Wednesday, April 11, 2007


this shit has got to stop. Even murphy's law couldn't help the weather (see previous post.)up here.

weather map

april showers 2

april showers 1

A picture is worth a thousand(or more)expletives.

Tuesday, April 10, 2007

I will be personally...

responsible for pulling the Midwest out of this cold snap. How, you ask? Simply by being sidelined with engine trouble. Accessto a temporarily-out-of-comission boat is the best way to guarantee perfect skiing conditions

This is from

Murphy's Law
–noun the facetious proposition that if something can go wrong, it will.

Also called Murphy's First Law.


[Origin: Americanism; after a fictitious Murphy, allegedly the name of a bungling mechanic in U.S. Navy educational cartoons of the 1950s] Unabridged (v 1.1)
Based on the Random House Unabridged Dictionary, © Random House, Inc. 2006.

Dictionary, © Random House, Inc. 2006.

Got Frost Plugs?
frost plugs

Seriously, got any? The venerable (i.e. POS) Moomba popped one yesterday, , thwarting my moment of defiance to to the recent midwest chill.

Enjoy the impending 80s with sunshine folks.

Saturday, April 07, 2007

misery loves company....

but skiers hate cold weather in the spring. Lady April has flogged the wet-set with straps of ice, cold and snow. Here's a sampling of angst from a thread I started on

Registered User
Posts: 115
(4/5/07 11:28 am)
Reply midwest "spring" sucks
anybody else in the midwest feel like they are geting the shaft from mother nature? I got out to the lake twice before april 1st, and now the weather is in the twenties.

Registered User
Posts: 109
(4/5/07 11:31 am)
Reply SO
This year we had the latest lake freeze ever, but we still have a foot of ice and we got a foot of snow last night.

At least the Black Bears are going to the Frozen Four.
Michigan skiing
Unregistered User
(4/5/07 12:16 pm)
Reply Midwest spring
We've been skiing for two weeks. Now it looks like we won't touch the water for another two weeks. 1-2 inches of snow on the ground. THIS SUCKS!

Registered User
Posts: 255
(4/5/07 1:24 pm)
Reply we're in same boat
In Ohio, we went from 80 degrees tuesday to mid twenties and snow wednesday.
Steve B.

Registered User
Posts: 143
(4/5/07 2:13 pm)
Reply Re: midwest "spring" sucks
Stop Complianing, we got 13" of snow today !! We won't be sking here in Maine for a month and a half.

Registered User
Posts: 116
(4/5/07 2:22 pm)
Reply the bright side
at least you can eat lobster while waiting for the big thaw. there isn't even any corn in iowa right now.

Registered User
Posts: 165
(4/5/07 2:27 pm)
Reply Mother Nature you are cruel

Rykert -

I am dying. Last monday I was all pumped to pop the boat in. Now, I am going back and finding my winter clothes again. What a terrible tease.

Ham Wallace
Registered User
Posts: 677
(4/6/07 5:37 am)
Reply WaterSkiers for Global Warming
The Groundhawg was on our side, we have had an early spring with record high temps. Our water is usually 62 degrees on April 1. It was 78. A dream come true. Feeling just about in shape enough to take 2 sets, the frige door was opened. We went from 83 degree days to br-r-r-r-r. I guess I better re-winterize the boat. 24 degrees tonight. Looks like record April low temps.

-------(Ham hails from the great state of Tennesse. As you can see, this is not a regional issue)---------
By the way, I hear that he's an (whisper) Alabama (return to normal voice) fan.

Registered User
Posts: 256
(4/6/07 8:29 am)
Reply enough is enough
5 more inches of snow on the car friday morning. Hopefully, water will warm up by June.

Steve B.
Registered User
Posts: 110
(4/6/07 11:07 am)
Reply Global warming, my eye !
Global warming, my eye !

Those of you that have new boats with cats in the exhausts take them out - We're freezing.

It was so cold this morning in Maine that when I took my two dogs out, their pee froze before it hit the ground !

Registered User
Posts: 30
(4/6/07 11:18 am)
Reply Not too bad in California
We feel for you guys in the midwest and east where it is still snowing. It's rough when you want to start skiing and can't.

Here in Sacramento, it was 81 yesterday and we've been skiing for a month. Don't even need the wetsuit anymore.

That was the EZ board equivalent of humming "nah-nah nah-nah nah-naaaahhhhh."

Ah, springtime

I even checked with my weather spotter in south Louisiana (my mom) and she told me that that it the temp dropped to 30 degrees 30 miles north of New Orleans.

This is insane.
Hey Tournamentwaterski: how about you and your skiing buddies get a few giant fans in Saremento, point them to the east, and blow some warm air my way? desperrate times call for desperate measures.
I'll even plug your website
tournament waterski

If the weather does not change soon, we might lose a member of the ski blog community, asthey are trapped in an ice flow.

No telling what could happen if a spring thaw does not free their craft in the next few days