Beech has SNOW; Rest Are Seeing Rain; Mild Week Ahead

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 Western North Carolina Mountains are experiencing this morning…misty light rain and temps in the mid 40s.  Ski Beech is showing 31° and light snow.

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 North Carolina this week.  Patchy thin coverage and bare areas were already beginning to show last week.  Then a couple of nights of snowmaking temps helped to cover those up and then the rain came…or SNOW depending on where you look!  Beech is looking pretty good today…

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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Mike Doble
Mike is the Editor and founder of, and Since September 1996 he has posted more than 13,000 posts, articles, photos and videos promoting all of the ski areas of North Carolina, Tennessee, Virginia, West Virginia and Maryland.Mike is the father of four daughters, is an avid skier and enjoys golf, tennis, kayaking and hiking in the mountains. Winter snowsports and Summer boating on Watauga Lake are among his favorite pastimes.