Jump to content

Leaderboard

Popular Content

Showing content with the highest reputation since 10/25/2020 in all areas

  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! It's Thanksgiving eve! πŸ¦ƒπŸ™‚ I'm ready for my turkey! πŸ™‚ But first things first, it's time for the weather! Our first closed upper level low is sitting over Kansas this morning and it has already started pulling in some very cold air back behind it. The map (500 mb isobars/850-700-500 mb winds/temps) shows those cold temps that are starting to pour into the country riding on strong northerly winds wrapping around the low. Although this first low is relatively weak and the energy with it will be pulling off to the northeast, I want to show a few characteristic
    5 points
  3. Good morning! Enjoying this great weather? You get one more day of it before things begin to change. We've been locked into this zonal pattern for too long now, but the atmosphere is starting to get restless, and we'll start to see the start of those changes beginning this week. The morning map (850 mb winds and isobars/dewpoints/water vapor/radar) show moisture beginning to increase in advance of an area of low pressure. That low will drag a cold front across our area tonight and someone may see a shower, but probably not. That low is lifting northeast, and as it does it takes most of th
    4 points
  4. Good morning! It's a little chilly out this morning but not as cold as they thought it would get, I think the winds kept the temperatures from falling as far as expected. But there are places in the mountains that are below freezing this morning, so there is some cold air around. Looks like Blairsville went below freezing shortly after midnight and is still below as of 6 am. I am keeping this short and sweet this morning since nothing has really changed since yesterday. I'll let the NWS do all the talking today, I'll just highlight what I find important
    4 points
  5. 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
  6. Def not a hype page... not sure how long you’ve followed... just presenting the facts which is why I’ve followed Steve for over 6 years! Weather is finicky, and margin of error comes with trying to predict that which we can’t control! Be safe!
    4 points
  7. Good morning! Things are starting to get interesting folks... πŸ˜‰ Still a long way off in weather days but the GFS has been going all out for snow here. Boy, do I have a lot to show today... hope you have some time. πŸ™‚ FIRST... none of this is a forecast. We are tracking winter weather like you would follow a football game. You have good runs/bad runs just like you have good plays and bad plays. My team may do well (snow) or your team may do better (rain or nothing). We don't know the outcome until we get close to the end of the game. For all we know, it will be warm and sunny. F
    3 points
  8. Chorus we sing at church There's revival in the air tonight. It means the spirit is moving. Something is stirring for the Dec 4-7 th time frame excitement
    3 points
  9. Good morning! Here we are 1/3 of the way through November and instead of cool crisp weather, we have warm moist tropical air and breezy winds just like you'd have at the beach. πŸ™‚ The temperatures are pretty evenly distributed this morning, maybe just little cooler up in the higher elevations, and that is probably due to the winds as much as anything. The red circles are stations that apparently have a pretty decent NE to east exposure for their weather station. It looks like I'm still recording the highest wind readings in the area and over the last three days the winds (wind run) have
    3 points
  10. Good morning! At least we're waking up to relatively calm conditions today, unlike the last three or four, and our temperatures are pretty mild. There is an interesting pattern to the temps this morning though. Notice the temperatures to the east, there is even a 34 degree reading just outside of Big Canoe. But then notice what those temperatures do as you go up in elevation. With calm winds, the cold air will settle and pool in the valleys and radiational cooling really starts to do its thing. When the winds are higher the air mixes and helps to blend the temperatures to make them more e
    3 points
  11. That or aliens have invaded...and it is 2020, so don't rule it out.
    3 points
  12. 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. πŸ™‚ Not missing this. See you in a little while!
    3 points
  13. I JUST told my wife I'd be up around 2-3 am. πŸ™‚
    3 points
  14. Surprised we are not hearing school announcements...
    3 points
  15. 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
  16. 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
  17. 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
  18. A good recap for us who get confused about Miller A vs Miller B https://glenallenweather.com/alink/18snow/stormtypes.htm
    2 points
  19. LOL! The NWS didn't like the stuff I was posting about that and then they were the ones that busted big time. I remember it very well. πŸ˜‰
    2 points
  20. I am the wrong person to be quoting here because of my poor memory at age 60, but the pattern reminds me of 2014. I KNOW it could all disappear in the next couple of days but it has been a 'coons age' since we have seen that kind of consistency from any runs as far as a chance of snow in N Georgia. I amnot holding my breath, but I am hoping for my grandchildren there in Calhoun. I have a district Christmas function the 5th here at my Church, so unless the Lord sends some here like one run of the Canadian hinted I would just enjoy the picture or live through others posts.
    2 points
  21. Good morning! The cold front has pushed through the area and brought cooler and drier air along with it. The morning map (500 mb winds and isobars/dewpoints/water vapor) shows the upper level trough to our north. The trough is responsible for the weather here this morning, but it will quickly slide off to the east and be replaced by a weak area of high pressure that is sitting to our west. Closer to home, you can see the surface winds bringing in the cooler air. These are dewpoints, not temperatures. Well, you saw the snow on the Euro yeste
    2 points
  22. Yeah I'm having a hard time buying in to much outside of the pattern looks interesting. This is still well into fantasy land but the consistency of some mischief on multiple model runs in a row is interesting and it is getting a little ensemble love. No more Sky Valley reports this winter though, I am about the same elevation as you are now. We just built a house in Clayton. I'm going to miss the elevation but the not the 30 minute one way runs to the grocery store and work.
    2 points
