It’s currently 33 degrees with high winds and rain. We didn’t receive any new precipitation last night, but we are accruing some now. I wouldn’t recommend venturing out in these conditions. Falling timber is a real hazard with these winds.
24 hour temperature range | High: 35 Low: 28
*US Hwy 441/Newfound Gap Rd from Gatlinburg TN to Cherokee NC is temporarily closed due to high winds
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Wind and rain pummel the mountain. I listened quietly in my warm wood clad cabin. Appreciating an excuse to tuck into a novel, I disappeared into a proper adventure from nearly a century ago. The wind shook my loft, inviting me out into the foray. Politely declining, at first, a change of heart took over. I slid on my boots.
Outside, I made a round to see how the lodge was faring. It was thirty-three and raining. I didn’t envy anyone wandering around the mountain in these conditions. Everything was intact, so I made for the kitchen and pulled out a cookbook.
A rainy day was made for baking.
P.S. - The photos for today were from a couple days ago. Purple skies and a moon on the move!
Henry Wadsworth Longfellow