Snowshoe Mountain ↑40° ↓27° Forecast:   8" Base:   46"
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Today's Forecast
↑40° ↓27°
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  • Dewpoint↓33° / ↑26°
  • Humidity↓84% / ↑97%
  • Regional Forecasted Snow8"
  • Regional Snow Depth46"
Cloudy throughout the day. Chance of snow after daylight and then snow in the afternoon, rain and snow in the evening.
Snowfall forecasted to be a dusting in the early morning, then another 3 to 5 inches before noon and 4 to 6 inches in the afternoon followed by another dusting in the evening.
Potential Precip: 0.63 to 3.15 inches
Winds SE 23 to 35 mph through the morning shifting to S 17 to 29 mph in the afternoon, evening with gusts up to 39 mph. Expected wind chill to be 8 to 25 degrees throughout the day.
Daily Freezing Level In Feet
Sunday the 20th
↑24° ↓3°
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  • Dewpoint↓20° / ↑2°
  • Humidity↓88% / ↑96%
  • Regional Forecasted Snow5"
  • Regional Snow Depth3"
Cloudy throughout the day. Chance of rain and snow after daylight and then snow in the afternoon, snow in the evening.
Expected snowfall to be 2 to 3 inches in the early morning followed by another 1 to 2 inches before noon and a trace in the afternoon followed by another trace amount into the evening.
Potential Precip: 0.19 to 0.93 inches
Winds NW 25 to 37 mph through the morning shifting to NW 26 to 38 mph in the afternoon, evening with gusts up to 47 mph. Expected wind chill to be -40 to 26 degrees throughout the day.
Daily Freezing Level In Feet
Monday the 21st
↑13° ↓-5°
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  • Dewpoint↓-4° / ↑-13°
  • Humidity↓29% / ↑92%
  • Regional Forecasted Snow0"
  • Regional Snow Depth3"
Overcast becoming partly cloudy through the morning, and then clear through the afternoon and evening. Chance of snow after daylight.
Expected snowfall to be a dusting in the early morning.
Potential Precip: 0.01 to 0.03 inches
Winds NW 16 to 28 mph through the morning becoming W 4 to 13 mph in the afternoon, evening with gusts up to 41 mph. Wind chill expected to be -45 to 2 degrees throughout the day.
Daily Freezing Level In Feet
Tuesday the 22nd
↑34° ↓17°
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  • Dewpoint↓8° / ↑1°
  • Humidity↓25% / ↑60%
  • Regional Forecasted Snow0"
  • Regional Snow Depth3"
Mostly clear with a few clouds becoming mostly cloudy through the morning, and then cloudy through the afternoon and evening.
None expected.
No precipitation expected throughout the day.
Winds SW 13 to 25 mph through the morning shifting to S 29 to 41 mph in the afternoon, evening with gusts up to 57 mph. Expected wind chill to be 6 to 17 degrees throughout the day.
Daily Freezing Level In Feet
Wednesday the 23rd
↑40° ↓30°
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  • Dewpoint↓36° / ↑25°
  • Humidity↓80% / ↑96%
  • Regional Forecasted Snow2"
  • Regional Snow Depth2"
Cloudy throughout the day. Chance of rain after daylight and then rain and snow in the afternoon, rain and snow in the evening.
Snowfall forecasted to be a trace amount before noon and a dusting in the afternoon followed by another trace later into the evening.
Potential Precip: 0.49 to 2.43 inches
Winds SW 25 to 37 mph through the morning shifting to W 10 to 21 mph in the afternoon, evening with gusts up to 65 mph. Wind chill expected to be 10 to 26 degrees throughout the day.
Daily Freezing Level In Feet
Thursday the 24th
↑34° ↓18°
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  • Dewpoint↓30° / ↑18°
  • Humidity↓99% / ↑94%
  • Regional Forecasted Snow5"
  • Regional Snow Depth1"
Cloudy throughout the day. Chance of rain and snow after daylight and then snow in the afternoon, snow in the evening.
Expected snowfall to be 3 to 6 inches in the early morning, then another trace before noon and a dusting in the afternoon, then another trace amount into the evening.
Potential Precip: 0.24 to 1.2 inches
Winds NW 12 to 23 mph through the morning becoming W 12 to 23 mph in the afternoon, evening with gusts up to 29 mph. Expected wind chill to be -9 to 26 degrees throughout the day.
Daily Freezing Level In Feet
  • Last Update19 Jan @ 10:01
  • Snow Past 24 hrs1"
  • Snow Past 48 hrs3"
  • Season Total55"
  • Average Base Depth46"
  • Today's Snow Potential8"
Comments
5in, past 7 days. Snow surface is machine groomed
  • High Lift Elevation4,848ft
  • Base Elevation3,348ft
  • Vertical Drop1,500ft
  • Longest Trail1.50 miles
  • Trails55 of 60
  • Lifts14 of 14
  • Acreage232 of 257 ( 92% )
Other Info
  • Groomed Night Ski Trails52 ( 87% )
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Conditions
  • Humidity100%
  • Dewpoint33°
  • SustainedN 0mph
  • GustingN 0mph
  • Visibility0.25 miles
  • Snow DepthUnreported
Comments
Unknown Precip
Location
Hot Springs / Ingalls, VA
  • Elevation4,268ft
  • UpdatedJan 19 @ 07:17
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  • City: Snowshoe
  • State: West Virginia
  • Country: United States
LONG RANGE FORECAST - JAN 05, 2019
It has been a while since we updated this outlook. When paying full attention to any area we forecast for, which I have been watching weather patterns for (the western US also) since the 1970's, I put my forecasts of weather events/ timing/ snow totals up against any, especially in the long range. We gained quite a reputation for our Tahoe and Utah forecasts over a span of almost 15 years, gaining the attention of TV stations who used the forecasts with no mention of source, a movie financier who wanted me to be a part of a "think tank" group of professionals, radio stations, etc. Even major growers/ ag interests were using these free forecasts (for the longer range accuracy of weather event timing and significance), as an accurate long range forecaster is the equivalent of a "fortune teller", as told to me by the movie financier. There are competitors who charge for their info, and we do not, even though our information is a paid service in other formats we continue to deliver to agriculture customers to this day (Circa 1995). As I stated, I put my forecasts up against anyone else's in the area.

