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Mt. Mitchell closes due to snow, ice, wind; October's lowest temperature recorded Wednesday

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Mt. Mitchell State Park closed Thursday, Oct. 28, due to snow, ice and high winds. The weather station on Mt. Mitchell showed a temperature of 36 degrees, with a wind chill of 25 degrees and wind gusts of 22 mph, at of 5:30 p.m. Thursday. The low for the day was 35 degrees, recorded at 3:15 p.m., and the high was 41.8 degrees just after midnight. Closures and updates are posted on Mt. Mitchell State Park's website along with maps, hours, activities and location. The summit of Mt. Mitchell is the highest point east of the Mississippi at 6,684 feet.

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