Saturday, January 19, 2008

11:00 a.m -- tracking the storm

OK, want to make a nice clean thread for observations -- use the comment tool to post conditions where you are.

Most of N. Georgia now changing to snow -- cold air racing down the mountains.

Will it beat the precip???????

123 comments:

chad said...

didnt beat it in boiling springs and that scares me because now its not gonna stick as easy with the wetness. accumalations might be easier to get if it would change over now...which is kind of a "duh" statement but im sure skip knows what i mean.... but right now its 37 and light rain :(

wantmoore said...

Precip is falling pretty solid here in mid-to-upper Cleveland County (Near the intersection of 18 & 180). Temp is hovering just above 40 at the moment.

Anonymous said...

39 here in Cliffside

Skip Foster said...

Chad -- this isn't even the main shield of precip -- still an hour away.

chad said...

ok well thats good news to hear.. lol thanks for the esteem boost haha... im just worried about it sticking to the wet ground

Lattimore said...

Temp at 37.7 in Lattimore.......

Skip Foster said...

I'm worried too!

Anonymous said...

Raining in Waco/C-ville area. Temp still high 42.3.

ICEMAN said...

raining in south shelby tems at 43

Anonymous said...

37 in Lattimore and 43 in South Shelby--Skip, is that distance a show of how quick the cold front is bearing down on us? Jeff

ICEMAN said...

hows it 34 in atlanta and were farther north than them??/

ICEMAN said...

hows it 34 in atlanta and were farther north than them??/

Skip Foster said...

Light snow in Hendersonville.

Also a report of snow mixing in with the rain in Clemson.

Mainer said...

Temp up a couple of degrees in Boiling Springs in the last hour

Skip Foster said...

Answer to Jeff and Iceman is the same -- cold from racing from northwest to southeast.

Looks like the really cold air is on a line from Gainesville Ga. across far NW S.C. to Cashiers to Hendersonville then following the base of the mountains.

Anonymous said...

Please snow. My wife & kids will be traumitized if we do not get this snow!

chad said...

boiling springs temp at my house still holding at 37 and still a rain but i did see about 5 sleet pellets lol this cold air needs to hurry!!!

ICEMAN said...

hey skip when do u think it wil start snowing

E-Joe said...

OK..me again in western cleveland. I finally quit slacking off and got a google ID.

I keep watching the thermometer here. It's one of those digital ones with a remote sensor/transmitter outdoors. Autorefreshes about every 30 seconds. It is standing firm at 41. But it sure FEELS colder outside to me. No precip falling. But we are on the edge of our seats wanting it!

Anonymous said...

43 near the airport with v. light drizzle.

chad said...

skip i have a question... if the radar is showing RED would that be because thats snow and its reflecting back to the radar so it looks heavier than it is?? reason i ask is the wbtv radar is showing red like around spartanburg

chad said...

skip i have a question... if the radar is showing RED would that be because thats snow and its reflecting back to the radar so it looks heavier than it is?? reason i ask is the wbtv radar is showing red like around spartanburg

Anonymous said...

it's 37 right by the old kemet plant with light, steady rain. My little brothers and I are waiting and watching for the snow!! i'm 11 and i've been interested in weather since i was 5! i'm still trying to talk my dad into install weatherbug on my cell phone!!! -*~*DeSsIe*~*

E-Joe said...

The Accuweather radar kind of reflects what some here have been saying. You can see on there darker bands of precip where folks on here were reporting stuff falling, like upper Cleveland. The heavy (green & yellow)blob around Greenville is racing this way and looks to be intensifying a bit.

Just an amateur observation. LOL

I think I'm going to head out for a bit and see what happens. Looking forward to seeing everyone's updates when I get back. Come on SNOW!

snow blog said...

When the '93 storm came in it was late in the evening and it had been raining for a while, I mean there were puddles in places. I was working at a grocery store and someone asked me if it was going to snow and I looked at them as if they were crazy, plainly it was raining so how could snow start covering the ground. I had been in the stockroom or away from the front for 30 -45 minutes and someone called me to the front, when I got there they asked me again do you think it will snow, and this got me a little irritated and I said, "no it's raining". They tell me to look again and when I turn around the parking lot is covered in white. I was amazed. Don't give up yet!!!

