In my daily routine I go on line to check for snow in the Northern Hemisphere and discover even Utah has meager snow cover and only a small percentage of the trails in the open resorts are available. Fortunately I have a number of projects in progress and the tennis nets are still up at SUNY Cortland. Nancy and I enjoyed singles tennis outside yesterday and doubles with our daughter and son-in-law the day before. It is good to have an alternative exercise activity.
I don't know how to interpret the global warming impact on our ski seasons. Part of the global warming effect on weather is to increase the extremes of weather vis-a-vis climate. That is we can have weather extremes around climate change in a particular direction. For example we can have wide ranges in temperatures on a daily or even weekly basis but the overall average temperature can be increasing over a decade. Who knows what this season will be like? My records over the past 15 years show that I can get as many as 23 days of skiing before the first of January. The lowest number before January 1st has been 8 in 2001 and 2006 when the seasons started December 22 and December 10 respectively. November season starts occurred four times and post mid December start occurred twice. I am guessing that we will have a mid December start this year.
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