Sapphire Valley Ski Area ↑44° ↓35° Forecast:   3" Base:   0"
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Today's Forecast
↑44° ↓35°
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  • Dewpoint↓38° / ↑36°
  • Humidity↓88% / ↑95%
  • Regional Forecasted Snow3"
  • Regional Snow Depth0"
Cloudy throughout the day. Chance of rain after daylight and then rain in the afternoon, rain and snow in the evening.
Snowfall forecasted to be a dusting in the afternoon followed by another 3 to 5 inches later into the evening.
Potential Precip: 0.63 to 3.15 inches
Winds E 8 to 17 mph through the morning becoming E 18 to 30 mph in the afternoon, evening with gusts up to 38 mph. Expected wind chill to be 19 to 37 degrees throughout the day.
Daily Freezing Level In Feet
Thursday the 15th
↑37° ↓31°
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  • Dewpoint↓33° / ↑27°
  • Humidity↓77% / ↑98%
  • Regional Forecasted Snow1"
  • Regional Snow Depth0"
Overcast becoming mostly cloudy through the morning, and then mostly cloudy becoming clear into the evening. Chance of rain and snow after daylight and then rain and snow in the afternoon, rain in the evening.
Snowfall expected to be a trace in the early morning followed by another trace before noon.
Potential Precip: 0.11 to 0.53 inches
Winds E 4 to 13 mph through the morning becoming NW 12 to 24 mph in the afternoon, evening with gusts up to 39 mph. Expected wind chill to be 13 to 29 degrees throughout the day.
Daily Freezing Level In Feet
Friday the 16th
↑50° ↓29°
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  • Dewpoint↓28° / ↑25°
  • Humidity↓44% / ↑77%
  • Regional Forecasted Snow0"
  • Regional Snow Depth0"
Clear becoming mostly cloudy through the morning, and then mostly cloudy through the afternoon and evening.
None expected throughout the day.
None expected.
Winds NW 7 to 16 mph through the morning shifting to variable at 3 to 10 mph in the afternoon, evening with gusts up to 20 mph. Expected wind chill to be 14 to 44 degrees throughout the day.
Daily Freezing Level In Feet
Saturday the 17th
↑50° ↓39°
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  • Dewpoint↓31° / ↑31°
  • Humidity↓45% / ↑72%
  • Regional Forecasted Snow0"
  • Regional Snow Depth0"
Partly cloudy becoming clear through the morning, and then partly cloudy becoming mostly cloudy into the evening.
No snow throughout the day.
No precipitation expected.
Winds variable at 1 to 8 mph through the morning becoming variable at 2 to 9 mph in the afternoon, evening with gusts up to 10 mph. Expected wind chill to be 37 to 44 degrees throughout the day.
Daily Freezing Level In Feet
Sunday the 18th
↑50° ↓40°
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  • Dewpoint↓34° / ↑33°
  • Humidity↓59% / ↑76%
  • Regional Forecasted Snow0"
  • Regional Snow Depth0"
Mostly cloudy through the morning, and then mostly cloudy becoming mostly clear with a few clouds into the evening.
No snow today.
No precipitation expected.
Winds variable at 2 to 9 mph through the morning shifting to variable at 1 to 8 mph in the afternoon, evening with gusts up to 11 mph. Expected wind chill to be 36 to 41 degrees throughout the day.
Daily Freezing Level In Feet
Monday the 19th
↑49° ↓40°
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  • Dewpoint↓33° / ↑33°
  • Humidity↓58% / ↑81%
  • Regional Forecasted Snow0"
  • Regional Snow Depth0"
Partly cloudy through the morning, and then mostly clear with a few clouds becoming partly cloudy into the evening.
None expected.
No precipitation expected.
Winds W 4 to 13 mph through the morning shifting to NW 7 to 16 mph in the afternoon, evening with gusts up to 20 mph. Expected wind chill to be 36 to 43 degrees throughout the day.
Daily Freezing Level In Feet
  • Last Update20 Feb @ 01:02
  • Snow Past 24 hrs0"
  • Snow Past 48 hrs0"
  • Season Total0"
  • Average Base Depth( Estimate ) 0"
  • Today's Snow Potential3"
Comments
None Reported
  • High Lift Elevation4800
  • Base Elevation4600
  • Vertical Drop200ft
  • Longest Trail1,100ft
  • Trails0 of 2
  • Lifts0 of 2
  • Acreage0 of 7 ( 0% )
Other Info
  • Additional ReportsNone Available
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Conditions
  • Humidity93%
  • Dewpoint41°
  • SustainedSE 7mph
  • GustingSE 0mph
  • Visibility10.00 miles
  • Snow DepthUnreported
Comments
Light Rain
Location
Jackson County Airport, NC
  • Elevation3,766ft
  • UpdatedNov 14 @ 04:14
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Location
  • City: Sapphire
  • State: North Carolina
  • Country: United States
October 31, 2018 - Western US Short and Long Range Weather Outlook
It's all in the video...

If you check our long range season outlook posted in September, we have it covered, snow happening as planned, and more to come as we expected, no surprises:



It's also helpful to stay updated via our forecasts for individual resorts, for the finer details.

Expanded Outlook

Wednesday
↑44° / ↓35°
iconWinds: E 8 to 17 mph, then E 18 to 30 mph
iconForecast Snow: 3"
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AM

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↑43° / ↓40°
Sky
Cloudy before noon. Chance of rain after daylight.
Snow
No snow in the morning hours.
Precipitation
Potential Precip: 0.31 to 1.53 inches
Winds
Morning winds E 8 to 17 mph with gusts up to 21 mph. Expected wind chill to be 29 to 37 degrees through the morning.

