Sunny and COLD Today Thru Wednesday – Chances of Snow on Thursday and the Weekend!

Most areas of the Western North Carolina Mountains had snow from mid-day Saturday or so – through most of Sunday and areas are reporting anywhere from an inch or so, to about 6”.

Ski Beech and Sugar Mountain reported 5” during that period, Hawksnest about 4”; Cataloochee and Wolf Laurel reported about 2” and that’s about what Appalachian had out of it as well.

Today will be a very normal day weather-wise with highs around 40° and lows around 20°.

On this day LAST year we had a high of 55° and a lows of 18°.  The records for this date in weather history are:

65° for a high temp back in 1990.
-7° for a low in 1978, and 8.5” of snow fell on this date in 1983.

We’re actually entering a very busy week in weather history regarding natural snowfall as historically a lot of snow has fallen from February 6th through February 12th. If you add up all of the top days in weather history for this coming week we have seen 46” of snowfalls during this period!  There is some chances of snow later in the week so let’s get right to the forecast.

Areas in the South and Southwest of the High Country may see about 2-3” of snow today as a freakish storm tracks south of the areas that normally get more snowfall.  While those areas like Maggie Valley (home to Cataloochee), and Mars Hill (home to Wolf Laurel) may be getting a little snow to rain mixture, the rest of the High Country will see sunny skies, but cold temperatures.  In fact the entire week looks very cold with some chances of snow on Thursday and then again Saturday and Sunday.

The highs all week will be normal or slightly below normal in the upper 30s to 40° and the lows each night will allow for some GREAT snowmaking with lows in the teens to 20°.

According to most meteorologist, this weekend looks to be very interesting with snow showers coming both Saturday and Sunday.  Then into the following week forecasters are saying that we will have THE COLDEST temperatures of the season!  You guys wanted the cold.  We got it!

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!

Be sure to email photos, snow reports and comments to: [email protected]

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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.