Saturday, 7 December 2019
Saturday Photo: Sunny Winter Day...
This winter has started out with a lot of energy but the current forecast is for a milder than usual one, in part because of global climate trends. That's not good news in the long run, although those of us who've had snow on the ground for a month may give a self-centred cheer.
"Snowmobiling, skiing, it’s more pick your time, don’t procrastinate when you get some good conditions. Go for it—because you never know when the next warm front is coming your way to take that away," says David Phillips, Environment and Climate Change Canada’s senior climatologist.
Remains to be seen of course, but when I came home from running errands a bit ago, there was a pile of sleds and snowboards outside a shop that specializes in hot chocolate and soup on days like today. The folks inside must have decided to take Phillips' advice.
Posted by Mary Soderstrom