today they are putting me on gigabit fiber. ๐Ÿ™‚Waiting a day isn't too bad. And the other great news is that it's only $10/month more than my 300 mb service. The bottom line is I'm still tethered to my phone. And you know the sad part... These phones were originally ATT phones and they worked great, no issues whatsoever, we had service just about everywhere we went. But I got tired of paying ATT prices, so we decided to go with T-Mobile. Here's my warning for you. If you have purchased
    3 points
  18. Thank you both, I hope you and everyone else is staying safe
    2 points
  19. Knew it was coming eventually with the way the wind was blowing, but I'm officially in the dark now.
    2 points
  20. Anyone else notice a slight shift north in the track? Not that it will matter a whole lot, but the center was bearing down on us in rabun and now the track has rabun on the southern edge of it. As steve goes to sleep, time to go to work. Sent wife and kids south to macon just in case.
    2 points
  21. I'm sure my power will be out at 7am, so I won't be reading your wisdom and insights, but ... sleep well and enjoy the storm! Is 'enjoy' the right verb? Y'all stay well!
    2 points
  22. Brewing a pot of coffee here! Remember last year! It was SO cold for Halloween!
    2 points
  23. Can't say there have been many times I've been sitting with my window open just a few days before Halloween!
    2 points
  24. Itโ€™s so humid and still and sticky out here in Paulding. Definitely the calm Before the storm!
    2 points
  25. Calm before the storm. Once the winds get going, you can watch the wind rose move and the winds change automatically without refreshing the page. Located at the top left of the page at DaculaWeather.com.
    2 points
  26. I'm going to be up a 3 am, by that time the winds will be quickly increasing in speed and by 6 am they should be ripping. It may be over by noon or so.
    2 points
  27. Another increase in wind speeds.
    2 points
  28. Interesting. Rabun decided against digital due to the likelihood of power and internet outages.
    2 points
  29. So....digital and we hope that we don't lose power! Not even going to try to zoom teach on my phone!
    2 points
  30. All kids are staying home for Gwinnett tomorrow and doing digital learning
    2 points
  31. Was just coming on to share this.
    2 points
  32. The winds will start tp pick up after midnight, and by 6 am they'll be pretty strong.
    2 points
  33. Kevin... what I posted refers to what the Atlanta NWS has forecasted, if GSP did something different for Rabun, fine. You're the one cherry picking. The VAST majority of counties have gone up in speed, not done. Get off your high horse, I don't have time for this.
    2 points
  34. I am concerned about this storm. It may not be a major hurricane when it makes landfall, but it certainly isn't going to have anytime to scrub off much speed before it gets here. I don't know that I've ever experienced 50-60 mph gust in a house I've lived in, so this out to be memorable. I'm really glad my anemometer is on the roof now, watching the winds is going to be incredible.
    2 points
  35. Starting to get emails from GCPS admin about having kids take devices home that they normally keep at school. Looks like possibly a digital day. Can not imagine they will send kids to school on the buses since the peak is 6AM-noon.
    2 points
  36. Nic - normally I'd be envious... I was there last Fri (high altitude side / Dally Gap) and it was gorgeous. Cohutta's my happy place. Good luck with the next few days and hang in there.
    2 points
  37. You know.... I really should have expect that as the answer
    2 points
  38. Standing outside looking at all the trees surrounding my house... probably will have the kids sleep downstairs tonight.
    2 points
  39. As a a teacher "up here", I am hoping they do as well. It could be hazardous and our high school kiddos definitely don't need to be out driving in that nor our bus drivers on mountainous roads that are wooded on both sides. If this forecast holds up through tomorrow afternoon, I feel pretty confident that they will. They do a good job in being cautious in these regards.
    2 points
  40. A Tropical Storm Watch will be issued for north and NW Georgia at 5 pm in conjunction with the latest advisory. It will be along and north of I-85. Please make preparations for high winds and heavy rainfall.
