Originally Posted by jbprof
The temps should stay cold enough that there just may be some real powder days for the Mid-Atlantic. The WV resorts should start the party off first. Wed should be an epic day by Mid-Atlantic standards for most area hills and dare I say even by Western standards. Someone capture the ellusive head high powder shot.
It's nice to see public awareness that it snows in the mid-A, but this is nothing new -- you can get powder days here all the time if you watch the ball. I've had them as early as October and as late as April. Storms come and go without fanfare all the time, dropping 8-16" in the WV Highlands like it's no big deal. Were someone able to hit these dumps, I'd say they could get at least 10-15 powder days in an average season, and maybe as many as 20-25. Heck, I had three Utah-esque powder days in a row last February at Snowshoe, with cumulative snow totals over three feet, and never saw one iota of the massive snow dump mentioned on the news or in public awareness.
Maybe it's just me, but I am getting annoyed by the city-slicker snow mentality. It snows here all the time, you just have to pay attention to mountain weather and plan well. We don't need coastal storms or snow in the cities to declare powder days in the mountains.