Depending on where you look this morning this look snowy, wet, rainy or take your pick of any precip in between. Ski Beech is reporting 1.5” of snow this morning and one look at the slopeside Beech Mountain Cam and you can see an easy 1.5” of snow on Mr. Kennedy’s back rails! When I walked out this morning I was met with a misty rain and about 35°. That’s about what most of the
Today will remain wet…but not any downpours or anything like we had at certain points last night. The National Weather Service is forecasting a 60% chance of continued light rain (even for Beech) with a high near 44°. That light precipitation should chance to light snow at higher elevations tonight with a low of 27°. Some areas should see 1-3” of wet snow and others will see just a dusting. Most of the accumulations will be limited to grassy areas as the ground temp is warm enough to keep it off of the roads, etc.
The weather isn’t looking like it wants to cooperate with the ski areas of
The weather is expected to “mild up” with each passing day through the long range forecast. Tuesday should be variably cloudy with a high around 44°. Tuesday night COULD be a snowmaking night for the resorts that want to as temps will dip to 25°. That MAY be the last night we will see snowmaking ops for the next several days. Wednesday should be mild and sunny with a high of 53°. Thursday 58°. Friday 62° and Saturday and Sunday should be sunny with highs in the mid 60s. There’s even a 20-30% chance of some additional rain on Friday.
Unless the weather does a quick turn around, don’t be surprised to see some of the resorts close after this weekend.
Until Next Time!
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