The winds are blowing hard, sending the mist from the cloud that has claimed us in every direction. From the office porch I was able to clock gusts of 15-20 mph, and since the rain is expected to hang around until supper time, be sure and pack those layers for warmth and waterproof shells for protection.
Yesterday was one of the finest days of the season, our high temperature leaping to 67 degrees. Crew and guests took full advantage of the nice weather, completing outdoor projects, playing corn-hole, going for hikes, relaxing in hammocks, and cooking out on the grill. Our overnight low dipped to 43. It's currently 48, but the wet winds will make it feel cooler.
Gradually throughout the evening, the clouds began to veil the stars and the wind speed increased. Anyone up early enough would have seen a stellar sunrise, but it didn't take long for the clouds to drop and the rain to slide in. About the time I hauled coffee up to the office for our guests, the mountain quickly went from being lit up in orange, to an eerie haze of lavender, and then gray.
After today's turbulence in the sky rolls out of sight, we should be treated to a fantastic weekend. Temperatures should be pretty toasty down in the valley, so maybe Mt. LeConte will serve as your heat wave reprieve. Come on up and say "Hi," and enjoy springtime in the Smokies!
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