Getting accurate weather information
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Denis - DCSki Supporter 
March 16, 2007
Member since 07/12/2004 🔗
2,328 posts
My favorite Doppler radar site,
http://www.intellicast.com/IcastPage/Loa...mp;prodnav=none
has been showing a tongue of snow in a sea of green (rain) all day. It is located to the east of Canaan Valley along the VA/WV border, which means it is east of the highest range of mtns. I don't understand this; why would it be colder over a lower range that is closer to the ocean? Also, this NWS forecast,
http://www.erh.noaa.gov/forecast/MapClick.php?CityName=Davis&state=WV&site=PBZ
has been showing the temp. at Elkins hanging at 37-38 deg. all day, in fact it was 40 at 11 PM last night.

Were it not for Chip's report,
http://www.whitegrass.com/report.html
and the Sods webcam on Canaan Heights,
http://www.fsvisimages.com/images/photos-large/doso1large.jpg
I would be very distressed.

I don't know of any better sources. Accuweather, in my experience, overpredicts cold and snow.
GaryEsq
March 16, 2007
Member since 12/20/2005 🔗
54 posts
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My favorite Doppler radar site,
http://www.intellicast.com/IcastPage/Loa...mp;prodnav=none
has been showing a tongue of snow in a sea of green (rain) all day. It is located to the east of Canaan Valley along the VA/WV border, which means it is east of the highest range of mtns. I don't understand this; why would it be colder over a lower range that is closer to the ocean? Also, this NWS forecast,
http://www.erh.noaa.gov/forecast/MapClick.php?CityName=Davis&state=WV&site=PBZ
has been showing the temp. at Elkins hanging at 37-38 deg. all day, in fact it was 40 at 11 PM last night.

Were it not for Chip's report,
http://www.whitegrass.com/report.html
and the Sods webcam on Canaan Heights,
http://www.fsvisimages.com/images/photos-large/doso1large.jpg
I would be very distressed.

I don't know of any better sources. Accuweather, in my experience, overpredicts cold and snow.




I have a weather blog that covers Wisp and DCL...I try to update it as much as I am able.

www.DCLakeBlog.com
jimmy
March 16, 2007
Member since 03/5/2004 🔗
2,650 posts
Denis from the look of tline and wg webcams it is time for me to leave. See u Saturday!
crunchy
March 16, 2007
Member since 02/22/2007 🔗
596 posts
well, dont forget canaan valley area is a weather anomaly. just assume its snowing if there is a chance heck, afterall, the # to tline is: 1-800-SNOWING for a reason
skier219
March 17, 2007
Member since 01/8/2005 🔗
1,318 posts
Denis, if you have a Mac with OS X, I can let you try some weather software I wrote. It allows a bit more customization of weather info than commercial/gov websites, and can do point forecasts based on lat/lon (it's aware of elevation). It works well for planning skiing.

Craig

Ski and Tell

Speak truth to powder.

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