North Carolina Mountains Are In for a Wild Weather Week!

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Good Monday Morning! Murphy’s Law seems to be rearing its ugly head this morning as we are having a myriad of weird server and database problems, (None of which are affecting our websites) that have burned up my morning thus far.

Therefore, I’m going to need to get right to the news that I need to share and then we’ll try to do another update a bit later with some comments about the emails we received this weekend, etc.

Check the SLOPE REPORT page for all the details and conditions.

The short synopsis of conditions around the state is that things are good out there on the slopes; there will continue to be good bases on the slopes and the coming weekend should be another great one. That is the quick synopsis.

The detailed look pretty much says that it will be a somewhat wet, wild and woolly week of weather that will make for some granular conditions and perhaps a couple of ski areas that are not as strong with their base depths right now (Sapphire and Ski Beech) may see a few thin coverage areas popping up here and there by Wednesday or Thursday.

The rest are in good shape to handle the little bit of rain that is forecasted for today, tonight, Tuesday and Tuesday night. About an inch of rain is forecasted for the entire period from now through Wednesday 1pm, so this is not a big rain event. Most days will see perhaps a light drizzle here and there, so if you’re already AT your favorite hill, go play…you’ll have a good time.

Highs will be in the low 40s today through Wednesday (about average) and the lows will be about 10-15 degrees warmer than normal tonight and Tuesday night (so no snowmaking).

Right now, the cold air looks like it is only slightly north of us, which means that areas north of our mountains are already seeing snow and will continue to through the next day. However, by Wednesday night it looks like our North Carolina mountains will get some chances of wintry precip that might begin as snow and could be freezing rain. The projected low for Wednesday night around most of the Western North Carolina mountains is around 29° so a notch or so colder and we may see all snow. A notch the other way and it could be a bit more rain.

THURSDAY LOOKS BEAUTIFUL with highs around 40° and lows in the NORMAL FOR THIS TIME OF YEAR – 21° range. That means that our resorts will make snow Thursday night. That is particularly good news for the resorts that may need it a little more than the others.

FRIDAY IS LOOKING SNOWY! Colder air is heading into the mountains as that "split flow pattern" that Meteorologist Matthew East has been talking about dips a bit and allows for cold enough air into our area to make for some chances for snow. Highs are forecasted to be in the low to mid 30s with Friday night lows in the teens. (More great snowmaking!)

Saturday should be sweet with cold sunny days and snowmaking lows overnight.

So the HINT here is that conditions will be VERY, VERY NICE for the coming weekend at ALL of the North Carolina ski resorts, so if you’ve been trying to time a great weekend to come up, this looks to be a good one!

Go dodge a few raindrops, make some turns and have a great day!

Until Next time…

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