Monthly Archives: January 2018

Mountain Weather, Good Book on Appalachian Ecology

Over the weekend, we had some classic drizzly mountain weather, with the mists blowing and shifting around the hills. Now we’re back to freezing cold – about 22 on the deck this morning, with a stiff wind chill. It acts … Continue reading

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Snow Report

We had about an inch of pebbly snow, and the porch temperature is about 9. Government offices are closed. Roads will be extremely hazardous, and even with the expected sun, the shady areas will not melt today. Refreeze will come … Continue reading

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McCaysville Boil Water Continues, Today is Coldest Day of the Year

The boil water order for people on the McCaysville water system continues. The porch temperature is about 19, but with the wind chill, it feels like the coldest day of the year. By a wide margin. It’s spitting a little … Continue reading

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McCaysville: Another Boil Water Notice

We’ve just received a boil water advisory from Fannin EMS for the McCaysville water system. Until further notice. Sign up for these alerts at Nixle.com.

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Cold? You Bet!

It’s no secret that it’s cold. The lowest we’ve seen on the porch is 7, but a friend who is over by the Toccoa tailrace had 5 the other morning. This morning, it was about 12 on the porch, and … Continue reading

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