Converse on all ski and snowboard subjects - All things skiing, snowboarding, Q&A, gear, etc.

Please attempt to keep all comments within this forum related to skiing or snowboarding related content.

Profanity and Comments STRONGLY Monitored and enforced. (Keep it Clean! G-Rated)
admin

Sun Feb 05, 2006 12:50 am

I heard there were slopes in 48 out of 50 states. Anybody verify that? The other states must be Florida & Louisiana.
n_alabamaskier
Advanced
Posts: 1142
Joined: Tue Aug 09, 2005 3:33 pm

Sun Feb 05, 2006 8:30 am

Little Buddy wrote:
I heard there were slopes in 48 out of 50 states. Anybody verify that? The other states must be Florida & Louisiana.



you can add Georgia, Arkansas, Texas, and pancake flat states like Kansas and Oklahoma.





From http://goski.com/usa_index.html for states that have ski areas (Ga is listed but Sky Valley is currently closed)



Alabama

Alaska

Arizona

California

Colorado

Connecticut

Georgia

Idaho

Illinois

Indiana

Iowa

Maine

Maryland

Massachusetts

Michigan

Minnesota

Missouri

Montana

Nevada

New Hampshire

New Jersey

New Mexico

New York

North Carolina

North Dakota

Ohio

Oregon

Pennsylvania

Rhode Island

South Dakota

Tennessee

Utah

Vermont

Virginia

Washington

West Virginia

Wisconsin

Wyoming
n_alabamaskier
Advanced
Posts: 1142
Joined: Tue Aug 09, 2005 3:33 pm

Sun Feb 05, 2006 8:33 am

URGENT - WINTER WEATHER MESSAGE

NATIONAL WEATHER SERVICE BIRMINGHAM AL

413 AM CST SUN FEB 5 2006



...FIRST SNOWFALL OF THE SEASON EXPECTED TONIGHT ACROSS NORTH

ALABAMA...



.AN UPPER LEVEL IMPULSE WILL APPROACH ALABAMA TONIGHT AND MOVE

ACROSS THE STATE ON MONDAY. A SURFACE LOW WILL TRACK EASTWARD

ACROSS SOUTH ALABAMA ON MONDAY AND PUSH MOIST AIR NORTHWARD ACROSS

CENTRAL ALABAMA. THE AIRMASS IS VERY DRY ACROSS THE AREA AND THE

MOISTURE WILL CAUSE TEMPERATURES TO COOL TO BELOW FREEZING IN THE

ATMOSPHERE ABOVE THE SURFACE. THE PRECIPITATION WILL LIKELY BEGIN

AFTER MIDNIGHT AS A RAIN/SNOW MIXTURE AND THEN CHANGE OVER TO

SNOW BY SUNRISE MONDAY. A RAIN/SNOW MIXTURE IS POSSIBLE AS FAR

SOUTH AS A CARROLLTON...TUSCALOOSA...ALABASTER...CHILDERSBURG...

ASHLAND...WEDOWEE LINE.



ALZ011>015-022-023-051815-

/O.NEW.KBMX.WW.Y.0001.060206T0900Z-060206T1500Z/

MARION-LAMAR-FAYETTE-WINSTON-WALKER-PICKENS-TUSCALOOSA-

INCLUDING THE CITIES OF...HAMILTON...SULLIGENT...VERNON...

FAYETTE...DOUBLE SPRINGS...JASPER...CARROLLTON...TUSCALOOSA

413 AM CST SUN FEB 5 2006



...WINTER WEATHER ADVISORY IN EFFECT FROM 3 AM TO 9 AM CST

MONDAY...



THE NATIONAL WEATHER SERVICE IN BIRMINGHAM HAS ISSUED A WINTER

WEATHER ADVISORY...WHICH IS IN EFFECT FROM 3 AM TO 9 AM CST

MONDAY.



A RAIN/SNOW MIXTURE WILL BEGIN ACROSS NORTHWEST ALABAMA BETWEEN

MIDNIGHT AND 3:00 AM CST. THE MIXTURE WILL LIKELY CHANGE TO ALL

SNOW NORTH OF A LINE FROM SULLIGENT TO CARBON HILL BEFORE ENDING

BY MID-MORNING. AREAS NORTH OF THIS LINE COULD SEE ACCUMULATIONS

UP TO ONE INCH...MAINLY ON GRASSY AREAS. SOUTH OF THIS LINE...

LITTLE OR NO ACCUMULATIONS ARE EXPECTED. AIR TEMPERATURES NEAR THE

SURFACE ARE EXPECTED TO REMAIN AT OR JUST ABOVE FREEZING IN THE

ADVISORY AREA...SO ROADWAYS SHOULD REMAIN WET...BUT BRIDGES AND

OVERPASSES MAY BECOME ICY.



