Appalachian Trail Weather: Damascus, VA ~ 4-29-14

Published Apr 29, 2014

Is the Appalachian Trail wet enough for you? ~~ Photograph by Robert Sutherland

Is the Appalachian Trail wet enough for you? ~~ Photograph by Robert Sutherland

Tough weather for 2014 northbound Appalachian Trail thru-hikers still in the South.

Words used in current weather forecasts are usually reserved for ex-spouses: "dangerously unstable."

As if trying to navigate a bazillion exposed roots on the trail isn't hard enough -- along with mice and men in shelters who scamper and snore all night.

Torrential rain, lightning, high winds, flash floods are making this year's hike more of an adventure than usual.

More severe weather is on the way.

Sorry, but think of the great stories you'll tell your grandchildren someday. Right?

This week's forecast and severe weather warnings are for Damascus, VA; however, you may click on the link below and insert any other zip code or town for a different forecast.

Severe Weather for Damascus, VA, Region April 29 & 30

Strong to severe thunderstorms will be possible once again later this afternoon and overnight ...with damaging winds and large hail being the main threats.

A few tornadoes will also be possible with the strongest activity. Additionally, periods of heavy rainfall will occur with these showers and storms ... which could produce localized flooding.

A flood watch is in effect for the entire forecast area today through tonight.

There is still some uncertainty with how much the atmosphere will destabilize today ... which will have a significant impact on how large and widespread the severe weather potential will be.

Please try to stay informed about the latest forecast.

If you get scared on the Trail, please remember: we're praying for you.

Click Here for Hazardous Weather Statement for Damascus Region

Click Here for 7-Day Weather Forecast for Damascus, VA, Region

Keep your eyes on the prize:

"Hiking the entire Appalachian Trail isn't hard.  Just begin on Springer Mountain in Georgia and head north until you mount Mount Katahin.  Pffft.  How hard can that be?" said no one ever. ~~  Photograph by Robert Sutherland

"Hiking the entire Appalachian Trail isn't hard. Just begin on Springer Mountain in Georgia and head north until you mount Mount Katahin. Pffft. How hard can that be?" said no one ever. ~~ Photograph by Robert Sutherland


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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.
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