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The Weather Channel Road Crew Stops at Wintergreen

By: Stacy Berman
By: Stacy Berman

February 2, 2006

The Weather Channel's Road Crew made a stop in Central Virginia Wednesday. They were at Wintergreen taking a look at how snow is made.

For the past 8 months, the Weather Channel's Jeff Mielcarz, along with his photographer Rodney have been traveling across the nation, stopping at various vacation destinations to see just how the weather can influence a place.

"We travel to a different city every week, and we find stories that kind of tie weather into the people, the places, and the things that make each different city unique", said Mielcarz, the host of the weekly show.

They opted for Wintergreen rather than a more northern ski resort, because of Wintergreen's magnificent snow making abilities.

"Our story was about that--Wintergreen, Virginia needs to make snow," said Mielcarz.

Filming a weather related show can be fun, but of course mother nature can sometimes hinder the road crew's plans to visit a specific place .

"Our summer was really really just insane. We had to cancel a couple of road crew trips," he added.

Being on the road for three weeks out of a month, Jeff and his photographer Rodney have traveled to many unique places. One of the weirdest places Jeff ever visited was located in Austin, Texas.

"All of these bats, talking about a million bats, just stream out in the same direction and I can tie that to weather because that almost looks like a tornado of bats".

After an afternoon of golf on Wintergreen's course, the Weather Channel Road Crew is headed to Vail, Colorado, where they plan to continue filming winter activities.


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