PM

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↑40° / ↓35°
Sky
Cloudy through the afternoon and evening. Chance of rain in the afternoon and then rain and snow in the evening.
Snow
Snowfall forecasted to be a trace in the afternoon followed by another 3 to 5 inches later into the evening.
Precipitation
Potential Precip: 0.33 to 1.63 inches
Winds
Afternoon winds E 18 to 30 mph with gusts up to 38 mph. Expected wind chill to be 19 to 29 degrees into the evening.
Hourly Temperatures at 3,162ft
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Thursday
↑37° / ↓31°
iconWinds: E 4 to 13 mph, then NW 12 to 24 mph
iconForecast Snow: 1"
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AM

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↑36° / ↓35°
Sky
Overcast becoming mostly cloudy through the morning. Chance of rain and snow after daylight.
Snow
Snowfall expected to be a trace in the early morning followed by another trace before noon.
Precipitation
Potential Precip: 0.11 to 0.53 inches
Winds
Morning winds E 4 to 13 mph with gusts up to 14 mph. Wind chill expected to be 17 to 29 degrees through the morning.

PM

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↑37° / ↓31°
Sky
Mostly cloudy becoming clear into the evening. Chance of rain and snow in the afternoon, rain in the evening.
Snow
Flurries possible.
Precipitation
Potential Precip: trace amount
Winds
Afternoon winds NW 12 to 24 mph with gusts up to 39 mph. Expected wind chill to be 13 to 29 degrees into the evening.
Hourly Temperatures at 3,162ft
temperature graph
Friday
↑50° / ↓29°
iconWinds: NW 7 to 16 mph, then variable 3 to 10 mph
iconForecast Snow: 0"
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AM

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↑44° / ↓29°
Sky
Clear becoming mostly cloudy before noon.
Snow
No snow.
Precipitation
No precipitation expected in the morning hours.
Winds
Morning winds NW 7 to 16 mph with gusts up to 20 mph. Wind chill expected to be 14 to 38 degrees through the morning.

PM

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↑48° / ↓43°
Sky
Mostly cloudy through the afternoon and evening.
Snow
No snow.
Precipitation
No precipitation expected through the afternoon and evening.
Winds
Afternoon winds variable at 3 to 10 mph. Expected wind chill to be 38 to 44 degrees into the evening.
Hourly Temperatures at 3,162ft
temperature graph
Saturday
↑50° / ↓39°
iconWinds: variable 1 to 8 mph, then variable 2 to 9 mph
iconForecast Snow: 0"
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AM

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↑41° / ↓40°
Sky
Partly cloudy becoming clear before noon.
Snow
None expected in the morning hours.
Precipitation
None expected through the morning.
Winds
Morning winds variable at 1 to 8 mph. Wind chill expected to be 39 to 44 degrees through the morning.

PM

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↑45° / ↓44°
Sky
Partly cloudy becoming mostly cloudy through the afternoon and evening.
Snow
No snow through the afternoon and evening.
Precipitation
No precipitation expected.
Winds
Afternoon winds variable at 2 to 9 mph. Wind chill expected to be 37 to 41 degrees into the evening.
Hourly Temperatures at 3,162ft
temperature graph
Sunday
↑50° / ↓40°
iconWinds: variable 2 to 9 mph, then variable 1 to 8 mph
iconForecast Snow: 0"
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AM

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↑41° / ↓40°
Sky
Mostly cloudy through the morning.
Snow
No snow through the morning.
Precipitation
No precipitation expected in the morning hours.
Winds
Morning winds variable at 2 to 9 mph. Wind chill expected to be 36 to 40 degrees through the morning.

PM

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↑46° / ↓44°
Sky
Mostly cloudy becoming mostly clear with a few clouds into the evening.
Snow
None expected.
Precipitation
None expected through the afternoon and evening.
Winds
Afternoon winds variable at 1 to 8 mph. Expected wind chill to be 38 to 41 degrees into the evening.
Hourly Temperatures at 3,162ft
temperature graph
Monday
↑49° / ↓40°
iconWinds: W 4 to 13 mph, then NW 7 to 16 mph
iconForecast Snow: 0"
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AM

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↑42° / ↓40°
Sky
Partly cloudy before noon.
Snow
No snow in the morning hours.
Precipitation
None expected through the morning.
Winds
Morning winds W 4 to 13 mph with gusts up to 16 mph. Expected wind chill to be 36 to 42 degrees through the morning.

PM

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↑46° / ↓43°
Sky
Mostly clear with a few clouds becoming partly cloudy through the afternoon and evening.
Snow
None expected through the afternoon and evening.
Precipitation
None expected.
Winds
Afternoon winds NW 7 to 16 mph with gusts up to 20 mph. Expected wind chill to be 37 to 43 degrees into the evening.
Hourly Temperatures at 3,162ft
temperature graph

Snow Maker's Corner

Regional Soil Temperatures
  • Soil High Temperature51°
  • Soil Low Temperature46°
Base Wet Bulb Temperatures (F)
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Regional Soil Temperatures
  • Soil High Temperature46°
  • Soil Low Temperature43°
Base Wet Bulb Temperatures (F)
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Regional Soil Temperatures
  • Soil High Temperature46°
  • Soil Low Temperature41°
Base Wet Bulb Temperatures (F)
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Regional Soil Temperatures
  • Soil High Temperature50°
  • Soil Low Temperature43°
Base Wet Bulb Temperatures (F)
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Regional Soil Temperatures
  • Soil High Temperature52°
  • Soil Low Temperature45°
Base Wet Bulb Temperatures (F)
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