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Ack! More Snow Headed For The Smoky Mountains

Cardinal-In-The-Snowy-Trees

Here we go again!

A Winter Weather Advisory is in effect for the Great Smoky Mountains until 10pm tonight. 1-3 inches of snow is possible plus there is another round of snow in the forecast for Sunday through Monday.

Weather Updates For The Smoky Mountains

Smoky Mountains Forecast –From the National Weather Service

Radar –For the East Tennessee area

Mt. LeConte Weather –3rd highest peak in the Park (26 inches of snow on the ground as of this morning)

Road Closings In The Smokies

Great Smoky Mountains Temporary Road and Facilities Closures –NPS

Great Smoky Mountains Road and Facility Improvements –NPS

The Great Smoky Mountains National Park Road Conditions –Live updates at yoursmokies.com.

You can also get updated road and weather information for the Great Smoky Mountains by calling (865) 436-1200.

 

 

Blessings,

Denese

Snow Day

We woke up to 4 inches of snow yesterday…

Snowy-Holler-February-10 

Cardinal-in-the-Chicken-Pen 

Hangin’ out with the chickens.

Snowy-Swing 

No swingin’ today!

Sledding-Double

Look ma…no hands!

Sled-Race

The race is on!

 

Time for hot chocolate! :)

 

Blessings,

Denese

More Wind And Possibly Snow In The Smoky Mountains, Most Roads Closed

There is a wind advisory in effect for the Smoky Mountains until 4pm today and a high wind watch continuing through Wednesday afternoon with wind gusts as high as 60 mph possible.

The Smokies also have a winter weather advisory in effect until 4pm today and from 7pm tonight through 4pm Wednesday.

Smoky Mountains Weather Forecast

Radar

Mt. LeConte Weather –Daily updates (and beautiful photos) from Doug McFalls, winter caretaker at LeConte Lodge.

Most roads in the Smoky Mountains are already closed and, due to road improvement projects, some will not re-open until May.

Great Smoky Mountains Temporary Road and Facilities Closures –NPS

Great Smoky Mountains Road and Facility Improvements –NPS

The Great Smoky Mountains National Park Road Conditions –Live updates at yoursmokies.com.

You can also get updated road and weather information for the Great Smoky Mountains by calling (865) 436-1200.

 

Blessings and safe traveling,

Denese

Winter Storm Pictures: Our Snowy Icy Holler

January 31 2010

Snowy Mountain Jan 31 

Chicken Tracks

Ice Needles

Snowy Icy Juneberry Briar

Icy Dogwood Buds

Sunset

Snowy Sunset 2

Snowy Sunset

February 1 2010

Sparkly Morning

Crystal Trees

Sparkly Icy Trees

Sparkly Trees

Hope you all enjoyed these pictures of our winter wonderland. :)

 

Blessings,

Denese

Who Can Stand Before His Cold?

Frozen Hazelnut Blooms

He giveth snow like wool: he scattereth the hoarfrost like ashes.

He casteth forth his ice like morsels: who can stand before his cold?

Psalms 147:16-17

Our Monday Mini-Hike

It poured down rain on Sunday and our creek got up –so we just had to go see our waterfall.

Mountain Stream 

Along the way we saw…

Winter Moss

moss on a rock…

Geranium robertianum

a wildflower ( cranesbill ?) emerging from the leaves…

Mushrooms On Log In January

and mushrooms on a log.

Our mini-waterfall

Our Mini Waterfall

He brought streams also out of the rock, and caused waters to run down like rivers.

Psalms 78:16

 

Blessings,

Denese

Snow, Snow And More Snow For The Smoky Mountains

More snow is headed for the Smokies!

Snowy Hemlock Laurels

From the National Weather Service:

...HEAVY SNOW POSSIBLE FROM THURSDAY NIGHT THROUGH SATURDAY...

AN AREA OF LOW PRESSURE OVER EAST TEXAS THURSDAY WILL MOVE EAST
ACROSS THE DEEP SOUTH THROUGH SATURDAY. LIGHT RAIN AND SNOW WILL
BEGIN TO MOVE INTO THE AREA THURSDAY NIGHT. THE RAIN IS EXPECTED TO
CHANGE TO SNOW ON THURSDAY NIGHT AS COLDER AIR FILTERS IN. LIGHT SNOW
ACCUMULATIONS ON THURSDAY NIGHT SHOULD BE ACROSS THE NORTHERN
CUMBERLAND PLATEAU AND EXTREME SOUTHWEST VIRGINA.

PRECIPITATION WILL BECOME WIDESPREAD ACROSS THE AREA ON FRIDAY.
THE PRECIPITATION WILL LIKELY CHANGE PHASES AS WARM AIR MOVES UP THE
EAST TENNESSEE VALLEY ON FRIDAY MORNING. SNOW WILL LIKELY CHANGE TO RAIN
THEN BACK TO SNOW ACROSS CENTRAL AND SOUTHEAST TENNESSEE AND
SOUTHWEST NORTH CAROLINA.

THE LOW TRACKS TO THE SOUTHEAST OF THE SOUTHERN APPALACHIANS REGION ON
SATURDAY. HEAVY SNOW WILL BE POSSIBLE ACROSS THE AREA ON BOTH
FRIDAY AND SATURDAY...ESPECIALLY ACROSS THE NORTHERN CUMBERLAND
PLATEAU...SOUTHWEST VIRGINIA AND THE NORTHEAST TENNESSEE MOUNTAINS.

THERE IS STILL SOME UNCERTAINTY REGARDING THE TRACK OF THE LOW
PRESSURE CENTER...THEREFORE IT IS DIFFICULT TO PROVIDE A TOTAL
SNOW ACCUMULATIONS AT THIS TIME. HOWEVER...IT APPEARS THAT A
SIGNIFICANT SNOW COULD OCCUR OVER A LARGE PART OF THE AREA.
THE LIKELIHOOD OF SNOW AMOUNTS IN EXCESS OF FOUR INCHES IS
INCREASING FOR RESIDENTS OF NORTHEAST TENNESSEE AND SOUTHWEST
VIRGINIA.

For updates and road closing information:

Smoky Mountains Weather Forecast TN

Radar

Smoky Mountains Road Closures

Want to see what it’s like on one of the highest peaks in the Smokies?

Mt. LeConte Weather 

 

Blessings and safe traveling,

Denese

Is It Spring Yet?

Green things are popping out all over the holler -what a difference from last week!

Toothwort

Toothwort

Stonecrop

Stonecrop

Mid January Daffodils

Daffodils

ForsythiaBuds

Yellow bush (Forsythia)

Parsley in January

Parsley

 

It’s enough to give a body spring fever! :)

 

 

Blessings,

Denese

Cold Car Battery? Use Aspirin

Our Jeep didn’t want to start yesterday morning –too cold (it’s a wonder it didn’t happen earlier in the month).

Lacy came back in the house and asked me if I had any aspirin -“I’ve got a sick battery”.

Aspirin

Aspirin???

He took 3 aspirin, cut them in half and put one half in each cell of the battery.

Car Battery

30 minutes later the Jeep started right up! Apparently, the aspirin reacts with the battery acid and warms it up.

What about that!

Does it work every time?

“I ain’t sayin’ it will and I ain’t sayin’ it won’t  -but it’s worked every time for me.”

So the next time your car won’t start because the battery is cold, try some aspirin. :)

 

Blessings,

Denese

The Big Thaw

We get our water from a spring and both our 500 gallon and 1000 gallon tanks have been frozen since the night of January 3rd.

Praise God, they’ve thawed out!

No more toting and heating!

Hope the weather is warming where you are. :)

Blessings,

Denese