We gave out over $50,000 in SWAG (lodging, tickets, passes, gear, even Nativa Naturals food) from 2009-2011, stuff we couldn't even afford to buy ourselves, to many people from SFO and SAC, TVL area. If you check my bio you will see my story, there is a LOT more to it than what I am typing here.

I have received many emails due to the missing updates. The answer is, we have not had any support from advertisers, resorts, anyone in this region since around 2013. I continued on with the forecasting hoping for some support in the form of advertising or sponsorship, but it didn't happen, and I do not know anyone else who works for free.

That said, I would like to get these forecast outlooks going again-->

I never charged the site user for this service. The skier/ snowboarder has enough to pay for with fuel, lift tickets and passes, gear, life, etc., and I feel it is a service that should be provided by the host, the resort, to its visitors, even if in the form of advertising on the site. I have the same awesome, nice traffic as the rest of the snow sports niche sites, but am not going to run Google ads so they can charge $20/ cpm and give us less than a dollar cpm.

That said... I watch Colorado as that is where the business is for me. Recently, Bogus Basin joined the client list and now we work up a complete custom forecast for them as well, with a long range outlook. I will be drawing from that already completed work to deliver you a broad-brush longer range outlook for the western US, for now. I hope it is useful for you:

LONGER RANGE: The 9th-10th of January another low pressure system moves in with good potential snowfall, significant snow for the west coast mainly, less as we move inland, southern areas favored like southwest US areas,The 11-12th (roughly) and then the 13th-20th of January, we expect unsettled conditions to continue dominating the western US (had this forecast for over a month, early Dec forecast for this mid-late Jan time frame), and we expect a prominent moisture tap from the tropics, as El Nino starts to show itself more... So basically, between the 9th and 20th, we expect many more storms to move through with snow for most western US resort areas, down south to including Southern California and even favoring the southwest US as a more southerly track seems more likely... This unsettled period should last into around the 18th-20th of January, then in the last part of Jan and early February (through the 8th of Feb maybe), we start off with a snow down time under more dominant high pressure ridging. More to come. CM

Expanded Outlook

Saturday
↑40° / ↓27°
iconWinds: SE 23 to 35 mph, then S 17 to 29 mph
iconForecast Snow: 8"
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AM

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↑32° / ↓27°
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Overcast through the morning. Chance of snow after daylight.
Snow
Expected snowfall to be a trace in the early morning, then another 3 to 5 inches before noon.
Precipitation
Potential Precip: 0.36 to 1.8 inches
Winds
Morning winds SE 23 to 35 mph with gusts up to 39 mph. Wind chill expected to be 8 to 13 degrees through the morning.

PM

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↑40° / ↓32°
Sky
Overcast through the afternoon and evening. Chance of snow in the afternoon and then rain and snow in the evening.
Snow
Expected snowfall to be 4 to 6 inches in the afternoon, then another trace into the evening.
Precipitation
Potential Precip: 0.27 to 1.35 inches
Winds
Afternoon winds S 17 to 29 mph with gusts up to 30 mph. Expected wind chill to be 13 to 25 degrees into the evening.
Hourly Temperatures at 4,515ft
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Sunday
↑24° / ↓3°
iconWinds: NW 25 to 37 mph, then NW 26 to 38 mph
iconForecast Snow: 5"
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AM

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↑38° / ↓14°
Sky
Cloudy before noon. Chance of rain and snow after daylight.
Snow
Snowfall expected to be 2 to 3 inches in the early morning, then another 1 to 2 inches before noon.
Precipitation
Potential Precip: 0.17 to 0.83 inches
Winds
Morning winds NW 25 to 37 mph with gusts up to 45 mph. Wind chill expected to be -17 to 26 degrees through the morning.

