Weather for the week of February 25th

The week of February 25th began with a cool and overcast Sunday with highs staying just below 40 degrees in most areas. Rain showers were spotty in the area throughout the day. Monday it will be partly sunny and milder with highs in the mid-40’s. Tuesday the highs will reach almost 50 degrees with plenty of sun. Wednesday will be mild with sunny intervals and highs in the low 50’s. Thursday will start out partly sunny but rain will move in during the afternoon. The highs will be in the high 40’s. Rain will continue through most of Friday with highs in the low 40’s. By Saturday the rain will move out but the day will be overcast with low clouds and highs in the high 30’s. Microspikes or crampons are now a “mandatory” item on many trails and, certainly, on the 35’s as freezing and melting creates ice flows. Snowshoes should be considered especially at higher elevations but may be unnecessary as the snow melts in the warm temperatures. When the weather conditions are constantly changing, be sure you are dressed appropriately in clothing which will wick away moisture to prevent it from accumulating in your clothing which can bring about hypothermia. Layering should be with non-cotton materials as cotton tends to hold moisture. Keeping hydrated is important no matter the temperatures since hydrating properly will allow you to hike longer and in greater comfort. Be sure to carry plenty of 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 February 18th

The week of February 18th began with several inches of snow on the ground for Sunday morning. The temperatures in the morning was in the high 20’s but quickly rose to nearly 40 degrees in most areas under partly sunny skies. On Monday there will be occasional afternoon rains showers under cloudy skies with highs near 40 degrees. Tuesday will be partly sunny with highs nearing 60 degrees. Wednesday will be the warmest day of the week and could set records as the high temperatures may reach the mid 60’s under partly cloudy skies. There may be some showers Wednesday afternoon. By Thursday the temperatures will drop back into the mid 40’s under partly sunny skies with a chance of afternoon showers. There may be a bit of ice on Friday morning but the high temperatures should be above 40. Saturday the high will be in the low 50’s with a chance of drizzle. Microspikes or crampons are now a “mandatory” item on many trails and, certainly, on the 35’s as freezing and melting creates ice flows. Snowshoes should be considered especially at higher elevations but may be unnecessary as the snow melts in the warm temperatures. When the weather conditions are constantly changing, be sure you are dressed appropriately in clothing which will wick away moisture to prevent it from accumulating in your clothing which can bring about hypothermia. Layering should be with non-cotton materials as cotton tends to hold moisture. Keeping hydrated is important no matter the temperatures since hydrating properly will allow you to hike longer and in greater comfort. Be sure to carry plenty of 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 February 11th

The week of February 11th began with a rainy Sunday. The temperatures started at near freezing but rose into the low 40’s as the rain continued throughout the afternoon. On Monday the clouds will decrease but so will the temperature with highs only in the low 40’s. The wet snow will freeze leaving roadways hazardous in the morning. Clouds will increase on Tuesday but the temperature will remain about the same with highs staying right around freezing. Wednesday will be milder with mixed clouds and sun with highs reaching into the mid 40d’. Rain will again move in on Thursday and the temperatures will continue to climb reaching the low 50’s under cloudy skies. Friday the temperate will drop back into the low 30’s under partly sunny skies. Clouds will roll in for Saturday and the highs will again be in the low 30’s. Microspikes or crampons are now a “mandatory” item on many trails and, certainly, on the 35’s as freezing and melting create ice flows. Snowshoes should be considered especially at higher elevations. When the weather conditions are constantly changing, be sure you are dressed appropriately in clothing which will wick away moisture to prevent it from accumulating in your clothing which can bring about hypothermia. Layering should be with non-cotton materials as cotton tends to hold moisture. Keeping hydrated is important no matter the temperatures since hydrating properly will allow you to hike longer and in greater comfort. Be sure to carry plenty of 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 February 4th

The week of February 4th began with a cool and windy day on Sunday. Snow developed Sunday evening and some 5 inches fell making then roads very dangerous. The snow continued into the early morning delaying school openings. On Monday the skies cleared some but it remained cold with temperatures in the high 20’s and a stiff breeze. On Tuesday the skies were sunny and blue but the temperature did not get above freezing. The skies began to cloud over in the afternoon foreshadowing the coming storm. The snow began to fall in the early morning hours on Wednesday and continued into Wednesday night. The snow fell hard at times and accumulated another 6 to 8 inches on top of the existing snow. Thursday will have times of sun and clouds with highs in the low20’s. Friday the temperatures will rise to the mid 20’s with a little snow possible. Saturday will be much milder with highs reaching into the low 40’s with some rain showers. The wind chill on Saturday will keep the “Real Feel” temperature right around freezing. Microspikes or crampons are now a “mandatory” item on many trails and, certainly, on the 35’s as freezing and melting create ice flows. Snowshoes should be considered especially at higher elevations. When the weather conditions are constantly changing, be sure you are dressed appropriately in clothing which will wick away moisture to prevent it from accumulating in your clothing which can bring about hypothermia. Layering should be with non-cotton materials as cotton tends to hold moisture. Keeping hydrated is important no matter the temperatures since hydrating properly will allow you to hike longer and in greater comfort. Be sure to carry plenty of 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 28th