Anonymous said...

Kudos to the young person living near the Kemet plant. He writes better than most of us adults.

snow blog said...

In the Challenger 3 area my temperature has dropped from 44 degrees to 41 in the past 10-15 minutes so I am hoping the trend continues.

Anonymous said...

clicked over to www.wunderground.com and typed in some random cities in NE Ga and on the SC/GA border, still too warm there, and their observations update every few mintues or so and are more specific to a local area (they have ones in Cliffside, Blacksburg, etc. around here)

y'all can stay on the hope program if you want, but we aren't getting squat for snow, if anything.

Anonymous said...

41 and pretty steady drizzle here if Cliffside. As for we are not getting squat for snow... how would you know?

Anonymous said...

the temp back here near the kemet plant has dropped to 36 and i hope it snows!!!! thanks for the compliment, but i'm a girl. lol *~*DeSsIe*~*

Skip Foster said...

As you can see from this link -- 6 stations reporting snow last hour in Ga.

http://www.srh.noaa.gov/ffc/html/conds.php

Lattimore said...

Temp in Lattimore is now 36.9......

Julie said...

43 in Ellenboro. A few rain drops and sleet pellets every so often. Definitely getting colder.

Anonymous said...

once again, i am writing from the kemet plant. the rain is harder now but still pretty steady. GOD PLEEZ LET IT SNOW!!! *~*DeSsIe*~*

Anonymous said...

julie whoever you are you sound pretty lucky. i hope it snows over here. the rain is getting harder. *~*DeSsIe*~*

Anonymous said...

No I don't think we are getting squat for snow, but I hope to soon eat alot of crow!

Heh, poet and didn't know it!

I did check weather underground again and the temp in Chestnut Ridge in Kings Mountain just dropped to 38.4 degrees two minutes ago....so maybe there is hope.

Skip Foster said...

Starting to get discouraged -- cold air having a hard time making over the mountains -- still around 40 all the way back to GSP to the southwest -- cold has made it to Hendersonville and is clearly seeping into our area -- but I expected Rutherfordton to be much colder than it is right now.

We better see some dramatic changes in the next 2 hours or it may not happen.

Anonymous said...

Skip, What's the temp we're looking for in order to get this changed over to snow? *~*DeSsIe*~*

Anonymous said...

Skip,
When do you expect it to change over to snow? I have been tracking this storm just as I was the last storm. Cliffside is at 41 and the rain has gotten pretty steady.

Amanda said...

39 in East Lattimore with steady rain.

Lattimore said...

Temp in Lattimore is now 36.2

Anonymous said...

the temp over here by kemet hasn't changed, but the rain just keeps on getting harder and harder! Skip, do you think it will snow??? *~*DeSsIe*~*

Skip Foster said...

Snow has been reported upstream with temps as high as 37F -- just need that cold air to move in here.

Just got a report of snow in Clemson.

Trying to keep hope .....

ICEMAN said...

40 in southern shelby what do u mean by snow upstream at 37

Seacat said...

It's in Atlanta and we usually always get what they have. Hurry up COLD AIR!!!!!!!!!!!!

Anonymous said...

SKIP!!!!!!!!Oh my gosh...I just realized that I am addicted to this blog!
I've seriously been checking it every five minutes, and can't stop thinking about precip, moisture, snow, radars, cold air, warm air, temperatures, rain, etc, etc...

I guess I have been majorly snow-deprived?

Kristin Fletcher

Anonymous said...

i dont think the cold a gonna get here

nccajunlady said...

I just checked the temp in my backyard (Waco area) 36 F The radar is showing all rain.

Anonymous said...

Oh no... Am I hallucinating now?
I think I see some flurries mixed in with the rain here on Montrose Drive...

Kristin Fletcher

Skip Foster said...

upstream is from where the precip is coming.

Skip Foster said...

36f in Waco is a good sign.

Latiimore said...

Lattimore temp is now 35.9

Snowman said...

37.1 here in South Shelby.

A dusting is looking impossible right now.

Now, I'm going to tell you why I said yesterday it wouldn't be a big a big snow storm and why I thought temps would be a problem.

