Skiers Forecast for the North Carolina Mountains for February 21st, 2006

After a couple of weeks of snowy weather, we’re in for a little borderline weather regarding temps and moisture.  Over the next few days when the moisture is around the temperatures will be slightly milder and bring in some “under developed snow” and this weekend when the temperatures nosedive down, the moisture will be unavailable to make for snow…except from the snowguns of course!

We’ll experience close to normal temps for this time of year over the next couple of days for another system of arctic air envelopes the region over the weekend and into the first of next week.  So expect temps in the 40s for highs and around freezing or slightly below freezing for Tuesday, Wednesday, Thursday and Friday. It will be variably to partly cloudy each day except for a bout of that underdeveloped snow on Wednesday and then again on Saturday.  Other than that, look for cold and clear skies.

We won’t be anywhere NEAR the records in weather history for this date as they are reflected here:

The record high was 66° set back in 1980.
The record low was 4° set in 1958.
7” of snow fell on this date back in 1977.

Here’s the details for the North Carolina Mountains :

Today: Mostly cloudy, with a high near 43. West wind between 7 and 13 mph.

Tonight: A chance of rain, mixing with snow after midnight. Increasing clouds, with a low around 30. Calm wind becoming south between 5 and 8 mph. Chance of precipitation is 50%.

Wednesday: A chance of rain and snow before 11am, then a chance of rain. Cloudy, with a high around 40. West wind between 7 and 14 mph. Chance of precipitation is 50%.

Wednesday Night: A chance of rain, mixing with snow after 1am. Mostly cloudy, with a low near 30. West wind around 9 mph. Chance of precipitation is 40%.

Thursday: A slight chance of rain and snow before noon. Partly cloudy, with a high near 44. Northwest wind between 10 and 14 mph. Chance of precipitation is 20%.

Thursday Night: Partly cloudy, with a low around 25.

Friday: Partly cloudy, with a high near 45.

Friday Night: A chance of snow or rain. Partly cloudy, with a low around 23. Chance of precipitation is 30%.

Saturday: A chance of snow or rain. Partly cloudy, with a high near 37. Chance of precipitation is 30%.

Saturday Night: Partly cloudy, with a low near 20.

Sunday: Partly cloudy, with a high near 31.

Sunday Night: Mostly clear, with a low around 12.

Monday: Mostly sunny, with a high around 36.

Until Next Time!

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