Weekend rain for T-line!!!!!
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Kris
March 16, 2005
Member since 03/15/2005
248 posts
I hate to be the bearer of bad news but it looks like T-line might have a few rain showers on sat and sun for the luau, highs in the mid 40's. This weather is making our group of 23 dwindle down to under 15. Might go to under 10 before its all said and done. Im ready for warm weather, but i wish it would wait a few more weekends.
jimboc
March 16, 2005
Member since 03/30/2004
259 posts
never underestimate that part of west virginia ability to have snow when everywhere else is rain.....you just never know;)
Murphy
March 16, 2005
Member since 09/13/2004
618 posts
Quote:

never underestimate that part of west virginia ability to have snow when everywhere else is rain.....you just never know;)




yep. Forecast in the mid-40's for Elkis means lower to mid-30's in Canaan. Could be missing out on 1/2 a foot of snow if you don't go.
langleyskier
March 16, 2005
Member since 12/7/2004
824 posts
I have been to canaan every year this time of year for the past 11 years (except this year) and half the time we have had rain predicted then it starts out as a little rain then all of a sudden it has snowed a foot! Gotta love the WV highlands!

For me it looks like i am going to take advantage of the free lift tickets with a snow blast card at whitetail on saturday and sunday...a little rain wont hamper a FREE day of skiing!!!!!!
Kris
March 17, 2005
Member since 03/15/2005
248 posts
I was looking at the actual ski forecast for timberline. I know it is not real accurate but it says 44 for a high and 36 for a low. rain in the evening, which is a good thing because it will be a lot cooler in the evening. hopefully mother nature will grant us one last blast of winter here in wv.
johnfmh - DCSki Columnist
March 17, 2005
Member since 07/18/2001
1,914 posts
I've been looking at the weather closely as well. The NOAA forecast for Sunday is a bit more encouraging:

http://www.srh.noaa.gov/data/forecasts/WVZ041.php?warncounty=WVC093&city=Davis
Murphy
March 17, 2005
Member since 09/13/2004
618 posts
Check out this weather station. While it's 32 in Elkins and Davis right now, it's 24 in Canaan. http://www.wunderground.com/weatherstation/WXDailyHistory.asp?ID=KWVCANAA1

The difference is usually greater. Be careful when you see a forecast that says it's for Canaan. Most are for Elkins and don't properly account for Canaans climate difference.
snowcone
March 17, 2005
Member since 09/27/2002
589 posts
Same situation on temperature applies for Snowshoe. Elkins is at 2000 ft while Snowshoe is close to 5000. So for difference in altitude from Elkins subtract approx 3.5F for each 1000 feet. Example: if temperature at Elkins is 35F, the temperature at SS would be around 25F; enough to turn rain into snow!
kwillg6
March 17, 2005
Member since 01/18/2005
2,020 posts
I agree with the temp/ snow rain difference. Remember last April's big one on closing day? Once out of the valley it was pretty much just wet and a lot warmer. Since this moisture is arriving from the west, elevation will have a lot to do in determining white or wet. Pray that there is no inversion which tends to negate the elevation factor.
bawalker
March 17, 2005
Member since 12/1/2003
1,547 posts
Ok if we get another artic blast of snow this weekend, we are officially holding a snowy laiu at Johns... btw did someone invite him?
Kris
March 18, 2005
Member since 03/15/2005
248 posts
Update on the T-line weather tomm...
Mid 40's, maybe a small shower around 3 or 4 then maybe a mix or a few snow showers. All my group cancelled on me..looks like im gonna have to bite the bullet and pay full prince this time.
Lietmotiv
March 20, 2005
Member since 12/31/2001
113 posts
I am at Timberline now. I think this was one of the best weekends I've been up here. The rain held off till sunday and the temps are in the low 30s today. It was snowing a litle and it was a tad bit icy but the lack of crowds today made even today a blast! The fear of rain kept people away and all the diehards benefitted!
jimboc
March 20, 2005
Member since 03/30/2004
259 posts
just got back from wisp and there $7 lift tickets.....absolutely empty - not much rain and at about 10:00 started to snow lightly......
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