The temperatures ranged from a high yesterday of 44 degrees and a low last night of 27 degrees The current temperature this morning is 43 degrees. We had 0.37 inches of new precipitation.
The extremely strong winds combined with the mist took care of any remaining snow we had on the ground.
Looking at the next few days it continues to look like it’s going to be a wet and windy next couple of days.
Here is the official report from The National Weather Service
TodayRain. Temperature falling to around 34 by 5pm. Northwest wind 10 to 15 mph, with gusts as high as 25 mph. Chance of precipitation is 90%. New precipitation amounts between three quarters and one inch possible.
TonightSleet before midnight, then snow. Low around 25. North wind around 10 mph. Chance of precipitation is 90%. New snow and sleet accumulation of less than one inch possible.
WednesdayA 10 percent chance of snow before 7am. Mostly cloudy through mid morning, then gradual clearing, with a high near 35. North wind 10 to 15 mph, with gusts as high as 20 mph.
Wednesday NightClear, with a low around 24. North wind 5 to 10 mph.Thursday Sunny, with a high near 42. Southeast wind 5 to 10 mph.
Thursday Night Rain likely, mainly after 4am. Mostly cloudy, with a low around 32. Breezy. Chance of precipitation is 60%.
It appears that Cherokee Orchard has been reopened and US 441 remains open. Please check the NPS site for any possible changes or updates. @SmokiesRoadsNPS
Well guys as I mentioned earlier it was a pretty grey and extremely windy day up top today. I actually snap a photo that I had intended to post as my Photo of the Day depicting just that but around 2:15 the sun surprised me by making an appearance. So I took a new photo, also to my surprise I saw my first two hikers of the day.
What a difference a little sunshine can make (especially when you count heavily on a couple of well placed solar panels).
My friends I hope the sun shines on you when you need it most.
Take care, happy hiking and stay safe.
Steve "Wherever you go, no matter what the weather, always bring your own sunshine." -Anthony J. D’Angelo