Time - 10:00pm Eastern Standard Time
Temperature: 24 degrees F (-4C)
Forecast: Partly cloudy tonight and tomorrow. Highs in the thirties, lows in the teens.
When you are a musher in Georgia, there are certain things you have to accept.
#1: It doesn't snow here. Ever.
#2: If it does snow, it's usually a few brief flurries
#3: On the rare occasion that there is snow enough to cover the ground it is only a dusting and absolutely NEVER more than half an inch.
#4: Even if you have a little bit of snow like this, it will never be enough to run your dogs with a sled.
#5: If by some freak of nature it snows several inches and you ARE able to take out a team with a sled, this is a once-in-a-lifetime opportunity for mushing in Georgia.
#6: And it will decidedly not happen again. And definitely not in the same year. IT WILL NOT HAPPEN AGAIN WITHIN A MONTH.
#7: If the impossibility described above DOES happen, the snow will immediately melt and you won't be able to run again.
#8: You absolutely will not, WILL NEVER be able to take a team out with a sled FOUR DAYS after the snow has fallen.
Serious snowfall. Cold temperatures. Being able to sled (although the past couple of days the trail has been pretty icy and not in as good shape), snowshoe day after day...
Not your typical Georgia weather but we're loving it. This is apparently being caused by a high pressure system over Greenland. Bonnie and Susie and I (and the rest of the team) have this to say about it: