Craig's Report - December 17, 1997


Yesterday's touch of white succumbed to a steady rain in the afternoon and evening. When I went to bed at 12:30 AM virtually all the snow in our front yard had once again disappeared and it was still raining at a balmy 4 C. You can probably see the snow line in this picture (click on it for a larger version). It would appear to be about the base of Bear, so there is probably lots of new snow on the upper mountain. There has been a flurry of blasting this morning, and assuming it isn't coming from construction in the new subdivision, they must be practicing their avalanche control. Given the number of people who are hiking up these days, this is probably a wise move.

With the Christmas holiday season starting in just a couple of days, this must be an absolute disaster for the ski hill and other folks who count on those holiday crowds.

It is currently (10:00 AM) 2C and cloudy with a bit of wind. The forecast is calling for a chance of flurries and a high just below freezing for tomorrow.

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