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 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 some regional weather forecasts:
For Snowshoe and Vicinity: 1-3" of snow in the next 24 hours
Today: Scattered snow showers, mainly after 11am. Cloudy, with a high near 24. Blustery, with a northwest wind between 18 and 24 mph, with gusts as high as 36 mph. Chance of precipitation is 30%. New snow accumulation of less than a half inch possible.
Tonight: Periods of snow showers, mainly after 2am. Low around 21. Blustery, with a northwest wind between 18 and 23 mph. Chance of precipitation is 80%. New snow accumulation of 1 to 3 inches possible.
VIRGINIA – Taken from Massanutten, VA and Nellysford
Today: Partly cloudy, with a high near 50. West wind between 13 and 15 mph.
Tonight: Mostly clear, with a low around 32. West wind between 7 and 10 mph becoming calm.
Tuesday: Partly cloudy, with a high near 47. West wind between 5 and 13 mph.
Tuesday Night: Clear, with a low around 29. West wind between 6 and 9 mph becoming calm.
TENNESSEE – Taken from Gatlinburg
Today: Mostly cloudy, with a high near 48. West wind around 15 mph, with gusts as high as 25 mph.
Tonight: A slight chance of rain showers between 8pm and midnight, then a slight chance of snow showers after midnight. Mostly cloudy, with a low around 30. West wind between 10 and 15 mph, with gusts as high as 20 mph. Chance of precipitation is 20%.
Tuesday: Partly cloudy, with a high near 51. West wind around 10 mph.
Tuesday Night: Mostly clear, with a low around 30. West wind 5 to 10 mph becoming south.
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