Today will be a little wet across the Southeast…and on the mild side.
Ski Beech is reporting 39°
Sugar is reporting 42°
Appalachian Ski Mtn 41°
Massanutten – 40°
Snowshoe Mountain – 38°
Wisp Resort – 42°
A lot of people are already emailing wondering about our story a couple of weeks ago regarding a February return to snow and cold. We only report the facts, and our weather gurus all inform us that things still look to be coming around…albeit a little slower. Instead of February 1st like some were saying, it looks like February 5th is a more accurate date. Right now it appears that more normal and sustained normal temps are in store for us beginning with the 5th, and there is snow in the forecast for the 5th, 6th and 7th as it stands right now. Maybe now we can get around to seeing some normal snowfall and not this darned blustery, wind driven 1-3” that we’ve seen at every turn this season.
Here’s the forecast for the next few days:
Beginning with Massanutten, Virginia today – Today will be showery and highs in the mid 50s. Lows tonight around 40°. Monday through next Saturday looks sunny and highs in the 40s (mid to upper) and lows in the mid to upper 20s Monday and Tuesday. Wednesday, Thursday and Friday look like lows around freezing.
Conditions are forecasted to be nearly identical for Wintergreen Resort in Virginia with maybe a degree or two higher temps.
Things get a LOT more complicated when we get to Davis, West Virginia, home to Canaan Valley and Timberline Resort. Today will be wet with light rain, driven by some wind. Highs in the low 50s and lows tonight in the upper 30s or so. Showers will linger a little on Monday with temps in the mid 40s and then turning colder Monday night bringing in some snow at 27°. Tuesday looks like a 50° chance of snow and cold temps. Highs in the upper 20s to 30° on Tuesday and a low that night of around 20°. Wednesday looks Sunny and highs around 40° with overnight lows around the mid 20s or so. Thursday and Friday look like a mix of rain and snow. Highs in the upper 30s to 40° and lows in the mid to upper 20s.
Wisp Resort is almost a perfect image of Canaan’s and Timberline’s.
The Mountains of North Carolina are shown below:
Monday will bring a 50% chance of rain and highs in the upper 40s. The rain may change over to snow Monday night as temps dip to 27°
Tuesday is looking like an all snow event, but only the 2-3” variety and mostly in along the western slopes kind of thing. Highs Tuesday will be around 36° and lows Tuesday night should get to 25° or so.
Wednesday is looking Sunny and – you guessed it – MILD. Highs at 50° or slightly warmer and lows around 30°.
Thursday is looking a bit like light rain. Friday and Saturday of next week look very pretty with mild temps around the 50° mark and overnight lows close to 30°. Then next Monday (8 days out) looks like the return to some consistently normal winter weather – maybe!
Until Next Time!