Weather Update: Appalachian Trail in GA (3-19-14)

Published Mar 19, 2014

The Gateway to the Appalachian Trail at Georgia's Amicalola Falls State Park ~ Photograph by Robert Sutherland

The Gateway to the Appalachian Trail at Georgia's Amicalola Falls State Park ~ Photograph by Robert Sutherland

I have good news and I have bad news.

First for the good news: Today, March 19, 2014, is the last day of winter!

Now for the bad news: Tomorrow -- the first day of spring -- is the beginning of tornado season in the south.

Happy hikers will soon be walking through the stone arches below Springer Mountain headed to a land called "Katahdin."

Somewhere along the way, it's going to rain. Then, it will be too hot ... before it rains again. In the middle there will be perfect hiking weather.

After a few weeks on the Trail, you won't mess the weather forecast. You'll know when it's windy, rainy, sunny or chilly. We'll try to keep hikers in The Bubble informed, as the season progresses.

For those about to hit the Appalachian Trail, we offer this silly bit of unreliable information that flatlanders call "the weather forecast."

Keep your eyes on the skies, just in case.

Click Here for the 7-Day Forecast for the A.T. in North Georgia


Tags: Appalachian Trail, Hiking, News, and Weather

About the Author Robert Sutherland:
Robert Sutherland is a travel writer enjoying life. Robert has two adult daughters and six grandchildren.