Hold on to your hats because it’s going to be a blustery day in the mountains. We are currently under a Wind Advisory until 7:00 PM this evening which forecasts sustained winds of 20-30mph out of the south, accompanied by gusts upwards of 45mph. Tonight and into tomorrow their strength will subside some but not much. Since the warmer air appears to have the upper hand regarding the incoming storm system, we are most likely to only see liquid precip and none of the fluffy stuff. The rain is expected to start up around supper time and last through the evening. After that, skies will clear for a pleasant start to the weekend, but temps are going to drop mightily with the cold front. So folks hiking the mountain today should plan for wet, and everyone this weekend needs to prepare for cold. At this time all roads and trails accessing the mountain are open, but don’t be surprised if these winds create some new obstructions leading to temporary road closures. As always, if you come across any new hazards on trail be sure and let us and/or the NPS know so that the matter can be addressed promptly. We’ve only got less than two weeks to go in the season, but it’s important attempts are made to keep the paths as clear and safe as possible for guests with reservations.
A special thank you to all the veterans out there, and their families, marking this important day that honors all those who have served. Your commitment and sacrifice on behalf of our country is greatly appreciated.
Have a great day.
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