Published Mar 3, 2014
Wise adventurers consider what's ahead of them on all paths of life, including the Appalachian Trail (AT).
We cannot control the weather, but we can prepare for any kind of weather ... so that it does not control us. That's why we keep you informed about the weather for the vicinity of Springer Mountain, the southern terminus of the AT.
We're not chanting "Lions and tigers and bears, oh MY!" We are trying to keep you apprised of the conditions you'll likely face on the Trail.
Here's the National Weather Service forecast for Vogel State Park -- an arbitrarily chosen position near many portions of the AT in North Georgia.
Special Weather Statement
Wintry precipitation possible overnight and early saturday across Northeast Georgia.
A quick moving storm system will move across the Tennessee Valley overnight and early Saturday and could produce light accumulations of snow or even ice in parts of Northeast Georgia.
During the time that light precipitation is falling, temperatures are expected to drop to near or just below freezing between midnight and 8 am Saturday morning.
A limiting factor for precipitation accumulation is a layer of dry air in place as the storm system approaches. In spite of this dry layer, we may see saturation resulting in a quick light accumulation of snow ... sleet or freezing rain. There is a lot of uncertainty on the likelihood of saturation in the low levels as well as the overnight temperatures. At this time ... we anticipate any accumulations of snow will be less than one half inch mainly on grassy and exposed surfaces. A light glaze of ice is also possible on elevated surfaces such as bridges and overpasses.
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