Year after year, season after season these forecasts come out and every time that they do I will admit that I jump on them with hopeful anticipation. In reality whether these kinds of forecast have any accuracy or not, I guess they do serve to get us excited about an upcoming winter – especially if you’re a snow-loving freak, like most of you reading this post .
The new 2016 version of the Old Farmer’s Almanac is out and they appear to be thumbing their noses at the usual winter impacts of a strong El Nino event, which favor a mild winter in the northern U.S. and abundant rain in California. As of August 27, 2015, WeatherBELL is forecasting temperatures in the Southeast and mid-Atlantic that will be from 1-3° colder than normal. That is a slight adjustment to the COLDER SIDE from about three months earlier. So the trend is colder.
As stated earlier, they are now forecasting 150%-200% of normal snowfall for the winter for those of us in the Maryland, West Virginia, Virginia, Tennessee and North Carolina ski resort areas! Beech’s 80″ would be 120″-160″. For those unaware, WeatherBELL is staffed by some real institutions in the weather forecasting industry.
*The excerpt above was taken from SkiSoutheast.com
Each Boone ski season, the resorts open up for skiers and boarders usually on Thanksgiving Day. Book your trips now to ensure that you can stay in cozy Boone ski accommodations at the B&B. We are located minutes from downtown Boone and in the middle of the great places to ski in the High Country: Beech Mountain, Sugar Mountain, and Appalachian Ski Resort. We have several dates open in December for Boone ski trips. If you are close by and like to make quick trips, reserve your room now.