A WINTER WEATHER ADVISORY MEANS THAT PERIODS OF SNOW WILL CAUSE

TRAVEL DIFFICULTIES. BE PREPARED FOR SLIPPERY ROADS AND LIMITED

VISIBILITIES...AND USE CAUTION WHILE DRIVING.



$$



ALZ017>021-024>029-051815-

/O.NEW.KBMX.WW.Y.0001.060206T1200Z-060206T1800Z/

BLOUNT-ETOWAH-CALHOUN-CHEROKEE-CLEBURNE-JEFFERSON-SHELBY-

ST. CLAIR-TALLADEGA-CLAY-RANDOLPH-

INCLUDING THE CITIES OF...ONEONTA...GADSDEN...ANNISTON...CENTRE...

HEFLIN...BIRMINGHAM...HOOVER...COLUMBIANA...PELHAM...ALABASTER...

PELL CITY...MOODY...TALLADEGA...SYLACAUGA...ASHLAND...ROANOKE

413 AM CST SUN FEB 5 2006



...WINTER WEATHER ADVISORY IN EFFECT FROM 6 AM TO 12 PM CST

MONDAY...



THE NATIONAL WEATHER SERVICE IN BIRMINGHAM HAS ISSUED A WINTER

WEATHER ADVISORY...WHICH IS IN EFFECT FROM 6 AM TO 12 PM CST

MONDAY.



A RAIN/SNOW MIXTURE WILL BEGIN NEAR THOSE AREAS ALONG INTERSTATE

65 BETWEEN 3:00 AND AND 6:00 AM CST...AND THEN SPREAD EASTWARD

DURING THE MORNING HOURS. THE MIXTURE WILL LIKELY CHANGE TO ALL

SNOW NORTH OF A LINE FROM WARRIOR...TO RAGLAND...TO WEAVER AND

FRUITHURST. NORTH OF THIS LINE...SNOWFALL ACCUMULATIONS UP TO 2

INCHES ARE POSSIBLE...MAINLY ON GRASSY AREAS. SOUTH OF THIS LINE

ANY ACCUMULATIONS WILL GENERALLY BE LESS THAN 1 INCH. AIR

TEMPERATURES NEAR THE SURFACE ARE EXPECTED TO REMAIN AT OR JUST

ABOVE FREEZING IN THE ADVISORY AREA...SO ROADWAYS SHOULD REMAIN

WET...BUT BRIDGES AND OVERPASSES MAY BECOME ICY. THE PRECIPITATION

SHOULD CHANGE OVER TO ALL RAIN AFTER 10:00 AM CST.



A WINTER WEATHER ADVISORY MEANS THAT PERIODS OF SNOW WILL CAUSE

TRAVEL DIFFICULTIES. BE PREPARED FOR SLIPPERY ROADS AND LIMITED

VISIBILITIES...AND USE CAUTION WHILE DRIVING.
SkiCop
Expert
Posts: 11841
Joined: Tue Dec 20, 2005 6:28 pm

Sun Feb 05, 2006 8:46 am

I can tell you one thing, if we get two inches of snow, everything will shut down. We have no infrastructure prepared to deal with snow. I'm gonna be ticked if if I go home and end up not having to work tomorrow. We'll be purchasing our required milk and bread in Knowville on the way home.
afrobigfoot
Expert
Posts: 2977
Joined: Fri Apr 11, 2003 9:54 pm

Sun Feb 05, 2006 11:19 am

this storm is going too far south for NC to get :(
UABSkiBum
Beginner
Posts: 217
Joined: Wed Nov 23, 2005 12:23 am

Sun Feb 05, 2006 11:37 am

Now forecasts are calling for a snow/ rain event for Birmingham. I live in Pell City which is about 40 miles east of Birmingham. For you NASCAR fans, I am 10 miles for Talladega Super Speedway. I hope these guys are wrong. I would love to ski on the small hill outside of my apartment. Better yet, there is a slightly bigger hill at the school that I teach at. That one would be more fun!
ICEHOCEY77
Intermediate
Posts: 988
Joined: Tue Dec 14, 2004 2:08 am
Contact:

Sun Feb 05, 2006 2:50 pm

calling for rain in columbia. I cry.
jamsandwich
Expert
Posts: 2954
Joined: Sat Jan 07, 2006 4:43 pm

Sun Feb 05, 2006 4:56 pm

im calling shenanigans on this storm. snow i alabama but not in nc? negative
bamapilot
Expert
Posts: 5258
Joined: Tue Dec 20, 2005 7:17 pm
Contact:

Sun Feb 05, 2006 4:57 pm

Right now the rain/snow mix is supposed to begin around 2am. I keep looking outside, no snow yet.. :roll:



But then again it's 4pm, I have a little time to go.
UABSkiBum
Beginner
Posts: 217
Joined: Wed Nov 23, 2005 12:23 am

Sun Feb 05, 2006 5:10 pm

bamapilot wrote:
Right now the rain/snow mix is supposed to begin around 2am. I keep looking outside, no snow yet.. :roll:



But then again it's 4pm, I have a little time to go.



Since you are in the Birmingham area, you will know the name James Spann. For those of you that don't know, he is our weather guru down and he is already starting to point his finger toward next weekend. Reminds me of March 1993.
Post Reply