October 14th, 2014
Good afternoon, everybody!
Well, it seems the Winds of Doom have carried over from yesterday and brought along a ton of rain today. Since this morning we have already received over 2.2" of rainfall and the winds have been monumentally strong. The crew certainly had a time of it making beds this morning while trying not to be blown away by rouge 60 mph gusts catching a bed sheet and parachuting them up to Cliff Tops.
The high and low yesterday danced close together, between 48 and 50. And while we only caught about half an inch of rain, most all of that was very late last night.
There are both a high wind and a flood advisory in effect all day for the area, so if you are planning on getting out in it, please do so smartly and pack plenty of rain gear. Fallen trees are a big concern on the trails today! Also, I would personally advise against venturing up the Rainbow Falls trail today because many stream crossings will be dangerous as the rainfall accumulates on its way down the mountain.
Ya'll stay safe and dry today!
10/14/2014 06:30:50 am
Hope you don't get blown off the mountain.
10/14/2014 06:47:21 am
From Michigan, thoughts are with my sisters & brother-in-laws, Pat & Dick Northrup & Diane & Dave Noack. Hope they are enjoying their mountain adventure & cuddling by the fire, staying warm & dry, enjoying good conversation & games "High on Smoky Mt. LeConte" with the very caring LeConte Lodge family! Don't get blown over walking to the bathroom & dining room! Let David ring the dinner bell! Jeanette Meyer
10/14/2014 12:55:12 pm
I was up in the higher elevation of the park this afternoon, and it was not a pretty sight. Many branches, and even some big tall stately spruce have fallen due to the winds. The rain was intense. Anakeesta mountain had ephemeral rivers gushing down its' face that only seem to appear about 3 times a year or so, when the mountains receive that 2 to 3 inch storm.
10/14/2014 02:21:09 pm
Do you know what the wind speeds happened to be? It sure was a nasty walk down the Alum Cave Trail, but a bad day in GSMNP is better than a good day at work!
10/15/2014 04:33:17 am
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