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24 days ago

5.3 inches as of 7am this morn with snow still falling very strongly put the valley over 100 inches for the year finally….

Lots of doom and gloom this season on snowfall and warmth but to put a 100 inches in perspective I go back to the winter of 95/96 where my hometown of Beltsville Md recieved 65 inches which we thought was snowy as Heck!…and up at Damascus,Md where I was staying at the time we had 104 inches for the year..so much that I remember the weather channel sent a crew there to document how much snow had fallen on this EPIC year………I also remember trudging thru the snow to get to the crew and after talking to them and giving them all kind of snow facts for the area and up at the ski areas around us..Wv alpps included…one dude looked at me and said i needed to get a life…the Friggin Weather Channel!!!##%*&^%#!!

 

24 days ago

Looks like a powder day here at Snowshoe.  4+ last night and coming down steady at 8 AM

SS only at 79 season to date.  Less than half the avg winter

23 days ago

On the Snow shows 59” for CV but the data starts on Jan 1.

http://www.onthesnow.com/ssaa/canaan-valley-resort/historical-snowfall.html?&v=list#view

Their data shows that CV got 13” in Dec 2016 bring the total to 72”. Again, not sure where the data comes from. The big problem this year is that as soon it snows, it gets warm and melts. A truly sucky year, regardless of the how much we got.

http://www.onthesnow.com/ssaa/canaan-valley-resort/historical-snowfall.html?&y=2016&v=list#view

Thus link has data from 1944 to 1996….not sure where the gauge is?? Interesting never the less.

http://www.wrcc.dri.edu/cgi-bin/cliMAIN.pl?wv1393

23 days ago

Not sure I trust the onthesnow numbers. I know there have been times when I have looked up snowfall that I know occured on a given date, and found 0 reported.

23 days ago

Best snow numbers for Canaan Valley available.

http://data.canaanmtnsnow.com

23 days ago

Thanks for the link. I see the measurements are taken at elevation 3700+/-. Thus the higher elevations could get even more.

I don’t know where the On the Snow numbers come from? I am sure it varies alot based on location.

 Let’s bring back 2010/11 —-268 inches!  Amazing year.

22 days ago

snowsmith wrote:

Thanks for the link. I see the measurements are taken at elevation 3700+/-. Thus the higher elevations could get even more.

I don’t know where the On the Snow numbers come from? I am sure it varies alot based on location.

 Let’s bring back 2010/11 —-268 inches!  Amazing year.

My Dogs needed Snorkles on their walks (more like Porpoise’ing )..that year… Canaan’s main lift sits at 3500’ on up to 4268 so Elevation is the bonus with the bottom of the lift 500 feet higher than the top of wisp but the latitude is still hard to overcome at times.. Snowshoe Measures from 4800’ …Weiss Knob up at 4500 just above the Canaan top lift and surrounding Nat Nordic is the real deal….probably averaging just shy of 200 inches a year…Mount Porte Crayon just to the South of Canaan at almost 4800’ gets 200+ a year for sure…I see it snow and cloud covered all day many times when the Valley just has light puffy clouds cruisin by..
22 days ago

Yes, my poor Jack Russels, Leo and Barney, would disappear. I remember one Friday night pulling up to my house only to find my front door and windows were buried. I waded up to the house wearing my office clothing, in chest deep snow only to find that my snow shovel had been stolen😡. We received 25” of snow that weekend. I could not see out of my first floor windows. The snow plows ran out of places to pile the stuff. The last 2 years have sucked. I’m off to Killington tomorrow and I am hoping for some good conditions. And a encore for 2010/2011.

22 days ago

This looks like retired meteorologist Dave Lesher’s site!  

20 days ago

starting next friday and then overnight saturday into sunday is starting to look interesting for maybe the Grand finale for Canaans lift serviced skiing…I just took a look at the latest GFS…thats all im looking at.but it seems to be trending snowier from previous model runs…hope it pans out and some of uall will be grinning ear to ear next weekend!…

20 days ago

month late too many dollars short?….

