Wednesday, January 03, 2007

When will Winter Return?

Its been an unusually warm (and snowless) winter so far in Garrett County and it looks as if we are in for a few more days of above normal temperatures. However, longer range computer models are signaling a possible end of the warmth in the eastern part of the country as a pool of arctic air looks likely to head our way early next week. Meanwhile, Wisp's state of the art snowmaking system has managed to keep several trails at the resort open despite the balmy temperatures...while many other mid-atlantic resorts have struggled. Hopefully the chance at a prolonged streak of colder weather next week will allow Wisp to fully open by mid January. The map below represents the output from today's European Model, 850mb temp, valid Monday January 8th, and illustrating the push of arctic air that may visit the area.

No comments: