Historical View of Knoxville Snow in November
Did you know Knoxville got 18.2" of snow in November of 1952?
Sorry, folks, Captain Accurate didn't forecast it. I wasn't born yet until decades later.
But according to records from the National Weather Service in Morristown, it's true.
16.0" of snow fell on November 21st, 1952
2.2" of snow fell on November 22nd, 1952
The one snow event equaled 18.2" of snow for Knoxville in November 1952.
Shocking, isn't it?
In fact, from 1883 to 2018, Knoxville averages 0.4" of snow in the month of November. Thank you, NWS-Morristown. Knoxville also got measurable snow, more than a Trace, as early as November 8th, back in the year of 1991...0.2".
On the flip side of things...
Many got so alarmed two months ago when Knoxville had the driest September on record in 2019. That's when only 0.03" of rain fell at the airport.
And yet October 2019, historically the DRIEST month of the year, had nearly TWICE the normal amount of rainfall at 4.96"...as if to try and make up for lost time.
And yet, no one seemed to think twice about that. But I did.
I guess the moral of the story could be viewed like this:
Nature's weather pendulum will swing in its own time. Analogy? How can a beach give us a high tide and a low tide all in the same day? The answer? It just does. It's cyclical. You can't live your life on where you "should be."
Deep Thoughts by Captain Accurate
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