The week of January 28th begins with some lingering showers in the morning but then the clouds will give way to sun. The high for the day will be 44 degrees. Mindy will be much the same with periods of clouds and sun and a high of 37 degrees. Heading into Tuesday the temperatures will continue to drop with a high of 26 degrees under cloudy skies There is a possibility of snow showers on Tuesday. Wednesday should be mostly sunny but the high will only vie in the high 20’s. Thursday will be cloudy but milder with highs reaching 40 degrees. The temperatures on Friday will drop back into the high 20’s and may reach 30 with snow or snow showers possible. Saturday will be sunny all day but the highs will be in the low 20’s. Microspikes or crampons are now a “mandatory” item on many trails and, certainly, on the 35’s as freezing and melting create ice flows. Snowshoes should be considered especially at higher elevations. When the weather conditions are constantly changing, be sure you are dressed appropriately in clothing which will wick away moisture to prevent it from accumulating in your clothing which can bring about hypothermia. Layering should be with non-cotton materials as cotton tends to hold moisture. Keeping hydrated is important no matter the temperatures since hydrating properly will allow you to hike longer and in greater comfort. Be sure to carry plenty of 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 21st

The week of January 21st began with a cold morning but temperatures quickly rose to 40 degrees under very sunny skies. Clouds rolled in during the evening and rain or a winery mix is expected overnight ending around dawn. On Monday there will be some drizzle and showers possible throughout the day with temperatures rising to the mid-40’s under cloudy skies. The rain will continue into Tuesday with downpours at times threatening local flooding. Temperatures will push toward the high 40’s causing more snow to melt. Wednesday will see the highs drop back below freezing under sunny skies. The windchill will make it feel more like the teens. Thursday will be much like Wednesday with sunny skies but lower temperatures and, therefore, lower windchills. On Friday the temperatures will rise into low 30’s hovering around freezing with sunny skies. Saturday will begin with morning sun but the skies with cloud over in the afternoon. The highs on Saturday will be in the high 30’s. Microspikes or crampons are now a “mandatory” item on many trails and, certainly, on the 35’s as freezing and melting create ice flows. A further accumulation of snow in some areas will make snowshoes a good choice. When the weather conditions are constantly changing, be sure you are dressed appropriately in clothing which will wick away moisture to prevent it from accumulating in your clothing which can bring about hypothermia. Layering should be with non-cotton materials as cotton tends to hold moisture. Keeping hydrated is important no matter the temperatures since hydrating properly will allow you to hike longer and in greater comfort. Be sure to carry plenty of 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 14th

The week of January 14th began with a cold but clear day with some sun. The morning temperatures were cold but they rose to almost 20 degrees during the afternoon. Monday was sunny with some clouds in a blue sky. The morning low was 5 degrees with sunny skies. Some clouds developed in the afternoon but the temperatures did rise to 20 degrees before starting back down. Some light snow is forecast for overnight on Monday and this will continue into Tuesday. On Tuesday there will be from 1 to 3 inches of snow bringing the total snowfall to 3 to 6 inches. The highs on Tuesday will be in the high 20’s but a slight breeze will make it feel a few degrees cooler. Some snow may linger into Wednesday when the highs will be in the mid 20’s. Clouds will give way to sun but a persistent wind will keep the “Real Feel” temperature in the teens. Thursday will be mostly sunny with highs reaching into the high 20’s. The temperature will rise to the low 30’s on Friday under partly sunny skies. Saturday will be sunny to partly cloudy with highs reaching into the mid 40’s! Microspikes or crampons are now a “mandatory” item on many trails and, certainly, on the 35’s as freezing and melting create ice flows. A further accumulation of snow in some areas will make snowshoes a good choice. When the weather conditions are constantly changing, be sure you are dressed appropriately in clothing which will wick away moisture to prevent it from accumulating in your clothing which can bring about hypothermia. Layering should be with non-cotton materials as cotton tends to hold moisture. Keeping hydrated is important no matter the temperatures since hydrating properly will allow you to hike longer and in greater comfort. Be sure to carry plenty of 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 7th

