Tuesday, September 17, 2019

Early Autumn 2019_High Knob Massif


High Knob Naturalist Rally 2019
September 28, 2019

17 September 2019
Devil Fork Gorge of High Knob Massif
Majestic Green Color of Devil's Bathtub
Photograph by Wayne Browning - © All Rights Reserved

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17 September 2019
Devil Fork Gorge of High Knob Massif
Lynda Hubbard At The Devil's Bathtub
Photograph by Wayne Browning - © All Rights Reserved

Following a very wet year, September 2019 is on pace 
to become the driest on record with only 0.22" of rain at Big Cherry Dam during September 1-17.

17 September 2019
Upper Tennessee River Basin
Devil Fork Gorge of High Knob Massif
Photograph by Wayne Browning - © All Rights Reserved

Monthly Total Precipitation
Big Cherry Lake Dam
(Elevation 3139 feet)

January
6.14"

February
12.50"

March
5.93"

April
6.64"

May
6.75"

June
10.68"

July
10.77"

August
4.15"

September 1-17
0.22"

Summer 2019
(Jun 1-Aug 31)
25.60"

*2019 Total: 63.78" (M)
 (January 1 to September 17 Period)

(M): Some missing moisture in undercatch and frozen precipitation, with partial corrections applied for the 24.4 meter (80 feet) tall dam structure where rain gauges are located.

17 September 2019
Devil Fork Gorge of High Knob Massif
Photograph by Wayne Browning - © All Rights Reserved

17 September 2019
Devil Fork Gorge of High Knob Massif
Lynda Hubbard & Shelia Mullins_Devil's Bathtub
Photograph by Wayne Browning - © All Rights Reserved

17 September 2019
Autumn Color In Straight Fork Gorge
Photograph by Wayne Browning - © All Rights Reserved

17 September 2019
Looking Toward Big Cherry Basin
Autumn Color In Straight Fork Gorge
Photograph by Wayne Browning - © All Rights Reserved


High Knob Lake
Elevation 1074 Meters ( 3523 feet )

September 1-17 2019
Average Daily Maximum: 76.1 degrees
Average Daily Minimum: 56.3 degrees
MEAN: 66.2 degrees
Highest Temperature: 82 degrees
Lowest Temperature: 53 degrees

*University Of Virginia's College At Wise Research Station,
National Weather Service calibrated temperature sensor,
( Data Period: November 19, 2016 to Present ).