Not out yet...
I can't speak for the Mid-Atlantic, or the northeast. I can speak for the south- NC. We are between 3500-5000 ft in general up where the ski areas are, so it's a few degrees cooler here than off the mountain, sometimes more than a little colder.
However, it's not that cold like VT, ME, etc. So, you guys have never seen snowmaking till you come down here. When it's cold, we gotta work FAST, and you could argue that the snowmaking capacity per acre here could be as much or more than anywhere in the world.
It doesn't take much time to get a ton of snow down. For instance, the few days-week when it was around 0 degrees here they buried the place. At my home mountain, although small, has NO BARE SPOTS STILL. In fact, the snow is soft, but still pretty much white save for the fireworks debris laying around from New Years Eve.http://www.aws.com/aws_2001/asp/came...a.asp?id=BLWRK
I'll be crap here in a week. But a little cold, and we're back at full speed, with great coverage. In the past five years, Febuary temps are about the same average as December, and January is the coldest. History's on our side.
I'm keeping my fingers crossed.