WV Alpps Lake & Upslope Blast!
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fishnski
December 31, 2009
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After Canaan/Snowshoe get a few inches of Sleet/Snow from this next storm & it wraps around..Watch out... & be careful up there Fri Nite & Sat with the Snow & blowin snow!...Then watch the energizer Lake Effect NW Flow snow bunny keep bringin it all week!..With the cold temps on the east coast this week might be time for Folks like Dennis to migrate back South...I just did..BRRrrrrrRRRRrrr!
David
December 31, 2009
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I'm heading back down to the Burg on Saturday. Trying to plant a bug in the wife's ear about going to the Shoe on Sunday. Don't know if it's going to happen. We've got an apartment FULL of stuff that needs put away and cleaned up. I can still hope can't I???
hockeydave
December 31, 2009
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The NWS has issued a winter storm watch for the Laurel Highlands. Predicting up to 12" by the end of the day Sunday
curih
January 1, 2010
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It's snowing steadily in Canaan Valley now. Probably 3 inches so far. Could have been a lot more if the whole first part yesterday hadn't been rain.
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David
January 1, 2010
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Curih, enjoy this weekend in the Valley. It is starting to look like it's going to be a pretty good one. I sure wish I could make it up that way.

Be sure to bundle up!
fishnski
January 1, 2010
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http://forecast.weather.gov/MapClick.php...79.9957&e=0
Thats what I call a Full House!...Enjoy your WV Alpps in all its Glory Curih!!..My renters are having Sat Tv problems up there...Sweep the Dish!!!...Its On..
curih
January 2, 2010
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It's nice. Canaan Valley was boot deep on the sides of the trails today. But bitterly cold. We never managed more than 3 runs without going inside and quit around 2:30 when the wife's nose turned white.

I'm questioning whether I can get home tomorrow. My "all-season" tires aren't quite cutting it here. Already got stuck near our rental once. Made it to the mountain ok, but a lot of 32 wasn't down to pavement and I'm not sure I want to do another 50 miles of that to get back to the interstate.
jonjon1
January 2, 2010
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You need to go 93 east to 42 North outside of Davis to Mt. Storm. Then take Rt. 50 down the mountain. Gets you out of the snow much quicker. Then just take 220 from Keyser to Cumberland to get on 68.

If you take 219 through Garrett County you will be in the snow forever.
curih
January 2, 2010
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177 posts
Thanks, I'll try that. Google sent me a similar way on the way in (but down 93 bypassing Mt Storm). I was about to try 219 since it's 15 miles shorter to the interstate, but I'm glad you warned me.
KeithT
January 2, 2010
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Jon Jon's advice is sage. Get off the Front as fast as possible, 219 will just keep you in the weather longer. I made this mistake many times during my first year off college. As I have said before on other threads, many times I left Elkins when it was raging to see blue sky or the stars by Petersburg or Scheer depending on the route.
SCWVA
January 2, 2010
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Originally Posted By: KeithT
Jon Jon's advice is sage. Get off the Front as fast as possible, 219 will just keep you in the weather longer. I made this mistake many times during my first year off college. As I have said before on other threads, many times I left Elkins when it was raging to see blue sky or the stars by Petersburg or Scheer depending on the route.


Just got back from the Valley. Heading back to VA by the southern route, there was basically no new snow beyond Seneca Rocks. The storm is raging up in the higher elevations. It was beautiful out there today.
curih
January 3, 2010
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Well, it was a tough decision and I hate to do it. But we're going to take advantage of the break in the weather this morning and bail before it picks up again this afternoon.
Tucker
January 3, 2010
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Don't do it...conditions here are as good as they get...if I were you I would stay atleast till february...
fishnski
January 3, 2010
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I always drop down 93 as fast as posible to Scherr..If you bear left on 42 to 50 you are up on the front longer. Once down at Scherr you are 1500' below the WV "Wild & wunderful & Knarly Outback" & 93 continues to 50 in a straight line...

PS..5 below 0 actual up at Canaan Hgts at 10 AM..9 mph wind out of the NW..Toasty crazy
fishnski
January 4, 2010
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Originally Posted By: Tucker
Don't do it...conditions here are as good as they get...if I were you I would stay atleast till february...

Harassing the DC weather Folk back in the Day when all they ever mentioned in any Mountain F-Cast was "Flurries in Garrett Co"...I'd call em up & chant..TUCKER..TUCKER.. TUCKER COUNTY..Now Get back on the Air & tell DC that its Its DUMPING!...Another Foot+ early this week?..More end of week into next weekend?...02/03?..95/96?...
Denis - DCSki Supporter
January 4, 2010
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I never take 93 if it is snowing. It turns into a white out arctic wasteland in about 15 minutes once it starts snowing. There is always wind and it always snows sideways up there. In 2001 I rolled a Jeep off 93 into the woods and ended up upside down and crushed against a tree. I crawled out and thumbed a ride into Davis where an ambulance took me to Oakland Hospital for overnight observation. The only lasting injury is a broken finger that didn't heal quite right. I am lucky to be alive. If it is snowing I take 68 and 219. It's long from N VA but never steep and never subject to white out where you can't see the road. 90% of the time I take Corr H/55 to Harman then 32N.
jonjon1
January 4, 2010
Member since 09/11/2006 🔗
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Glad you made it Denis -- scary story.

