Snowshoe and Wisp get the most Snow – We ALL have the COLD!


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As usual Snowshoe Mountain in West Virginia, Wisp Resort in Maryland    hogged up the most snowfall in the Southeast and Mid-Atlantic region overnight.  They received 3”  Here’s the breakdown as of this report this morning with more falling.

Snowshoe – 3”
Wisp Resort – 3”
Canaan Valley – 2.5”

Nobody else in the region got in on the snowfall.  Winterplace, just south of Snowshoe isn’t reporting any, and neither is Wintergreen or others further south.  Timberline probably received snow but they have not updated a report this morning.

Snow was forecasted for the North Carolina Mountains as well, but this particular system bypassed the region.

Cold temps are lodged in as well as gusty winds over the entire southeast and mid-Atlantic region.  Snowmaking crews have been blasting all ski areas with a blanket of new manmade snow and that will make for great conditions no matter where YOUR favorite hill is.  Our pick for today? Wisp Resort in Maryland and Snowshoe in West Virginia.

Here’s the forecast for a few of the areas for today:

Snowshoe is getting dumped on today. They already have 3” and are expecting some areas to see 6-10” of snow! Highs today will be in the low 20s and lows tonight in the teens. It will also be gusty and windy with winds 20mph and higher gusts around 35-40mph not out of the question.

Thursday will be Partly Cloudy with some lingering flurries and highs in the low 20s.  Lows in the teens.

Friday and Saturday looks Mostly Sunny with highs warming a bit into the 40s and lows in the upper 20s.

Right now Sunday and Monday look a bit rainy with temps in the mid 30s for lows and mid 40s for highs.

Wisp Resort in Maryland is getting snow right now and they are looking at receiving 3-5” of snow from today’s storm, on top of what they have now.

Highs today will be in the upper 20s to 30° and overnight lows will drop into the mid teens.

Thursday will be sunny and cold with highs in the upper 20s to 30° and lows in the upper teens.

Friday and Saturday looks sunny and milder with highs in the 40s and lows near freezing.

Sunday and Monday look a bit like underdeveloped snow and highs in the mid 40s and lows just above freezing.

Let’s visit Wintergreen Resort in Virginia next.

Like the rest of the resorts, they missed out on the natural snow today.  It will be variably cloudy and windy today with highs in the upper 30s and lows tonight in the low to mid 20s.  It will be sunny Thursday through Saturday with highs Thursday in the low 40s and overnight lows in the low to mid 20s.  Friday and Saturday mild up a bit with temps in the 50s and lows near freezing.  Wintergreen Resort may also miss the light rain forecasted for many other areas on Sunday.  Sunday look decent with only a slight chance of a drizzle for Wintergreen on Sunday.  Then Monday and Tuesday look nice as well.

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Meteorologist Brad Panovich shared a bit of input with us yesterday when he was providing some details of last night’s cold and wind.  He said, “The cold snap that we’ll see beginning Tuesday night will only last a few days before another January warm up ahead of the next system. The night time lows should remain favorable for snowmaking right into the weekend.  That’s when our next storm approaches and this one will be the first in a series of storms into next week that will usher in a colder period for the Southeast. There is cold air already building up in Canada and these series of storms promise to open the flood gates and bring it down south starting next week.  Stay tuned!

That is good news!  Until then…

Until Next Time!

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