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
11/10/2019 10:25:41 pm
AWESOME!! So we are due for another nice pile of snow in a two day period! Yes, it is all cyclical, it goes around and comes around every so often.......sometimes more, sometimes less. I moved down here in Jan. of 1995 from Ohio. Everyone I met who would talk to me (I am a Yankee......gasp!) said we don't get much snow down here. I remember the next Winter in Jan. and I think March of 1996 we got a couple nice snowfalls, or maybe ice storms...........although not so much since then ......I'm ready!!
11/11/2019 06:50:44 am
I remember one winter...1976, I think. We missed the entire month of school in Jan and Feb and had to go to school all day on Saturday to make up the missed time.
11/13/2019 07:13:20 pm
My mother was born on Nov 23rd 1952. Her father was a fireman and they brought her home from Knoxville General Hospital in a fire truck due to the snow! So, I DID know that there was a lot of snow that November
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