It’s Groundhog Day here at SkiSoutheast.com and Punxsutawney Phil did his thing up north this morning. He has already predicted six more weeks of winter. However, one of the major networks shared that perhaps the forecast was rigged and actually the handlers of the Pennsylvania rodent actually come up with their forecast days ahead of the event. (Is the secret out???)
Well I can tell you with absolute clarity that SkiSoutheast Phil was forced to go outside this morning as I arrived at the office. I had to drag him kicking and screaming to brave the cold temperatures and snow. I had to further theaten him to do a little jig for us as he came up with his forecast. The words came flowing and I can assure you they took less than ten minutes as Si wanted back inside to his perch on my credenza in my office.
The long and short of it is you can watch the video to see Si’s rant and proclamation that we will see six more weeks of winter.
1-2″ of snow has fallen across MOST of the region from North Carolina to Tennessee to Virginia. All ski areas in North Carolina reported 2″ +/- of snow except for Sugar Mountain which found a drift somewhere and called it 4″. They have not done that lately, but have done so this morning. There is not 4″ of snow in Banner Elk or Sugar Mountain. It’s gorgeous and there is snow everywhere, just not 4″….sorry.
Further north into Ghent, West Virginia – home to Winterplace, six inches of snow fell and the same is recorded via CoCoRas at Wisp Resort in Maryland. Snowshoe is also reporting 6″ of natural snowfall that is backed up by the NWS weather center up there.
The big winner again this morning, as has happened a lot this winter, is at Davis, West Virginia – home to both Canaan Valley and Timberline Resorts – received 8″ of new snow over the last 24 hours.
…and it is still snowing in much of the region this morning as you can witness first-hand via the webcams.
More snow is in the forecast for Sunday as well as cold temperatures…so get your gear to the mountains and enjoy these pristine conditions.
…and Happy Groundhog Day!
Omni Homestead is celebrating Winterfest this weekend. Lots of indoor and outdoor adventures to enjoy!
Tonight at Appalachian Ski Mountain, February 2nd, Appalachian State University students will receive a special discount to enjoy Appalachian Ski Mtn Midnight Blast evenings.
Check the snow report for details…