Warmer this morning, but will not last.

Warmer this morning, but will not last.

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The temperatures are quite a bit warmer this morning compared to mornings past.  Appalachian Ski Mountain was reporting 40 degrees this morning when I updated the ski report.  However, this will not last and as a matter of fact, I believe we’ve already hit the high for today.  Taking another quick look at App, they are currently reporting 39 at the summit, so temps are starting to fall.

We have our next cold front moving into the area quickly today.  Wisp is already getting snow this morning, with reports of heavy snow starting to come in.  There are a number of alerts out there today for the Southeast and Mid-Atlantic resorts.

Wisp, Canaan Valley, & Timberline

Wisp has been issued a Wind Chill Advisory from noon today until 12am on Tuesday, and then a Wind Chill Warning from 12am Tuesday until 1pm on Tuesday.  They are currently under a Winter Weather Advisory until 7pm this evening, and could see another 2-4 inches of snow.

Canaan Valley Ski Resort
Looks like Canaan is already seeing snow

Snowshoe

Snowshoe has a Wind Chill Warning starting at 5pm this evening and going until 1pm on Tuesday.  They are currently under a Winter Weather Advisory as well until 4pm this afternoon and can expect up to 2” of natural snow.

Winterplace

Our final West Virginia resort has been issued a Wind Chill Advisory starting at 6pm this evening and going until noon tomorrow.

Virginia – Bryce, Massanutten, & Wintergreen

Bryce and Massanutten both have a Wind Chill Advisory starting at 10pm tonight and going until noon on Tuesday.  Winterplace gets the party started a little earlier with a Wind Chill Advisory in affect from 6pm this evening until noon on Tuesday.

Blue Skies at Wintergreen
Blue Skies at Wintergreen this morning

North Carolina High Country

All of our resorts, Appalachian, Beech, and Sugar have a Wind Chill Advisory starting at 6pm today and going until noon tomorrow.  Beech and Sugar also have a Freezing Rain Advisory today until noon.  Expecting just a trace of ice accumulation.

Fog at Beech Mountain Resort
Beech is socked in

Cataloochee & Wolf

Both Cataloochee and Wolf have also been issued a Freezing Rain Advisory until noon today.  Again, just a trace of ice accumulation is expected

Snow is Falling at Wolf Ridge Ski Resort
Wolf Ridge – hard to see in pic, but they are getting snow this morning

Ober Gatlinburg

Ober has 2 Alerts and 1 Statement this morning.  A Wind Chill Advisory starting at 11pm tonight and going until 10am on Tuesday.  They are under a Freezing Rain Advisory until 10am this morning.  They also have the following Special Weather Statement:

WINTRY WEATHER RETURNS QUICKLY TODAY…

A STRONG COLD FRONT WILL MOVE THROUGH THE SOUTHERN APPALACHIANS EARLY TODAY. ABOVE FREEZING TEMPERATURES WILL RAPIDLY FALL INTO THE 20S THIS AFTERNOON. LIGHT RAIN WILL CHANGE TO SNOW ACROSS MUCH OF THE AREA THIS MORNING AS THE FRONT MOVES INTO THE MOUNTAINS. NORTHWEST WINDS WILL BECOME BRISK BEHIND THE FRONT. WIND CHILL VALUES WILL DROP INTO THE TEENS LATER THIS AFTERNOON. OVERNIGHT LOWS IN THE TEENS AND THE SINGLE DIGIT WILL BE COMMON. WIND CHILLS WILL FALL TO NEAR ZERO OR BELOW ZERO ACROSS THE REGION OVERNIGHT.

Ober Gatlinburg
It's a big day at Ober – TN Special Winter Olympic Games start today.

This is going to be a rather interesting storm and couple of days for the Southeast.  Starting late tomorrow and going through Wednesday, we could see a wintery mix along the North Carolina coast.  There’s even a chance of up to a foot of snow.  

North Carolina Weather

This is just crazy.  I expect some of our coastal SkiSoutheasters to upload their trip reports of Wilmington, Wrightsville Beach, and Cape Hatteras.  A nice swooshy, powder face, turn around one of the light houses would be epic.

Speaking of trip reports, our buddy Kenny made it up to Beech on Saturday and took in the goodness it had to offer.  We are still very much in the planning phase and should nail down the details this week – how about a summit up at Beech the weekend of February 28 – March 2nd?

Let me know.

Take care out there today!

 

Tim Bahlke
Drop me an email at tim@skisoutheast.com to let me know what you think or with suggestions on what we could be doing better.

 

Mike is the Editor and founder of SkiNC.com and SkiSoutheast.com. Since September of 1996 he has written more than 2800 articles promoting all of the ski areas of North Carolina, Tennessee, Virginia, West Virginia and Maryland. While attending to the thousands of emails, photo submissions and On-Snow reports that come in all season long, Doble also owns and operates a full service web design and marketing company that has more than 800 clients in 30+ states and several countries. He shares that it was his passion for all things snow that prompted him to start the ski network and since that time the website has gained popularity through it's webcam and weather content as well. Mike is the father of four daughters, is an avid snow and water skier, football freak of his alma mater (the University of South Carolina) and hearty promoter of all that is Western North Carolina to West Virginia and Maryland. Mike spends his off time with his horses, playing golf, tennis and boating on Watauga Lake with his family and friends, coaching local soccer teams and oh yes...Snow Skiing!