Earliest snow on record blankets Poconos, Penn State

Earliest snow on record blankets Poconos, Penn State

http://www.philly.com
16 October 2009

…The snowfall hit three days before the previous record there, set on Oct. 18, 1901, when only one-tenth of an inch fell…

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Hopes are high as ski resorts open

Hopes are high as ski resorts open

http://www.poconorecord.com
December 02, 2008

Snow sports enthusiasts can thank new technology and good ol’ mother nature for an early and potentially long snow season.

“It was just good, cold weather. The last time we opened this early was six years ago, back in 2002,” Jim Tust. a Shawnee Mountain Ski Area said.

Ski areas across the region opened earlier this year, some earlier than they could remember. And we’re not talking about bragging rights — some of these mountains were in near-full operation.

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