The week of January 7th began with a cold but clear day with some sun. The morning temperature was -5 degrees but that rose to almost 20 degrees during the afternoon. A warming trend(?) Will send the high temperatures sky-rocketing to the mid 20’s on Monday but the breeze will keep the “real Feel” temperature in the high teens. There will be some sun in the corning followed by clouds and a cane of light snow in the afternoon. Tuesday will start out cloudy but will give way to sun in the afternoon. The high will just barely reach 30 degrees which will seem WARM after so many days of COLD temperatures. The warming trend continues on Wednesday with times of sun and clouds and highs breaking above freezing for the first time in almost two weeks. On Thursday it will be milder with highs in the mid 40’s and a chance of rain showers in the afernoon. Friday will be even warmer with highs approaching 50 degrees but with drizzle and showers around most of the day. The clouds will continue through Saturday and the highs will drop into the low 40’s. Some snow is possible on Saturday. Microspikes are now a “mandatory” item on many trails and, certainly, on the 35’s as freezing and melting create ice flows. A further accumulation of snow in some areas will make snowshoes a good choice. When the weather conditions are constantly changing, be sure you are dressed appropriately in clothing which will wick away moisture to prevent it from accumulating in your clothing which can bring about hypothermia. Layering should be with non-cotton materials as cotton tends to hold moisture. Keeping hydrated is important no matter the temperatures since hydrating properly will allow you to hike longer and in greater comfort. Be sure to carry plenty of 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 31st

The week of December 31st began with a cold a clear New Years Eve Day with highs barely reaching 20 dgereesunder sunny skies. The wind gusted to 2 mph dropping the windchill to the low single digits. On Monday, New Years Day, it was even colder but with less wind. In most areas the thermometer barely hit the single digits with an early mooning reading in Livingston Manor of -8 degrees. A breeze again dropped the temperature to the single sits all day. Tuesday may show temperatures in the high teens on the thermometer but the 15 mph wind will drop the “feels like” temperature to near zero for the entire day. On Wednesday the high may reach into the low 20’s and the lack of any real wind will mean it will feel like 20 degrees. This will seem like a real warming trend! The wind returns on Thursday with highs in the low 20’s which will feel like the low single digits. There may also be snow flurries on Thursday. The brutal cold will return on Friday with highs in the low single digits despite some sun. The forecast calls for wind which will drive the “feels like” temperature below zero all day! Saturday will be COLDER with a high of 2 degrees and some sun. Hiking in extremely cold weather is foolish! Hiking is a recreational activity which is optional! There is always a chance that you may fall or become injured. Even a short period of time in extremely cold weather can result in hypothermia and DEATH! Microspikes are now a “mandatory” item on many trails and, certainly, on the 35’s. A further accumulation of snow in some areas will make snowshoes a good choice. When the weather conditions are constantly changing, be sure you are dressed appropriately in clothing which will wick away moisture to prevent it from accumulating in your clothing which can bring about hypothermia. Layering should be with non-cotton materials as cotton tends to hold moisture. Keeping hydrated is important no matter the temperatures since hydrating properly will allow you to hike longer and in greater comfort. Be sure to carry plenty of 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 24th

The week of December 24th began with clouds that gave way to sun in the afternoon with a high of 38 degrees. The forecast for overnight on Sunday is for snow starting before midnight and continuing into the early morning hours on Monday. Accumulations should be from 3 to 6 inches with more possible. The higher elevations should see more snow. There will be a White Christmas on Monday will highs barely reaching 30 degrees and a chance of a snow shower. It will be windy with windchills will be in the teens. Tuesday will be sunny but with highs in the low 20’s. The wind will continue dropping the windchills into the single digits. This trend continues into Wednesday when ether will be more sun but highs in the teens. The winchill factor will again make it feel like the single digits. Incredibly the temperatures will continue to drop so that the highs on Thursday will be in the low teens under cloudy skies. The wind will make it feel like near zero degrees! Friday will be much the same with periods of clouds and sun and temperatures in the mid-teens. The wind will abate somewhat. Saturday the highs may rise to near 20 degrees but it will be mostly cloudy with a chance of snow in the afternoon. Microspikes are now a “mandatory” item on many trails and, certainly, on the 35’s. A further accumulation of snow in some areas will make snowshoes a good choice. When the weather conditions are constantly changing, be sure you are dressed appropriately in clothing which will wick away moisture to prevent it from accumulating in your clothing which can bring about hypothermia. Layering should be with non-cotton materials as cotton tends to hold moisture. Keeping hydrated is important no matter the temperatures since hydrating properly will allow you to hike longer and in greater comfort. Be sure to carry plenty of 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!