A wind chill advisory is in effect until 1 p.m. The
temperature bottomed out at 11.7 at 8:30 this morning and the
expected high is only 16. Bundle up!
A bit of new snow this
morning and continued snowmaking going on at Wisp. Six trails
are currently open, but I expect some expanded terrain will open for
the weekend. (Hopefully, anyway.) The forecast for storm for
Saturday now includes some rain. (Hoping that will change,
Congratulations to the
students and staff at Northern High School. Northern was one
of six schools in the state to
receive a Blue Ribbon Award.
Get $60 worth of gift
certificates for just $50 at
Trader's Coffee House
and Ace's Run. Going on
It's Decem-brrrr! Low of 14 overnight and it
will just get colder over the next couple nights. Snow guns
are on at Wisp adding 4 inches of man-made snow on seventeen trails
to the three inches of natural snow.
A chance for some snow
tonight and it is likely that we will see some more over the
weekend. Of note, Accuweather
has our area in the 50-75% chance for a White Christmas.
Wanted to share
this article Jamie Schafer wrote about Deep Creek for her final
paper at Stevenson University. A wonderful read!
Snowy owls are
making an appearance in the mid-Atlantic. Yes, I have
pictures of one in Preston County, but you'll have to come back for
my January issue to see them!
this video to warm
your heart on this cold day. Just because it cracks me up!
Snowing! We are under a Winter Weather Advisory
until 5 p.m. with an possible 4-6 inches on the way.
Sorry for the lack of a
post yesterday. I had an unexpected overnight in Pittsburgh
due to weather. No laptop and no toothbrush, for that matter.
Congratulations to local
athlete, Jen Sober, on
winning the Palm Beach Marathon.
One of our local schools
will be awarded "Blue Ribbon" status by the state tomorrow.
Around 3/4 of an inch of rain since yesterday, but
things could get dicey tonight as it changes over into wintry mix
and snow. Weather for Sunday includes more of the same.
An interesting story
here on a new sign at New Germany State Park that pays tribute
to the Civilian Conservation Corps.
Snowdrifters (and Bill's Marine Service) are hosting a snowmobile
Drag Race and Hill Climb tomorrow at Timberline Ski Resort.
Holiday House Tours are tonight and tomorrow to benefit the
local chapter of the American Red Cross.
Christmas in the Village kicks off tonight at Spruce Forest
Artisan Village in Grantsville.
Market to benefit Our Town Theatre will be held tomorrow in St.
Peter's Social Hall in Oakland. Doors open at 10 a.m.
No rain yet, but it is pretty much a guarantee for
tonight and tomorrow until the cold front arrives and changes it to
snow, sleet and freezing rain.
It is with a heavy heart
that I report that Delos Carpenter was killed in a four-wheeler
accident yesterday. He was a pillar of our community, a member
of my church family and one of my favorite people. My sincere
condolences go out to his wife Wanda and his whole family.
Midweek Madness Package has been extended to this weekend.
release was issued by the county commissioners about FY 2015
Best of luck to Allegany
County's Fort Hill High School as they compete in the Maryland 1A
state football championships on Saturday.
Rain is expected to arrive tonight and hang around
before changing to snow Friday night.
The National Association
of Counties takes a look at Garrett County in its
Strategies to Bolster Economic Resilience. (page 18)
Travel & Leisure
America's Best College Towns with Morgantown, WV as #11 with
a little mention of
Mountain State Brewing Co.
The Baltimore Sun
ski resorts near Baltimore. Wisp is image #6 with a nice
mention of Carmel Cove Inn.
Don't forget the
deadline for public input on the DNR plan to designate public
wildlands is this Saturday. Over 11,000 acres in Savage River
State Forest are in the plan. Garrett Trails has shared
its letter that was sent in
to the DNR.
Wisp looks great and six slopes are open today
from 9-5. The forecast for the week isn't very wintry, but
we may see some natural snow and some temperatures that
will allow for snowmaking
I am sorry to report
Jerry Humberson passed away on Saturday. Our
condolences to his family.
independent study estimates that the wind turbines on
Backbone Mountain kill 25,000 birds and bats per year.
perform a Holiday concert at 7 p.m. tonight at St. Paul's
United Methodist Church in Oakland. The show is presented
by GLAF and tickets are $20.