Winter Storm Advisories and Watches All Around

Winter Storm Advisories and Watches All Around

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Much of the mid-Atlantic and Southeast Mountains are under alerts ahead of Winter Storm Boreas, which is expected to move into the area tonight.  The West Virginia resorts have been issued a Winter Storm Watch from 10AM Tuesday – 1PM Wednesday, with snow accumulations, “in excess of 6 inches possible!”  The Northern North Carolina Mountains are under a Winter Storm Advisory from 2AM – 12PM on Tuesday, with snow accumulations up to an inch in the higher elevations.  Move farther south towards Cataloochee and Ober and you’ll find a Freezing Rain Advisory.

Monday Weather
Monday's Forecast

Tuesday's Forecast
Tuesday's Forecast

Wednesday's Forecast
Wednesday's Forecast

Our very own Herb Stevens updated his West Virginia forecast on Saturday, which you can listen here if you missed it.

The below normal temps we are seeing in the area are making for some really good snow making conditions.  We were about 20 degrees below normal yesterday here in North Carolina – our high yesterday was below our average low for the day.  Just about all of the Mid-Atlantic and Southeast resorts took advantage and made snow again last night.  This enabled Sugar Mountain to open another run today – the Magic Carpet Area, and Cataloochee to open to 3/4 today.

Appalachian Ski Mountain has decided on Wednesday, November 27th for their opening, Snowshoe Mountain is also opening on Wednesday. Beech Mountain and Massanutten are both targeting Friday, November 29th, while Wintergreen Resort is looking at Saturday, November 30th.  It looks like all the resorts will be in fine shape for their respective debuts. Wolf Ridge chimed in yesterday predicting a Thanksgiving weekend opening.  If I’ve missed any opening please let me know!

Beech Mountain
Beech Mountain

Massanutten
Massanutten

Wintergreen
Wintergreen Resort

On to what you can expect today as you head to the slopes

Sugar Mountain

Sugar is making snow again today and you can bet that they will all day.  They are reporting an 8-36 inch base, up 4 inches from yesterday.  Sugar is operating from the top today on Northridge, Switchback, Upper Flying Mile, Lower Flying Mile, and the Magic Carpet Area.  The yellow lift and magic carpet will take you back up the hill.

Catalochee Ski Area

Cat is making snow today and like Sugar it would be a safe bet that they will all day. They are open from the top of the quad (3/4) with 9 runs – Rock Island Run, Alley Cat, Lower Snowbird Trail, Lower Omigosh, Upper Over Easy, Over Easy, Rabbit Hill, Easy Way, & Beginner's Luck, with the quad, beginner's triple, and conveyor helping you get back to the top.  They are reporting a 22-40 inch base, up 8-10 inches from our last report.

Enjoy!

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!