There is a Winter Storm Alert Deep Creek Lake 1/21/16. The hesitant and finicky winter has finally settled in on us here at Deep Creek Lake. Yesterday we had a nice afternoon snow that continued into the evening leaving us a fresh blanket of Garrett County powder. The forecast is SNOW for the upcoming weekend!! Pack up your family and winter gear and high-tail it to Deep Creek Lake to enjoy a weekend of epic powder! The next few days will be the potentially best winter sports conditions that we’ve had all winter! If you get your fill on the mountain then head down to Swallow Falls State Park and check out Swallow Falls, Muddy Creek Falls and Tolliver Falls in their unique winter form. If you have questions regarding rental accommodations call Taylor Made Vacations at 866-351-1119 or call Betsy Holcomb for real estate questions at 301-616-5022.
There is a Winter Storm Alert for Deep Creek Lake on 1/21/16 in effect from 1 PM Friday to 1 AM EST Sunday.
The National Weather Service in Pittsburgh has issued a Winter Storm Warning for heavy snow and blowing snow, which is in effect from 1 PM Friday to 1 AM EST Sunday. Snow accumulation could reach 14 to 20 inches, with local accumulations over 2 feet in the higher terrain of Tucker County.
Snow beginning, Friday afternoon.
Period of most intense Snow, Friday night through Saturday morning.
Snow ending, Saturday afternoon in the lower elevations, and late Saturday evening in the ridges.
Winds: northeast 10 to 20 mph with gusts to 35 mph.
Impacts: rapidly accumulating snow may make some roads impassable. Strong wind may drift snow across roads and reduce visibility.
I have heard a lot of chatter from people on the East Coast and a lot of the country who are voicing their desires for springtime to blossom tomorrow (if possible!) with the wave of a magic wand. Here in Deep Creek Lake we had 36 to 40 inches this past weekend with another 20 inches coming in the next couple of days. My love for winter activities segregates me to a different perception of cold snowy winters, and I could tell by the sea of smiles I encountered this weekend that I am not alone. The amount of snow we are receiving here in Deep Creek Lake and the quality of powder that we have seen makes it all too difficult to throw in the towel for the winter season. I know there are some “powder junkies” like myself that look at a big winter snow storm in the same light as a surfer sees a hurricane and its potential for bringing a large clean swell or in our case, some fresh powder.
You won’t be disappointed if you make it to Garrett County from your hometowns this weekend (some of who are still digging out from the last storm last weekend). Rest assured that the roads here are masterfully manicured and most of all safe to bring your family for a visit. I see the snow starting to fall this morning and I’m already getting excited about getting a couple of quick powder runs in tomorrow morning before work. Be one of the many who get out of the gates early and come chase the fresh snow during our self proclaimed “powder hour” and make sure you get your fill of fun before spring does officially take over.
Deep Creek Lake Winter Extension. Well the groundhog has extended our winter season, which is fine by me considering I have not had my fill of snowboarding this year. Wisp Resort was jam-packed this weekend with happy skiers and snowboarders. The talk among the local winter sports enthusiasts is that it has been some of the best snow that we have had in decades. The recipe for that perfect champagne powder is cold temperatures, low humidity, and snow, snow, SNOW. This is something we have had plenty of. Bring your family to Deep Creek Lake and come join us and the winter extension. See you on the slopes!
Deep Creek Lake Major Snow Event. Alright folks, this is what we have been waiting for. There is an intense snowstorm howling across the nation that will be at our door steps while we are sleeping tonight. We have limped through this mild fall together and now it’s time to claim the spoils of our first legitimate snow event of the year
Deep Creek Lake locals are buzzing about the possibility of the 12’+ inches of snow that is forecasted to fall from the skies over the weekend. For all of you out of town ski/snowboard junkies I have this advice for you: Drop everything you are doing at work, round up your family and friends, and high tail it to Wisp Resort before the snow starts to fall. Tomorrow you’ll be rewarded with a nourishing helping of sacred powder that Deep Creek Lake has become famous for.
I will be getting under the covers early tonight so tomorrow morning I can race to the bottom of the chairlift with a child-like smile to see if I can be one of the first down the mountain on virgin powder. If you make it there and hear some tall snowboarder yelling at the top of his lungs bombing the run “squirrel cage” that would be me!