A Little Bit of Snow and A Lot of Cold to Talk About This Morning

Ah yes, what another great morning!  Continued cold has allowed for snowmaking to continue at the ski areas and the resorts up in northern West Virginia and Maryland are reporting a few inches of snow this morning.  Even Massanutten Resort in Virginia is reporting some natty stuff this morning. Here are those numbers.

Snowshoe: 2″ in the last 24 hours
Canaan/Timberline: 3.3″ in the last 24 hours, 4.6″ in the last 48 hours
Wisp: 2″ in the last 24 hours
Massanutten: 1″ in the last 24 hours

Timberline looks good this AM.  Notice the natural snow on the benches.
Timberline looks good this AM. Notice the natural snow on the benches.

Even better is the fact that Canaan, Timberline, Snowshoe, and Wisp will all see the snow continue to fall today and into tomorrow.  Canaan and Timberline are actually in a Winter Storm Warning right now.  Check out this forecast from the NWS for those two resorts.

Today: Snow showers. High near 20. Wind chill values as low as -2. Breezy, with a west wind 11 to 20 mph. Chance of precipitation is 100%. Total daytime snow accumulation of 3 to 7 inches possible.

Tonight: Snow showers likely. Cloudy, with a low around 6. Wind chill values as low as -14. Breezy, with a west wind 17 to 22 mph. Chance of precipitation is 60%. New snow accumulation of less than one inch possible.

Wednesday: Snow showers. High near 7. Wind chill values as low as -23. Breezy, with a northwest wind 23 to 25 mph. Chance of precipitation is 80%. New snow accumulation of 2 to 4 inches possible.

Yeehaw!  Looks like tomorrow could be pretty dang sweet up there!  Cold, but sweet.  The forecast for Snowshoe and Wisp is similar, so those two resorts should be rockin’ as well.

The rest of the region hasn’t seen any natural snow, but they have been making snow like crazy.  Watching the cams yesterday was awesome.  You could tell that it was prime snowmaking weather by the way the snow was coming out of the guns.  In general, base depths rose about 2-8″ in the last 24 hours.  Check out the entire snow report HERE.

The fun is only getting started as we have 5 or 6 more days of cold and snowmaking ahead of us.  When I say cold, I mean COLD.  Dangerously cold.  Below is a meteogram for Snowshoe.  The blue line is the forecasted wind chill.  Thursday morning could see wind chills in the negative 30’s!


TL;DR…make sure to bundle the heck up!  Nobody wants a case of frostbite to ruin their vacation.


skise-summit2015(3)Here’s the weekly reminder about the 2015 Ski Southeast Summit at Snowshoe Mountain.  We’re only 52 days away now!  Just a note, it looks like Snowshoe has switched up the musical act for that weekend.  Rusted Root will now be playing but everything else is still the same….discounted lodging, free skiing, VIP entry to the concert, and more!  Read more by clicking the link below!


Until tomorrow everyone!

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Kenny Griffin
Kenny grew up in Concord, NC, which is right outside of Charlotte. He graduated from UNC Charlotte in December 2010 with a degree in meteorology and joined Ski Southeast immediately thereafter. In addition to his Appnet duties, he helps with day to day operations of Ski Southeast and is also in charge of our sister site, ResortCams.com. In his own words... "I discovered this website a few years back and visit it on a daily basis. I lurked on the messageboard for a while before becoming actively involved and have met some very cool people because of it. Needless to say, I am VERY stoked to be a part of the team and I think I have a unique insight into what people want from the site seeing as I used to be on the outside looking in. I'm sure some people who are reading this have seen me on the mountain before. I am frequently at Beech Mountain and it’s not hard to spot me, as I usually have a camera on my head. I love to document my days on snow and have posted some videos on the messageboard before. If you ever see me out there, feel free to say hey!" You can email Kenny directly at [email protected]