There are some strange weather anomalies happening this morning across the Southeast and Mid Atlantic. For example, the lowest temp this morning is a 10° reading at Wisp at Deep Creek Resort. That’s not so much an anomaly in and of itself, because Garrett County, Maryland is normally as cold as most of the higher elevations of West Virginia. What is strange this morning is that their 10° reading is 8-10° colder than lows this morning at Canaan, Timberline and Snowshoe Mountain. That entire area of the Southeast and Mid Atlantic is expecting anywhere from 3-6” of snow beginning this afternoon and carrying into Wednesday.
It is another 10° “warmer” at 28° in Nellyford, Virginia, home to Wintergreen Resort. They are looking for a wintry mix later today and changing to sleet and snow tonight and freezing rain on Tuesday and Snow on Wednesday.
Ober Gatlinburg in the Smoky Mountains in Tennessee is at 33° this morning and expecting to go to 55° today with rain in the mix today and Tuesday…then changing to snow on Wednesday.
Temperatures are all over the place into Western North Carolina this morning. The southwestern ski areas (Cataloochee and Wolf Ridge) are the cold spots (that is unusual) this morning at 25°. Hawksnest, Sugar, Ski Beech and App are all at about 34°. The NC Mountains are expecting snow on Wednesday.
Check the SLOPE CONDITIONS page for all of the resort details today.
We have so many new videos being sent to us and among them is a nice Video Produced by the folks at Wolf Ridge. We had in on the front of the site for a couple of days and if you haven’t seen it, it does a nice job of taking you around the “new” Wolf Resort. CLICK HERE TO SEE IT
We also posted some new video from Ski Beech that is now on the front page that shows Jasen Vioral (AKA Mellow Yellow) carving his way down the slopes of Ski Beech. Looks like he was enjoying Robbins Run last weekend during the SkiNC Summit. Jasen is one of our dedicated message board moderators and one heck of a long boarder!
There’s also a very cool video of the WV Open Comp that was held at Snowshoe Mountain last month that you should check out. CLICK HERE TO SEE IT
Computer-eze for Skiers!
Bill Stedem, who has been a regular on SkiNC for a number of years recently emailed me and at the end of the email he signed it with *<8~) O ==//
I searched numerous sources to see if there was something that I was missing. When my teenaged daughter had no clue I replied back to Bill, asking him what the heck that was. Look it over. Give up?
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MARCH TO BE MILD???
Mike Stinneford of Washington, D.C. has been sending us periodic updates about the long term forecast over the last couple of months and he recently sent us one that hinted at a bit of a mild-up as we go into March. Other meteorologists, such as Herb Stevens (the Skiing Weatherman) are holding to the theory that you don’t normally see the kind of frigid temps that we’ve been experience just “turn off”.
Most weather gurus are saying that we will see milder temps than the well-below-normal temps that weve been seeing and March usually holds some of our more snowier days – so we’ll hold on to that hope!
We hinted that we might send out our new hit-crew, the same one that took out Punxsutawney Phil, to pay a visit to Mike. However, before we could even dispatch our crew, Mike wrote, “I sent my last e-mail before I read your report on Phil this morning. I’ve already contacted the witness protection program!”
We’re going to have to be a bit more secretive with our intentions 😉
Until Next Time…
THINK COLD AND SNOW!!!
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