Weather: Appalachian Trail in N Georgia (2-28-14)

Published Mar 3, 2014

Historic Appalachian Trail Plaque at Neel Gap, GA, placed by the Georgia Appalachian Trail Club ~~ Photograph by Robert Sutherland

Historic Appalachian Trail Plaque at Neel Gap, GA, placed by the Georgia Appalachian Trail Club ~~ Photograph by Robert Sutherland

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.

Friday, February 28, 2014 @ 4 PM

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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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About the Author Robert Sutherland:
Robert Sutherland is a travel writer enjoying life. Robert has two adult daughters and six grandchildren.
Guido Fischer on May 1, 2017
Dropped off my brother (trail name Mity Maus) at the trail head on Springer Mountain Sunday April 30. Met Tom the AT Trailrunner... very nice gent indeed...Just sad I don't have the time to hike with Mity Maus....