It’s currently 21 degrees and socked in up top. The sun is trying to break through as I write. We received 2.65 inches of precipitation and received trace amounts of a sleet/snow combo. The mountain has cooled down since my initial weather report this morning.
24 hour temperature range | High: 40 Low: 21
*US Hwy 441/Newfound Gap Rd from Gatlinburg TN to Cherokee NC is temporarily closed due to unfavorable weather conditions.
The winds howl like a pack of wolves, my cabin shivers with anticipation. For all the beautiful peaceful days on LeConte, there are plenty filled with a fury only Mother Nature can muster. An angry winter storm in on the forefront, but it’s still too warm to be anything more than cold rain and lingering ice. Book in hand, I wait patiently for what may come.
I woke to the patter of rain. No, it was a higher pitch sound than rain. Peering out my window, sleet began accumulating on the summit of Mt. LeConte. Gearing up, I laughed at the weather predictions. The mountain was doing what it wanted to do.
Outside, a mixture of snow and sleet continued to rain down.
“Expectations were like fine pottery. The harder you held them, the more likely they were to crack.”