Skier’s Forecast for the Southeast Ski Resorts for February 26th, 2006 and beyond!

The North Carolina Mountains and into Tennessee and Virginia would seem to be saying, “Hey Old Man Winter – Don’t forget us!” Today’s weather pattern is providing cold and sunny weather to the south and snow and cold to the north.  Some area’s may see 4-6” of snow today and Monday while others will have sunshine.

Here’s the breakdown by featured areas today:

WISP RESORT in Maryland gets in on the snow according to the NWS.  Today will be full of snow showers with 1-3” possible.  Highs today will be in the teens to about 21° and Sunday night’s low will be around 13°.  Monday will be continued snowy with another 1-3” possible and highs around 31° and a low near 21°.  The rest of the week looks sunny through Saturday with milder temps Wednesday and Thursday. There’s also a strong chance of light rain Wednesday and Thursday and then temps cool back down on Friday.

SNOWSHOE MOUNTAIN in West Virginia should feel nice and snowy today through Tuesday with mostly on and off flurries each day.  No real accumulation is expected.  Highs Sunday will be frigid with an expected high around 15°.  The low tonight will be around 8°. (Look for tons of snowmaking tonight!)  Monday should be cold with highs around 28° and lows near 26°.  Tuesday will bring another cold day with highs in the mid 30s and lows holding there. Wednesday looks mild with temps near 50° and a 30% chance of light rain into Thursday as well.  It looks like temps will turn seasonably cold again on Friday.

WINTERGREEN RESORT in Virginia is very Spring-like through the next week. After a cold Sunday with highs in the mid 30s and a cold Sunday night of about 20°, the rest of the week looks like Spring is on it’s way.  Monday through Saturday looks sunny with only a 30% shot at some showers on Thursday. Tuesday temps will get to near 50°, Wednesday into the mid 50s and Thursday we could see temps roar up to near 63°.  Saturday thing get back to a more seasonable 40° range.

OBER GATLINBURG in Tennessee is looking rather Spring like this week ahead as well.  Sunday will be cold with sunny skies and highs near 35°.  Tonight’s low will be around 20°.  Monday will be sunny and seasonably cool with highs in the 45° range and lows near 30°. Tuesday things mild up, moreso on Wednesday with highs in the 60° range and they have a 30% of light rain Thursday and Friday.  Next weekend looks sunny and mild for Gatlinburg.

NC MOUNTAINS – Enjoy the conditions at the ski areas for the next few days as sunny skies and mild temps will dominate the weather pattern for a while.  Sunday will be beautiful AND cold with highs near 30°. It was very cold last night as Beech dropped to 11° and most dipped into the teens.

Sunday night will be a cold one as well with temps dropping into the teens again and if the forecasters are correct, that MAY be the last snowmaking temps that we will see in the North Carolina Mountains until about March 5th and we’ll see a mild up.

Monday will be windy, but otherwise mild and that trend looks to be sticky with us for several days.

Last year at this time we entered into a very busy week as far as snow was concerned – as we had snow for most of the week.  That won’t happen this go around.

Check the details:

SundayPartly cloudy this morning…Then clearing. Windy and cooler with highs in the mid 30s. Northwest winds 15 to 25 mph with gusts up to 40 mph.

Monday…Partly cloudy and breezy. Highs in the mid 40s. West winds 10 to 20 mph. Gusts up to 35 mph in the afternoon.

Tuesday…Mostly cloudy in the morning…Then becoming partly cloudy. Windy with highs around 50. West winds 15 to 25 mph with gusts up to 40 mph…Decreasing to 10 to 15 mph in the afternoon.

Wednesday…Partly cloudy. Lows in the mid 30s. Highs in the upper 50s.

Thursday…Mostly cloudy with a 30 percent chance of showers. Lows in the lower 40s. Highs in the lower 60s.

Friday…Partly cloudy. Lows in the upper 30s. Highs in the lower 50s.

Saturday…Mostly cloudy. Highs in the mid 40s.

Until Next Time!

Check out www.HighCountryWeather.com  for more information and also be sure to check out www.SkiSoutheast.com  for more weather information about ski resorts to the north!

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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.