Saturday, March 24, 2007

Featured Property: Cedar Creek Townhome

1 yr old, 3 bed room (possibly 4 if media room is converted), 3.5 bath 3-level townhome, with dramatic views of Wisp's ski slopes located in the Cedar Creek community. The property comes professionally furnished and includes a new hot tub. Relax in the hot tub and watch the action on Wisp's "The Face" and "Squirrel Cage" while the sound of Cedar Creek bubbles in the background. Wisp's ticket window and golf course sit only a few hundred yards away, while several local eateries are within a short walk.

This property features beautiful interior wood working, hardwood floors, Berber carpeting, and full masonry gas log fireplace. Highlights include a spacious deck, master bedroom suite with accompanying master bath and balcony overlooking Cedar Creek and Wisp's ski slopes.

The townhome comes complete with a ski/snowboard or golf storage shed and a media room featuring a 42 inch plasma television and surround sound system. This property has never been rented and is being offered for $349,900. Contact me if interested at or 724-322-4566.

Wednesday, March 21, 2007

Exciting News!

In conjunction with RGS Title, of Columbia, MD, I will be providing real estate settlement services to the Garrett County area at a convenient McHenry location beginning April 1st. As an attorney, I am very excited to be able to offer my services here at Deep Creek Lake and very much look forward to serving local and visiting clientele in this capacity.

Aside from our convenient Deep Creek Lake location, there are many more benefits to closing with us that I would be happy to outline to anyone considering our services. Please feel free to contact me at

Additionally, and pursuant RESPA (the Real Estate Settlement Procedures Act), remember that it is the buyer who has ultimate decision of determining whom they would like to serve as their settlement attorney. If you might be interested in my services, simply tell your agent that you would like to use me as your settlement attorney. I think you will find that I provide the highest level of personal service and will do everything in my power to assure a smooth transaction for all parties.

Tuesday, March 20, 2007

Spring Arrives in Garrett County

Although Garrett County residents can't put the snow shovels away just yet, Spring begins tonight at 8:07 PM. As the snow slowly melts from the slopes at Wisp the docks will begin going in the lake. This past winter, the Deep Creek Lake area received 124 inches of snow, our biggest snowstorm, 11 inches, occurred on March 7th, and our lowest temperature was observed on February 5th at -9.2 degrees.

Saturday, March 17, 2007

St. Patrick's Day Snow

Yesterday and overnight the Deep Creek Lake area received about 5 inches of snow...a little under what the storm looked like it might bring earlier in the week, but still within the 4-8 inches that was forecasted. The wrap around flow has taken over behind the storm with lake enhanced snow showers that may accumulate another 1-3 inches today. This storm brings our seasonal total to 118 inches on the year.

Thursday, March 15, 2007

Winter Storm Warning Issued

NWS Pittsburgh has issued a Winter Storm Warning for Garrett County, beginning early Friday morning and lasting through Friday afternoon. Depending on whether any mixing of freezing rain or sleet occurs at the onset, the area looks to be in line for 4-8 inches of snow tomorrow, with some additional accumulations possible tomorrow evening as a secondary cold front, and accompanying upslope snow showers passes through the region.

Wednesday, March 14, 2007

Winter's Last Gasp?

With temperatures in the 60's today, it would seem as though winter is behind us. However, current computer modeling is pointing toward the possibility for snow Friday through Saturday. As a stalled cold front begins moving and pushing southeast, a low pressure wave is forecast to develop along the front and move northeastward. Temperatures will be marginal, but it looks as though there will be the possibility of a period of snowfall and perhaps a moderate accumulation. Exact totals and whether the precipitation might begin as rain will depend on the exact track and development of the low pressure system as well as the timing of the approaching cold front. Pictured below is the 18z American GFS Model's depiction of the event, valid 9pm Friday evening.

Thursday, March 08, 2007

Powerful March Clipper

The clipper that passed through the region on Wednesday ended up being a little more powerful than expected, blanketing the area with 11 inches of powder and making for absolutely perfect skiing conditions. Below are a few pictures taken today at Wisp, as the area began to dig out:

Wednesday, March 07, 2007

Update: Snow Underway at Deep Creek

4 inches of snow has already fallen as of 8am. On our way to the 5-9 inches forecasted. Below is current regional radar image of the clipper that is affecting the region.

Tuesday, March 06, 2007

Bitter March Morning; Snow on the Way

A very impressive arctic air mass has pushed over the Deep Creek Lake region this morning. The temperature is 3 degrees at 8am. Additionally, the aforementioned clipper system remains a threat for a significant snowfall on Wednesday. The National Weather Service has issued a winter storm watch for the potential of 4-8 inches of snow. Pictured below is HPC's graphic depiction of areas likely to receive 4+ inches.

Sunday, March 04, 2007

Wisp Still Making Snow

While some resorts stop making snow in March, the cold temperatures have provided an excellent opportunity for Wisp to reinforce its base tonight. It’s looking as though the resort will be able to remain open at least through the end of the month.

With 5 new inches of natural snow over the weekend, the Deep Creek Lake area went over 100 inches and now sits at 103 on the year. In addition, another clipper type system will be affecting the area Tuesday and Wednesday which possibly could blanket the area with a moderate snowfall. Exact track and snowfall amounts will have to be pinned down as we get closer to the event.

Saturday, March 03, 2007

Return to Winter for the Weekend

After a warm Friday, Deep Creek Lake woke up to a new inch of snow this morning. As an upper level low rotates through the eastern U.S., the area will see upslope enhanced snows with the possibility of 2-4 inches through Sunday.

Thursday, March 01, 2007

1 More Month of Winter...

So far this winter, the Deep Creek lake area has received 94 inches of snow and so it's looking like, barring a rare snowless March, we will meet and probably surpass the area's seasonal average of 100 inches. Which is remarkable if you remember the very warm and snowless early winter we experienced.

The lake area averages 18 inches in March. While today will be unseasonably warm as a storm system pushes to our west, creating a warm southerly flow, as the storm system passes to our east, the area will return over the weekend to normal temperatures with highs in the upper 20's to low 30's and several chances at lake enhanced and upslope snow showers.