Sapphire Valley Resort and The High South stand on the edge of the massive cliff line known as the Blue Ridge Escarpment. Scroll down to learn more and how it impact the Sapphire Valley Resort weather!
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The area between the Blue Ridge Mountains and Piedmont territories is the Blue Ridge Escarpment, a sudden change in elevation with a vertical changes that from around 1,300 to 2,500 feet.
The Escarpment impacts the area's climate. The locale's most noteworthy yearly precipitation is in Transylvania County and adjacent Sapphire Valley Resort, where climate frameworks slam into the Escarpment, greatly increasing rain and at times, enhancing winds from tropical storms passing overhead.
Higher amounts of rainfall fell along the Escarpment during the storms of July 15-16, 1916 causing the devastating failure of the Lake Toxaway Dam.
As recently as October 2020 the Blue Ridge Escarpment’s terrain was a factor in accelerating winds associated with the remnants Hurricane Zeta passing overhead to gusts of more than 60mph.
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