The sun is out, and this most recent edition of winter-come-too-late is melting faster with every passing minute. We saw 3" of snow come down yesterday, bringing our grand total for the event to 7". With these spring snowfalls, people often ask when was the latest snowfall before summer that we've ever recorded on this mountain. June 1st would be that mark several years back. As far as the biggest snow event in the month of May on Mt. LeConte, I will have to see what Mr. Line recalls over the years. Surely what we just received puts us close to the top for May.
Our high temperature never reached the freezing mark, topping at 31 around dinner time. Our low during the period was 25, but we dropped to 20 as breakfast was served. With the sun's radiant arrival, the temperatures have been rising steadily and we're now enjoying the mid 30's.