Appalachian Ski Mountain
Today's Forecast
↑43° ↓32°
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  • Dewpoint↓42° / ↑20°
  • Humidity↑67% / ↓99%
  • Regional New Snow0"
  • Regional Snow Depth0"
Overcast through the morning, and then cloudy becoming partly cloudy into the evening. Chance of rain after daylight and then rain and snow in the afternoon, rain in the evening.
Snowfall forecasted to be a dusting before noon.
Potential Precip: 0.03 to 0.15 inches
Winds variable at 2 to 9 mph through the morning becoming SE 8 to 19 mph in the afternoon, evening with gusts up to 24 mph. Expected wind chill to be 18 to 34 degrees throughout the day.
Daily Freezing Level In Feet
Wednesday the 27th
↑46° ↓29°
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  • Dewpoint↓28° / ↑13°
  • Humidity↑43% / ↓66%
  • Regional New Snow0"
  • Regional Snow Depth0"
Clear becoming mostly clear with a few clouds through the morning, and then partly cloudy becoming clear into the evening.
No snow.
None expected throughout the day.
Winds variable at 2 to 9 mph through the morning becoming S 10 to 21 mph in the afternoon, evening with gusts up to 26 mph. Wind chill expected to be 16 to 40 degrees throughout the day.
Daily Freezing Level In Feet
Thursday the 28th
↑53° ↓35°
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  • Dewpoint↓36° / ↑22°
  • Humidity↑46% / ↓74%
  • Regional New Snow0"
  • Regional Snow Depth0"
Clear becoming partly cloudy through the morning, and then mostly cloudy through the afternoon and evening.
None expected.
None expected throughout the day.
Winds W 4 to 13 mph through the morning becoming W 11 to 22 mph in the afternoon, evening with gusts up to 28 mph. Wind chill expected to be 21 to 45 degrees throughout the day.
Daily Freezing Level In Feet
Friday the 29th
↑58° ↓44°
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  • Dewpoint↓41° / ↑30°
  • Humidity↑38% / ↓72%
  • Regional New Snow0"
  • Regional Snow Depth0"
Mostly cloudy becoming partly cloudy through the morning, and then cloudy through the afternoon and evening.
No snow throughout the day.
No precipitation expected throughout the day.
Winds variable at 3 to 10 mph through the morning becoming variable at 0 to 8 mph in the afternoon, evening with gusts up to 13 mph. Wind chill expected to be 31 to 50 degrees throughout the day.
Daily Freezing Level In Feet
Saturday the 30th
↑61° ↓47°
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  • Dewpoint↓44° / ↑34°
  • Humidity↑48% / ↓83%
  • Regional New Snow0"
  • Regional Snow Depth0"
Cloudy through the morning, and then mostly cloudy becoming cloudy into the evening. Chance of rain after daylight and then rain in the evening.
None expected.
Potential Precip: 0.01 to 0.05 inches
Winds SW 11 to 22 mph through the morning shifting to variable at 0 to 8 mph in the afternoon, evening with gusts up to 28 mph. Expected wind chill to be 37 to 54 degrees throughout the day.
Daily Freezing Level In Feet
Sunday the 31st
↑51° ↓31°
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  • Dewpoint↓49° / ↑27°
  • Humidity↑91% / ↓97%
  • Regional New Snow0"
  • Regional Snow Depth0"
Cloudy before noon and then mostly cloudy later into the evening. Chance of rain after daylight and then rain in the afternoon, rain and snow in the evening.
Snowfall forecasted to be a trace amount in the afternoon.
Potential Precip: 0.28 to 1.4 inches
Winds NW 12 to 23 mph through the morning becoming variable at 0 to 8 mph in the afternoon, evening with gusts up to 29 mph. Wind chill expected to be 13 to 46 degrees throughout the day.
Daily Freezing Level In Feet
  • Last Update24 Mar @ 09:03
  • Snow Last 24hrs0"
  • Snow Past 48 hrs0"
  • Season Total0"
  • Average Base Depth( Est ) 0"
  • Today's Snow Potential0"
Comments
None Reported

  • High Lift Elevation4000
  • Base Elevation3635
  • Vertical Drop365ft
  • Longest Trail2,700ft
  • Trails0 of 9
  • Lifts0 of 5
  • Acreage0 of 22 ( 0% )
Other Info
  • Additional ReportsNA
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Conditions
  • Humidity80%
  • Dewpoint41°
  • SustainedN 0mph
  • GustingN 0mph
  • Visibility10.00 miles
  • Snow DepthUnreported
Comments
Partly Cloudy
Location
Watauga County Hospital Heliport, NC
  • Elevation4,498ft
  • UpdatedMar 26 @ 12:12
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Location
  • City: Blowing Rock
  • State: North Carolina
  • Country: United States
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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

Tuesday
↑43° / ↓32°
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↑43° / ↓38°
Skies
Overcast through the morning. Chance of rain after daylight.
Snow
Snowfall forecasted to be a dusting before noon.
Precipitation
Potential Precip: 0.03 to 0.13 inches
Winds
Morning winds variable at 2 to 9 mph. Wind chill expected to be 28 to 32 degrees through the morning.

