April fools joke on us…

2007-04-01 11:09:27.000 – Jim Salge,  Observer


Typically we would have spent this comment writing about some nonsensical April Fools joke, and honestly we had one all lined up. Something about John McCain and Joe Biden visiting the Observatory on a campaign stop, and then in a display of bipartisanship, skiing down together over the headwall like the late, great Gerald Ford had done during his years leading up to the office. Would have been fun…

But honestly, anything we write here couldn’t top the real life April Fools that Mother Nature is playing on our summit community today. On this, April First, we are reporting an official snow depth of ZERO on the summit. Sure there are some patches around, and the snowfields are in, there is nary a patch of snow on the summit itself, or much of the cone for that matter. It is just very early for this to happen…last year, another meager snow year, a zero depth wasn’t reported until May 9th!!!

A big pattern change is on the horizon; beginning tonight we are expecting a back to winter trend that should last through the week. If precipitation remains all snow through this first storm, accumulations could be moderate, but some mixing is expected even at the upper elevations. We’ll take anything now…


Jim Salge,  Observer

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