Tuesday, August 26, 2008

Rain Delay is In Effect for my Blue Ridge Parkway Hike

Update to this Blog entry on 8/28/08
It turned out that the rain totals in the Landis, China Grove area of NC received between 12-14 inches of rain in a 36 hour period. The storms moved into Virginia and are just now clearing out.
It appears that Tropical Storm Fay has entered the equation and will delay the start of my Blue Ridge Parkway Thru Hike for at least one and possibly part of another day.

"It is not too bad if you are caught in it while on the trail. You adapt to the card you are dealt. It is quite another thing to start out in a terrible, sloppy, mess. It can set a negative tone for the whole experience" "Sojourner" Barlow
From www.WBTV.com Weather Center in Carlotte, NC
Wednesday: Periods of rain, heavy at times, even pockets of thunder and lightning can still develop Wednesday in the vicinity of the remnants of Fay as she slowly pulls away to the northeast of the Carolinas. Highs near 80. This system should be on its way out of the region by Thursday, but not before rain putting down rain totals of 3 to 7 inches. While we sure need the rain, it may be too much of a good thing in a short period of time, particularly in the mountains and foothills, where flooding is a concern.
All of this weather is heading up the Blue Ridge Mountains and will be in the Jarman Gap area for the next two days putting down some huge numbers of inches of rain.

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