Is winter about to return?
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Abe
January 7, 2009
Member since 11/14/2008 🔗
366 posts
Well, after I was about ready to lose all hope for winter here in the mid-atlantic it looks like we may actually get a few inches of the white stuff over in the WV highlands and at least a few days of colder temps.

Let hope it sticks around for a while!
David
January 7, 2009
Member since 06/28/2004 🔗
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Looking like a nice little weekend taking shape. Glad I'll be out of NYC tomorrow morning.... Anyone going to be in the Valley this weekend??

Davis, WV
fishnski
January 7, 2009
Member since 03/27/2005 🔗
3,530 posts
I'm the Rodney Dangerfield of No pay F-casters...I tried to tell you all many days ago (weather thread) that I put in an order to the old Man (Winter) for a return to Winter starting Today which should Hopefully last 2 to 3 weeks...the order is starting off right & I'm keeping my fingers X'ed that I'm going to get my "Prayers worth"!...

You should be working on your 1st Patient David...The Thread you started!..Looks like there are some Ill folks on it right now!
snowsmith - DCSki Supporter
January 7, 2009
Member since 03/15/2004 🔗
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Speaking of Rodney Dangerfield, and he was awesomely funny, I remember one of his jokes...I can't do it any justice here, but you have to visualize him doing it..." Yeah, I was an ugly baby. In fact, I was so ugly, that when I was born, the doctor slapped my mother"..."I get no respect"...
Now about that weather...lookin good for a few weeks according to long range forcasts.
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Abe
January 7, 2009
Member since 11/14/2008 🔗
366 posts
It looks like Herb the Skiing Weatherman would agree that the next two to three weeks will be below normal temp wise. Unfortunately, it sounds like warm weather will be returning to bring in February... gotta get it while we can!
jonjon1
January 7, 2009
Member since 09/11/2006 🔗
186 posts
Snow is back!! A few inches already with it coming down hard. Looks like we may be extremely cold middle to late next week also.
fishnski
January 8, 2009
Member since 03/27/2005 🔗
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6 inches up at the WV areas (as of 7am) & about 3 for the SW PA spots so far & still counting...Keep fingers X'ed for weekend event to be mostly frozen...could be a little wet further south sat morn till the cold air wraps back in.
Abe
January 8, 2009
Member since 11/14/2008 🔗
366 posts
Let's hope Accuweather is right with their forecast of up to 8" of snow this weekend for WV!

jonjon1
January 8, 2009
Member since 09/11/2006 🔗
186 posts
The squalls must have been aimed just right at Davis -- I just measured 8" on the ground here.
Jeremy
January 8, 2009
Member since 12/7/2004 🔗
68 posts
I have a long weekend trip planned for WISP on the 29th of Jan. It looks like next week and the week after will really max the place out on trails and snow conditions. I hope any thaw can wait until Feb though so we have good conditions for our trip. (Seems like I'm down to one longer ski trip a year now instead of many small ones and a longer one)
fishnski
January 8, 2009
Member since 03/27/2005 🔗
3,530 posts
I was really surprised to see that map from Accu this morn...that is the very most optimistic f-cast out there. I would think that you would have to have that strip of snow that goes from western North Dakota down to PA move set up a little further south for us (SS to 7springs)) to get that amount. I'm watching the radar begin to show this setup starting & am hoping to see a shift south otherwise we will be in the soup till later in the day Sat when it changes to snow.

Canaan has beat the f-cast before....come on Magic land!... I'm hoping to ski the aft session sat in snow!..def be light snow for the night skiers...
skier219
January 8, 2009
Member since 01/8/2005 🔗
1,318 posts
Yeah, I'm seeing rain/snow/mix for Saturday at the moment, about an inch of glop.

Tonight should bring another 2-3", so tomorrow's skiing should be great.

Snow showers all next week, so lets hope it amounts to something.
gizmosnow
January 8, 2009
Member since 10/6/2005 🔗
269 posts
At HV today (Thurs) and it's been snowing non-stop --- several inches of fresh powder have already fallen. M18's have been going non-stop as well. Skiing today was sometimes challenging with the cold weather, snowblowers and variable conditions but it should be great come tomorrow and this weekend.
fishnski
January 8, 2009
Member since 03/27/2005 🔗
3,530 posts
Canaan hts just cked in with a storm total (so far) of a shy short of 10 inches..not too Shabby!
jonjon1
January 8, 2009
Member since 09/11/2006 🔗
186 posts
Yep -- 10 inches and snowing as hard as it has all day!
lbotta - DCSki Supporter
January 8, 2009
Member since 10/18/1999 🔗
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It's 2110 hours at Snowshoe. Arrived about three hours ago. Temperature is 10 degrees F and dropping. Snowing and snowing. Powder day tomorrow.
fishnski
January 8, 2009
Member since 03/27/2005 🔗
3,530 posts
Must be nice!...You didn't leave a trail of Bambi carcassas all the way up Snowshoe dr this time..did ya? shocked grin
lbotta - DCSki Supporter
January 8, 2009
Member since 10/18/1999 🔗
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No, Bambis were all hiding with the cold and the snow... And celebrating Obama smile Actually didn't even see one lonely deer on the road.
PaulR
January 8, 2009
Member since 02/10/2006 🔗
34 posts
What is the weather supposed to be like this weekend at the 'Shoe? I was thinking about going up Friday-Sunday...

-Paul
lbotta - DCSki Supporter
January 9, 2009
Member since 10/18/1999 🔗
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Right now at 0715 at top of Snowshoe mountain it is is a brisk 8 degrees F, about 5 inches of snow on the ground. Forecast is warming up into the 20s with snow. Yaw'll come over!
fishnski
January 9, 2009
Member since 03/27/2005 🔗
3,530 posts
Snowshoe cks in with another 5 overnite to give them a storm total of 11...Canaan Hts cks in with 13.4 smile laugh...& 7 springs gets 7 out of this storm.
7springs will do better with the next system being further north....
Abe
January 9, 2009
Member since 11/14/2008 🔗
366 posts
Man... these five day work weeks really KILL me. Looks like I'm gonna miss the good stuff by one lousy day.

Do you guys think Whitetail would be far enough north to stay mainly snow tomorrow - or should I head further up in PA?
fishnski
January 9, 2009
Member since 03/27/2005 🔗
3,530 posts
Originally Posted By: lbotta
Yaw'll come over!


Its Y'all...you friggin Yankee Yankero! laugh

Abe, you feel like driving up to blueknob??..Elk??..Warm air & a mix will work into Whitetail...just an uneducated guess..
PaulR
January 9, 2009
Member since 02/10/2006 🔗
34 posts
So is a storm going to hit snowshoe this weekend? Will it be snow or rain?

-Paul
Abe
January 9, 2009
Member since 11/14/2008 🔗
366 posts
Hm... yes... I was also considering Blue Knob as well. My only reservation about them was their lower trail count (and an additional hour of driving).

Does Blue Knob get very busy on the weekends?
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