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RedTail Mountain Golf Club and have partnered together for the installation of a new weather station at Redtail Mountain. The weather station will serve residents of Johnson County with accurate reporting of temperature, rainfall, wind, and other atmospheric variables.  Additionally, will use this station as an anchor point for weather forecasts in northeast Tennessee.  
Meteorologist David Still says, “The closest National Weather Service stations are in Abingdon, Elizabethton, and Jefferson.  That’s three different states.  While that coverage of data may work in the flatlands it’s not always very representative of what’s going on up here.  Mountain weather can easily vary from ridge to ridge, especially in the winter.” deploys the use of 75 weather stations in the company controlled mesonet of western North Carolina, southwest Virginia, and now northeast Tennessee. The dense coverage of weather stations increases forecast accuracy by providing an excellent survey of what is happening at ground level.  Current conditions and seven day forecasts with expert meteorological commentary for RedTail Mountain and adjacent communities in Johnson County can be found at began in 1999 with Ray, one backyard weather station, and a wintertime snow forecast. From that small start, now boasts a total of 5 forecasters and meteorologists covering the mountain region from Grayson County Virginia to Redtail Mountain, TN to Waynesville, NC.  In 2014 launched and in a partnership with the Blue Ridge Parkway Foundation, The Blue Ridge Parkway, and Appalachian State University.