Three Things You Need to Know on October 11th

October 11, 2018

Hurricane Michael hit Florida as a category 4 storm yesterday, but it has since been downgraded to a Tropical Storm. It is currently weakening as it blows across Georgia and it's moving northeast into central South Carolina this morning. 

Weather in Colorado has been good to one ski resort. It looks like the Wolf Creek Ski area announced yesterday that they will open this weekend following a storm that left 20-inches of snow behind.  The ski area will be open Saturday and Sunday.
Vail Mountain is also hoping to get more serious about snow. The resort is making a request to expand its snowmaking operation.  It would include more than 30 additional miles of pipeline, which would add more than 260 acres of coverage for man-made snow.  The request would have to be approved through the government agency.

Forget weather, we need a feel-good story. If this doesn't make you well up a little, you may not have a heart. Oregon runner Justin Gallegos recently became the first professional athlete with cerebral palsy to sign a contract with Nike. Gallegos, a junior at Oregon and member of the school’s running club, was told the news at the end of a recent practice. John Douglass, Nike’s insight’s director, showed up to give Gallegos his contract.  The video showing Gallegos' reaction to the news was released on Saturday, which was World Cerebral Palsy Day. You can check it out (and try not to cry) below.