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Next 7 days look SWEET for the Mid-Atlantic resorts as far as snowmaking and some natural snowfall. Most resorts should get an extended shot of snowmaking from Saturday night through Monday flowed by rain changing to snow Tuesday-Tuesday night (timing and amounts uncertain at this time) then another snowmaking shot Wednesday through the weekend.
The Tuesday-Wednesday storm is still a toss up. Could be a little rain followed by a few inches of white stuff for only the highlands or could be a major blast of snow for most resorts (even more local areas, foot plus isn't impossible). That said, the snow potential is still very low for cities along the I-95 corridor expect a cold rain possibly ending as a few flakes. Either way, resorts should be able to kick snowmaking back into high gear on Wednesday and the long range pattern is shaping up very nice for this time of year. Definitely follow this storm closely if you plan on traveling west or up north for turkey day.
With he current forecast, I expect we will see a number of resorts kick the snowmaking into high gear next week in order to target an early December opening day. Stay tuned!
Welcome to the 2013-2013 Mid Atlantic Daily Snow!
Nice little start to winter this morning with light accumulations in the WV, MD, and PA Highlands. Expect additional light accumulations for elevations 2000 ft + through Saturday with temperatures well below normal! Temperatures will remain below average through early next week before moderating to near average for the start of November.
Daily Snow One Sentence Summary: Easter bunny will have a tough time in the Highlands of WV, MD, and W PA this weekend, 20-30 inches of snow blankets an already deep base to leave us with some seriously epic very late season skiing.
Today/Tomorrow: Cold and clouds continue with highs at WV, MD, and W PA ski areas topping out around or just below freezing with lows near 20. 1-3 inches of additional snow likely today and tonight on top of the 20-30 inches that has already fallen this week!
Weekend: Forecast from earlier this week remains valid: Saturday should be an amazing day for skiing – I repeat – AMAZING. Warm weather and intense mid march sun mean some of the best spring skiing in recent memory. Sunday will likely feature increasing cloudiness with the potential for showers as a storm makes it way in from the west.
Next week: While the long range forecast certainly isn’t as epic as it has been over the past few weeks – things certainly still look good for skiing the first week of April. Showers will dominate the forecast for Monday/Tuesday but give way to chillier temperatures and possibly scattered rain/snow showers in the highlands. Next few storm systems have the potential for more wet snow over the highlands (rain for low level resorts/major cities) – we will wait and see for now. As of now, I know at least Wintergreen in VA and Snowshoe and Whitegrass in WV promise to offer April turns.
Daily Snow One Sentence Summary: If you have the day off... go SKI! Conditions are out of this world amazing for mid January let alone the end of March. Many local areas have extended their seasons for at least the next week so get out there and take advantage of the cheap lift tickets and great conditions.
This week: Another 5-10 inches of snow is likely for the higher elevations of WV, MD, and W PA before mid week (on top of the current 6+ inches that has fallen). Highs will top out around freezing for the highlands and closer to 40 for most other areas through Wednesday before slowly climbing for the weekend. Many areas remain open with 100% of terrain open. Base of NATURAL snow is 30 inches at 4300 ft in WV and will likely grow to 35-40 before this round of snow is all said and done! Even Ski Liberty in PA decided to stay in the game and spin their lifts for at least one more week.
Weekend: Saturday should be an amazing day for skiing with warm weather and intense mid march sun! Sunday will likely feature increasing cloudiness with the potential for showers as a storm makes it way in from the west.
Daily Snow One Sentence Summary: First day of spring? Doesn't feel like it - snow showers tonight and tomorrow will add up to another 2-5 inches for the mountains in WV, MD, and Western PA - possibility exists that a major costal low will develop Sunday night into Monday bringing mixed precipitation to the area.
Today-Friday: Clipper system will move through this evening into tomorrow, adding another 2-5 inches to the base in WV and Western MD and PA. High temperatures will struggle to hit the mid 20's tomorrow and will barely eclipse freezing on Friday so expect conditions to remain stellar for this weekend!
Weekend: Amazing skiing continues throughout the area with mid winter conditions and temperatures in the high 30's to low 40's! The ski season is definitely NOT over... get out there and support our local resorts as we experience some of the best late season skiing on record! Base on snowmaking areas is 2 ft+ throughout the area and most natural snow areas remain open with 1-2 feet remaining in the trees in WV (Whitegrass reports a 24 inch base of natural snow at 4300 ft with 2400 acres open for telemark skiing)... I repeat, the season is NOT over!!!
Next week: Winter continues with another costal storm possible early in the week. Precipitation type is in question right now but the possibility exists for a major dump over WV, western MD, and western PA!! Start planning your Easter skiing, many areas will likely remain open for at least the last weekend in March and possibly into April.