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Prepping for a Springy Weekend

The 6 weeks leading up to the winter solstice have featured snow and cold. Now in a game of turn about fair play Tony says the weather tides are about to turn toward a spring preview.

 

Winter’s Debut more like Spring
 
It seems we have been inundated with our fair share of winter weather here in late fall. For example, already 8 times the ground has been at least dusted with snow and on several mornings the temperature has dipped into the teens.
 
Black ice has played havoc with morning commuters.
 
The latest round of snow missed the I-64 zone while blanketing the high Cheat Mountains with a thick coat of fresh powder.
 
Enclosed is a neat picture of the Tuesday fresh snowfall at Snowshoe mountain! Imagine being that boarder “surfing” down a run with a half of foot of virgin powder under your parabolics!
 
On this weekend before Christmas our friends at Snowshoe are partying up a storm to celebrate their 40th anniversary. While the slopes will be busy with skiers, I am recommending you hit the trails early in the day since warming temperatures will make for a slower downhill jaunt down Skidder or Cupp Runs on Saturday and Sunday afternoons.
 
With any luck the heavier weekend rains will hold off until Sunday night at 4848’. Then colder air and better snow-making conditions will follow for Christmas week when Old Man Winter should supply the high country with new natural snow.
 
As part of Snowshoe’s 40th birthday bash, the “Commodores” of 1970s, 80s fame will be in concert Saturday night at the “Top of the World”!
 
If you are staying closer to home this weekend expect the weather tide to turn away from winter and toward spring. Winter officially arrives just past high noon on Saturday when Santa may be out in shirt sleeves for the South Charleston Christmas parade on the Indian Mound.
 
Thursday will see highs in the 50s to near 60 in the Ohio, Big Sandy and Kanawha Valleys followed by 3 days in the 60s beginning Friday through Sunday.
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