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Appalachian Ski Mtn , NC

Forecast Last Updated at Wednesday, February 19, 2020 at 6:53AM

Break Today, Light Snow Thursday

A cold front moved through overnight and comes to rest along the Gulf Coast today. Skies briefly brighten late this afternoon before clouds thicken once again. A wave of low pressure rides along the stalled front Thursday spreading light snow into the region beginning around sunrise Thursday. As has been the case literally all winter we are fighting marginally cold temperatures and paltry moisture, daylight, and a "warm" ground. Snow ends tomorrow night. Snowfall totals will be a dusting to 2", perhaps a little more for the highest elevations and it will take a well-timed thump in the late afternoon/evening to get towards the higher end of those amounts.

Cloudy with light snow
Temperature near 28
NW wind 5-15 mph

Hi: 41 Lo: 26

Mostly cloudy, but a little brighter late afternoon; Cooler; NW to NE wind 5-15 mph

Hi: 30 Lo: 14

Cloudy with light snow developing around sunrise; Snow ends in the evening; Cold; Light NE wind becoming NW 5-15 mph & gusty at night

Hi: 31 Lo: 16

Clear & cold; NW wind 5-15 mph

Hi: 43 Lo: 25

Mostly clear; Not as cold by afternoon

Hi: 44 Lo: 33

Becoming cloudy; Cool; Rain possible Sun. night

Further Out

Monday - Cloudy; A chilly rain; High in the mid 40s; Low in the mid 30s
Tuesday - Mostly cloudy; Lingering morning rain; Some clearing late; High in the mid 40s; Low near 30 degrees

Forecast Discussion

Drier and colder air advances southward behind a cold front that moved through early this morning. There will be a few streaks of blue sky late this afternoon, but we can't entirely shake the cloud cover. The front comes to rest along the Gulf Coast tonight where a wave of low pressure develops sending moisture northwards Thursday morning in the form of light snow around sunrise.

Light snow continues through the day and ends Thursday evening followed by clearing skies overnight. Daylight, marginally freezing temperatures outside of the higher elevations, and a relatively warm ground are not our friend. I think I have written that narrative 7-times this winter and we know how that has turned out for us. Somewhere in there precipitation rates must overcome those obstacles for "sledable" snow below 4000 ft.

Canadian based high pressure builds into the region Friday keeping a lid on temperatures despite ample sunshine. The high get just far enough east Saturday and Sunday for temperatures to moderate back to seasonal levels, however, Saturday morning is still quite cold.

The next juicy area of low pressure from the southwest heads our way Monday. Light rain develops Sunday night (perhaps with a few flakes mixing in) and rain continues Monday into Tuesday morning and ends.

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