When one doesn’t know what to chat about, the weather is always a popular choice. However right now the weather isn’t something to fall back on, it is front and centre as a topic of conversation.
I’ve seen lots of chatter on my Facebook page about how this month is going to rank very high in the record book for snowfall in a month in the Golden area. There was reference to December of 1971, a month I happen to remember quite well as I was driving back and forth from Castlegar to Golden. I’m sure when records are in danger of being broken in Golden they are in similar danger here in the Invermere area. It would be great to hear some of your memories dealing with heavy snowfall in the area in the past.
As I write this on Monday afternoon, I wonder about precipitation records in general now, not just snowfall. Who would have believed the rain that fell overnight? Those huge piles of snow that built up over the past week are now shrunk in half or less and ice is a big danger underfoot or under tire.
My biggest concern right now? What’s going to happen to the Bonspiel on the Lake? I know that it will move indoors if necessary but that’s not what I signed up for! Here’s hoping that that doesn’t have to happen. It has to be a huge disappointment for the organizers, not to mention a ton of work that goes down the drain (literally) and a ton of new work to re-make a draw (schedule) that will work on four sheets of ice indoors.
However, I shall send positive vibes for slightly cooler weather. I hope you’ll all join me.
I want to give a little space here to skiers too. I personally do not ski but I understand conditions have been fabulous. As a ski destination, this can only mean good things for the region. So along with my request for lower temperatures I’ll put in a good word for continued snow to fall after the bonspiel is over.