PM

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↑9° / ↓3°
Sky
Cloudy through the afternoon and evening. Expect periods of snow through the afternoon and evening.
Snow
Snowfall forecasted to be a trace amount in the afternoon, then another trace in the evening.
Precipitation
Potential Precip: 0.02 to 0.1 inches
Winds
Afternoon winds NW 26 to 38 mph with gusts up to 47 mph. Expected wind chill to be -40 to -17 degrees into the evening.
Hourly Temperatures at 4,515ft
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Monday
↑13° / ↓-5°
iconWinds: NW 16 to 28 mph, then W 4 to 13 mph
iconForecast Snow: 0"
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AM

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Sky
Overcast becoming partly cloudy before noon. Chance of snow after daylight.
Snow
Snowfall expected to be a trace amount in the early morning.
Precipitation
Potential Precip: 0.01 to 0.03 inches
Winds
Morning winds NW 16 to 28 mph with gusts up to 41 mph. Wind chill expected to be -45 to -32 degrees through the morning.

PM

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↑12° / ↓5°
Sky
Clear into the evening.
Snow
No snow through the afternoon and evening.
Precipitation
Potential Precip: trace amount
Winds
Afternoon winds W 4 to 13 mph with gusts up to 16 mph. Wind chill expected to be -32 to 2 degrees into the evening.
Hourly Temperatures at 4,515ft
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Tuesday
↑34° / ↓17°
iconWinds: SW 13 to 25 mph, then S 29 to 41 mph
iconForecast Snow: 0"
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AM

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↑25° / ↓17°
Sky
Mostly clear with a few clouds becoming mostly cloudy through the morning.
Snow
None expected through the morning.
Precipitation
None expected through the morning.
Winds
Morning winds SW 13 to 25 mph with gusts up to 34 mph. Wind chill expected to be 6 to 16 degrees through the morning.

PM

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↑31° / ↓30°
Sky
Overcast into the evening.
Snow
No snow through the afternoon and evening.
Precipitation
No precipitation expected through the afternoon and evening.
Winds
Afternoon winds S 29 to 41 mph with gusts up to 57 mph. Wind chill expected to be 10 to 17 degrees into the evening.
Hourly Temperatures at 4,515ft
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Wednesday
↑40° / ↓30°
iconWinds: SW 25 to 37 mph, then W 10 to 21 mph
iconForecast Snow: 2"
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AM

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↑34° / ↓30°
Sky
Cloudy through the morning. Chance of rain after daylight.
Snow
Snowfall forecasted to be a trace amount before noon.
Precipitation
Potential Precip: 0.13 to 0.65 inches
Winds
Morning winds SW 25 to 37 mph with gusts up to 65 mph. Expected wind chill to be 10 to 21 degrees through the morning.

PM

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↑39° / ↓36°
Sky
Cloudy through the afternoon and evening. Chance of rain and snow in the afternoon, rain and snow in the evening.
Snow
Snowfall expected to be a dusting in the afternoon, then another dusting into the evening.
Precipitation
Potential Precip: 0.36 to 1.78 inches
Winds
Afternoon winds W 10 to 21 mph with gusts up to 26 mph. Expected wind chill to be 20 to 26 degrees into the evening.
Hourly Temperatures at 4,515ft
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Thursday
↑34° / ↓18°
iconWinds: NW 12 to 23 mph, then W 12 to 23 mph
iconForecast Snow: 5"
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AM

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↑33° / ↓23°
Sky
Cloudy through the morning. Chance of rain and snow after daylight.
Snow
Snowfall expected to be 3 to 6 inches in the early morning, then another trace amount before noon.
Precipitation
Potential Precip: 0.23 to 1.13 inches
Winds
Morning winds NW 12 to 23 mph with gusts up to 29 mph. Expected wind chill to be -1 to 26 degrees through the morning.

PM

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↑21° / ↓18°
Sky
Overcast through the afternoon and evening. Expect periods of snow through the afternoon and evening.
Snow
Snowfall expected to be a trace in the afternoon followed by another trace into the evening.
Precipitation
Potential Precip: 0.01 to 0.05 inches
Winds
Afternoon winds W 12 to 23 mph with gusts up to 29 mph. Expected wind chill to be -9 to -6 degrees into the evening.
Hourly Temperatures at 4,515ft
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  • Soil Low Temperature30°
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  • Soil Low Temperature29°
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