Live the Dream STAT - Winter remains stingy
February 7, 2012, 5:44am
6.3 - Inches of snow recorded on Grandfather Mountain so far this winter. That is almost 18 inches below the average for this point in the season.
It has not been a cold winter. Statistics from the weather station atop Grandfather Mountain prove it. The January weather report lists just 3.2 inches of snow for the months, well below the 56-year average of 10.24.
Highs drifted primarily in the 40s and 50s for most of month. But that didn't stop the local ski resorts from packing on as much of a base as possible, or skiers from coming out to take advantage of it.
Colder weather is expected to sneak into the High Country later this month.