PM

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↑42° / ↓32°
Skies
Cloudy becoming partly cloudy into the evening. Chance of rain and snow in the afternoon, rain in the evening.
Snow
Flurries possible.
Precipitation
Potential Precip: 0.01 to 0.03 inches
Winds
Afternoon winds SE 8 to 19 mph with gusts up to 24 mph. Wind chill expected to be 18 to 34 degrees into the evening.
Hourly Temperatures at 3,684ft
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Wednesday
↑46° / ↓29°
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AM

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↑39° / ↓29°
Skies
Clear becoming mostly clear with a few clouds through the morning.
Snow
None expected.
Precipitation
None expected.
Winds
Morning winds variable at 2 to 9 mph. Expected wind chill to be 16 to 31 degrees through the morning.

PM

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↑46° / ↓35°
Skies
Partly cloudy becoming clear into the evening.
Snow
No snow through the afternoon and evening.
Precipitation
No precipitation expected through the afternoon and evening.
Winds
Afternoon winds S 10 to 21 mph with gusts up to 26 mph. Expected wind chill to be 21 to 40 degrees into the evening.
Hourly Temperatures at 3,684ft
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Thursday
↑53° / ↓35°
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AM

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↑47° / ↓35°
Skies
Clear becoming partly cloudy through the morning.
Snow
None expected 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 21 to 39 degrees through the morning.

PM

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↑53° / ↓45°
Skies
Mostly cloudy into the evening.
Snow
No snow.
Precipitation
No precipitation expected.
Winds
Afternoon winds W 11 to 22 mph with gusts up to 28 mph. Wind chill expected to be 33 to 45 degrees into the evening.
Hourly Temperatures at 3,684ft
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Friday
↑58° / ↓44°
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AM

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↑54° / ↓44°
Skies
Mostly cloudy becoming partly cloudy before noon.
Snow
None expected through the morning.
Precipitation
None expected.
Winds
Morning winds variable at 3 to 10 mph. Wind chill expected to be 31 to 48 degrees through the morning.

PM

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↑58° / ↓48°
Skies
Overcast into the evening.
Snow
No snow through the afternoon and evening.
Precipitation
No precipitation expected.
Winds
Afternoon winds variable at 0 to 8 mph. Expected wind chill to be 37 to 50 degrees into the evening.
Hourly Temperatures at 3,684ft
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Saturday
↑61° / ↓47°
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AM

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↑58° / ↓47°
Skies
Cloudy through the morning. Chance of rain after daylight.
Snow
No snow through the morning.
Precipitation
Potential Precip: 0.01 to 0.05 inches
Winds
Morning winds SW 11 to 22 mph with gusts up to 28 mph. Expected wind chill to be 37 to 50 degrees through the morning.

PM

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↑61° / ↓50°
Skies
Mostly cloudy becoming cloudy through the afternoon and evening. Chance of rain in the evening.
Snow
No snow.
Precipitation
Potential Precip: trace amount
Winds
Afternoon winds variable at 0 to 8 mph. Expected wind chill to be 37 to 54 degrees into the evening.
Hourly Temperatures at 3,684ft
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Sunday
↑51° / ↓31°
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AM

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↑51° / ↓44°
Skies
Overcast before noon. Chance of rain after daylight.
Snow
No snow through the morning.
Precipitation
Potential Precip: 0.25 to 1.25 inches
Winds
Morning winds NW 12 to 23 mph with gusts up to 29 mph. Wind chill expected to be 32 to 46 degrees through the morning.

PM

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↑44° / ↓31°
Skies
Mostly 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.
Precipitation
Potential Precip: 0.04 to 0.18 inches
Winds
Afternoon winds variable at 0 to 8 mph. Expected wind chill to be 13 to 32 degrees into the evening.
Hourly Temperatures at 3,684ft
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Snow Maker's Corner

Regional Soil Temperatures
  • Soil High Temperature46°
  • Soil Low Temperature42°
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  • Soil High Temperature42°
  • Soil Low Temperature40°
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  • Soil High Temperature46°
  • Soil Low Temperature39°
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  • Soil High Temperature51°
  • Soil Low Temperature42°
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  • Soil High Temperature53°
  • Soil Low Temperature47°
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