I live an hour north of Duluth and we are around avg. or just under for snow depth for this time of year. We got snow 2 weeks later than normal, but other than that nothing really to complain about. I jumped off the trail in a couple places yesterday and snow went up over my knee.rs2 said:No doubt we are in a bad cycle. We haven't been that warm in Minneapolis but we also haven't had a snow storm that produced more than 1" this year yet - a new record. Its -1 here right now at 1pm and won't be above zero until sometime Monday or Tuesday next week so no global warming here right now. We are having a drought. It never fails to amaze me how it can rain and be 20 degrees at the same time. Our last three storms have been sleet and freezing rain when it was cold enough for snow.
I'm not buying that global warming crap - its just the cycle we are in. 114 years of records don't mean a thing it the big picture. It's snowing many places it never did before this year and many places that usually get snow are 'unusually' warm and/or dry. Snowmobiling is like farming and we are always at the mercy of the weather. Not every year is a good year. In fact, the last 4 years have been bad for sleds here. At least they have good snow a couple of hours north of Minneapolis.
Industry, airplanes, trucks, autos, volcanos, forest, oil and brush fires all contribute much more to any 'perceived' global warming issues in one hour than all the sleds ever made have and that's a fact!