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 Skifly.com
(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.
(4/5/07 11:31 am)
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.
(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!
(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.
(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.
(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.
(4/5/07 2:27 pm)
Reply Mother Nature you are cruel
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.
(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.
(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.
(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 !
(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."
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
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