May 4, 2021
The mountains are reverberating with the booming sounds of thunder this morning. Extremely powerful storms are passing through the region to start this Tuesday producing active lightning, heavy rainfall, and possibly hail. A Flood Warning has been issued as several inches of rapidly falling rain can and will cause creeks to swell and overflow their banks. Trails like Rainbow Falls are inadvisable at this time. Storms are expected to persist throughout much of the day before finally weakening this evening. Whether they will possess this much strength is to be seen. Winds up to 30mph are possible. Currently all roads accessing the mountain are open. Use caution on area roads and trails paying close attention to falling debris in such winds and rain. Power outages are happening in the gateway communities surrounding the park (obviously no affect on us up here!) which could create some obstacles for the drive in. Temps will be mild again today seeing us stay mostly in the 50s. Please watch the radar and weather forecast closely for timing your ascent and descent today, and pack all the necessary gear to keep you and your belongings dry and safe in these gully washers.
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