High Country Weather News Wind Chill Advisories Remain in Effect until Late Tonight!

Another winter event is heading for the area tomorrow, Wednesday. For the North Carolina areas it seems like it’s another punch just after recovering from the last. Cold temperatures snow no signs of departure until late this week when temperatures could see the 30’s…it will surely seem like a heatwave!

North Carolina Ski Areas (Sugar)
Wind Chill Advisory, Wind Advisory

Today: Scattered snow showers, mainly before 1pm. Mostly sunny, with a high near 15. Wind chill values as low as -12. Breezy, with a west wind between 21 and 24 mph, with gusts as high as 43 mph. Chance of precipitation is 40%. Total daytime snow accumulation of less than a half inch possible.

Tonight: Mostly cloudy, with a low around 10. Wind chill values as low as -5. West wind between 13 and 17 mph, with gusts as high as 30 mph.

Wednesday: A chance of snow, mainly after 3pm. Partly sunny, with a high near 28. Wind chill values as low as -4. West wind between 7 and 14 mph. Chance of precipitation is 30%. Little or no snow accumulation expected.

Wednesday Night: Snow likely before 3am, then snow and sleet likely. Cloudy, with a low around 25. Light west wind. Chance of precipitation is 70%. New precipitation amounts between a tenth and quarter of an inch possible.

Thursday: Rain, freezing rain, and sleet likely, becoming all rain after 11am. Cloudy, with a high near 41. Light and variable wind. Chance of precipitation is 70%. New precipitation amounts between a tenth and quarter of an inch possible.

Thursday Night: A chance of rain, mainly before 4am. Cloudy, with a low around 33. Chance of precipitation is 30%. New rainfall amounts of less than a tenth of an inch possible.

The biggest sign of concern comes Wednesday night and into Thursday as freezing rain, rain, and sleet are likely.

Virginia Ski Areas (Massanutten)
Wind Chill Advisory, Wind Advisory

Today: Mostly sunny, with a high near 23. Breezy, with a west wind between 23 and 25 mph, with gusts as high as 40 mph.

Tonight: Mostly clear, with a low around 12. Wind chill values as low as -1. Breezy, with a west wind between 15 and 23 mph, with gusts as high as 37 mph.

Wednesday: Sunny, with a high near 26. Wind chill values as low as -4. Blustery, with a northwest wind between 21 and 25 mph.

Wednesday Night: Increasing clouds, with a low around 16. West wind between 9 and 17 mph.

Thursday: A slight chance of snow showers. Cloudy, with a high near 34. West wind between 6 and 10 mph. Chance of precipitation is 20%.

Thursday Night: Cloudy, with a low around 23.

The Virginia areas haven’t seen a fraction of what the other ski areas have seen when it comes to natural snowfall. Thursday brings another "chance" of precipitation, although its only 20%.

West Virginia/Maryland Ski Areas (Canaan)
Winter Storm Warning, Wind Chill Advisory

Today: Snow showers and areas of blowing snow before 2pm, then snow showers likely and areas of blowing snow after 2pm. High near 12. Wind chill values as low as -11. Breezy, with a west wind around 24 mph, with gusts as high as 39 mph. Chance of precipitation is 80%. Total daytime snow accumulation of 3 to 7 inches possible.

Tonight: Areas of blowing snow and a chance of snow showers. Mostly cloudy, with a low around 5. Wind chill values as low as -15. Breezy, with a west wind between 18 and 21 mph, with gusts as high as 34 mph. Chance of precipitation is 40%. New snow accumulation of less than one inch possible.

Wednesday: A slight chance of snow showers before 4pm. Mostly cloudy, with a high near 17. Wind chill values as low as -13. West wind between 13 and 17 mph, with gusts as high as 30 mph. Chance of precipitation is 20%.

Wednesday Night: A chance of snow, mainly after 3am. Mostly cloudy, with a low around 11. Southwest wind between 5 and 10 mph. Chance of precipitation is 30%.

Thursday: A chance of snow. Mostly cloudy, with a high near 27. South wind at 6 mph becoming west. Chance of precipitation is 40%.

Thursday Night: A chance of snow, mainly before midnight. Mostly cloudy, with a low around 16. Chance of precipitation is 30%.

While Winter Storm Warning south of West Virginia have expired one remains in effect until 7:00 this evening. Snowfall totals continue to increase with the chance of additional 4-8 inches may fall across the West Virginia ski areas.

The greatest advice to be given at this point about the weather is to dress warm if you have to be out in the wind and cold, and if you’re driving, use caution. Just about anyone can handle the current road conditions as DOT’s across the area are doing a commendable job keeping the roadways cleared, but go slow, and be aware of your surroundings!

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Mike is the Editor and founder of SkiSoutheast.com, SkiNC.com and ResortCams.com. 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.