  23. That run was about as close to a bona-fide blizzard we'd ever see in these parts. 20-50 mph wind gusts. A wild solution, but not an impossible one that can be ruled out. One things for certain, given the consistency, the signal for this timeframe is real. Probably won't pan out in the end per usual, but this isn't just the models being crazy.
    2 points
  24. I've been trying to avoid it all together honestly. I don't trust my own emotions lol. Just watching the way the EPS has been headed the last few days I started thinking, man these models are about to pop something crazy out there in the next couple weeks haha.
    2 points
  25. Good morning! Well... I got up early enough to make the post. πŸ™‚ Luckily, it will be quick since the only thing to really talk about is the cold front that will be passing through today. The morning map (temps/water vapor/radar) shows a stream of moisture associated with the sub tropical jet racing out ahead of the cold front in a narrow band. Since there is little moisture for the front to interact with, the line of showers is very narrow. As that line approaches our area it is expected to weaken further and may people may miss the rain entirely. At least that's the plan. πŸ™‚
    2 points
  26. Good morning! We are all waking up to colder temperatures and gusty winds this morning and those will continue through through tomorrow night. Looking at the temperatures on the morning map, notice the warmer temps just outside the mountains but also notice how it's colder just south of Atlanta. Since our winds are generally out of the north this morning, we're seeing some downslope warming. When the winds come down off the mountains, the air is compressed and warms as it descends. The winds will diminish some as ew go through the day but they will pick back up tomorrow
    2 points
  27. Good morning! I'm trying to figure out how to merge both the North Georgia Weather post along with this post each morning. Since I would end up duplicating a lot of the content between the two post, it really only makes sense to combine them together. I will do the "big picture" portion at the beginning and the Big Canoe section toward the bottom. That way if you don't live in Big Canoe, you don't have to read my drivel about our weather here, πŸ™‚ but the Big Canoe folks can read about the bigger picture if they want to. Does that sound like something that might work for everyone? It just t
    2 points
  28. Good morning! Another windy night for some of us and those winds are still blowing this morning! At least the temperatures are nice, so at least that keeps the winds from feeling so chilly. πŸ™‚ One way meteorologist measure winds is by a measurement called "wind run". The definition is: "Wind run is a meteorological term used to categorize or determine the total distance (or amount) of the traveled wind over a period of time." I keep records of the wind run from my anemometer and yesterday was the highest wind run reading I've had since I moved the anemometer to the roof.
    2 points
  29. Good morning! We are definitely starting to warm up this morning and you can see that on this mornings map. A surface high sits to our north and its clockwise rotation is pumping moisture into our area in conjunction with the counter-clockwise flow from Eta. Depending on the model, this is generally what the precipitable water values will look like. And really, the track is unknown at this point. Look at this mess of spaghetti. The official track goes to here and that is generally the consensus of the vari
    2 points
  30. Good morning! Not much to talk about today as our weather across north Georgia is going to be like the last several days except warmer. We're seeing a slight increase in mid-level moisture and our temperatures will slowly rise over the next 4-5 days due to that increase. These are 850 mb winds or roughly 4800 feet and you can see the moisture being carried from the Gulf to the northeast. Eta is a disorganized area of thunderstorms right now and no one is really sure if it will get its act together so it can re-strengthen. So right now we're not going to pay any attentio
    2 points
  31. Good morning! We're waking up to some clear skies, cold temperatures, and brisk winds this morning. Ahhhh.... fall! I'll go ahead and tell you that there isn't much to talk about with the weather right now. Nice but uneventful sunrise this morning. That's McElroy to the left in this image. Temperatures this morning around Big Canoe look like this. We can see a couple of sites reporting 32 degrees, but everyone else is in the low to mid 30's. Had the winds calmed down, everyone might have dropped to the freezing mark, but when the winds are strong, it mixes
    2 points
  32. Good morning! It's the last day of October! This month seems to have flown by for me, it's hard to believe it's November already. The morning map (500 mb winds and isobars/temps) shows the seasonally cool temperatures over the eastern US. The flow is mostly zonal and will remain that way through the end of next week. Here's a great temperature summary that was valid at 5:15 AM. The top right corner of the image shows the current low and high temp as of 5:15 am as well as the US average temp. Below the image you can see the % population/spatial area of the country that is abov
    2 points
  33. Thank you both, I hope you and everyone else is staying safe
    2 points
  34. Knew it was coming eventually with the way the wind was blowing, but I'm officially in the dark now.
    2 points
  35. 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
  36. Brewing a pot of coffee here! Remember last year! It was SO cold for Halloween!
    2 points
  37. It’s so humid and still and sticky out here in Paulding. Definitely the calm Before the storm!
    2 points
  38. Another increase in wind speeds.
    2 points
  39. Interesting. Rabun decided against digital due to the likelihood of power and internet outages.
    2 points
  40. So....digital and we hope that we don't lose power! Not even going to try to zoom teach on my phone!
    2 points
  41. Was just coming on to share this.
    2 points
  42. The winds will start tp pick up after midnight, and by 6 am they'll be pretty strong.
    2 points
  43. 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
  44. 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
  45. 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
  46. You know.... I really should have expect that as the answer
    2 points
  47. Standing outside looking at all the trees surrounding my house... probably will have the kids sleep downstairs tonight.
    2 points
  48. 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
  49. 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
This leaderboard is set to New York/GMT-05:00


  • Newsletter

    Want to keep up to date with all our latest news and information?
    Sign Up
Γ—
Γ—
  • Create New...