Weather for the week of November 5th

The week of November 5th begins with rainy Sunday with highs in the mid 50’s. The rain should be spotty showers in scattered areas. The showers will continue into Monday but the highs will be in the low 60’s! Tuesday will be partly sunny but cooler with highs in the high 40’s. Wednesday will be sunnier but the highs will still be only in the high 40’s. Thursday will be much the same with sun and highs again in the high 40’s. Friday will be sunny and slightly warmer with highs in the low 50’s. Saturday will be a repeat of Friday with sun and highs in the low 50’s. When the weather is warm, a rain shower sometimes feels good. In cooler weather wet clothing and a light breeze can be the start of hypothermia. When the weather conditions are constantly changing with cool mornings and warm afternoons, be sure you are dressed appropriately in clothing which will wick away moisture to allow further moisture to evaporate and cool your body. 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!

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