1) If the cold air isn't in place when the moisture gets here, historically, for us, it is rare to get a good snow from this scenario. But for the true snow buffs you will recall 1985 when it was thundering, lightning and raining very hard at 10pm and by 6am the next morning a major push of cold had come in and changed the liquid to snow. We got somewhere around 4 or 5".

2) Some of you will say I am absolutely foolish. Pay attention to the wildlife if you are in an area where it can be seen. Squirrels, espcially, tend to work a little harder when a big storm is coming. My great grandfather told me this when I was little and has been correct every time we've gotten a big snow( 8"+ ). I'm serious, animal( wild ones ) patterns change when a big event is coming.

I've kept records of snowfall since 1980( I was 14 ) because I finally got tired of the weatherman being wrong when I would stay up all night to see the snow and then would have to go to school with no sleep.

ICEMAN said...

wheres montrose dr

Anonymous said...

My mother n law just called from Icard close to Hickory and said it had just started snowing there and it was 36 degrees there

Anonymous said...

This just shows how hard it is to get snow in our area.

Anonymous said...

snowman .... if no chance of dusting .... looks like your forecast of 1 inch is a big miss ... skip we appreciate your humility and thoroughness ...snowman, why don't you start your own blog oh...it's cause nobody cares

ICEMAN said...

Thats right snowman no one likes you

Anonymous said...

Montrose Drive is in Shelby near Harris Teeter...but, I think I was hallucinating, because I don't see the flurries anymore...

Not giving up hope though! :-)

Kristin

Anonymous said...

ok everyone!! whoever lives on Montrose Drive you are not hallucinating!!!! over here by the old kemet plant there are small flurries as well!!! the thermometer says that it's 36 but i just stepped outside and it feels about 26. but that may be because i have on a tee shirt and sweats. our thermometer is very old so it may not be accurate. my dad says it is about 30 but i still think it's colder! *~*DeSsIe*~*

Anonymous said...

Just checked weather.com for Cliffside. Says that around 3 we should start seeing snow all the way through 8 and then snow showers through 11. Hope their right. It has dropped from 43 to 40 here.

Anonymous said...

Thanks for making me feel less crazy DeSsIe! :-)
Maybe my eyes weren't playing tricks on me!

And Snowman, for the record, the squirrels in my yard were busier than usual this morning scurrying around and foraging for food! They were considerably more active...

Kristin Fletcher

ICEMAN said...

where is the old kemet plant???

Anonymous said...

Presently snow mixed with rain near Hollis.

nccajunlady said...

Waco temp is 35

Lattimore said...

Temp is Lattimore is 34.5........

ICEMAN said...

wheres hollis

Blessed said...

Snow in Kings Mt.!!!!

Snowman said...

Anonymous said...
snowman .... if no chance of dusting .... looks like your forecast of 1 inch is a big miss ... skip we appreciate your humility and thoroughness ...snowman, why don't you start your own blog oh...it's cause nobody cares

Maybe, but I am the ONLY one who said early on yesterday morning the temps would be a problem. In fact, I was told the temps would be plenty cold. Looks as if I were right. It doesn't take much to make adusting.


ICEMAN said...
Thats right snowman no one likes you

1:01 PM

That would probably be because I am right so much. Just to make another person not like me. The Blizzard of 1993 did not start late in the evening as posted above. It started shortly after noon.


BTW, other than Skip, I saw none of you make any type of call.

I understand now why so many of you run to the grocery store at the sight of a snowflake on the TV screen. Thats Ok though, you put money in my pocket by doing so.

amanda said...

Hollis is on the eastern edge of Rutherford County

Anonymous said...

Iceman the old Kemet Plant is now Ultra Machine. Washburn Switch rd and Dixon Boulevard intersection.

Anonymous said...

She's right about the squirrels. They have been busy. Just saw some scurrying around my yard pickin up acorns. I don't usually see them active this late in the day. It's normally early am they are out eating. keep your fingers crossed.

Bill said...

Skip like your post.I see it starting around 4:00 39 in shelby right now.

Anonymous said...

Don't be such a buzzkill SNOWMAN!

Snowman said...