But it sounded like you described my daily drive when I'm between Silver Lake and Oakland on 219. Sideways snow and drifting.

I think one big differnce is that you feel totally isolated on 93 and having an accident like you did up there must have really scared the #$@@& out of you. I don't blame you if you never take 93 again.
fishnski
January 4, 2010
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http://wxcaster4.com/nam/CONUS_ETA212_SFC_ACCUMSNOWFALL-KUCHERA_84HR.gif
Just going by this map it looks like WV is leading the US in snowfall for the next few days!..About 3 inches today (7 am till 8 pm..Canaan) with more tonite Ect..Ect...
Abe
January 5, 2010
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It looks like some more interesting weather could be heading towards the WV highlands this weekend. Here's a link to a blog post about the potential storm:

http://www.wsaz.com/blogs/chrisbaileysblog/80684057.html
David
January 5, 2010
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Nice!

On another note, I'm going to be at the Shoe in the AM tomorrow. Anyone plan on being up that way?
fishnski
January 5, 2010
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Lets see... The Alpps Woke up to 5 new inches this morn..can't count how much has fallen in the last 10 days..as of 7pm this eve another 4 inches has fallen today(thats 9!) will continue all nite tonight..end of week blast still on the way!!...Can anyone imagine a modern ski area up at MPC with 2000' vert & all that terrain buried with Alpp light powder???? sick cry
CKed all the reports out west..O..nada...(preemtive dig while we are the powder kings here before The Westies get wind of a 30 inch dump out there & they go GEW-GEW..GAGA )
David
January 6, 2010
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Pow was deep at the Shoe this morning. Will report a little more later. smile smile smile smile smile
fishnski
January 6, 2010
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Hurry up with it would ya David..I am looking f-ward to the picks!...another 9 or 10 inches has fallen since my last post on this thread..grand finale Dump still to come!!!
Abe
January 7, 2010
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Anyone want to wager a guess on snow accumulation in Canaan Valley now through the weekend?

I'm thinking 12" ???
Kris
January 7, 2010
Member since 03/15/2005 🔗
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If you look HERE , You will see that on top of Canaan Mtn, there is now 26 inches on the ground. But that doesnt make sense to me because yesterday morning there was 24, and they got 5 inches over night. But his measurement says 26.

Another 10-12 tonight thru sunday is my guess.
kwillg6
January 7, 2010
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Gotta consider the snow ratio. The dryer the snow the more there is. However, the dryer it is the more apt it is to evaporate.
jonjon1
January 7, 2010
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186 posts
Compaction is really the issue with this fluffy snow.

Think about it. You have 5 fluffy inches on the ground, then you get another 5 inches on top of that -- what happens to the first five inches with the weight of the new five inches? Yep, it gets squished!

Even without new snow on top of fluffy snow, it gradually compacts. This effect is much less with lowland wet snow that most of us are accustomed to in our back yards.
fishnski
January 7, 2010
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Even out west if you don't get to the Powder when its fresh you can end up with what is left over...Mashed Potatoes!..Thats when its time to be groomed.
The Grand finale to this "Alpps blast" start yet Jonjon??..looks like it on the radar..

Canaan hgts obs say it started at 530..1 inch down..How much more to go?
David
January 7, 2010
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Andy, here in Lewisburg we are getting NUKED. It seems a lot wetter than what we've been getting (its 26 degrees right now), but still isn't what I would call "wet" snow. It sure is slick. I hope the Toyota can make it up the mountain in the morning. Can't afford to miss even more class. And did I mention, I'm spending the weekend at the Greenbrier???
fishnski
January 8, 2010
Member since 03/27/2005 🔗
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Originally Posted By: David
Andy, here in Lewisburg we are getting NUKED. It seems a lot wetter than what we've been getting (its 26 degrees right now, And did I mention, I'm spending the weekend at the Greenbrier???

YEHHHH...You got that weekend job Bussing Tables at the Brier!!..Wray to go!! laugh
Got another 6 inches at Canaan & 7springs over night...its back down to 5 degrees so its backside powder time now for a couple of days!...CK out the Video on the 7springs website(More snow than anywhere in the country!)..At the end she asks what we are waiting for?...FOR MY FAMILY GET TOGETHER on the 22nd IN THE RAIN PROBABLY sick cry
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jonjon1
January 8, 2010
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Over 6" with more upslope to come.

Gonna crack 100" today!
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