It’s currently 34 degrees and cloudy with high winds. We received 1.2” inches of precipitation. If you plan on hiking up, expect slushy conditions with limited views.
24 hour temperature range: High 34 Low 27
*US Hwy 441/Newfound Gap Rd from Gatlinburg TN to Cherokee NC is temporarily closed due to high winds.
*Cherokee Orchard is road is temporarily closed at the park boundary due to downed trees.
Stay up to date on road conditions here: https://goo.gl/HikrMr
Howling across the ridge, the winds pounded the sides of my warm lofted cabin. The entire structure began wobbling in the assault. Like an unborn child, I was comfortably insulated from the madness of the outside world. Too warm for snow, I listened as the sleet began tapping on the shake shingles. The combination of rain and wind lulled me to sleep.
Standing on the dining room porch, I savored the warmth escaping from my black cup of coffee. There is something beautiful about the damp wind burdened landscape. The dynamic mood of the mountain transports me to a different realm. I lose a sense of time and space. A strong gust brings me back. My cold coffee looks up at me with a blank stare. How long have I been standing here? I’m unsure.
I slowly make my way back toward the glow of a warmer place.
There is no such thing as bad weather, only different kinds of good weather.
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