More Snow and Cold in the Forecast!

Editor’s Note:

Due to some heavy time constraints this morning, I am forced to compile this morning’s story to show on both and, rather than segregate them as we normally do. Please check back later for more information and photos of the day, etc.

Old Man Winter has ALREADY Delivered A LOT of SNOW to Ski Areas in West Virginia and Maryland where anywhere from 4” to 6” to 8” of snow fell in the last 24 hours! David “Coop” Cooper of Canaan Valley in West Virginia sent me some photos this morning (I’ll post them later today) where they show 4 to 6 FOOT drifts of snow! Wisp Resort in Maryland got another 5” of snow and that now makes for 32” in the last 9 days! That isn’t the tops in the region either; Snowshoe Mountain’s Lindsay Kutsko sent me that they received 8” of snow and that makes for 40” in the last 15 days!

The REST of the mountains of the Southeast and Mid Atlantic are looking to get from 3-6” of snow tonight and there’s more chances for snow this weekend!

Temperatures across the region are COLD! Here’s some observations:

Morning lows across the North Carolina Mountains range from 0° atop Sugar Mountain, to 2° at Hawksnest, 3° atop Beech Mountain, 4° at Cataloochee and 6° over at Appalachian Ski Mountain in Blowing Rock.

The coldest spot in the region was a MINUS 2° reading at Snowshoe Mountain. Canaan Valley reported 4°, 10° at Massanutten and 10° at Wisp!

At those kinds of temperatures the snowguns can crank out a variety of snow that IS a powder of its own kind! It may not be quite up to snuff with the kind that God can bless us with, but it IS sweet nonetheless!

Today will be a bluebird ski day no matter where you decide to spend your hard-earned monies. Highs should be in the teens and 20s across the region and snowmaking will be ongoing, mostly on selected slopes.

Nothing excites the soul quite like snow! Meteorologist Marcus Lynch has been saying that we’d see mostly a snow event from the storm that’s heading our way for a few days…while some others have been warning of a major ice storm. So far it looks like Marcus is calling it correctly as now most of the weather gurus and meteorologists of the region are now calling for a mostly SNOW event tonight and into Thursday. The National Weather Service is calling for 2-4” of snow and the consensus is that some areas of Western North Carolina may see closer to 3-6” of the “real” stuff! Here’s hoping that it’s one of those systems that surprises everyone and dumps a foot or more! Think COLD and Think Snow!

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.