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Sandy Lets It Snow
Accuweather.com ^ | October 29, 2012 | Grace Muller

Posted on 10/29/2012 7:42:45 PM PDT by RegulatorCountry

Cold air from Sandy's far western side brought heavy, wet snow to the mountains of northern North Carolina to Maryland. It could continue to snow as far north as extreme western New York Monday into Wednesday. Garrett County Airport in Maryland is already showing a temperature of 32 degrees with visibility between 0 and 1/4 of a mile. There's likely to be heavy snow and fog there. Snowfall should top a foot in the higher terrain of West Virginia.

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TOPICS: Weather
KEYWORDS: appalachians; sandy; snow; weather
FReepers in the Smokies, Blue Ridge and Appalachians from Carolina and Tennessee on up through Virginia, West Virginia, Maryland, western Pennsylvania and beyond, post your weather conditions, snow totals and photos if you have them.

This aspect of the storm is thus far not getting much coverage.

I'm getting steady wind at about 25 mph, occasional gusts up to 40 mph, temperature 38 degrees, light drizzle with possible flurries for the morning. I'm in NC near the VA border, within sight of the Blue Ridge on the northwestern horizon.

1 posted on 10/29/2012 7:42:45 PM PDT by RegulatorCountry
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To: RegulatorCountry

Earlier in the day, models were predicting 30” for higher elevations in the Smokies, which was a surprise. i do not know if these models held.

Canaan Valley in West Virginia reportedly already has over a foot.


2 posted on 10/29/2012 7:47:04 PM PDT by RegulatorCountry
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To: RegulatorCountry

Next to impossible to post on FR

North Central WV, 1500’...35 degrees...91% humidity...Barometer droped from 29.78” to 29.48” in last 12 hrs....wind calm. About an inch of heavy, wet snow on everything. Was hoping for at least a bit of wind to shake it off wires and limbs. Preparing for heavy rains and wind tomorrow. Creek in back yard is up some, but nowheres near a problem yet.

Have to set a battery alarm clock for every hour to make sure the power is on. If it goes out, I need to start the generator for my sump pumps and for the blower for my wood burner.

Gonna be a long night, but others have it worse.


3 posted on 10/29/2012 7:58:15 PM PDT by Roccus
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To: Roccus
If you haven't already, try the tricks in this post - it made a LOT of difference for me.
4 posted on 10/29/2012 8:01:25 PM PDT by Ron C.
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To: RegulatorCountry
No snow yet but it produced a great sunset here in southern Michigan.

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5 posted on 10/29/2012 8:10:18 PM PDT by cripplecreek (What does it profit a man if he gains the whole world but loses his soul?)
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To: Roccus

I know what you mean, it took three tries to get this thread to post.

I was surprised at the wind coming on so with nightfall today. Prior to that, it had been a misty, slightly breezy nonevent in this area.

We’ve had a fatality locally due to a tree falling across a roadway this evening.


6 posted on 10/29/2012 8:11:16 PM PDT by RegulatorCountry
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To: cripplecreek

Wish I could be up in Michigan this time of year.


7 posted on 10/29/2012 8:11:38 PM PDT by dfwgator
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To: cripplecreek

Wow. Like cognac and dark chocolate.


8 posted on 10/29/2012 8:12:19 PM PDT by RegulatorCountry
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To: Ron C.

Thanks for that. It helps a lot with just getting around, but only marginally for posting.
Thanks again


9 posted on 10/29/2012 8:13:04 PM PDT by Roccus
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To: dfwgator
Opening day of regular firearm season is coming up.

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10 posted on 10/29/2012 8:15:15 PM PDT by cripplecreek (What does it profit a man if he gains the whole world but loses his soul?)
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To: RegulatorCountry
Tennessee near Leconte Lodge.....




11 posted on 10/29/2012 8:15:21 PM PDT by eyedigress ((zOld storm chaser from the west)/?)
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To: eyedigress

Lecomte is in the Smokies not far from the NC border if I recall correctly? Looks like the models weren’t a fluke, then.


