Northwest Flow Means Significant Snowfall will Continue!!

An area of low pressure will continue to track across the Northeast today. The associated cold front passed through the region last night, ushering in bitterly cold temperatures and blustery winds. Northwest flow behind this front will lead to significant snowfall totals for all of the ski areas in the region over the course of the next two days. Those who brave the cold and wind will be rewarded with powder conditions!

NC Ski Areas

Today: Snow showers and areas of blowing snow. The snow could be heavy at times. High temperatures of 10-15. Dangerously cold wind chill values of below zero. Northwest winds of 10-25 mph with gusts of up to 50 mph at higher elevations. Chance of precipitation is 100%. Total daytime snow accumulation of 3 to 9 inches possible with the more northern ski areas (Beech, Sugar, App) on the higher end of that range.

Tonight: Snow showers and areas of blowing snow. Heavy snow at times. Lows in the single digits. Wind chill values in the negatives. Breezy, with a northwest wind between 15 and 25 mph, with gusts as high as 45 mph. Chance of precipitation is 100%. New snow accumulation of 3 to 7 inches possible.

Thursday: Snow showers will begin to taper off by mid afternoon. Highs of 15-20. Wind chill values struggling to reach zero. Northwest winds of 10-15 mph but will be diminishing throughout the day. Chance of precipitation is 80%. New snow accumulation of 1 to 2 inches possible.

WV Ski Areas

Today: Snow showers and areas of blowing snow. High near 13. Wind chill values as low as -15. Windy, with a northwest wind between 28 and 32 mph, with gusts as high as 46 mph. Chance of precipitation is 100%. Total daytime snow accumulation of 4 to 8 inches possible.

Tonight: Snow showers and areas of blowing snow. Low around 5. Wind chill values as low as -14. Windy, with a northwest wind 28 to 31 mph decreasing to between 20 and 23 mph. Winds could gust as high as 48 mph. Chance of precipitation is 100%. New snow accumulation of 3 to 7 inches possible.

Thursday: Snow showers, mainly before 3pm. High near 9. Wind chill values as low as -14. Northwest wind between 14 and 17 mph. Chance of precipitation is 100%. New snow accumulation of 1 to 3 inches possible.

VA Ski Areas

Today: Partly sunny, with a high near 33. Breezy, with a northwest wind around 23 mph, with gusts as high as 34 mph.

Tonight: Partly cloudy, with a low around 16. Breezy, with a northwest wind between 16 and 20 mph, with gusts as high as 30 mph.

Thursday: Mostly sunny, with a high near 31. Northwest wind between 9 and 13 mph.

SHARE
Previous articleJoin Snowshoe Mountain for MLK Weekend!! Packages Starting at $74!!
Next articleMassanutten Resort is Looking Great in January…click to enlarge!
Mike Doble
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.