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Old 09-03-2010, 02:00 PM
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I read Byron's fishing report just about every day. I enjoy (and envy) hearing about the somewhat cooler weather in the mountains. I have a question: The Weather Channel gives a getaway report and the Park is included. Temps given there are somewhat cooler than what Byron is giving. Are they taking temps for one of the mountains, like Clingman's Dome?
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Old 09-03-2010, 02:09 PM
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John--I think there are weather data collection points at maybe a half dozen places in the Smokies--Mt. LeConte, Sugarlands, Oconaluftee, the research station over in Hawywood County (can't recall the name), and some others. I know my brother accesses them regularly in connection with his long-distance hikes in the Park. He also used data from these stations, if I am not mistaken, in doing some of the graph work on average temperatures and rainfall, month-by-month, which appears in my book.
Beyond that, the fact that Townsend is at a lower elevation than virtually anywhere in the Park (I'm pretty sure lower Abrams Creek would be about the only major exception on the Tenn. side) has to be a factor.
I'll be interested to see if someone provides a detailed answer, but I think your surmise is likely right.
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Old 09-03-2010, 02:28 PM
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I have also noticed this as well...I have about three weather web sites that I access for long range forecasts when I am getting ready to come up to the park for camping/fishing..the weather channel's forecasts are always the coolest by about 5 degrees on each side....usually just take an average of all of them and hope for the best...also think most of the predictions on more than a couple of days are educated guesses....the weather systems that are causing the weather always seem to loose steam the farther south they get.
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purchase knob over by catalooch....and on top of cove mountain and also blanket mountain
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abrams is 800 feet at the campground
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Old 09-03-2010, 04:08 PM
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I read Byron's fishing report just about every day. I enjoy (and envy) hearing about the somewhat cooler weather in the mountains. I have a question: The Weather Channel gives a getaway report and the Park is included. Temps given there are somewhat cooler than what Byron is giving. Are they taking temps for one of the mountains, like Clingman's Dome?
Posted below are links online weather stations in the Park and a NOAA Smokies weather site. I use them quite frequently as I live north of Knoxville.

http://raws.wrh.noaa.gov/cgi-bin/rom...t=0&time=LOCAL

http://mesowest.utah.edu/cgi-bin/dro....cgi?stn=CCVT1

http://mesowest.utah.edu/cgi-bin/dro....cgi?stn=COWN7

http://mesowest.utah.edu/cgi-bin/dro....cgi?stn=CBYT1

http://mesowest.utah.edu/cgi-bin/dro....cgi?stn=IGGT1

http://mesowest.utah.edu/cgi-bin/dro....cgi?stn=NFGN7

http://raws.wrh.noaa.gov/cgi-bin/rom...TOSN7&time=GMT

http://www.srh.noaa.gov/productview.php?pil=RTPMRX
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Old 09-03-2010, 04:18 PM
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Sam--Purchase Knob--that's it, the one in Haywood County which would not come to mind. Thanks.
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Those are some good ones Pineman, the only one I had been using was for a 24 hour periods. I like to know rainfall and temperature.

http://www.weather.gov/view/validPro...=RTP&node=KMRX
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Old 09-05-2010, 12:30 PM
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Flyman,

I have one on the forest where I work, I use it to keep track of rainfall when I am not around (nights & weekends). Very useful for land mgt. and really important stuff like flyfishing time mgt

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