Friday03/1038 | 19 °F

snow.svgFriday 60% Precip. / ~ 1 in

Rain and snow showers in the morning transitioning to snow showers for the afternoon. Temps nearly steady in the mid to upper 30s. Winds W at 5 to 10 mph. Chance of precip 60%. Snowfall around one inch.

nt_partlycloudy.svgFriday Night 20% Precip. / 0 in

Cloudy skies early, then partly cloudy after midnight. Low 19F. Winds NW at 5 to 10 mph.

Saturday03/1132 | 24 °F

snow.svgSaturday 60% Precip. / 1-3 in

Partly cloudy skies during the morning hours will give way to occasional snow showers in the afternoon. High 32F. Winds NE at 5 to 10 mph. Chance of snow 60%. 1 to 3 inches of snow expected.

nt_snow.svgSaturday Night 60% Precip. / 1-3 in

Variably cloudy with snow showers. Low 24F. Winds ESE at 5 to 10 mph. Chance of snow 60%. 1 to 3 inches of snow expected.

Sunday03/1232 | 18 °F

snow.svgSunday 60% Precip. / 1-3 in

Snow showers. High 32F. Winds W at 5 to 10 mph. Chance of snow 60%. Snow accumulating 1 to 3 inches.

nt_partlycloudy.svgSunday Night 20% Precip. / 0 in

Cloudy skies early, followed by partial clearing. Low 18F. Winds WNW at 5 to 10 mph.

Monday03/1334 | 27 °F

partlycloudy.svgMonday 20% Precip. / 0 in

Cloudy early with partial sunshine expected late. High 34F. Winds SSW at 5 to 10 mph.

nt_sleet.svgMonday Night 30% Precip. / < 1 in

A few snow showers early will give way to a mix of wintry precipitation overnight. Low 27F. Winds S at 5 to 10 mph. Chance of precip 30%.

Tuesday03/1439 | 22 °F

sleet.svgTuesday 60% Precip. / < 1 in

Rain, freezing on some surfaces in the morning. Then showers of rain and wet snow in the afternoon. High 39F. Winds SW at 10 to 15 mph. Chance of precip 60%.

nt_snow.svgTuesday Night 60% Precip. / 1-3 in

Snow showers. Low 22F. Winds W at 10 to 15 mph. Chance of snow 60%. 1 to 3 inches of snow expected.

Wednesday03/1535 | 24 °F

snow.svgWednesday 60% Precip. / < 1 in

Mainly cloudy with snow showers around in the morning. High around 35F. Winds WNW at 10 to 20 mph. Chance of snow 60%. Snow accumulations less than one inch.

nt_snow.svgWednesday Night 60% Precip. / 1-3 in

Variably cloudy with snow showers. Low 24F. Winds W at 10 to 15 mph. Chance of snow 60%. 1 to 3 inches of snow expected.

20 days ago

From Bob Leffler this morning:

Early Peek at Next Weekend: Unsettled and cold with the possibility of a major winter storm developing on the heels of the departing Friday disturbance.  Significant rain or snow is possible.  This system bears close watching and has the potential to deliver the largest snowstorm of the winter but it’s way-too-early to get excited with it being 5 plus days out.  The potential storm could disappear with the next computer model run”

 

 

fishnski wrote:

starting next friday and then overnight saturday into sunday is starting to look interesting for maybe the Grand finale for Canaans lift serviced skiing…I just took a look at the latest GFS…thats all im looking at.but it seems to be trending snowier from previous model runs…hope it pans out and some of uall will be grinning ear to ear next weekend!…

 

20 days ago

wxrisk.com is jumping on the band wagon.  I hope he’s right.

One final trip to SS this weekend
 

20 days ago

It is likely that I will not be able to ski this weekend, so an epic snowstorm is all but guaranteed.

10 days ago

NEW SNOW: 3” (15” 3 days)

Last Snowfall: 6” 3/15

4000’ stake: 12 * 4300’ stake: 14”

SEASON SNOW SO FAR: 122” 

Not too shabby for march 16th……and it ain’t over till the Fat lady in the tight Ski pants sings!

yesterday

 

we ended at a meek 125”, a little better than 2011-2012 winter with 117”.  The following 2012-13 winter was record breaking snowfall for feb/march, so we hold out hope and get excited for next year as we always do!  

At least this one ended with a bang and gave us powder days to end the trauma! :)

 

2 hours ago

Nice photos Chaga.  That is a double black diamond dog!

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