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tx88


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Weather in March, Red River Gorge  (North_America: United_States: Kentucky: East: Red_River_Gorge__Climbing_)
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Can anyone let me know what the weather is like in mid march at the Red?

My friend is concerned their will be snow on the ground and is willing to forgo a trip out because of this...


suilenroc


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I was going to check for you but i can't find the keys to my DeLorean...

From my experience, there isn't a high probability of snow. I would expect there to be rain, cold nights, and the occasional perfect day in mid March.

How far is your drive to the Red?


tx88


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About 10 hours.


karlie


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Nights can get a little chilly but days are generally good climbing weather (though you may consider a packet of hot-hands for the chalkbag and your down booties for the belay). Go for at least 5 days and you won't regret it. Have fun!


suilenroc


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tx88 wrote:
About 10 hours.

Thats not too bad...

Tell your buddy to chill on his decisions for a while! Check the weather a few weeks before hand and make the call... Like someone else said, you won't regret it.


charley


Jan 26, 2009, 7:16 AM
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The weather channel says the average temps for march are 57 high and 31 low. I usually figure it can go 15 degrees either way from that even though it could be right about at the average. That would be possible 15 at night and 42 - 72 in the day. If you just look at the average that doesn't leave much possibility of snow. I'd check actual weather and forcast close to the time and decide. I have also learnt the weather folks don't know crap. Don't cancel a trip because of weather cause they are usually wrong.


captainstatic


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I think the best indication about RRG weather in March is the fact that Miguel's opens the first week/weekend in March.


ddclimbs


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Mmmm...I can taste a few slices of Miguel's soon!!Smile


nfowler50


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this doesnt have much to do with snow still being on the ground.... but if meteorologists predicted there would be no precipitation every day, they'd be right about 80% of the time


suilenroc


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actually i think it goes more like, 60% of the time it works every time...


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