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Old 11-29-2008, 07:33 PM
 
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Question Snow in Asheville

I know that this is a " predict the future" question, but- I'm planning a weekend in Asheville- including the Biltmore with the boyfriend from out of state. What are the chances of seeing snow there or anywhere close to that we can go to in the mountains?

Thanks is advance

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Old 11-29-2008, 07:57 PM
 
Location: Mountain Home
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I know that this is a " predict the future" question, but- I'm planning a weekend in Asheville- including the Biltmore with the boyfriend from out of state. What are the chances of seeing snow there or anywhere close to that we can go to in the mountains?

Thanks is advance
It's sleeting right now at my elevation. I've seen some balmy weekends in December here, so wouldn't bet on anything.

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Old 11-29-2008, 08:59 PM
 
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I wouldn't count on anything either ~ esp. in you are coming in the next month. We don't get much snow here these past few years...if we do, it's not deep, just a light brushing on the ground that melts when the sun comes out.
If it does snow in the mountains, they close the parkway so you can't go up there anyway so that probably won't work and other than that, getting up the mountains around here you have to go up very steep, curvy roads and that would be very unsafe.
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Old 11-30-2008, 09:34 AM
 
Location: Blue Ridge Mountains
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Default Snow in the high country

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I know that this is a " predict the future" question, but- I'm planning a weekend in Asheville- including the Biltmore with the boyfriend from out of state. What are the chances of seeing snow there or anywhere close to that we can go to in the mountains?

Thanks is advance
Come up to the High Country. Beech Mountain or Sugar will sometimes have snow even if we don't get it in Boone or Blowing Rock. We have had snow 3 times already in November up here. Suppose to snow tonight and Monday. Maybe come up here first and spend a day and go on to Asheville driving 221 south to Marion and hit I-40. Always check Ray's Weather Center. This is where you get the real mountain forecasts. Great pictures are always posted on this site. Hope you have a good time here in the mountains.
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Old 11-30-2008, 01:13 PM
 
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Between the drought, and milder winters of late, chances are slim to none in Asheville. We get a dusting from time to time, but that has been it for a couple of years now.
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Old 11-30-2008, 06:25 PM
 
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I agree with Catbirds. Your best chance to see snow in NC is in the High Country, not Asheville. The recent thread in this forum on Boone Area Skiing has several links to Ray's Weather.
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Old 12-01-2008, 05:38 PM
 
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thanks guys...no snow for me.
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Old 12-01-2008, 09:45 PM
 
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Considering that most of western NC is currently under a winter weather advisory - 70% chance of 1"-2" tonight for Asheville - I guess Mother Nature is making liars out of most of us.
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Old 12-02-2008, 02:41 AM
 
Location: Blue Ridge Mtns of NC
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Snowfall totals varied across WNC on Monday. Six inches over 24 hours fell in Balsam in Jackson County, according to the National Weather Service. Other significant accumulations were north of Asheville in Avery County with 1.7 inches and 3 inches in Mars Hill in Madison County. Waynesville in Haywood County got 1.5 inches. Bakersville in Mitchell County reported 3.5 inches.
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Old 12-02-2008, 07:04 AM
 
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We had a 60 or 70 percent chance of snow, 1-2 inches last night, but nothing happened here in town
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