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Author:  Buxtehude [ Wed Mar 07, 2018 12:59 pm ]
Post subject:  Trout Season ala 2018 in NC

....and here we go again with New York March weather in North Carolina :evil:

Just about the time the gentle warmth of early Spring should be taking hold, the weather gods turned back the clock on us.
Here in Charlotte 30s at night to low 50s at noon. The mountains are back into the 20s with highs in the 40s.
Throw in a bit of wind to foul things up even more.
Granted, as a kid in Putnam County, NY I always began chasing the trout the 1st or 2nd Saturday of April - often with ice and dirty snow drifts still hanging around -- Keds sneakers were my wading shoes back then...and I sometimes missed the rocks I aimed for when leaping around.
An old college pal in "upstate" NY tells me that she has snow covering the fields and more on the way.

We'll be getting out soon I hope, for it can't stay cold forever...and," Hope springs eternal."

Bux

Author:  Buxtehude [ Fri Mar 09, 2018 6:48 pm ]
Post subject:  Re: Trout Season ala 2018 in NC

The dog's outside water bowl was frozen again last night....and I'd guess it will freeze again tonight. Even the birds are confused and there are flowers on the Rose of Sharon shrubs -- confusion galore....but it's still much better than New York State's March weather.

Bux

Author:  Uncle Jesse [ Fri Mar 09, 2018 10:48 pm ]
Post subject:  Re: Trout Season ala 2018 in NC

I was out with my wife yesterday someplace there was a television playing but I could not hear the sound, but I am pretty sure the story was about spray the blossoms of the apple trees in North GA to prevent freezing and frost bite.

Tomorrow looks a little warmer as does Sunday, which has about a 90% chance of rain all day.

Author:  Doug G [ Sat Mar 10, 2018 5:15 pm ]
Post subject:  Re: Trout Season ala 2018 in NC

It was 22 here yesterday morning. Maybe 10% of the blossoms on the apricot tree made it. The peach tree looks like it might be okay

Author:  mls [ Sat Mar 10, 2018 10:38 pm ]
Post subject:  Re: Trout Season ala 2018 in NC

I don't know what you all are complaining about. Our low this morning was 11 and the high was 22. Oh, you're not talking Celsius are you? :mrgreen:

Author:  Buxtehude [ Mon Mar 12, 2018 1:30 pm ]
Post subject:  Re: Trout Season ala 2018 in NC

Now it has been snowing heavily in the mountains north of Charlotte and raining heavily here for the past 24 hours. I can only imagine the water levels of our foothills trout streams. Things could be worse, I could be in the northeast...can you say, "upstate New York " ?
Bux

It just turned to snow pellets.....the "Sunny South'? Just more false advertising.

Author:  Further North [ Mon Mar 12, 2018 9:52 pm ]
Post subject:  Re: Trout Season ala 2018 in NC

My Dad's lasting rephrasing of the cliche about March, "In like a lion, out like a pig."

Author:  Buxtehude [ Tue Mar 13, 2018 7:17 am ]
Post subject:  Re: Trout Season ala 2018 in NC

How true, LOL....and the dog's water froze again last night.

Author:  Buxtehude [ Tue Mar 13, 2018 12:24 pm ]
Post subject:  Re: Trout Season ala 2018 in NC

It isn't letting up in the immediate future either...
Event: Winter Weather Advisory
Alert:
...ANOTHER ROUND OF NORTHWEST FLOW SNOW SHOWERS EXPECTED ACROSS
THE SMOKY MOUNTAINS TONIGHT...

.Another round of accumulating snow showers is expected tonight across
portions of the North Carolina mountains along the Tennessee
border. The highest totals are expected across the Smoky
Mountains and surrounding ridge tops.

...WINTER WEATHER ADVISORY REMAINS IN EFFECT FROM 8 PM THIS
EVENING TO 11 AM EDT WEDNESDAY ABOVE 3500 FEET...

* WHAT...Snow expected. Total snow accumulations of up to 2
inches, with localized amounts up to 4 inches, are expected.

* WHERE...Swain and Haywood Counties.

* WHEN...From 8 PM this evening to 11 AM EDT Wednesday.

* ADDITIONAL DETAILS...Plan on slippery road conditions. Be
prepared for reduced visibilities at times. In addition to the
snow, wind chill values at or below 0 are expected at elevations
above about 5000 feet late tonight and early Wednesday.
Frostbite will develop quickly on exposed skin at these
temperatures.

Author:  Further North [ Tue Mar 13, 2018 9:19 pm ]
Post subject:  Re: Trout Season ala 2018 in NC

Buxtehude wrote:
It isn't letting up in the immediate future either...
Event: Winter Weather Advisory
Alert:
...ANOTHER ROUND OF NORTHWEST FLOW SNOW SHOWERS EXPECTED ACROSS
THE SMOKY MOUNTAINS TONIGHT...

.Another round of accumulating snow showers is expected tonight across
portions of the North Carolina mountains along the Tennessee
border. The highest totals are expected across the Smoky
Mountains and surrounding ridge tops.

...WINTER WEATHER ADVISORY REMAINS IN EFFECT FROM 8 PM THIS
EVENING TO 11 AM EDT WEDNESDAY ABOVE 3500 FEET...

* WHAT...Snow expected. Total snow accumulations of up to 2
inches, with localized amounts up to 4 inches, are expected.

* WHERE...Swain and Haywood Counties.

* WHEN...From 8 PM this evening to 11 AM EDT Wednesday.

* ADDITIONAL DETAILS...Plan on slippery road conditions. Be
prepared for reduced visibilities at times. In addition to the
snow, wind chill values at or below 0 are expected at elevations
above about 5000 feet late tonight and early Wednesday.
Frostbite will develop quickly on exposed skin at these
temperatures.


Wait...snow at 2" is "an accumulation"?

...That's got me giggling. The cities and towns around here don't even plow that much....

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