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Tyler Legg
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Saturday, November 29, 2008

1.) Home sweet home...back from Fancy Gap/ Frank Beamer country. I got back about 4:00 after deciding to stay an extra day. Had no choice but to leave the Blue Ridge today...freezing rain looks probable up in the mountain counties late Sunday night into Monday. As we drove down I 77, I noticed the DOT put salt out around the NC/VA borderline. Ice looks to be around a trace, but then again it doesn't take much to lose control of a vehicle. Wintry precip doesn't look impressive here at home in the Charlotte area, but, a few very wet snow flakes may mix in with the rain, but mostly up towards the I 40 corridor.

2.) Hope everyone had a good Thanksgiving, and got a little fishing in over the past few days. The rain has moved in and the bulk of the heavy stuff is off to our south. NC will get the heavy rain tonight into tomorrow. 100% chance tonight and tomorrow, bring it on...we need rain. In fact I wish most of the rain would fall across the mountains...they are in DIRE need of rain.

Here are a few stream flows valid at 10:oo PM.

  • Davidson River @ Brevard...38 cfs

  • Tuckasegee River @ Cullowhee...313 cfs

  • Watauga River @ Sugar Grove...58 cfs

  • Cataloochee Creek @ Cataloochee... 26

  • Nantahala River @ Rainbow Springs... 82 cfs

  • Oconaluftee River @ Birdtown... 130 cfs

  • Linville River @ Nebo... 60 cfs

  • South Toe River @Celo... 67 cfs

Now, lets see what the flows reach by tomorrow... I'll post tomorow evening.

3.) This weekend looks very interesting. I just now was able to review the new model data, and the GFS, European, and Canadian models are suggesting a BIG snowstorm to roll on through the western Carolinas. Let me stress, way up in the air, and purely hype as of this post, but hey, good conversation starters around the water cooler/trout stream this week. NC is one of the if not the hardest place to predict snow with the mountains to the west, the ocean to the east, and the Gulf of Mexico a good ways off to the south. The Gulf is where most of our good snowstorms originate, and if there are strong thunderstorms associated with the cold front down along the Gulf states, the moisture transport is cut off, thus, less moisture and less snow. There are countless ingredients that all have to fall in line perfectly for snow to fall in the Piedmont. Montana, Wyoming, Colorado, the Plains states don't necessarily suffer from the same lack of snow as we do, because the geographic layout isn't as diverse. With that being said, let me ask you one question...what other state has a mountain region, a Piedmont, a coastal plain, and the ocean?

4.) More tomorrow after the Carolina-Greenbay game.


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