Weather for the week of January 15th

The week of January 15th began a cold Sunday with highs in the mid twenties but with clear skies. On Monday the highs made it into the high 30’s in most areas under sunny skies. On Tuesday expect some freezing rain and ice on and off throughout the day turning to mostly rain in the afternoon. The highs will only be in the mid 30’s. There may be some rain and sleet in the evening turning to rain overnight. The highs on Wednesday will reach into the high 30’s but it will be cloudy with a chance of rain or snow showers in the afternoon. By Thursday the precipitation should end and the skies will be partly sunny with high in the low 40’s. Friday’s temperatures will be much the same vu the skies will be mostly cloudy. The temperatures will drop into tTe high 30’s on Saturday with the chance of a morning shower and cloudy skies throughout the day. Be sure you are dressed appropriately in clothing which will wick away moisture to keep you from developing a chill in colder temperatures. Clothes that have pit zips are great and layering with non-cotton materials are a must for the varying temperatures. Keeping hydrated in cooler weather can sometimes be tricky as you do not feel as thirsty but hydrating properly will allow you to hike longer and in greater comfort. It is also time to start bringing along the spikes or crampons since the melting and refreezing can cause spectacular areas of ice on the trails. Snowshoes will be useful especially at higher elevations where snow fell instead of rain. Be sure to carry water with you as local water sources can be unreliable and may be contaminated. Once you are thirsty, you are already dehydrated! Remember, the weather forecast is only a prediction and always contains percentages. Be prepared and have a plan for the most likely and least likely forecast! Are you prepared to stay out overnight on a trail? Conditions in the morning can change drastically by afternoon. Conditions at the trailhead do not always reflect the conditions on the peaks! Variable trail and weather conditions are a hallmark of these mountains. BE CAREFUL AND BE PREPARED!

Weather for the week of January 8th

The week of January 8th began a cold Sunday with highs in the upper teens. There were numerous snow showers and the wind chill stayed below 0 for most of the day. On Monday the highs will only reach into the high teens with the wind chill barely breaking into double digits. On Tuesday expect some snow in the afternoon with highs in the highs 20’s. More snow will accumulate overnight turning to sleet or freezing rain by Wednesday morning. On Wednesday the precipitation will turn to rain by late morning with highs in low 40’s. The warming trend will continue on Thursday when the highs will reach the mid-40’s with more rain throughout the day. The precipitation should end by Friday but the “war,” weather will stick around for one more day with highs in the mid 40’s. By Saturday the temperatures again drop and precipitation will fall as an icy mix. The highs on Saturday will only teach into the high 20’s. Be sure you are dressed appropriately in clothing which will wick away moisture to keep you from developing a chill in colder temperatures. Clothes that have pit zips are great and layering with non-cotton materials are a must for the varying temperatures. Keeping hydrated in cooler weather can sometimes be tricky as you do not feel as thirsty but hydrating properly will allow you to hike longer and in greater comfort. It is also time to start bringing along the spikes or crampons since the melting and refreezing can cause spectacular areas of ice on the trails. Snowshoes will be useful especially at higher elevations where snow fell instead of rain. Be sure to carry water with you as local water sources can be unreliable and may be contaminated. Once you are thirsty, you are already dehydrated! Remember, the weather forecast is only a prediction and always contains percentages. Be prepared and have a plan for the most likely and least likely forecast! Are you prepared to stay out overnight on a trail? Conditions in the morning can change drastically by afternoon. Conditions at the trailhead do not always reflect the conditions on the peaks! Variable trail and weather conditions are a hallmark of these mountains. BE CAREFUL AND BE PREPARED!

