It had to happen sometime, but our streak of impeccable weather finally received the boot. The winds continued to ramp up during the night, heard howling over the crest of the mountain at times in excess of 40 mph, and the rain soon followed suit. At the time of measurement, the precipitation had just started, so only 0.03" was tallied for the period. At last check, the rain gauge had already shown over 1.5" since that point and it's still dumping. The temperatures were kind of odd yesterday as well, in which our high of 51 degrees actually came during the night, and our low ended up being 41 from the morning before. We continue to hover around 50, but once this front moves on through we fully expect temps to drop over the course of a couple days.
Conditions may actually dry out as early as supper time today, in which case we may see a delay in the first chance of snow. Although, this soaking rain will have the trails wet for a couple days in places, and as temps dip close to or below freezing, there is still the potential for walking hazards on the trails so please use caution. If nothing fluffy falls this week, the potential for it is looking mighty strong over the weekend. We'll be sure and keep you posted. In the meantime, things are quiet on the mountain, great after one of our busiest weekends of the season. Good time for crew who aren't working afternoon shifts to cozy up with a book in a toasty cabin or simply catch up on sleep.
Have a great start to the week, y'all!
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