The snow seems to be letting up, and the clouds are slowly glowing brighter, but not before bringing our total snow accumulation up to 8". Temps have dipped into the mid-teens this afternoon. Perhaps the skies will break open just in time for a stellar sunset! There's another chance for snow showers late this evening before hopefully clearing up tomorrow. Fingers crossed for flying. Newfound Gap Road remains closed, but Rainbow Falls is accessible out of Cherokee Orchard. We'll keep you posted on the conditions up top and any changes regarding the major roadways.
The mountain top is once again glazed over in fresh powder. In the middle of the night, scattered rain showers eventually went silent giving way to lightly falling snow. At measurement a fresh 2" of snow had already come down, bringing our current total to 4". The liquid precip accounted for 0.45". Once the rain shifted to snow temperatures steadily dipped into the low 20's. This is likely where we'll hover much of the day. Tuesday evening into Wednesday appears to be coldest it will get this week. At this time, US 441 remains temporarily closed and our helicopter remains grounded.
Thank you and have a great afternoon.