So here's the way things are shaping up for global warming:
* prolonged hurricane season causes Atlantic storms to move up coast and create massive blizzards in the interior, with snowfalls ranging up to four feet in late October and ski areas opening their doors (Wildcat) on natural snow bases prior to Nov 1;
* warmer Great Lakes that don't freeze over resulting in intensified downwind precipitation activity- since this often rides in on Arctic Clippers this means dryer and deeper snows for the Mid Atlantic in January and February
* Eventually Gulf Stream shuts down, resulting in nine month winters and Jackson Hole-like skiing in North Carolina.
So, what's the downside here?
Just kidding- obviously there are big downsides to global warming. But, supposing all this is caused by global warming, aren't we Mid-Atlantic skiers caught in a rather paradoxical bind? I suppose if it gets warm enough it'll stop snowing, but until then...
Well, that's enough deep thoughts for the month. I'm off to tail-gate and kill more brain cells. GGGGGOOOOOO HOKIES!!!!!