Will there be snow for our Olympians?
As warm weather and rain continues to threaten the remaining snow pack of the Coastal Mountains work crews preparing for the 2010 Winter Olympic and Paralympics Games may be feeling pangs of worry.
With a lack of new snow and an extended period of warm weather and an extreme excess for the Whistler area, the fate of the Olympic Games hangs in the hands of the gods. Of course, the Games will go on. However, the question is will a lack of snow make it that much harder on the athletes?
Some snow is expected for the area in the upcoming days but will it be enough to sustain and host the thousands of athletes the will soon be tearing up the mountains of the Whistler and Cypress regions? If the weather does not start to behave in the next few weeks, will snow making crews be able to make up for it in time for opening ceremonies?
The Environment Canada Weather Office is expecting temperatures to remain around zero with mixes of rain and snow throughout the week.
Maybe it is time for all those Olympic supporters out there to think about a ritual snow dance to bring on a real Canadian winter for our Olympiads. Hopefully, next week will show changes in the weather forecast and conditions will improve.