Sunday, June 1, 2014

Climate Statistics For May & Spring 2014


CAM Elevation 2600 feet
May 31, 2014 at 12:15 PM
Looking Toward The High Knob Massif
University Of Virginia's College At Wise
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Changing conditions of Meteorological Spring 2014 will be featured by images throughout this section from the High Knob Massif Webcam at UVA-Wise.  Enjoy!

All High Knob Massif Webcam images are original frames of live conditions.  None have been altered in any way.

March 1, 2014 at 1:44 PM
Looking Toward The High Knob Massif
University Of Virginia's College At Wise
Courtesy of Computer Science-Mathematics Department

Observe the dramatic transition in conditions between March 1, and the beginning of Meteorological Spring, and May 31 at the dawn of Summer 2014.  Amazing Appalachians!


Climate Statistics
For May 2014

( Lower Elevations of Russell Fork Basin )
Clintwood 1 W - Elevation 1560 feet
Average Daily MAX: 76.5 degrees
Average Daily MIN: 46.9 degrees
MEAN: 61.7 degrees
Highest Temperature: 87 degrees
Lowest Temperature: 34 degrees
Total Rainfall: 4.78"
2014 Precipitation: 17.50"
( -2.30" below 1981-2010 average )

( Northern Base of High Knob Massif )
City of Norton - Elevation 2141 feet
Average Daily MAX: 73.2 degrees
Average Daily MIN: 45.4 degrees
MEAN: 59.3 degrees
Highest Temperature: 84 degrees
Lowest Temperature: 32 degrees
Total Rainfall: 5.05"
2014 Precipitation: 20.62"
( -5.62" below 1983-2013 average )

( Along the Tennessee Valley Divide )
Nora 4 SSE - Elevation 2650 feet
Average Daily MAX: 72.1 degrees
Average Daily MIN: 54.3 degrees
MEAN: 63.2 degrees
Highest Temperature: 82 degrees
Lowest Temperature: 38 degrees
Total Rainfall: 3.96"
2014 Precipitation: 15.71"

May featured above average temperatures
and near to below average rainfall.

In the High Knob Massif temps during May varied from mid 60s by day at highest elevations to 40-45 degrees at night in colder mountain valleys of 
mid-upper elevations.

Temperature extremes ranged from 75 degrees at the summit level to upper 20s in colder mountain valleys where around
9 nights featured conditions chilly enough for frost formation.

May rainfall varied from 4.50" to 5.50"+ in mid-upper portions of Big Cherry Lake Basin eastward to Robinson Knob, including northern slopes into 
the City of Norton, with lesser amounts to the southwest toward South Fork Gorge.

City of Norton Water Plant
Measurable May Rainfall Days
Andrew Greear & Staff
Measured Daily At 9:00 AM
Elevation 2342 feet

05-01-2014  0.11"

05-10-2014  0.06"
05-11-2014  0.29"

05-15-2014  1.02"
05-16-2014  0.29"
05-17-2014  0.05"

05-22-2014  0.71"
05-23-2014  0.01"

05-28-2014  0.60"
05-29-2014    1.16"
05-30-2014  0.75"

May Total: 5.05"
( -0.73" below 1983-2013 average )

March 2, 2014 at 3:52 PM
Looking Toward The High Knob Massif
University Of Virginia's College At Wise
Courtesy of Computer Science-Mathematics Department


Climate Statistics
For Meteorological Spring
( March 1 to May 31, 2014 )

( Lower Elevations of Russell Fork Basin )
Clintwood 1 W - Elevation 1560 feet
Average Daily MAX: 66.5 degrees
Average Daily MIN: 36.1 degrees
Spring MEAN: 51.3 degrees
Highest Temperature: 87 degrees
Lowest Temperature: 10 degrees
Total Precipitation: 11.36"
Total Snowfall: 14.1"

( Northern Base of High Knob Massif )
City of Norton - Elevation 2141 feet
Average Daily MAX: 63.1 degrees
Average Daily MIN: 34.8 degrees
Spring MEAN: 49.0 degrees
Highest Temperature: 84 degrees
Lowest Temperature: 7 degrees
Total Precipitation: 12.07"
Total Snowfall: 13.2"

( Along the Tennessee Valley Divide )
Nora 4 SSE - Elevation 2650 feet
Average Daily MAX: 62.6 degrees
Average Daily MIN: 42.6 degrees
Spring MEAN: 52.6 degrees
Highest Temperature: 82 degrees
Lowest Temperature: 9 degrees
Total Precipitation: 9.57"
Total Snowfall: 10.8"

March 3, 2014 at 2:20 PM
Looking Toward The High Knob Massif
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Spring 2014 featured near average temperatures and below to much below average precipitation.

March 4, 2014 at 1:25 PM
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Dance Of Clouds, Sun, and Ice In Wake of Storm

March 6, 2014 at 5:06 PM
Looking Toward The High Knob Massif
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March 7, 2014 at 1:25 PM
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March 12, 2014 at 11:53 AM CDT
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March 13, 2014 at 8:44 AM CDT
Looking Toward The High Knob Massif
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March 17, 2014 at 3:16 PM CDT
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March 20, 2014 at 2:45 PM
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March 25, 2014 at 7:39 PM
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March 26, 2014 at 10:39 AM
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March 30, 2014 at 2:03 PM
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April 2, 2014 at 4:53 PM
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April 4, 2014 at 6:07 PM
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April 7, 2014 at 6:13 PM
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April 10, 2014 at 1:50 PM
Looking Toward The High Knob Massif
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April 15, 2014 at 12:14 PM
Looking Toward The High Knob Massif
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April 16, 2014 at 12:26 PM
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The final snowfall in mid-April pushed Spring 2014 totals into the 17-24" range above 3300 feet to cap off the 9 FEET of snow that fell atop the 
High Knob Massif this season.

April 22, 2014 at 3:20 PM
Looking Toward The High Knob Massif
University Of Virginia's College At Wise
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April 25, 2014 at 2:11 PM
Looking Toward The High Knob Massif
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April 27, 2014 at 2:11 PM
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April 28, 2014 at 6:45 PM
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April 30, 2014 at 4:57 PM
Looking Toward The High Knob Massif
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May 1, 2014 at 4:48 PM
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May 6, 2014 at 1:36 PM
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May 10, 2014 at 3:58 PM
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May 16, 2014 at 4:51 PM
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( Morning of May 16, 2014 )

May 19, 2014 at 2:04 PM
Looking Toward The High Knob Massif
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May 23, 2014 at 3:03 PM
Looking Toward The High Knob Massif
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May 24, 2014 at 6:44 PM
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May 27, 2014 at 3:06 PM
Looking Toward The High Knob Massif
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May 28, 2014 at 1:40 PM
Looking Toward The High Knob Massif
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Many are beginning to think that this 
High Knob Massif Webcam was an 
excellent idea.

The bottom line, when blessed to have such 
great natural beauty it should be shown for 
all the world to see, protected for present
and future generations to enjoy the same!


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