Memorial Day is Vermont … any one want to go skiing?
A note to Al Gore … here are some more examples of global warming as fresh snow fell in the Green Mountains of the People’s Republic of Vermont. Or are we supposed to believe that snow fall is a result of global warming as well? Al, its not easy being green, especially in the Green Mountains I guess.
There’s nothing like a little fresh snow and lots of old mud to liven up an early summer hike.
Which is exactly what people are likely to find near the peaks of Vermont’s higher mountains this Memorial Day weekend, due to the snowy winter and some fresh flurries this week.
At 5 p.m. Tuesday, 18 inches of snow remained on the ground near the top of Mount Mansfield, Vermont’s highest peak. The snow cover includes some of the 3.5 inches of fresh fluff that descended on the mountaintop Monday. More light snow is likely over northern Vermont summits today and Thursday, the National Weather Service in South Burlington said. (Burlington Free Press)
Looks like weather patterns are actually cyclical in Vermont. Go figure. You mean in 1945 it snowed as well in Burlington, VT? Could it actually be that weather patterns are caused by the forces of nature?
May mountain snowfalls in Vermont are not infrequent. Snow has fallen on Vermont’s mountains every month of the year. Wet snow drove hikers off Mount Mansfield on July 1, 1988, and skiers explored four inches of fresh powder on Killington in August 1982.
In Burlington, the latest spring snow flurry on record came May 31, 1945, according to National Weather Service data.