We're dreaming of a white Christmas, but in reality it's bare trees and earth tones abound. Monday's high temp topped out at 43 degrees, and the low wasn't far from it at only 38. Current temps are once again in the 40s. After starting the day off above an inversion cloud layer, skies have mostly cleared and long range views are to be had. The next several days are going to be fairly cut and paste as far as the weather goes. Should make for some great opportunities to get out and explore the woods, and even burn some post-holiday feast calories.
Maybe if the night sky stays clear, we'll be able to see Santa's sleigh zip over Mt. LeConte. Now that would be a sight, even for a place where tracking satellites, space stations, and meteor showers is common.