Snow!
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Murphy
November 9, 2005
Member since 09/13/2004
618 posts
Anybody notice that there's snow in tomorrow forecast for WV mountains? Here's Snowshoes forecast:

Quote:

Thursday: A chance of snow showers. Mostly cloudy, with a high near 31. Blustery, with a northwest wind between 20 and 22 mph, with gusts as high as 34 mph. Chance of precipitation is 40%. New snow accumulation of around an inch possible.




ps For the weather fanatics, the NWS has updated their clickable weather forecast map. You can click almost anywhere and get a forecast for that specific location and elevation. They have separate forecasts for base, mid mountain and the peak of Snowshoe! That's pretty cool.
Roger Z
November 9, 2005
Member since 01/16/2004
2,181 posts
What's even cooler is that the NWS has realized the awesome power of Moonshine Mountain and put Buckhorn on the map. Apparently we have a fan over there.
langleyskier
November 10, 2005
Member since 12/7/2004
824 posts
I know there is about a 90% chance the forecast is wrong or off (taking into consideration accuweather's history of poor extended forecasts) but i cant help being at least little excited that rain/snow is predicted for the DC area (northern VA) on november 18!!!!!!!!!

SNOW
ScotS244
November 10, 2005
Member since 01/29/2004
122 posts
Accuweather has to be the worst for extended forecasts. I like to go with NOAA.
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jb714
November 10, 2005
Member since 03/4/2003
294 posts
There was a dusting showing up on the 7 Springs webcams at 10:00ish this am, but it's above freezing so it seems to be melting as soon as the snow shower passes.
Roger Z
November 10, 2005
Member since 01/16/2004
2,181 posts
They are indeed the worst, but at least they're nice enough to predict ice and snow a lot. Think of it as the "976" number for snow-starved people. "oooooh, I've got a nice, big, SNOWSTORM in your future, big boy."
fishnski
November 11, 2005
Member since 03/27/2005
3,530 posts
I don't use the long term F-cast for snow/rain events.I just use them to spot the cold or warm trends.It looks like the perfect setup for T-giving this year...This 1st cold front that we have right now will allow the snowmakers to test the equipment & then the long term cold blast begins wed nite(the 16th of Nov) Throw in a chance storm..Maybe some lake effect & Happy Frosty Turkey day!Snowshoe,Canaan Vly,Wisp,7Springs & the Pocconos?..Who opens early in the pocconos?
Snowmakers
November 11, 2005
Member since 11/23/2004
222 posts
I dunno but cataloochee,nc plans to open TOMORROW!
fishnski
November 12, 2005
Member since 03/27/2005
3,530 posts
They might be opening but it won't be for skiing..How could they?!!? Anyway,all the long range F-Casts are looking colder & whiter!!Odds are increasing for T-giving...Think snow!
Snowmakers
November 12, 2005
Member since 11/23/2004
222 posts
Quote:

They might be opening but it won't be for skiing..How could they?!!? Anyway,all the long range F-Casts are looking colder & whiter!!Odds are increasing for T-giving...Think snow!





They didnt. Oh well, they gave it a go...
fishnski
November 16, 2005
Member since 03/27/2005
3,530 posts
& here it is,Nov 16th & VOILA! Precip will turn to all snow after 3pm above 3000'! Temps will be in the teens & 20's at nite as far as the eye can see.No major storms F-casted but 1 to 4" bursts of snow with each new front wil keep things frosty! The long term F-casts def had this cold wave pegged.
fishnski
November 16, 2005
Member since 03/27/2005
3,530 posts
Quote:

I don't use the long term F-cast for snow/rain events.I just use them to spot the cold or warm trends.It looks like the perfect setup for T-giving this year... the long term cold blast begins wed nite(the 16th of Nov) Throw in a chance storm..Maybe some lake effect & Happy Frosty Turkey day!


11/10/05
Roger Z
November 16, 2005
Member since 01/16/2004
2,181 posts
Inaccuweather is right once a year... they were right last year in October about a coming cold front. They do this to keep people hanging on in desperate hope for the other 23 15 day forecasts each year that are completely wrong.
jimboc
November 16, 2005
Member since 03/30/2004
259 posts
Is it me or is this cold front taking much longer to move through than the originally (and lately) forecasted - jeeshh - im wearing shorts this morning and had the windows open all nite
therusty
November 16, 2005
Member since 01/17/2005
422 posts
I saw some flakes mixed in with the rain here in Ashburn, VA today!
kwillg6
November 17, 2005
Member since 01/18/2005
2,020 posts
I use the old addage of when a strong cold front blows through from the NW, the lake effect/enhanced snows will come to the highlands. The stronger the front, the more snow. It has never failed!
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