Experts Report Declining Spring Snow Cover

New England maple syrup is doomed by global warming

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10 Responses to Experts Report Declining Spring Snow Cover

  1. omanuel says:

    They are desperate, Steven, because you blew their cover:

    Liars using public funds to deceive and enslave the public!

  2. rah says:

    Delivered at Ayre, MA Thursday. After that delivery of new soda cans my pick up in Leominster only 16 miles away, wasn’t until the next morning. That night where I parked at a little place in Ayre the back bumper of my trailer was in a snow bank. The temp that afternoon got up to 67 deg. F and I actually used the APU A/C for a while while parked in the sun.

    Still some snow on the ground up there and also along I-90 in NY. Mostly drifts or under the trees in the woods. Still cascades of ice on the northern faces of many cuts.

    On the way home I took my break at Pembroke, NY (just east of Buffalo) and Saturday morning when I took off West bound on I-90 I noticed that many of the cars had snow on them so some folks in NW NY and NE Ohio got a dusting Friday night.

    All the rivers were pretty much clear except the the Hudson which looking to the north towards Castleton-on-the Hudson as I went over the bridge appeared ice covered. Most the ponds are still ice covered all along I-90 in OH, NY, MA.

    I was hoping to take ride on my new bike Saturday afternoon when I got home. But it was just too chilly here in central Indiana. But with a high in the mid to high 60’s forecast for today I will get a ride in today when I go to my brothers house for our Easter Sunday get together.

  3. dmacleo says:

    snowing here in maine as I type this. trees started flowing few days ago here.

  4. Douglas Hoyt says:

    Lived in Caribou in the 1950s. Looked just the same back then.

  5. Hugh K says:

    Meanwhile back in the real world — “BRISTOL, R.I. – The 2014-2015 winter broke snow records across New England and the lasting cold has played a negative role on the regions maple syrup harvest.”
    https://farnsworthmedia.wordpress.com/2015/03/31/record-breaking-winter-stalls-maple-syrup-season/

  6. gator69 says:

    They are correct! My snow cover is most definitely declining.

  7. Anthony S says:

    I was trimming some suckers off a maple tree in my backyard Friday, and the sap was very much still running, dripping down the side of the tree. So I had a couple of licks. Why let it go to waste?

    On another note, I’m surprised that no one has thought of selling the plain sap before being concentrated into syrup like a health drink. It’s been done with coconut water.

    • Neal S says:

      Go ahead, you could be the first. Just don’t let any one in public employ know about it, else they might find a pretext to shut you down. Gail could probably give pointers.

  8. spren says:

    Here in northeastern CT, the past few days have led to a great snow melt. At the beginning of the week we still had well over a foot on the ground and I still had clusters of drifts on my roof. As of this evening, even though it has been very cool, there are only remnants of snow patches and ice left (other than the drifts at the end of my driveway from plowing. The two rivers that border my property have been raging and it is so enjoyable to listen to their roar. The larger river, the Skungamaug, is spectacular as it is a result of the last glaciation with huge boulders and a very steep descent just over a about one-half mile. But there are still some very significant ice sheets left that were swept up into the woods when the river first broke open. But as good news, the pussywillow has sprout forth with its buds, hopefully a harbinger of a long-awaited spring. Happy Easter to all.

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