Sugar Mountain Resort ↑41° ↓32° Forecast:   7" Base:   0"
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Today's Forecast
↑41° ↓32°
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  • Dewpoint↓31° / ↑30°
  • Humidity↓73% / ↑93%
  • Regional Forecasted Snow7"
  • Regional Snow Depth0"
Cloudy throughout the day. Chance of rain and snow in the afternoon, rain and snow in the evening.
Expected snowfall to be a trace before noon and a trace in the afternoon followed by another 5 to 8 inches in the evening.
Potential Precip: 0.23 to 1.15 inches
Winds variable at 2 to 9 mph through the morning becoming SE 19 to 31 mph in the afternoon, evening with gusts up to 35 mph. Expected wind chill to be 16 to 33 degrees throughout the day.
Daily Freezing Level In Feet
Thursday the 15th
↑38° ↓24°
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  • Dewpoint↓32° / ↑27°
  • Humidity↓91% / ↑97%
  • Regional Forecasted Snow5"
  • Regional Snow Depth2"
Overcast through the morning, and then mostly cloudy through the afternoon and evening. Chance of rain and snow after daylight and then rain and snow in the afternoon, rain and snow in the evening.
Expected snowfall to be 3 to 6 inches in the early morning, then another trace amount before noon and a trace in the afternoon followed by another trace amount later into the evening.
Potential Precip: 0.34 to 1.7 inches
Winds SE 11 to 22 mph through the morning becoming NW 23 to 35 mph in the afternoon, evening with gusts up to 41 mph. Expected wind chill to be -4 to 28 degrees throughout the day.
Daily Freezing Level In Feet
Friday the 16th
↑40° ↓23°
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  • Dewpoint↓23° / ↑24°
  • Humidity↓57% / ↑97%
  • Regional Forecasted Snow0"
  • Regional Snow Depth1"
Mostly cloudy becoming partly cloudy through the morning, and then mostly cloudy through the afternoon and evening. Chance of freezing rain after daylight.
No snow throughout the day.
Potential Precip: trace amount
Winds NW 17 to 29 mph through the morning shifting to NW 11 to 22 mph in the afternoon, evening with gusts up to 36 mph. Expected wind chill to be -5 to 22 degrees throughout the day.
Daily Freezing Level In Feet
Saturday the 17th
↑47° ↓34°
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  • Dewpoint↓27° / ↑25°
  • Humidity↓42% / ↑71%
  • Regional Forecasted Snow0"
  • Regional Snow Depth1"
Partly cloudy becoming clear through the morning, and then partly cloudy becoming overcast into the evening.
No snow.
None expected today.
Winds variable at 2 to 9 mph through the morning becoming SW 4 to 13 mph in the afternoon, evening with gusts up to 15 mph. Expected wind chill to be 23 to 36 degrees throughout the day.
Daily Freezing Level In Feet
Sunday the 18th
↑45° ↓33°
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  • Dewpoint↓28° / ↑30°
  • Humidity↓59% / ↑85%
  • Regional Forecasted Snow0"
  • Regional Snow Depth0"
Cloudy through the morning, and then cloudy becoming mostly cloudy into the evening.
No snow throughout the day.
No precipitation expected.
Winds variable at 3 to 10 mph through the morning becoming variable at 1 to 8 mph in the afternoon, evening with gusts up to 14 mph. Expected wind chill to be 26 to 33 degrees throughout the day.
Daily Freezing Level In Feet
Monday the 19th
↑40° ↓29°
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  • Dewpoint↓29° / ↑28°
  • Humidity↓67% / ↑96%
  • Regional Forecasted Snow0"
  • Regional Snow Depth0"
Partly cloudy becoming mostly cloudy through the morning, and then mostly cloudy becoming partly cloudy into the evening. Chance of rain in the afternoon, snow in the evening.
Snowfall forecasted to be a trace amount in the afternoon.
Potential Precip: 0.01 to 0.05 inches
Winds W 9 to 20 mph through the morning shifting to NW 8 to 17 mph in the afternoon, evening with gusts up to 25 mph. Wind chill expected to be 15 to 20 degrees throughout the day.
Daily Freezing Level In Feet
  • Last Update01 Apr @ 09:04
  • Snow Past 24 hrs0"
  • Snow Past 48 hrs0"
  • Season Total0"
  • Average Base Depth( Estimate ) 0"
  • Today's Snow Potential7"
Comments
None Reported
  • High Lift Elevation5300
  • Base Elevation4100
  • Vertical Drop1,200ft
  • Longest Trail7,920ft
  • Trails0 of 20
  • Lifts0 of 8
  • Acreage0 of 115 ( 0% )
Other Info
  • Additional ReportsNone Available
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Conditions
  • Humidity95%
  • Dewpoint35°
  • SustainedN 0mph
  • GustingN 0mph
  • Visibility10.00 miles
  • Snow DepthUnreported
Comments
Light Drizzle
Location
Watauga County Hospital Heliport, NC
  • Elevation4,498ft
  • UpdatedNov 14 @ 05:16
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Location
  • City: Banner Elk
  • 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
↑41° / ↓32°
iconWinds: variable 2 to 9 mph, then SE 19 to 31 mph
iconForecast Snow: 7"
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AM

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↑38° / ↓33°
Sky
Overcast through the morning.
Snow
Expected snowfall to be a dusting before noon.
Precipitation
Potential Precip: 0.06 to 0.3 inches
Winds
Morning winds variable at 2 to 9 mph. Expected wind chill to be 24 to 30 degrees through the morning.

