Monday, June 16, 2014

Mid-June 2014 Climate Stats & More Scenes


June 10, 2014 at 7:23 PM
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Observe subtle but important colorations in the sky ahead of a severe thunderstorm moving across Wise County, Va., during early evening hours of June 10.


Climate Statistics
June 1-15, 2014

( Lower Elevations of Russell Fork Basin )
Clintwood 1 W - Elevation 1560 feet
Average Daily MAX: 78.7 degrees
Average Daily MIN: 55.1 degrees
June 1-15 MEAN: 66.9 degrees
Highest Temperature: 84 degrees
Lowest Temperature: 49 degrees
Total Rainfall: 3.06"
2014 Precipitation: 20.56"

( Northern Base of High Knob Massif )
City of Norton - Elevation 2141 feet
Average Daily MAX: 77.4 degrees
Average Daily MIN: 53.4 degrees
June 1-15 MEAN: 65.4 degrees
Highest Temperature: 82 degrees
Lowest Temperature: 48 degrees
Total Rainfall: 2.52"
2014 Precipitation: 23.14"

( Along the Tennessee Valley Divide )
Nora 4 SSE - Elevation 2650 feet
Average Daily MAX: 76.2 degrees
Average Daily MIN: 58.8 degrees
June 1-15 MEAN: 67.5 degrees
Highest Temperature: 80 degrees
Lowest Temperature: 55 degrees
Total Rainfall: 3.48"
2014 Precipitation: 19.19"

Temperatures were about average and rainfall near to above average during the first half of June 2014.

Temperature extremes in the High Knob Massif varied from a max of 71 degrees at the summit level to minimums in the lower-middle 40s amid colder mountain valleys.

Rainfall was dominated by hit-miss showers & downpours in booming thunderstorms, with rain totals during June 9-13 making up the bulk of wetness amid this first half of June.

Doppler Rainfall Estimate During June 9-13, 2014

Hand-measured NWS rain gauge point totals are denoted above for the City of Norton Water Plant, Clintwood 1 W, and Nora 4 SSE on Long Ridge of Sandy Ridge, with numbers in brackets denoting the approximate under-estimation of Doppler for these points.

Rainfall extremes during June 9-13 varied from locally less than 1.00" in portions of western Lee 
& Scott counties to more than 4.00" amid parts of central-eastern sections of the High Knob Massif 
( e.g., *Burns-Machine Creek and Big Stony-Little Stony Creek basins of the Clinch River ).

*This included the Robinson Knob community where residents Otis & Nancy Ward reported very heavy rainfall at times during this period ( more than 10.00" of rain since May 1 ).

For more stormy but dramatic scenes reference:

The Stormy Day Of June 11, 2014 ( Training Storms )

Gorgeous Skies Of June 2014 - Birth Of Cumulonimbus


High Knob Massif Webcam
Air Mass Thunderstorm Formation
( June 9, 2014 )

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

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An interesting aspect of these High Knob Massif Webcam images is the interaction of orographics with convection, which can be seen on many days illustrated this year, and is a primary reason for highlighting this in frames where the viewer can control the motion ( frame by frame or rapid, back & forth speed via holding down arrow keys once 
all frames have loaded into the picture viewer ).

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High Knob Massif Webcam
Severe Thunderstorm Formation
( June 10, 2014 )

This severe thunderstorm was part of a squall line moving northeast across Tennessee and Kentucky with a history of wind damage.  

The most severe portion locally passed between 
the High Knob Massif and Black Mountain, just brushing the High Knob Massif Webcam location at UVA-Wise around 7:40 to 7:50 PM.

This thunderstorm took out electricity, phone, cable services amid locally significant tree damage in portions of northern Wise and northern Dickenson counties.  Some residents were without
services for 2-3+ days.

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

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June 10, 2014 at 7:05 PM
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The development of color within an otherwise dark sky is often a warning of a severe thunderstorm, with a shift in cloud directions also observed in association with strong outflow ( gust front ) as 
air streamed around the High Knob Massif.

June 10, 2014 at 7:19 PM
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