Southeast Ski Areas get SOME Snowmaking Ops (if the choose to use them!)

As we’ve seen of late, ski resorts located in Maryland and West Virginia – where the colder air has been – will get some snow and the Virginia and North Carolina higher elevations will see a mix of rain, freezing rain and snow.

Here’s the details by areas:

NC Mountains – Expect partly cloudy skies on Sunday with a high around 45°. Tonight will be a chance of snow after 3am…but less than one inch of snow. Monday, rain and snow likely before 1pm then rain.  High of 43°. New snow less than one inch. Monday night periods of rain before 1am.  Low near 34°. Tuesday offers MORE chances of showers and highs in the mid 40s. Things turn dicey again Tuesday night with a chance of rain and snow mixed before 1am then all snow later.  Low around 25°. Wednesday looks like snow showers before 1pm then partly cloudy and a high of around 42°. Wednesday night should be 24° or so. Thursday sunny and 45° and Thursday night down to 26°. Next Friday looks nice with sunny skies and highs in the low 40s and overnight lows around 26°.

Wintergreen Resort in Virginia – These guys have been fighting for any snowmaking temps that they can get.  They were able to make snow Friday night and last night as well, but the temps for the week ahead are looking pretty borderline as to whether the guns will crank up again.  Stay tuned. Look for sunny skies Sunday and Monday with highs in the upper 40s and overnight lows in the 30° range. (It could get chilly enough to make snow, we’ll see.) Tuesday looks like a light rain / snow mix with highs only 31° and lows overnight dropping to 29° (maybe a snowmaking op).  Then Wednesday through next Saturday looks sunny with highs in the upper 40s each day and overnight lows at 30° each night. So you can see why we said borderline snowmaking opportunities.

Snowshoe Mountain in West Virginia – As we said before, usually we’ll see close to the same temps into the higher elevations of North Carolina as we’ll see into Maryland and West Virginia .  That has not been the case for the last month and that is the situation again for the days ahead.  There air is just colder to the north and that it witnessed in the forecast for Snowshoe.  Look for Sunny skies Sunday and Monday with highs in the upper 30s and lows down to 18° tonight and 26° Monday night.  Snow could begin overnight Monday night and then the forecast is for snow Tuesday and Wednesday with highs in the 20s and lows in the teens both days.  There’s disagreement on how much snow…but stay tuned and we’ll keep you posted.  The important thing is that there is PLENTY of snowmaking temps.

Wisp Resort in Maryland – They too should be sunny Sunday and Monday with highs in the upper 30s and lows in the teens.  Tuesday look for a snow/rain mix with a chance of it being all snow at Wisp.  Highs will be in the 32° range on Tuesday.  Wednesday looks like snow showers and highs around 32° and lows in the teens.  The chance of precip is 60% for Tuesday and 40% for Wednesday.

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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