Race worm reader, Tommy Burleson inspects the winning worm, held by winner Carolyn Thompson. Click to Enlarge.

Carolyn Thompson, of Montgomery County, North Carolina which is home to the Uwharrie National Forest, East of Charlotte won the 41st Annual Woolly Worm Festival and the $1075 that went to the winning worm owner.

Drum Roll please….

Here is the Woolly Worm Forecast for the 2108-2019 Winter Season:

Skiers, Snowboarders and Snow Lovers are going to love this coming winter if “Montgomery County’s Best” has anything to do with it. After the winning worm crossed the line first and won its owner, Carolyn Thompson $1075 on the day, the worm was first inspected by race officials to determine that there were no illicit activities like performance enhancing drugs given to the worm. Once the worm was cleared, Tommy Burleson came on and read the worm’s 13 bands.

As our supporting video supports, here is Mr. Burleson’s findings:

WEEK ONE: BLACK BAND – Below the average of 27° and Snowy
WEEK TWO: BLACK BAND – Below the average of 27° and Snowy
WEEK THREE: BLACK BAND – Below the average of 27° and Snowy

WEEK FOUR: FLECK (mix of dark brown and black) – Below average temps and light snow or ice.

WEEK FIVE: DARK BROWN – Below Average Temperatures – Little Precip
WEEK SIX: DARK BROWN – Below Average Temperatures – Little Precip
WEEK SEVEN: DARK BROWN – Below Average Temperatures – Little Precip
WEEK EIGHT: DARK BROWN – Below Average Temperatures – Little Precip
WEEK NINE: DARK BROWN – Below Average Temperatures – Little Precip
WEEK TEN: DARK BROWN – Below Average Temperatures – Little Precip

WEEK ELEVEN: FLECK (mix of dark brown and black) – Below average temps and light snow or ice.

WEEK TWELVE: FLECK (mix of dark brown and black) – Below average temps and light snow or ice.

I don’t know about you guys but I’ll take that…with perhaps a touch more snow in the mix. Looks like plenty of snowmaking temperatures as there’s not a warm or mild spot in this forecast.

Here’s a small gallery of photos (videos to come) Click to Enlarge:

 

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Mike is the Editor and founder of SkiSoutheast.com, SkiNC.com and ResortCams.com. Since September 1996 he has posted close to 14,000 posts, articles, photos and videos promoting all of the ski areas of North Carolina, Tennessee, Virginia, West Virginia and Maryland.Mike is the father of four daughters, is an avid skier and enjoys golf, tennis, kayaking and hiking in the mountains. Winter snowsports and Summer boating on Watauga Lake are among his favorite pastimes.