    2 points
  41. Good morning! Hope yesterday wasn't too much of a wash out for you, we did have some nice breaks in the clouds during the afternoon. Today is going to be pretty much like yesterday with clouds and fog to start the day with maybe a few breaks in the clouds during the afternoon hours. The morning map (temps/water vapor) shows Tropical Storm Zeta way down south and you can see the current forecast track that brings Zeta our way. Bitterly cold air with snow/ice/sleet are falling across the central part of the country, and that cold air and Zeta are going to battle it out over the south east
    2 points
  42. Good morning! One more nice day before we see the chances for rain returning late in the day on Friday. The morning map (300 mb isobars and wind/temps) shows some bitterly cold air residing over Canada and that air will eventually be making its way south. While they are frigid to the north, we are basking in the warmth over the southeast. While we stay relatively warm here, look at the potential temperatures and temperature anomalies over the central US/Rockies Monday night at 8 PM. Of course we won't see that... we live in the tr
    2 points
  43. Good morning! Looks like we're waking up to cloudy skies this morning, and that will mark the beginning of a slight change in the pattern for us. On the morning map (850/700/300 mb isobars/850 mb winds/water vapor/temps) you can see high pressure ridging down the east side of the Appalachian's and even weakly extending all the way to MS/AR/LA. The next 7 days will only bring light amounts of rainfall if you get any at all, since there is no real mechanism to produce any rain. However.... ...there are discrepancies between the GFS and Euro thr
    2 points
  44. Good Tuesday morning! The morning map (MSLP,850,700 mb isobars/temps/water vapor) shows high pressure nosing into our area from the east at the low to mid levels, and that means our moisture levels will be on the increase as we move toward the end of the week. Notice how we have patterns of warm and dry and then cool and wet? If you look down on the northern hemisphere you will see areas of lower pressures that rotate around the hemisphere in a counter-clockwise rotation. Those are called planetary wave patterns and those waves are Rossby Waves. I'll
    2 points
  45. Good morning! It's a little breezy out there this morning! I had a 29 mph wind gust around 5:01 am this morning. It seems to have died down some but it is still blowing. There will be some clouds and light showers passing through this morning as our cold front pushes south. On the morning map (300 mb isobars/850 mb winds/700 mb winds/water vapor) you can see the trough swinging through this morning and along with it a line of very light showers. The front will continue to push south through the and bring much drier and cooler air to our area.
    2 points
  46. Good morning! Yesterday turned out to be a great fall day, just a touch on the warm side but still not bad. Today we'll feel the drier air moving in as the first cold front of the week pushes through the area. The morning map (300 mb isobars/dewpoints) shows the dividing line between dewpoints in the 60's and dewpoints in the 40's. Temperatures won't change too much with this first frontal passage, but it will feel more like fall with the drier air. Notice how the isobars are pretty much left to right... that's a zonal flow and it's not much help in getting colder air this far south.
    2 points
  47. Good morning! For the most part, the rain should be over (but it's still raining here at the house even though it's not showing up on radar) and today we'll start to dry out some. The morning map (300 mb isobars/dewpoints) shows very dry dewpoints out west and very moist dewpoints over parts of the east. While we have dried out in the upper levels of the atmosphere, the surface layers are still pretty moist, and they won't start to dry out until tomorrow. Negative NAO. That is one piece we've been missing for the last 3-4 winters it seems like. For those that
    2 points
  48. Good morning! Our situation doesn't seem to be quite as dire this morning as the previous mornings. Instead of Delta taking a sharp right hand turn and coming our direction, Delta is more of a NASCAR type driver and will instead be taking a broad and faster curve through the TN and OH Valleys, and that will mean lower rainfall totals than previous thought. You can see Delta about to make landfall on the Yucatan Peninsula later this morning. As mentioned, the rainfall amounts have diminished some, but we will still have rain, and a few people could still see 2-4" of it
    2 points
  49. Good morning! Whew... we were up at 3 am and left at 4 yesterday, we drove first to Land O Lakes FL, then down to Sarasota, then back home here in Big Canoe... all yesterday. Barely. We got home at 11:30 pm. I'm tired. ๐Ÿ™‚ And... I still have no internet at home, I'm tethered through my wife's phone... yes, MY phone doesn't work either. So today we're going to get two new UNLOCKED phones that will work. I will keep this short today because of my internet and the fact that the next 7 days are going to be sunny, cool, and dry. That's FALL weather! Windstream will
    2 points
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