Southeast Skiers Forecast for February 1st, 2006

Back to the mild side today and this little mild bit of air will not last like others have over the last several weeks.  We are now done with January and there is not much question that NATIONALLY January will go down as the warmest on record.

Tomorrow is Groundhog Day and I’m betting that the furry little creature will see his shadow, despite the fact that they are expecting rain tomorrow morning in Punxsutawney, Pennsylvania.  We’ll see.

We’re Touring the Weather Forecast North to South Today:

Wisp Resort: Today: Partly cloudy, with a high around 47. West wind between 7 and 13 mph. Tonight: Partly cloudy, with a low around 35. Southwest wind between 8 and 17 mph.

Thursday: A chance of showers, mainly after 3pm. Mostly cloudy, with a high around 48. Southwest wind between 10 and 14 mph. Chance of precipitation is 30%. Thursday Night: Showers likely, mainly after 9pm. Mostly cloudy, with a low near 35. South wind between 7 and 13 mph. Chance of precipitation is 60%. New rainfall amounts between a tenth and quarter of an inch possible.

Friday: A chance of showers. Mostly cloudy, with a high near 48. West wind between 7 and 13 mph. Chance of precipitation is 40%. New rainfall amounts between a tenth and quarter of an inch possible. Friday Night: A chance of showers. Mostly cloudy, with a low around 34. Chance of precipitation is 30%. New rainfall amounts between a tenth and quarter of an inch possible.

Canaan Valley:  Today: Partly cloudy, with a high near 49. West wind between 7 and 13 mph. Tonight: Partly cloudy, with a low around 33. Southwest wind 8 to 11 mph increasing to between 17 and 20 mph.

Thursday: A chance of showers, mainly after 3pm. Mostly cloudy, with a high near 49. West wind between 11 and 18 mph, with gusts as high as 28 mph. Chance of precipitation is 30%. Thursday Night: Showers likely, mainly after 9pm. Mostly cloudy, with a low near 37. Southwest wind between 11 and 20 mph. Chance of precipitation is 60%. New rainfall amounts between a tenth and quarter of an inch possible.

Friday: A chance of showers. Mostly cloudy, with a high near 48. West wind between 7 and 11 mph. Chance of precipitation is 40%. New rainfall amounts between a tenth and quarter of an inch possible. Friday Night: A chance of showers. Mostly cloudy, with a low around 34. Chance of precipitation is 30%. New rainfall amounts between a tenth and quarter of an inch possible.

Wintergreen Resort in Virginia is next: Today: Mostly sunny, with a high around 47. Southwest wind between 5 and 8 mph. Tonight: Partly cloudy, with a low around 33. South wind around 8 mph.

Thursday: Mostly cloudy, with a high near 54. West wind 6 to 11 mph becoming south. Thursday Night: Showers likely, mainly after 1am. Cloudy, with a low near 41. South wind between 7 and 10 mph. Chance of precipitation is 60%. New rainfall amounts of less than a tenth of an inch possible.

Friday: A chance of showers, mainly before 1pm. Mostly cloudy, with a high around 56. South wind 6 to 8 mph becoming west. Chance of precipitation is 30%. New rainfall amounts of less than a tenth of an inch possible. Friday Night: A chance of showers. Mostly cloudy, with a low around 36. Chance of precipitation is 40%. New rainfall amounts of less than a tenth of an inch possible.

We’re going to Gatlinburg, Tennessee’s Ober Gatlinburg next: Today: Mostly sunny, with a high around 55. Southwest wind between 5 and 10 mph. Tonight: Partly cloudy, with a low around 33. Southwest wind around 5 mph becoming calm.

Thursday: Showers likely, mainly after 3pm. Mostly cloudy, with a high near 54. Calm wind becoming east around 5 mph. Chance of precipitation is 60%. Thursday Night: Periods of showers, mainly before midnight. Low near 40. North wind around 5 mph becoming west. Chance of precipitation is 80%.

Friday: A 30 percent chance of showers, mainly before noon. Mostly cloudy, with a high near 56. West wind around 5 mph. Friday Night: A 40 percent chance of showers. Mostly cloudy, with a low around 40.
 
 
We’re heading to Mars Hill, NC – Home to Wolf Laurel Ski Area: Today: Mostly sunny, with a high near 56. Calm wind becoming south between 4 and 7 mph.  Tonight: Increasing clouds, with a low around 31. South wind between 5 and 7 mph.

Thursday: A chance of showers. Mostly cloudy, with a high around 53. South wind between 3 and 9 mph. Chance of precipitation is 50%. New rainfall amounts of less than a tenth of an inch possible.  Thursday Night: Showers likely, mainly before 1am. Cloudy, with a low near 39. South wind between 5 and 10 mph. Chance of precipitation is 60%. New rainfall amounts between a tenth and quarter of an inch possible.

Friday: A chance of showers. Mostly cloudy, with a high around 53. West wind between 5 and 7 mph. Chance of precipitation is 30%. New rainfall amounts of less than a tenth of an inch possible.  Friday Night: A chance of showers. Mostly cloudy, with a low around 39. Chance of precipitation is 40%. New rainfall amounts of less than a tenth of an inch possible

For the rest of the North Carolina High Elevations:

We’ll be about 5° warmer than normal for highs today and about 12° warmer than normal for overnight lows tonight.  Last year on this date we saw a high of 36° and a low of 27° which is much more like normal.  Yesterday as we all know, it was cold as heck…which will make today feel even warmer.

The records for this date in weather history are:

72° for a high set back in 1989
minus 4° for the low set in 1971
4” of snow fell back in 1979

Here’s what to expect for today and the days ahead in the North Carolina Mountains:

Today: Mostly sunny, with a high near 50°. Calm wind becoming west between 4 and 7 mph. Tonight: Partly cloudy, with a low around 33. West wind between 5 and 7 mph.

Thursday: A chance of showers. Mostly cloudy, with a high near 51°. West wind at 10 mph becoming south. Chance of precipitation is 40%. New rainfall amounts of less than a tenth of an inch possible.

Thursday Night: Showers likely, mainly before 1am. Cloudy, with a low near 38°. South wind between 5 and 11 mph. Chance of precipitation is 60%. New rainfall amounts between a tenth and quarter of an inch possible.

Friday: A slight chance of showers. Mostly cloudy, with a high near 48°. Northwest wind between 5 and 8 mph. Chance of precipitation is 40%.

Friday Night: A chance of showers. Mostly cloudy, with a low around 38. Chance of precipitation is 40%. New rainfall amounts between a tenth and quarter of an inch possible.

Saturday: A chance of showers. Mostly cloudy, with a high around 41. Chance of precipitation is 50%.

Saturday Night: A chance of snow or rain showers. Mostly cloudy, with a low around 28. Chance of precipitation is 40%.

Sunday: A chance of snow showers. Partly cloudy, with a high around 32°. Chance of precipitation is 30%.

Sunday Night: Partly cloudy, with a low near 20°.

Monday: Partly cloudy, with a high around 43.

Monday Night: A chance of snow or rain showers. Partly cloudy, with a low around 28. Chance of precipitation is 30%.

Tuesday: A slight chance of snow showers. Partly cloudy, with a high near 39. Chance of precipitation is 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.