Winter Vacation Time…Time to Play

December 23, 2010 0 Comments

Now that we have a nice snowpack built up across the region and many folks we have some vacation time with the Holidays here…what better thing to do than to go out and play in the snow.  In case you are wondering how deep the snow cover is in various spots around the region I urge you to check out this website, http://www.nohrsc.noaa.gov/nsa/  from the National Weather Service’s National Operational Hydrologic Sensing Center.   They offer excellent, interactive graphical maps of snow depth for anywhere in the U.S. along with all kinds of additional information like the amount of water held in the snowpack, the snowpack temperature, and the amount of recent snowmelt.

With that said, another great site to visit to stay up to date on the downhill skiiing, cross-country skiing, and snowmobiling conditions is the Wisconsin Department of Tourism’s snow conditions page.  http://www.travelwisconsin.com/snow_report.aspx  You are sure to find a spot near you with some excellent conditions I’m sure.  The weather looks tolerable right into the middle of next week for the most part.  I hope you have a chance to get out and play a bit.  It’s fun, refreshing, and a way to burn off some of those extra Holiday calories.  If nothing else you could always just go out and make some snow angels or a snow fort.    Enjoy our beautiful surrounds and Happy Holidays!

About the Author:

StormTrak9 Meteorologist with WAOW-TV in Wausau, WI. Also the owner of Great Lakes Weather Service, LLC.

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