Like the first strokes of a paintbrush on fresh canvas, soft tones of cyan and salmon are separated by rough clumps of gray from horizon to High Top. Calm air and stoic trees are gradually being replaced by whistling winds and bouncing branches. We should enjoy our fair share of sunshine again today, but there will be more action happening across the atmosphere than we’ve witnessed of late.
The breezy conditions will increase throughout the day, eventually leading into a Wind Advisory from 6:00 PM tonight through 8:00 AM tomorrow. The predicted gusts have been bumped down slightly to 55mph. Temps will be warm once more today approaching the lower 60s, but the winds will undoubtedly take the edge off. Beginning late this evening and into Saturday we could receive a couple inches of rain. The forecasts can’t seem to make up their mind as to whether we’ll see flurries on the backside of this storm system or not, but the temps will be dropping into the 30s regardless. Guess we’ll just have wait with anticipation (or dread) and see what the skies above dish out.
Overnight guests will certainly want to pack the windbreakers, rain shells, and warm layers for the coming weekend. It would also be wise to have alternate plans drawn up for one’s trail of ascension, just in case a road or two get temporarily closed due to the rough weather. For those folks staying with us in the coming days, we’ll have hot cocoa and cozy cabins waiting for you, especially if the Winter Warlock makes an uninvited return.
Have a great day.
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