Ninety Years Of Improving Ski Conditions

Four years ago, the New York Times said the earth was getting too hot for snow and the winter Olympics was going to have to be cancelled in the future.

Of 21 Winter Olympic Cities, Many May Soon Be Too Warm to Host the Games – The New York Times

Experts predicted the 2018 Olympics would be the coldest ever, and also said it was threatened by global warming.

2018 Winter Olympics opening ceremony could be coldest ever – Curbed

Winter Olympics Threatened by Global Warming, but NBC Won’t Acknowledge It

Pyeongchang Winter Olympics to be the coldest for 20 years | Sport | The Guardian

Ninety years ago today the eastern and southeastern US was experiencing an incredible January heatwave.

Texas was 90 degrees and New York State was 74 degrees.

TX 90
GA 87
NC 86
SC 85
FL 84
AL 82
LA 81
VA 81
MS 80
WV 80
AR 79
MD 79
OH 77
KY 76
PA 76
TN 76
DE 75
NJ 75
OK 75
NY 74
MO 73
IL 70

There was a large tornado outbreak along the frontal boundary.

14 Jan 1932, 1 – The Montgomery Advertiser at Newspapers.com

The Lake Placid, NY winter Olympics almost had to be cancelled because of a lack of snow.

16 Jan 1932, Page 1 – The Los Angeles Times 

TimesMachine: January 14, 1932 – NYTimes.com

TimesMachine: January 15, 1932 – NYTimes.com

17 Jan 1932, 10 – Casper Star-Tribune at Newspapers.com

Eventually the snow came, but it wasn’t enough.

29 Jan 1932, 7 – Bristol Herald at Newspapers.com

12 Feb 1932, Page 2 – The Brooklyn Daily Eagle at Newspapers.com

This is what Lake Placid looks like today.

Whiteface Lake Placid Webcams | Whiteface Mountain

Lots of snow and cold forecast through the end of the month.

10-Day Temperature Outlook for the Conterminous U.S.

January 14 has gotten much cooler over the past century in the US, with 1928 being the warmest and 1932 being second warmest.

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1 Response to Ninety Years Of Improving Ski Conditions

  1. Lance says:

    I’m stunned that winter Olympics are even on any schedule! Dr. Fruit Fly said after the Vancouver games, it would be to warm, and the turd in Ottawa adores him, so, they should just stop them…no sense burning jet fuel to fly athletes.

    /sarc

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