February 09th, 2019
It’s currently 29 degrees and partly cloudy on Mount Le Conte. Gusts still push moderately against the mountain.
We received 0 inches of precipitation.
24 hour temperature range | High: 30 Low: 17
NOAA 7-Day Forecast
Mountain - Forecast Weather
The race was on. Wild winds zipped across the sky overhead. Taking a final sip of lukewarm coffee, I moved up the trail with uncertainty. The world was grey. Despondent evergreens huddled close to each other. Feeling the cold bite of competitive winds, I gave a nod to their sullen dispositions.
What would sunrise bring? Was it worth it? The second answer was easy; it was always worth it. The first question was still uncertain.
Arriving at the overlook, soft lines of purple painted fine detail across the sky. Racing clouds of varying size remained moody speckles high in the atmosphere. The sun remained tucked away, uninterested in the business of cirrus and cumulus conversations…
I looked on, fascinated.
"You must not blame me if I do talk to the clouds."
- Henry Thoreau
2/9/2019 12:24:01 pm
My local (Tampa) weatherman just posted that they had a 148 MPH wind gust on Mt. Washington this morning. Highest wind gust in over a decade. Glad it's not that bad on LeConte.
2/9/2019 01:17:47 pm
Have a great day, standard comment at every cash register, check out, railroad station, airline terminal, toll booth or other place of human interaction. Truth, every day God and nature creates and provides us is a great day until some other human either deliberately or unknowingly ruins it for those of us who were enjoying it.
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