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Storm Report

At least where we are, about a mile southeast of Mineral Bluff, there doesn’t seem to be any damage. I don’t see any down trees, at least on our property. I slept through most of the storm, but from what … Continue reading

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Snow Again, Roads May Be Hazardous

We got a light dusting of snow late last night. This time, the temperature was low – it’s 20 on the porch this morning – and it stuck to the roads. The county has announced a two hour delay in … Continue reading

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Snow Report

We might have gotten close to an inch of snow, but the ground was warm, and it didn’t completely cover the driveway. The paved roads I can see from here look clear, but I imagine there will be travel difficulties … Continue reading

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Snow Report, Interesting Summary of the January 6-7 Snow Event

We had a dusting of grapple and a little snow at our place, late yesterday afternoon and evening. The decks are icy, and there’s some snow on the leaves, but the driveway is mostly clear. Other areas of the country … Continue reading

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Tuesday Road Report, Drought/Fire Update

There’s still quite a bit of ice on some of the roads in my neighborhood. It’s about 30 now, and it’s supposed to get up to 46 today. Tonight’s low is forecast to be 42, so there shouldn’t be a … Continue reading

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Monday Snow Update

It’s another beautiful, clear day. The porch temperature is 20, and there’s still a lot of snow on the ground. The roads in our neighborhood that don’t get much sun are still pretty icy. The forecast is for 36 today, … Continue reading

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Cold Weather, BURN BAN PLEASE DON’T BURN!!, Hwy 5 Meeting

The cold weather has slammed in, hard. It’s 42 outside, and very windy. Tomorrow is supposed to start off at 37. Unfortunately, at least where we are, it has continued to refuse to rain. There’s still a lot of color … Continue reading

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Leaf Report, Hwy 5 Meeting Update, Sports Car Routes, Eagle on Nottely, Hiking the Cherokee Guide

Temperatures were a bit milder this morning, about 55. Looking across the valleys, there’s some color out there, but I’ve seen more in other areas of the county. There’s probably more up in Tennessee, but chances are, it won’t be … Continue reading

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Rainfall Report, Polk County News Now For Sale, Hemlock Clinic Update, Project Chimp Reprises Local Fears

We’ve has almost an inch of rain since my last report. About 3/4″ came yesterday. It probably did a lot of good, because it started fairly gently, and went on that way for quite a while. I know that it … Continue reading

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Rain Again, Hike, Music Offerings at Georgia Mountain Fair, More Local Follies

We’ve had about 1-1/8″ rain over the past several days at our place. Some parts of the county probably got more, as we are in a fairly dry place, about two miles southeast of Mineral Bluff. But part of the … Continue reading

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