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Ragged Mountain Goes Through the Paces, Waiting for Flakes

Weather dispatch from above the 44th Parallel: Heading out on Sunday to the annual ski swap to buy my kids some dirt-cheap used ice skates, I took a look up Ragged Mountain:

Ragged Mountain Snow Bowl in Maine, November 22 2009

The hill is groomed and they’ve got the snow makers at the ready just in case, but we’re still waiting for flakes from above. When I took this picture, it was 50 outside.

From the look of the national weather map, we’re all still waiting for the snow to come.

5 comments to Ragged Mountain Goes Through the Paces, Waiting for Flakes

  • Tom

    The ski industry will find it increasingly hard to stay open in the future as winters become more wet than cold enough for snow. Their season will become shorter and more erratic over time, if the climate change model is even reasonably accurate.

  • ramone

    i just spent ten days camping out in northern minnesota. in november we should have snow and highs in the thirty degree range. low temps were in the high thirties all but two days, when the temp dropped to 22 degrees thanks to clear skys. those clear skys gave way to fifty plus temps by noon. my brother told me it’s just a phase, no need to worry. :)

  • JD

    For climate change arguments it’s better to stick to the imperical data rather than spot changes. This summer was one of the coolest in many many years around here.

    • Jim

      Well, that’s why I tagged this post “weather” and not “climate.”

      If you want to talk climate, the data clearly show that at a global level this month, and last month, and hundreds of months before them have been warmer than the 21st century average:

  • JD

    Jim, I was more commenting on the comments than your entry. I saw this chart on an earlier entry (which was a good entry by they way). It raises some questions in my feable mind which is part of why I liked it.

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