Tis a moist mountaintop this penultimate day of 2021. The clouds have seemingly thickened and strengthened their grip on these woods of solitude. Each of yesterday’s successive rain bands managed to combine for exactly 1.11” of liquid precip. We know full well that this December has been one of the warmest on record, but we haven’t seen all that much rain either. So we’ll take the occasional day of soaking showers with a smile on our face. Temps are holding firm in the 40s, only ranging from 40-48° on the thermometer these past 24 hours. We’re kicking off this Thursday right in the middle and likely won’t stray far from it. Winds are light but still have the potential to whip around with some gusto, up near 35mph at times. Expect cloudy conditions and intermittent mists throughout today.
It’s an odd and eery place to be, this peak, when the skies are dark, the colors of the mountains monotone, and the sounds of one’s surroundings amplifying a roaring hush. The confusion sets in the moment you look at the calendar and realize what the eyes see and the skin feels don’t quite add up. Par for the course in a most unusual year for it to feel like spring as the days trudge deeper into winter. There is hope for a return to normalcy, though, as it appears our graduation into the New Year will be greeted with colder and more seasonably appropriate temps followed by flying flurries. Perhaps the most appreciated gift during the holiday season of giving will be just that, a callback to a little something familiar…and flaky!
Have a great day.
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