So far, it’s been a tad dry for some folks in the Valley. Rumors are flying that it is going to be a dry winter. Hopefully, they will be just that, rumors.
According to the 2010 Farmers’ Almanac, this winter will see more days of shivery conditions; a winter during which temperatures will average below normal for about three-quarters of the nation.
While three-quarters of the country is predicted to see near or below average precipitation this winter, that doesn’t mean there won’t be any winter storms. On the contrary, significant snowfalls are forecast for parts of every zone. For the Middle Atlantic and Northeast States, for instance, Farmers’ Almanac is predicting a major snowfall in mid-February; possibly even blizzard conditions for New England.
Overall, AccuWeather.com Chief Long-Range Meteorologist Joe Bastardi is predicting that the worst of winter’s cold and snow will be from the Pacific Northwest into the northern Plains and western Great Lakes.
The South and southern Plains will escape the worst of the winter weather with warmer and drier conditions compared to last year. Dallas, which received near-record snowfall last year, will be lucky to get normal snowfall this year.
According to a blogger on SteepAnDeep.com, for the central and northern parts of Utah and Colorado, the good news is that you should get your average. The not so good news is that chances are, you probably won’t see too much above the norm. Now for the southern ski areas in California, Utah, Colorado and all of New Mexico and Arizona, these are the areas that should have greatest chance of having a sub-par ski season.
All this being said, in a community where good snow equals good economy, we should all be at this Saturday’s Calling All Flakes!
November 13, 6:00 pm to 10:00 pm, Angel Fire Resort joins forces with the Angel Fire Association of Property Owners (AAFPO), the Village of Angel Fire and the Angel Fire Chamber of Commerce to bring you an annual celebration that rocks the ski village as we call in the snow for a great winter season.
Festivities will center around an enormous bonfire and the burning of the Snowzobra made by local artist, Brice Adams. The much anticipated performance by Native American, Will High Eagle Sandoval, will provide the more spiritual tones for the evening as he delivers a traditional smudging ceremony followed by a dance of the gatherers and crescendo into the traditional circling of the fire.
There is no cover charge for the event but we ask that attendees to bring a canned food item for donation to the local ALMS program. The ALMS organization provides food and support to needy families within the Moreno Valley.
Hot dogs, chips and sodas will be served free of charge. Local non-profit groups will be on site selling hamburgers, soups, s’more kits, various desserts, hot chocolate, apple cider and a cash bar.
Please come out and enjoy yourself while helping call the snow for another fantastic season!