12 posted on 10/29/2012 8:18:36 PM PDT by RegulatorCountry
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To: RegulatorCountry

No they were not.


13 posted on 10/29/2012 8:21:12 PM PDT by eyedigress ((zOld storm chaser from the west)/?)
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To: eyedigress

Shining Rock in NC should be impresive but the cam is down.


14 posted on 10/29/2012 8:25:33 PM PDT by RegulatorCountry
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To: eyedigress

We’re expecting some snow over the next few days but nothing that amounts to much. Right on schedule, right around halloween is when we usually see our first snow around here.


15 posted on 10/29/2012 8:26:56 PM PDT by cripplecreek (What does it profit a man if he gains the whole world but loses his soul?)
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To: cripplecreek

We usually see a flurry by mid-November but first measurable amount is during the week between Christmas and New Years Day.


16 posted on 10/29/2012 8:31:03 PM PDT by RegulatorCountry
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To: RegulatorCountry

Beech Mountain, NC is under rough conditions right now. Maybe they are working but I doubt it.


17 posted on 10/29/2012 8:31:17 PM PDT by eyedigress ((zOld storm chaser from the west)/?)
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To: cripplecreek

This is really high country and equates more to Canada than anything. You folks in Michigan get this at your house. You have to go find it here.


18 posted on 10/29/2012 8:33:34 PM PDT by eyedigress ((zOld storm chaser from the west)/?)
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To: eyedigress

They’re under a high wind warning and a winter storm warning. The blizzard warnings do not reach that far south, although the difference sounds sort of academic to me.


19 posted on 10/29/2012 9:01:18 PM PDT by RegulatorCountry
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To: RegulatorCountry

Thomas which is about 10 miles from Canaan had 14” as of a couple of hours ago. The roads are very icy, lots of accidents. 219 is open for 4x4 traffic only.


20 posted on 10/29/2012 9:05:45 PM PDT by phormer phrog phlyer
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To: phormer phrog phlyer

It’s forecast to continue falling through to tomorrow night, isn’t it? Sounds like over two feet is not out of the question for there.


21 posted on 10/29/2012 9:10:10 PM PDT by RegulatorCountry
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To: RegulatorCountry

From the NWS in Morristown, TN...

THIS WINTER STORM WILL CONTINUE TO AFFECT THE SOUTHERN APPALACHIAN
REGION THROUGH WEDNESDAY MORNING...WITH SIGNIFICANT ACCUMULATIONS
AFFECTING MAINLY THE HIGHER ELEVATIONS ABOVE 2500 FEET OF SOUTHWEST
VIRGINIA...NORTHEAST TENNESSEE...AND THE SMOKY MOUNTAINS. TOTAL
SNOWFALL ACCUMULATIONS BY WEDNESDAY MORNING OF 6 TO 24 INCHES WILL
BE POSSIBLE OVER THE HIGHER ELEVATIONS ABOVE 2500 FEET...WITH 2 TO 3
FEET POSSIBLE ACROSS THE HIGHEST ELEVATIONS OF THE MOUNTAINS ABOVE
5000 FT. A WINTER STORM WARNING REMAINS IN EFFECT FOR THESE AREAS
THROUGH WEDNESDAY MORNING.


22 posted on 10/29/2012 9:41:48 PM PDT by eyedigress ((zOld storm chaser from the west)/?)
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To: NoBamaEVER2012

How did you manage to post a thread with no comment?


23 posted on 10/30/2012 1:37:37 AM PDT by deks ("...the battle of our time is the battle of liberty against the overreach of the federal government")
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To: eyedigress

I have been snowed in twice up there.


24 posted on 10/30/2012 4:18:27 AM PDT by Lady Heron
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To: RegulatorCountry

The Oceans will begin to recede!

25 posted on 10/30/2012 8:34:06 AM PDT by garjog (We do not want another four more years of the last four years.)
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