3 or 4 miles from the Old Kemet plant and no snowflakes. I think want it so bad they are forcing themselves to see snow.

By no means do we get snow from 3pm to 8pm.

Anonymous said...

And just how would you know if we get snow from 3 - 9 PM???

Anonymous said...

snowman ....so if we get snow youve changed your predicion from one inch to nothing right????????????????

Anonymous said...

Lite snow falling Oak Grove Rd outside of Kings Mtn

Anonymous said...

How can you call yourself "SNOWMAN" when you don't even belieeeeeeeeeve??????????


Did your corncob pipe and button nose fall off or something?

Skip Foster said...

Now snowing Clemson.

1 inch on the ground in Sylva.

Rain/snow mixed in Statesville.

Light snow in HIckory.

Interestingly, the cold air is closing in on us on three sides -- from the north (around the mountains that way) from over the mountains to the northwest and from around the mountains the other way to our southwest.

Skip Foster said...

Report that it is now snowing in upper Rutherford County

Snowman said...

Anonymous said...
She's right about the squirrels. They have been busy. Just saw some scurrying around my yard pickin up acorns. I don't usually see them active this late in the day. It's normally early am they are out eating. keep your fingers crossed.

1:18 PM

Thats just normal activity. They usually start a day or so before a storm in order to prepare.


Anonymous said...
And just how would you know if we get snow from 3 - 9 PM???

1:21 PM

Just watch and see. We will not see 5 hours of snow out of this storm.

Anonymous said...

I don't mean to take the focus of the message board off of the weather anymore than it already has, but I think that snowman's cavalier attitude (which somehow has the ability to shine through even from a message board) is why nobody likes him. Just a thought. Now back to the weather.

snow blog said...

Snowman you are wrong about '93 dude. I remember the time the date and eveything. It started on the evening of March 12th 1993 and continued into March 13th. My parents had to come and get me from the grocery store the night it started and they shut down the grocery store the next day because they didn't have enough help. Get your facts straight dude.

Anonymous said...

I'm just west of downtown Shelby off of West Sumter near the library, and there has been light rain falling, but the raindrops for the past five minutes have looked real 'fat', to where you can see them clearly, it's trying to flurry a bit I think...

Anonymous said...

lol...good point 1:28 pm! :-)

Anonymous said...

change-over occurring in Boiling Springs!

amanda said...

Still steady rain just East of Lattimore. 36.9 degrees.

Justin Moore said...

There's DEFINITE SNOW falling in the Challenger 3 area right now. Nice big fluffy flakes too! Temp currently showing 38.5 on my cheap digital thermometer.

Snowman said...

For ye with no faith. I haven't backed down from a dusting to an inch. If you check the radar you will see that this is all we probably get due to the heavier bands being south and east of us.


Icy roads tonight and in the morning will be our biggest problem.

Anonymous said...

Temp has dropped a couple of degrees out near airport. Still all rain, as near as I can tell

amanda said...

Now it's mixing!!!East of Lattimore/North of Boiling Springs!!

Anonymous said...

Those fat drops are now a few flurries, and they are coming down a lot heavier now here by the library...

ICEMAN said...

snow mixing in in south shelby!!!!

Anonymous said...

It's mixing on Montrose Drive,Shelby now!!!

kristin

snow blog said...

I'm over in the challenger 3 area and the temp is 38.1 and snow is falling.

Lattimore said...

Starting to see a few snowflakes mixed in with the rain in Lattimore.....temp is 33.8

Skip Foster said...

Rain and snow mixed in Shelby as well

gnl134 said...

Some snow in the rain in Lawndale as well now. Its 36.7 degrees here.

Anonymous said...

cant keep up with snowman....first no snow then an inch then back to no snow then back to an inch...said no snow between 3 and 8....then said just not the whole time...pitiful

Anonymous said...

it's really starting to change to SNOW!!!!!!! (Shelby)

kristin

ICEMAN said...

will it get puffy like the snow thursday night????

Anonymous said...

Nice fat snowflakes falling moderately out by the library on Sumter now....

Snowman must be Skip's alter-ego;-)

nccajunlady said...

snow mixed with rain in Waco area

Anonymous said...

Rain and snow mix near the mall and Caleb road.

