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Very Wet August Atop Grandfather PDF Print
Written by Adam Hicks   
Monday, 31 August 2009 08:49

It rained in 25 of August’s 31 days at Grandfather Mountain.


According to Grandfather’s public relations director, Landis Wofford, rainfall totaled to 5.79 inches in August, which is about 0.1 inches above normal for this time of year.  Rainfall totals for 2009 also remain 10 percent higher than the 54-year average.


August’s temperatures were par for the course this year as the average high temperature was about 2.5 degrees warmer than usual and the low was also 0.73 degrees warmer.


Wofford did say according to an old mountain tradition, the number of foggy mornings in August will forecast how many snowstorms can be expected in the winter.  If that’s the case, then prepare to bundle up because the High Country saw 17 foggy mornings, which means if the folklore holds true, we can expect 17 snowstorms this winter.


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