The late start to this season has just naturally created a lot of carping & hand-wringing among those of us who are eager to feed our hunger. Fortunately, the last couple of weeks have brought welcome relief as Mother Nature has finally decided to come to the party with colder temperatures & some of her own homebrew too.
It seems like a good time to revisit her moods over the last 11 seasons and gain a little perspective. New snow usually gets most peoples’ attention because that’s what REALLY excites us. Snow depth however, is the real measure of her generosity, because that accounts for what she gives us…and what she takes away.
Check out this chart:
This is a compilation of NOAA historical measurements at the Malone airport (about 7 miles from Titus) for the last 11 seasons. It displays the depth of snow on Dec. 31st for each year. While we had banner early-season snow in 2007 & 2012, we’ve also had times when Mom has been even meaner then she’s been this year.
What doesn’t appear in this chart is the impact of our ability to make snow at Titus…and that ability has been expanded significantly over the last several seasons. It’s currently 8°F. as I write this and we’re pumping-out tons of the stuff. You may or may not have some snow in your yard, but there’s all kinds of it here on our mountains. Come and experience what our “Regulars” mean when they say “Titus Snow is the BEST snow”!
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