PM

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↑40° / ↓32°
Sky
Overcast through the afternoon and evening. Chance of rain and snow in the afternoon, rain and snow in the evening.
Snow
Expected snowfall to be a trace in the afternoon followed by another 5 to 8 inches in the evening.
Precipitation
Potential Precip: 0.17 to 0.85 inches
Winds
Afternoon winds SE 19 to 31 mph with gusts up to 35 mph. Expected wind chill to be 16 to 33 degrees into the evening.
Hourly Temperatures at 4,370ft
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Thursday
↑38° / ↓24°
iconWinds: SE 11 to 22 mph, then NW 23 to 35 mph
iconForecast Snow: 5"
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AM

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↑36° / ↓32°
Sky
Cloudy before noon. Chance of rain and snow after daylight.
Snow
Snowfall forecasted to be 3 to 6 inches in the early morning followed by another dusting before noon.
Precipitation
Potential Precip: 0.31 to 1.53 inches
Winds
Morning winds SE 11 to 22 mph with gusts up to 28 mph. Wind chill expected to be 15 to 25 degrees through the morning.

PM

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↑37° / ↓24°
Sky
Mostly cloudy into the evening. Chance of rain and snow in the afternoon, rain and snow in the evening.
Snow
Snowfall forecasted to be a trace in the afternoon followed by another dusting in the evening.
Precipitation
Potential Precip: 0.04 to 0.18 inches
Winds
Afternoon winds NW 23 to 35 mph with gusts up to 41 mph. Wind chill expected to be -4 to 28 degrees into the evening.
Hourly Temperatures at 4,370ft
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Friday
↑40° / ↓23°
iconWinds: NW 17 to 29 mph, then NW 11 to 22 mph
iconForecast Snow: 0"
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AM

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↑36° / ↓23°
Sky
Mostly cloudy becoming partly cloudy through the morning. Chance of freezing rain after daylight.
Snow
No snow in the morning hours.
Precipitation
Potential Precip: trace amount
Winds
Morning winds NW 17 to 29 mph with gusts up to 36 mph. Wind chill expected to be -5 to 20 degrees through the morning.

PM

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↑38° / ↓35°
Sky
Mostly cloudy into the evening.
Snow
None expected through the afternoon and evening.
Precipitation
Potential Precip: trace amount
Winds
Afternoon winds NW 11 to 22 mph with gusts up to 28 mph. Wind chill expected to be 20 to 22 degrees into the evening.
Hourly Temperatures at 4,370ft
temperature graph
Saturday
↑47° / ↓34°
iconWinds: variable 2 to 9 mph, then SW 4 to 13 mph
iconForecast Snow: 0"
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AM

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↑38° / ↓34°
Sky
Partly cloudy becoming clear before noon.
Snow
No snow through the morning.
Precipitation
No precipitation expected through the morning.
Winds
Morning winds variable at 2 to 9 mph. Wind chill expected to be 23 to 36 degrees through the morning.

PM

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↑43° / ↓39°
Sky
Partly cloudy becoming cloudy into the evening.
Snow
None expected through the afternoon and evening.
Precipitation
No precipitation expected.
Winds
Afternoon winds SW 4 to 13 mph with gusts up to 15 mph. Wind chill expected to be 32 to 36 degrees into the evening.
Hourly Temperatures at 4,370ft
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Sunday
↑45° / ↓33°
iconWinds: variable 3 to 10 mph, then variable 1 to 8 mph
iconForecast Snow: 0"
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AM

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↑38° / ↓34°
Sky
Overcast before noon.
Snow
No snow through the morning.
Precipitation
None expected.
Winds
Morning winds variable at 3 to 10 mph. Expected wind chill to be 30 to 33 degrees through the morning.

PM

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↑41° / ↓36°
Sky
Overcast becoming mostly cloudy 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 26 to 33 degrees into the evening.
Hourly Temperatures at 4,370ft
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Monday
↑40° / ↓29°
iconWinds: W 9 to 20 mph, then NW 8 to 17 mph
iconForecast Snow: 0"
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AM

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↑34° / ↓31°
Sky
Partly cloudy becoming mostly cloudy before noon.
Snow
None expected.
Precipitation
Potential Precip: 0.01 to 0.03 inches
Winds
Morning winds W 9 to 20 mph with gusts up to 25 mph. Expected wind chill to be 17 to 20 degrees through the morning.

PM

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↑36° / ↓33°
Sky
Mostly cloudy becoming partly cloudy into the evening. Chance of rain in the afternoon and then snow in the evening.
Snow
Snowfall expected to be a dusting in the afternoon.
Precipitation
Potential Precip: 0.01 to 0.03 inches
Winds
Afternoon winds NW 8 to 17 mph with gusts up to 21 mph. Expected wind chill to be 15 to 18 degrees into the evening.
Hourly Temperatures at 4,370ft
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Snow Maker's Corner

Regional Soil Temperatures
  • Soil High Temperature43°
  • Soil Low Temperature38°
Base Wet Bulb Temperatures (F)
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Regional Soil Temperatures
  • Soil High Temperature42°
  • Soil Low Temperature38°
Base Wet Bulb Temperatures (F)
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Regional Soil Temperatures
  • Soil High Temperature41°
  • Soil Low Temperature38°
Base Wet Bulb Temperatures (F)
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Regional Soil Temperatures
  • Soil High Temperature41°
  • Soil Low Temperature37°
Base Wet Bulb Temperatures (F)
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Regional Soil Temperatures
  • Soil High Temperature46°
  • Soil Low Temperature37°
Base Wet Bulb Temperatures (F)
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