Weather Update: Appalachian Trail in GA (3-12-14)

Published Mar 12, 2014

Ice on GA's Springer Mountain, the Southern Terminus of the Appalachian Trail ~~ Photo Courtesy of

Ice on GA's Springer Mountain, the Southern Terminus of the Appalachian Trail ~~ Photo Courtesy of

I can imagine a weathercaster saying something like this: "Today's Weather Word is ... Weird!"

Yesterday it was sunny and almost hot in North Georgia. Tonight? High winds and freezing temperatures.

Nothing severe, mind you. Just ... weird.

Stupid Disclaimer: This weather report is presented as a courtesy. Knowledge is power. Use whatever knowledge you glean from this weather forecast to Hike Your Own Hike. We do not intended to spook or discourage anyone from hitting the Trail. Sheesh. Thank you.

National Weather Service Hazardous Weather Statement

"Today and tonight...

Strong gusty winds developing this afternoon and into tonight across north and central Georgia.

A cold front will move across the region today. Behind the front winds will become northwest and increase to 15 to 30 mph with gusts of 35 to 45 mph. For this reason a wind advisory has been issued for north and central Georgia.

These winds will usher in much colder temperatures tonight. North and parts of central Georgia could see freezing temperatures tonight.

Thursday through Tuesday...

Freezing temperatures are possible Friday morning across north and parts of central Georgia and a freeze watch may be required for these areas.

Another storm system will be affecting the region this weekend. Instability will increase enough for a few thunderstorms to develop on Sunday. At this time severe thunderstorms are not expected."

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