Upslope effect
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wgo
March 12, 2007
Member since 02/10/2004 🔗
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Found this nice article via a link from the Whitegrass website:

http://www.roanoke.com/weather/wb/wb/xp-88513

For many of the people here this is probably stuff you already know, but I thought it was a nice article to give to people who just don't believe that we get any snow in the midA!
skier219
March 12, 2007
Member since 01/8/2005 🔗
1,318 posts
Thanks for the link -- nice read.
skiTLINE
March 13, 2007
Member since 12/15/2004 🔗
230 posts
That was interesting....Thanks
crunchy
March 13, 2007
Member since 02/22/2007 🔗
596 posts
nice info. Obviously the weather is affected by geography, but thats about as much as I know cool to read more details why the Allegany front gets dumped on when the other side of it gets next to nothing. All resorts on the Allegany front enjoy tons of freshies because of it, and horde all the snow from coming east it seems. wisp, tl/cv, blue knob, 7S all seem to get about equal amounts of snowfall since they are on the front. altho seems like TL/CV get a little more with a 160" annual average! Thats pretty damn amazing for something thats only 3hrs from northern va!
fishnski
March 13, 2007
Member since 03/27/2005 🔗
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CrunchHOPPER U are a velly Good student....U have woken up to the smell of powder!...Now Go out & find the Big Mtn in The WV Alpps with all the pow pow...U report back to the Masta & to the DC ski People & tell us of your venture...Be Strong & remember there are many Disbelievers at dcski...you will have to fight some of them ....but you have learned well...you will be Victorious!
Mountain Masher
March 14, 2007
Member since 03/13/2004 🔗
541 posts
Correction: Blue Knob is NOT on the "Allegany" (sic) Front. Blue Knob sets well to the East of the Allegheny Front, which is why it receives significantly less snowfall than the ski areas along the Allegheny Front.
tromano
March 14, 2007
Member since 12/19/2002 🔗
998 posts
BK is on the same ridge and is the highest point on that ridge and the second highest point in the state. BK is clearly visible from the "subcontinental divide" which is at about 2600ft on Rt64 (about 3-4 miles west of blue knob) or whatever it is. Since it is so high it still receives benefit from the upslope effect. Look how much more snow is on the ground at BK compared to the mountains on the other side of I99.
crunchy
March 14, 2007
Member since 02/22/2007 🔗
596 posts
Quote:

Correction: Blue Knob is NOT on the "Allegany" (sic) Front. Blue Knob sets well to the East of the Allegheny Front, which is why it receives significantly less snowfall than the ski areas along the Allegheny Front.




Oh? well when the heck did they move Blue Knob then?!

read the last paragraphs...

http://www.dcnr.state.pa.us/topogeo/map13/13alfs.aspx
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