North Carolina Mountain Weather Forecast – Oct 23, 2006

We had a few flurries this morning and as of this AM post, the sun is breaking through. The lows on Monday morning were: 32° at our offices on Hwy 105; 25° over on top of Rich Mountain; 28.2° at Appalachian; 27° at Sugar; 26° at Ski Beech; and 24° at Snowshoe in West Virginia.

Andrea Smith of Snowshoe Mountain emailed me this morning that they were receiving some SNOW and we’re expecting that they will get an inch or more of natural snow…so any of you that predicted today’s date as Snowshoe’s first measureable snowfall will probably be winners of free lift tickets. Depending on the timing of the snowfall…it could be October 24th. We’ll let you know as soon as we get word on it.

The coldest spot among the Southeast’s Ski Areas and reporting stations was actually over at Wolf Ridge Ski Resort (formerly Wolf Laurel) where the weather station there is reporting 23.8°.

Snow flurries are flying!

Here’s the updated forecast for the North Carolina Mountains!

Monday – Hi: 35 Lo: 25 – Look for variable cloudiness; Cold; Early flurries, then a break …then more snow flurries this afternoon and tonight! NW winds 15-25 mph with gusts to 40 mph

Tuesday – Hi: 38 Lo: 26 – AM snow showers or flurries; Clearing during the afternoon; NW wind 10-20 mph with gusts to 35 mph

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Mike is the Editor and founder of, and Since September 1996 he has posted close to 14,000 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.