You could see hundreds of miles yesterday morning. The clarity was amazing. I know it is hard to tell from this photograph, but the sun was shining down on the towns in the distance and you could see the Cumberland Plateau. That is a rare sight these days.
On to the information I know you are all waiting to hear about. It started snowing last night around 8:30. We had about 2" on the ground when the snow turned to rain. All I can say is thank goodness. It has been raining all night. If it had kept on snowing we would have seen about 8" on the ground this morning. It is currently raining this morning and the temperature is 37º. The high yesterday was 38º with a low of 27º.
The weather forecast is calling for snow later today and throughout tomorrow. We are predicting that we will see 5"-8" possibly more. With this rain, we will have a nice layer of ice underneath the fresh snow. I suggest ,if you are hiking up, to make sure you have some form of ice traction for you boots. Remember to wear plenty of layers. Drink plenty of water and let someone know what trail you are on. Give yourself plenty of time to make it to the top. Start your hike early.
JP should be making his way up the mountain today. I will hand the reins over to him. He will start his posts in the morning.I know you are all looking forward to his musings. I am sure he will not disappoint. I hope you all have a wonderful winter and I look forward to sharing stories with you come next March.
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