August 23rd Morning Report – On a Clear Day…

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I don’t want to confuse anyone with this morning’s photo of the day and this post, however the image above is one that was captured by Kenny Griffin and shared with our Facebook audience from July 26th as seen from the Hibriten Mountain camera. Pretty awe-inspiring!

All of the images I am sharing this morning are from LIVE CAM captures…and you can go and tour even more via our Mountain Cams link on


That Hibriten Mountain view cam is actually down the mountain in Lenoir and there are four cameras there – all aimed towards the mountains. WCNC Newschannel 36 uses those a lot on their broadcasts.

What a Cool Morning…in more ways the one…

It was 47° at my house this morning and as I looked around the weather stations via (click for Southeastern Ski Resort Weather) – the common theme was “chilly”. I saw 46.4° at Snowshoe this morning as well.

Those cool temps made for one of the prettiest drives into work this morning. The skies were crystal clear and blue. The mountains were vividly clear and it was as if my already good vision was vastly improved as the tree detail on the mountain ranges just stood out with the brilliant sun spotlighting them.

Yea, it was one of those kind of mornings.

Our own Matt Laws drives in from Elizabethton and Roan Mountain each morning and he shared that this morning was the foggiest he’s seen it yet this month. However, every mountain community within our coverage area was crystal clear, blue sky this morning.

It appears that we’re in for a nice stretch of amazing weather for the next several days. Between now and the end of the weekend I’ll probably be running short of superlatives and adjectives that I could use to describe the awesome beauty of these mountains.

That’s a good thing as we’ve certainly had more than our share of rain lately. About the only down side to the super-sweet weather ahead is that it might mean no fogs for that same period. We’ll see…and report.

Here are some shares from this morning:

The long range Grandfather Mountain view.
The obligatory closeup. Click to enlarge it more.
Really clear and sweet shot from the Basin camera at Shavers Lake at the foot of Snowshoe Mountain. Click to Enlarge.
A really nice capture from the Golf Course view at Canaan Valley in Tucker County West Virginia!

So as of this morning, we’ll call it 16 for 23 foggy mornings.

Here is the morning by morning report:

Totals: 16 for 22 (and only sharing the latest dailies)
Aug 23: Really clear morning.
Aug 22: Rainy and wet around the region. Foggy at Snowshoe, but we can’t count that towards our totals for August.
Aug 21: Foggy in Blowing Rock and Hound Ears. Patchy elsewhere.
Aug 20: Heavy fog bank at Hound Ears and Valle Crucis. Patchy elsewhere.
Aug 19: Heavy fog at Beech Mountain
Aug 18: Reports of light fog in the Valle Crucis area, clear in another part of Valle Crucis. Heavy, patchy fog atop Seven Devils.

If you want to see more “foggy shares” just click on any of the news stories of late…as some include some nice shots of nature, black bears and more.

Also we invite you to check out all of our LIVE, Streaming Webcams at 

Email me YOUR foggy reports to [email protected]

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