Anonymous said...

light drizzle mixed with snow and sleet in Casar

Anonymous said...

That's funny 1:42 pm! I thought the same thing, and that Skippy was maybe messing with us!

Kristin

Snowman said...

snow blog said...
Snowman you are wrong about '93 dude. I remember the time the date and eveything. It started on the evening of March 12th 1993 and continued into March 13th. My parents had to come and get me from the grocery store the night it started and they shut down the grocery store the next day because they didn't have enough help. Get your facts straight dude.

1:29 PM

My facts are written down not in my head. It definitely did not start late evening. That would have meant it would have been dark and it definitely wasn't. Once you get an ID I'll listen. But as I have been right here I can prove you wrong about that as well. Take a trip to the library and read the newspaper.


Anonymous said...
I don't mean to take the focus of the message board off of the weather anymore than it already has, but I think that snowman's cavalier attitude (which somehow has the ability to shine through even from a message board) is why nobody likes him. Just a thought. Now back to the weather.

1:28 PM


I didn't have a Cavalier attitude( and still don't ) until ANONYMOUS users like yourself say things and don't want to get a real ID. I can't help I was right about several; things. You are either going to be right or wrong. It is your perception if I'm cavalier since you have no idea who I am. You just perceive me to be that way because I was right about a few things. No big deal.

Anonymous said...

Snowing in Kings Mountain - really pretty!!

Skip Foster said...

No relation to snowman, sorry (I doubt he'd claim me anyway -- too smart for me)

I'm about to make a new post so we don't have to scroll down so far to read obs.
.

Anonymous said...

Temp dropped from 40 to 37 near polkville, and steady rain with a big sloppy wet snow flake every so often in it. SOOO I see some promise the snow is coming! HOLDING BREATH

whitey said...

There is clearly snow mixing in with the rain in West Shelby.

Anonymous said...

Snow mixed with rain in Waco/C-ville area. Temp 38.3

Catwoman said...

I finally got tired of reading you guys comments & decided to add mine.It's been snowing on & off in Casar for about 1 1/2 hr.

Greg said...

Snowing in South East Cherryville. Still mixed with a little rain. Temps still at 40. Pretty excited here the kiddies are looking foward to going out and playing. Been a long time comming. Hope this isn't a big let down??? Come on SNOW!!!

Snowman said...

Anonymous said...
cant keep up with snowman....first no snow then an inch then back to no snow then back to an inch...said no snow between 3 and 8....then said just not the whole time...pitiful

1:39 PM

First please read all posts from yesterday. I always stated no more than an inch. As far as no snow between 3 and 8, that was in response to another ANONYMOUS being who said thats when we would get snow.


Not Skips alter ego, he believes in the computer models and I don't. Simple disagreemnet in why he believes what he believes and what I believe.

Dale said...

Wet snow now mixing with the rain in Brittian Village on the south side of Shelby.

Anonymous said...

Snowman go away it did start in the evening i was in Asheville NC and it started that night and all day the next day. So u are not correct on that one.

Anonymous said...

sorry talking about 1993 above

Dale said...

The dew point at the Shelby airport has dropped to 36 from 39 in the last couple of hours.

Good sign. The lower the dew point the faster the air will cool.

Anonymous said...

All snow in KM. Temp. 34 dropped 7 degrees in one hour.

Snowman said...

Anonymous said...
And just how would you know if we get snow from 3 - 9 PM???

1:21 PM



Mr. ANONYMOUS now you know that I know what I'm talking about.

Anonymous said...

snow blog said...
Snowman you are wrong about '93 dude. I remember the time the date and eveything. It started on the evening of March 12th 1993 and continued into March 13th. My parents had to come and get me from the grocery store the night it started and they shut down the grocery store the next day because they didn't have enough help. Get your facts straight dude.

1:29 PM


i have sat here and read through the blogs for nearly 2 hours and I find this post amusing.my friend on march 12 the storm was still sitting in florida and did not reach us until march 13 in the afternoon.here is the data so you will understand

http://eo.ucar.edu/webweather/blizzardstory.html

you guys really take the weather way to serious.snow blog and snowman you both need to chill.....get it.lol