Friday Eve and Winter is Back

Friday Eve is here (that’s what I like to call Thursday) and what a change in the weather between yesterday morning and today.  Yesterday, I was talking about blue skies and warm-ish temps.  Today, there’s snow already flying at several of the resorts and temperatures are starting to fall.  That image above is from Snowshoe.  Take a look at the video below that shows some decent sized flakes up at Canaan this AM as well.

Snow showers will continue today and tonight, mainly for the West Virginia and North Carolina resorts.  Here’s the most recent forecast for snowfall over the next 24 hours.

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Image Courtesy of WeatherBell

As you can see, about 1-3″ or so is expected at the resorts in NC and 3-6″ up in northern West Virginia and western Maryland.  The wind is going to be howling today though so it’s going to be hard to get a really good measurement.  Tomorrow should be awesome though with some nice wind loaded spots.

Temperatures are also going to plummet throughout the day and will stay chilly tomorrow.  Lows tonight at the resorts are going to be in the single digits and even negatives for some!  The air with this front is really dry too, so the combo of really cold and really dry air is going to make for some perfect snowmaking conditions today, tonight, and through tomorrow.

Looking ahead, more snow is in the forecast for Saturday.  It’ll be a pretty similar event to this one but a little less snow.  Bitter cold is in store for Sunday as the coldest air of the season invades the Southeast, and the entire eastern United States for that matter.  We’re talking highs in the single digits.  Yikes.  Monday and Tuesday look…interesting.  Some more snow (maybe a decent amount?) is possible but uncertainty is still high.  Stay tuned for that.

All of this is going to make for a fantastic weekend for all the President’s Day vacationers.  They are flocking to the mountains for a taste of winter, and winter they shall get.  I hope they’re ready!

It should be a fun day to watch the snow fly!  As always, you can head on over to Resort Cams to see live shots from just about every single resort in the region.  I’m expecting a busy day on that site.  I know I’ll be tuned in most of the day.

 

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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]