By PETER HOAG/Montana State News
Bridger Bowl has recently experienced an alarming amount of warm weather. The current data indicates a troubling situation for local skiers and snowboarders, especially those who purchased a season pass.
The last four weeks have all maintained an average temperature at or above freezing, slowly increasing to this past week’s average temperature of 44 degrees Fahrenheit. The current mean average temperature for February is currently 39 degrees Fahrenheit, 15 degrees higher than the last three months’ average, and 13 degrees higher than the next highest February average of the last five years.
The most startling data would be the maximum high temperatures: In the last 30 days, 19 days have recorded temperatures of 40 degrees Fahrenheit or above, six days have recorded 50 or above, one day peaked over 60, and four record highs were recorded. Continue reading “Warm temperatures cut into ski hill snowpack”