Weather for the week of January 1st

The week of January 1st began a pleasant New Year’s Day with highs in the low 40’s. The skies were mostly overcast with some sun at times. The forecast for Monday included periods of freezing rain which never developed. The morning temperatures were in the low 20’s but rose to the mid 30’s in the afternoon. Tuesday began with light rain and temperatures in the high 30’s. The forecast for Wednesday calls for cloudy skies and double digit winds dropping the temperature from the high 30’s to the high 20’s. By Thursday the cold moves in and the breeze remains. The highs should be in the low to mid 20’s but the windchill will only barely crack the double digits. On Friday the cold remains with highs in the low 20’s and cloudy skies. The wind will diminish so the windchill will be close to the actual temperature. Saturday looks to be much the same with temperatures in the low 20’s but with periods of sun. Be sure you are dressed appropriately in clothing which will wick away moisture to keep you from developing a chill in colder temperatures. Clothes that have pit zips are great and layering with non-cotton materials are a must for the varying temperatures. Keeping hydrated in cooler weather can sometimes be tricky as you do not feel as thirsty but hydrating properly will allow you to hike longer and in greater comfort. It is also time to start bringing along the spikes or crampons since the melting and refreezing can cause spectacular areas of ice on the trails. Snowshoes will be useful especially at higher elevations where snow fell instead of rain. Be sure to carry water with you as local water sources can be unreliable and may be contaminated. Once you are thirsty, you are already dehydrated! Remember, the weather forecast is only a prediction and always contains percentages. Be prepared and have a plan for the most likely and least likely forecast! Are you prepared to stay out overnight on a trail? Conditions in the morning can change drastically by afternoon. Conditions at the trailhead do not always reflect the conditions on the peaks! Variable trail and weather conditions are a hallmark of these mountains. BE CAREFUL AND BE PREPARED!

Weather for the week of December 25th

he week of December 25th began with sunny a pleasant Christmas day with highs in the 40’s. Monday began with temperatures hovering just around freezing with a forecast for freezing rain and ice later in the day. The forecast proved true as Sullivan County was hit by feeing rain which caused many accidents and closed roads for hours. By Tues day the temperature warmed and there was no moisture in the air. The highs for the day were in the high 30’s with some sun and blue sky. Wednesday was overcast for most of the day with only a few spots of sun and highs in the high 30’s. On Thursday the forecast calls for 2 to 6 inches of snow depending on location and elevation. The snow should stick in most places as the temperatures have kept the ground cold. The highs will be in the mid 30’s. By Friday the temperature will drop with highs in the high 20’s and the chance of some snow showers. Saturday should see temperatures again at around or just below the freezing mark during the day. The skies should be mostly cloudy. Be sure you are dressed appropriately in clothing which will wick away moisture to keep you from developing a chill in colder temperatures. Clothes that have pit zips are great and layering with non-cotton materials are a must for the varying temperatures. Keeping hydrated in cooler weather can sometimes be tricky as you do not feel as thirsty but hydrating properly will allow you to hike longer and in greater comfort. It is also time to start bringing along the spikes or crampons since the melting and refreezing can cause spectacular areas of ice on the trails. Snowshoes will be useful especially at higher elevations where snow fell instead of rain. Be sure to carry water with you as local water sources can be unreliable and may be contaminated. Once you are thirsty, you are already dehydrated! Remember, the weather forecast is only a prediction and always contains percentages. Be prepared and have a plan for the most likely and least likely forecast! Are you prepared to stay out overnight on a trail? Conditions in the morning can change drastically by afternoon. Conditions at the trailhead do not always reflect the conditions on the peaks! Variable trail and weather conditions are a hallmark of these mountains. BE CAREFUL AND BE PREPARED!

Weather for the week of December 18th

The week of December 18th began with a warmer than usual morning with rain and highs reaching the high 40’s in some areas. By midafternoon the temperatures had begun to drop into the high 20’s but the rain had stopped. Sustained winds with gusts over 20 mph brought the wind-chill into the single digits. On Monday the highs will reach only into the low 20’s but it will be sunny. By Tuesday the temperatures will begin to rise with highs making it to 30 degrees with more sun. The trend continues into Wednesday when the highs will reach the mid-30’s with partly sunny skies. On Thursday watch for rain in the morning possibly freezing on cold surfaces. This may be followed by snow showers with highs again in the mid 30’s. Friday will be warmer with highs in the high 30’s with sun and clouds. The temperature will continue to rise on Saturday with highs in the low 40’s and some sun. Be sure you are dressed appropriately in clothing which will wick away moisture to keep you from developing a chill in colder temperatures. Clothes that have pit zips are great and layering with non-cotton materials are a must for the varying temperatures. Keeping hydrated in cooler weather can sometimes be tricky as you do not feel as thirsty but hydrating properly will allow you to hike longer and in greater comfort. It is also time to start bringing along the spikes or crampons since the melting and refreezing can cause spectacular areas of ice on the trails. Snowshoes will be useful especially at higher elevations where snow fell instead of rain. Be sure to carry water with you as local water sources can be unreliable and may be contaminated. Once you are thirsty, you are already dehydrated! Remember, the weather forecast is only a prediction and always contains percentages. Be prepared and have a plan for the most likely and least likely forecast! Are you prepared to stay out overnight on a trail? Conditions in the morning can change drastically by afternoon. Conditions at the trailhead do not always reflect the conditions on the peaks! Variable trail and weather conditions are a hallmark of these mountains. BE CAREFUL AND BE PREPARED!

