04 November 2013

Lack of Snow Has Mushers Worried

There's no snow here.

South-central Alaska is about three to four weeks behind on snow. There should be five or six inches on the ground, but October was unusually warm - some 10 to 15 degrees above normal - and has gotten a lot of rain, instead.

So as we approach sled-dog racing season, area mushers are concerned. Here's a video on how some are dealing with it. (Sorry, but it can't be embedded here.)

6 comments:

Cathy said...

As for the snow . . . I'll happily donate our up-coming December/January accumulations to any worthy cause:)

BTW . . The Cloud Appreciation Society has a neat pix of a solar halo over Anchorage:

http://cloudappreciationsociety.org/gallery/#p=1&i=20

Rev. Paul said...

LOL, Cathy! I'm sure we'll have snow by then, but it just might need the augmentation.

That picture is beautiful, and taken not far from where I live. Thank you!

Sandy said...

Rev. Paul,

The weather has been a bit strange this year.

Rev. Paul said...

That's putting it mildly, Sandy (just like the weather, yuk yuk yuk). :)

Old NFO said...

A TREADMILL??? LOL, isn't that cheating??? Heh...

Rev. Paul said...

Probably, NFO, but since it's not a competition ... heh.