Weather for the week of November 26th

The week of November 26th began with a cool Sunday with overcast skies and highs were in the high 30’s. A stiff breeze all day made it seem even cooler. Monday will be partly sunny with highs in the high 30’s. On Tuesday the temperatures will rise again into the mid 40’s under partly sunny skies. Wednesday will also the partly sunny as the temperatures again increase reaching the high 40’s. On Thursday there will be periods of sun and clouds but the highs will drop into the low 40’s. Friday will be cloudy with a possibility of showers with highs in the mid 40’s. Saturday will have some sun and clouds with highs in the low 40’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 coid mornings and cool afternoons, 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!

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