Weather for the week of December 11th

The week of December 11th began with a cool but sunny Sunday with highs in the low 30’s. Snow flurries appeared in the late afternoon and early evening and then the snow became steadier as the evening progressed. The forecast calls for snow and ice overnight and snow possibly turning to rain in the morning on Monday. Snow accumulation could be as high as 6 inches. The temperatures on Monday are expected to rise into the high 30’s with the precipitation turning to rain! start out bawl frizzing and the rise into the high 30’s during the afternoon. Tuesday’s highs will hover in the low 30’s with a mix of cloud and sun. By Wednesday clouds will move in and the highs will stay below frizzing barely reaching 30 degrees. VERY cold weather moves in by Thursday with highs only in the high teens and overnight temperatures below 0. Some snow flurries are possible. Friday will be even colder with highs in the low teens. although there will be some sun. By Saturday the highs will be back in the low 30’s with the chance of early morning snow. Be sure you are dressed appropriately in clothing which will wick away moisture to keep you from developing a chill in colder temperatures. Clothes that have pit zips are great and layering with non-cotton materials are a must for the varying temperatures. Keeping hydrated in cooler weather can sometimes be tricky as you do not feel as thirsty but hydrating properly will allow you to hike longer and in greater comfort. It is also time to start bringing along the spikes or crampons. Snowshoes may also be useful especially at higher elevations. Be sure to carry water with you as local water sources can be unreliable and may be contaminated. Once you are thirsty, you are already dehydrated! Remember, the weather forecast is only a prediction and always contains percentages. Be prepared and have a plan for the most likely and least likely forecast! Are you prepared to stay out overnight on a trail? Conditions in the morning can change drastically by afternoon. Conditions at the trailhead do not always reflect the conditions on the peaks! Variable trail and weather conditions are a hallmark of these mountains. BE CAREFUL AND BE PREPARED!

Weather for the week of December 4th

The week of December 4th began with a cool but sunny Sunday with highs in the mid 40’s. The forecast calls for snow and ice overnight and snow possibly turning to rain in the morning on Monday. The temperatures on Monday are expected to start out bawl frizzing and the rise into the high 30’s during the afternoon. Tuesday’s highs will again hover in the mid to high 30’s. A wintry mix may fall in the early evening. The moisture will move out by Wednesday and the temperatures will rise slightly to near 40 degrees. Thursday will be colder with highs barely reaching 32 degrees. The moisture returns to drop snow and rain in the area. Friday will be a few degrees colder with snow showers in the forecast. The temperatures continue to drop on Saturday with highs only in the high 20’s but there is now snow presently in the forecast. Be sure you are dressed appropriately in clothing which will wick away moisture to keep you from developing a chill in cooler temperatures. It is time to break out the winter clothing including gloves and a hat. Clothes that have pit zips are great and layering with non-cotton materials are a must for the varying temperatures. Keeping hydrated in cooler weather can sometimes be tricky as you do not feel as thirsty but hydrating properly will allow you to hike longer and in greater comfort. Be sure to carry water with you as local water sources can be unreliable and may be contaminated. Once you are thirsty, you are already dehydrated! Remember, the weather forecast is only a prediction and always contains percentages. Be prepared and have a plan for the most likely and least likely forecast! Are you prepared to stay out overnight on a trail? Conditions in the morning can change drastically by afternoon. Conditions at the trailhead do not always reflect the conditions on the peaks! Variable trail and weather conditions are a hallmark of these mountains. BE CAREFUL AND BE PREPARED!

