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KoD

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We're starting the month off right with cooler temperatures, drier air and clear sunny skies for most areas in the SE. Not seeing any rain makers in the near term with the high pressure sticking around so I'm expecting discussion to remain fairly minimal until potentially some rain and wind around the 7th-10th and beyond. For now let's enjoy the good weather and clean our camera lenses for the upcoming fall leaves.
 

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35 this morning, probably headed back close to that tonight. Perfect start to October!
 

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And just like that we have our first frost. 34 for a low with a light frost. Boone hit 33.

Hello fall!
 
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Is there a significant cold front on the long range? Seems like by now we would have had one that dropped night temps into the 40's with highs in upper 60s. Would like to see some change from the Indian Summer conditions we've been experiencing so far this month.
 
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Is there a significant cold front on the long range? Seems like by now we would have had one that dropped night temps into the 40's with highs in upper 60s. Would like to see some change from the Indian Summer conditions we've been experiencing so far this month.
There was a decent cool down modelled on the GFS in fantasy land over the past week and it's now finally getting progged at 200hrs out (around the 17th) so we may get a high of 60s around then. It has been a long summer.
 

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The wonderful first cool down has finally arrived! Such a gorgeous day.
 

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12z GFS showing a massive cooldown at the end of the run. Verbatim it would give southern MS and AL temps below freezing just before Halloween and put Atlanta right around freezing. Of course, this is voodooland, but I'll be eagerly watching the trends.
 

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GFS still flirting with the idea though the trend seems to be a more traditional temperature gradient from south to north. Seems Atlanta Metro could have its first chance for hitting freezing the week of Halloween.
 

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Weird that nothing is on the HUN website or Twitter feed that I can see, but a local TV Met reported the NWS confirmed a tornado. It had to have been the briefest of spinups.
It went for two miles. While that is not a long track tornado and is a sparsely populated area, people still live in the area.
 

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It went for two miles. While that is not a long track tornado and is a sparsely populated area, people still live in the area.
I remember Brad Travis catching a spin up on radar in Jackson County a couple of years ago during wall to wall coverage. It came and left in one sweep and it was never warned.
 

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Storm report posted. EF1 on the ground for 5 minutes 2.4 miles.

https://nwschat.weather.gov/p.php?pid=201710232208-KHUN-NOUS44-PNSHUN

Public Information Statement
National Weather Service Huntsville AL
359 PM CDT Mon Oct 23 2017

...NWS Damage Survey for 10/23/17 Tornado Event...

.Trinity Tornado...

Rating: EF-1
Estimated Peak Wind: 105 MPH
Path length /Statute/: 2.4 Miles
Path width /Maximum/: 75 Yards
Fatalities: 0
Injuries: 0

Start date: Oct 23 2017
Start time: 228 AM CDT
Start location: 1 SW Trinity AL
Start Lat/Lon: 34.5746/-87.1057

End date: Oct 23 2017
End time: 233 AM CDT
End location: 1 ESE Trinity
End Lat/Lon: 34.5942/-87.0706
 

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Our first snowfall of the season was today. Oh, and our first winter storm as well... we're supposed to get 6 inches or more. I haven't been outside to take any measurements but I certainly don't doubt that estimate. The lights have been flickering for the past 30 minutes or so and I think we're going to lose power soon. Glad I decided to dig the shovel out last week.
 

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First trace of snow on the season today! Naturally now it's going to warm up for a couple weeks.
 

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