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!

Weather for the week of November 5th

The forecast for the week of November 6th began with a cool but sunny Sunday with gorgeous skies. The sun made it feel like the 50’s even though the air temperature was in the mid to high 40’s throughout the day. Monday will have plenty of sun with highs in the mid 50’s. On Tuesday the highs will creep into the low 60’s with a few clouds in the sky. Wednesday the highs will drop into the low 50’s with mostly cloudy skies and a breeze. The trend will continue into Thursday at the temperatures will only reach into the high 40’s and the skies will be very overcast. Friday will be breezy with sun and clouds. The highs will be in the low 50’s On Saturday look for highs dropping to 40 degrees with the possibility of some rain and 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 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!