Weather for the week of November 27th

The week of November 27th began with a cool Sunday with a light covering of ice and snow on the ground. The highs for the day were in the mid 40’s. Monday started out cold but the sun came out and the highs in the afternoon were near 50 degrees. By Tuesday rain moved in and continued to fall until early evening. The highs for the day were in the high 40’s. Rain is forecast again for Wednesday and it will be continuous from early morning to late vending with some showers overnight. The highs on Wednesday will be in the low 50’s. Thursday will be cloudy with some sun. There may be early morning showers and there is a chance of a shower around noon. Temperatures will reach into the high 40’s. On Friday the morning skies will be partly cloudy giving way to clouds in the afternoon. The highs will be in the low 40’s but the wind will make that feel from 5 to 10 degrees cooler. Saturday there will be a low cloud cover with highs only in the high 30’s. Some areas may see snow showers. Be sure you are dressed appropriately in clothing which will wick away moisture to keep you from developing a chill in cooler temperatures. It is time to break out the winter clothing including gloves and a hat. Clothes that have pit zips are great and layering with non-cotton materials are a must for the varying temperatures. Keeping hydrated in cooler weather can sometimes be tricky as you do not feel as thirsty but hydrating properly will allow you to hike longer and in greater comfort. Be sure to carry water with you as local water sources can be unreliable and may be contaminated. Once you are thirsty, you are already dehydrated! Remember, the weather forecast is only a prediction and always contains percentages. Be prepared and have a plan for the most likely and least likely forecast! Are you prepared to stay out overnight on a trail? Conditions in the morning can change drastically by afternoon. Conditions at the trailhead do not always reflect the conditions on the peaks! Variable trail and weather conditions are a hallmark of these mountains. BE CAREFUL AND BE PREPARED!

Weather for the week of November 20th

The week of November 20th began with an overnight snowfall of 6 to 9 inches in Sullivan County. By Sunday morning the snow was still making driving hazardous. The road crews worked to clear the snow and the sun came out briefly to make driving conditions better from midday to early evening. As the sun set and the winds picked up the temperatures dropped below freezing making the roads even more dangerous. There were several accidents precipitated by drivers unprepared for the road conditions and oblivious to the forecast. The snow is expected to continue overnight and into Monday tapering to snow showers. The wind is expected to continue all day on Monday with temperatures staying below freezing for the entire day. Tuesday will see highs hovering around the freezing mark with additional snow showers. By Wednesday the sun should be peeking through the clouds and the temperatures will rise into the high 30’s. Rain will move in for Thanksgiving Day on Thursday with highs barely reaching the high 30’s. By Friday the precipitation should pass but the skies will be cloudy with highs in the low 40’s. There may be some sun mixed with clouds on Saturday with highs again in the low 40’s. Be sure you are dressed appropriately in clothing which will wick away moisture to keep you from developing a chill in cooler temperatures. It is time to break out the winter clothing including gloves and a hat. Clothes that have pit zips are great and layering with non-cotton materials are a must for the varying temperatures. Keeping hydrated in cooler weather can sometimes be tricky as you do not feel as thirsty but hydrating properly will allow you to hike longer and in greater comfort. Be sure to carry water with you as local water sources can be unreliable and may be contaminated. Once you are thirsty, you are already dehydrated! Remember, the weather forecast is only a prediction and always contains percentages. Be prepared and have a plan for the most likely and least likely forecast! Are you prepared to stay out overnight on a trail? Conditions in the morning can change drastically by afternoon. Conditions at the trailhead do not always reflect the conditions on the peaks! Variable trail and weather conditions are a hallmark of these mountains. BE CAREFUL AND BE PREPARED!

Weather for the week of November 13th

The forecast for the week of November 13th began with a cool but sunny Sunday with gorgeous skies. The sun made it feel like the 60’s even though the air temperature was in the mid to high 50’s throughout the day. Monday will partly sunny with highs in the high 50’s. On Tuesday the highs will be in the low 50’s with clouds in the sky and a chance of rain throughout the day. Wednesday the highs will drop into the low 50’s with mostly cloudy skies. By Thursday the sun will appear with highs still in the low 50’s and a chance of showers. On Friday the skies will be sunny with high temperatures into the low 60’s! On Saturday the highs will reach into the mid 50’s with sun in the morning and a chance of showers in the afternoon. Be sure you are dressed appropriately in clothing which will wick away moisture to keep you from developing a chill in cooler temperatures. It is time to start wearing or carrying a light jacket and maybe even light gloves and a hat for the earlier morning hikes. A light rain jacket may also be a good idea. Keeping hydrated can sometimes be tricky but hydrating properly will allow you to hike longer and in greater comfort. Be sure to carry water with you as local water sources can be unreliable and may be contaminated. Once you are thirsty, you are already dehydrated! Remember, the weather forecast is only a prediction and always contains percentages. Be prepared and have a plan for the most likely and least likely forecast! Are you prepared to stay out overnight on a trail? Conditions in the morning can change drastically by afternoon. Conditions at the trailhead do not always reflect the conditions on the peaks! Variable trail and weather conditions are a hallmark of these mountains. BE CAREFUL AND BE PREPARED!