If the whistlepig is popping out of his house on Feb. 2 in Garrett County, he's going to want to go immediately back to bed whether he sees his shadow or not. While the season has been relatively mild for a mountaintop winter, the temps have definitely taken a nosedive over the past week, and the snow is staying awhile. Tonight's forecast is calling for a "wintry mix" of some rain and snow and a slight warming, but the mercury is to be back down around the teens over the weekend and into next week. The beauty of the surroundings is undeniable, but best viewed from inside, preferably beside a fireplace in full use. This is a scene near Grantsville. Photo by Lisa Broadwater. To see today's entire issue, click on "Your Virtual Newspaper" above.
Today is Jan. 29, 2015.