Southeast Ski Areas Forecast 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.

Here’s the summaries for the different regions of the Southeast Ski Resorts:

WEST VIRGINIA :

Today: Mostly cloudy, then gradually becoming mostly sunny, with a high around 22. West wind between 10 and 20 mph. Tonight: Increasing clouds, with a low around 16. West wind between 5 and 8 mph.

Wednesday: A chance of snow, possibly mixing with rain after 2pm, then gradually ending. Mostly cloudy, with a high around 34. Calm wind becoming southwest around 5 mph. Chance of precipitation is 30%. New snow accumulation of less than one inch possible. Wednesday Night: Mostly cloudy, with a low near 21. Calm wind.

Thursday: Partly cloudy, with a high around 35. Northwest wind between 5 and 13 mph.  Thursday Night: A slight chance of snow showers. Partly cloudy, with a low around 18. Chance of precipitation is 20%.

Friday: Partly cloudy, with a high near 34. Friday Night: Mostly clear, with a low around 22.

Saturday: A chance of snow or rain showers. Partly cloudy, with a high near 35. Chance of precipitation is 30%. Saturday Night: A chance of snow showers. Partly cloudy, with a low near 7. Chance of precipitation is 30%.

Sunday: Partly cloudy, with a high around 20. Sunday Night: Partly cloudy, with a low around 6.

VIRGINIA :

Today: Mostly sunny, with a high near 42. West wind between 8 and 16 mph. Tonight: A chance of snow after midnight. Increasing clouds, with a low around 28. Calm wind. Chance of precipitation is 30%. New snow accumulation of less than one inch possible.

Wednesday: Snow likely, mainly before noon. Cloudy, with a high near 40. Calm wind. Chance of precipitation is 60%.  Wednesday Night: Cloudy, then gradually becoming partly cloudy, with a low near 23. Calm wind.

Thursday: Mostly sunny, with a high near 42. Calm wind becoming west around 5 mph.  Thursday Night: Mostly clear, with a low around 20.

Friday: Mostly sunny, with a high near 43. Friday Night: Mostly clear, with a low around 19.

Saturday: Partly cloudy, with a high near 39. Saturday Night: Partly cloudy, with a low near 17.

NC 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.

Until Next Time!

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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.