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Up ‘n down weather cuts into skier visits and budgets

“Navigating the weather continues to be an up-and-down elevator ride for area ski resorts, who say sudden warm weather meeting with cold has impacted their visitors — and their budgets,” reports Katy Savage in the Eagle Times (February 26, 2018).

See The Elevator Effect via https://www.eagletimes.com/articles/the-elevator-effect/

“While Presidents Day week is usually one of the busiest weeks for resorts, a 60-degree day at the start took a toll that several say they were unable to recover from,” writes Savage, who spoke to Okemo and Mount Sunapee Resort spokespeople and other ski area operators.

This local article comes as we read a new report published by Protect Our Winters, a climate advocacy nonprofit.

This analysis updates the 2012 study and furthers our understanding of how warming temperatures have impacted the industry…

The winter sports economy is important for the vitality of U.S. mountain communities. This report shows the urgency for the US to deploy solutions to reduce emissions and presents a roadmap for the winter sports industry to take a leading role in advocating for solutions. – See Protect Our Winters

See related articles:

Report shows climate change will hurt winter sports industry” via WMUR

New report finds climate change could take a $1 billion bite from winter sports” via NPR

“UNH researchers find effects climate change could accelerate mid-century” – via UNH

“Beech trees booming as climate changes, and that’s bad for N.H. forests” via Concord Monitor

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The People’s Climate Rally is April 29th

The March For Science and the People’s Climate Movement continues with the People’s Climate Rally on Saturday, April 29th! The New Hampshire People’s Climate March in Concord starts at 9:00 AM at the State House Lawn, 107 North Main Street.

FOMS is a supporter and will have a presence tabling. If you can help at the People’s Climate Rally on Saturday, please contact us.

And here are other ways people can help now:

  • Make plans to attend the rally, reach out to family and friends and invite them to join you.
  • Organize a carpool to Concord for the event or to a sister rally.
  • Gather with friends and make posters, so they are ready to go on Saturday.
  • Share event information and photos on social media.

SEE: https://patch.com/new-hampshire/concord-nh/peoples-climate-rally-planned-concord

 

Join the People’s Climate Movement

People’s Climate Movement – Marches and rallies on April 29, 2017

We need to stand together to protect our climate, our health, and our communities. It’s also crucial that we build a vision of the world we want, and rise together to make it possible.

To find a Climate Movement rally near you, visit the ActionNetwork.org

For the NH’s Climate Rally in Concord (NH), visit NH Sierra Club. The Concord Rally is from 9 am to noon on April 29th. To provide support or to volunteer, contact FOMS or the Sierra Club.


What does climate change mean for NH?

UNH Reports: ‘NH getting warmer, wetter as climate changes’

View/download: Southern NH Climate Assessment 2014 (pdf 5Mb)

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“Climate Change in New Hampshire: Past, Present, and Future” – two studies published by UNH – report that average annual temperatures in the Granite State will “likely rise by 3 to 5 degrees Fahrenheit and extreme precipitation events will likely double by mid-century.”
The reports can be downloaded here:

The SOUTHERN NEW HAMPSHIRE study includes data for Mount Sunapee.
In New Hampshire, temperatures are on the rise, particularly in winter, according to the UNH study. The number of days with temps less than 32 degrees F has decreased. Our coldest of winter nights are warming and lake ice-out days are occurring earlier. Additionally, the frequency of extreme precipitation events are increasing.Published in 2014, the reports are intended “to provide decision-relevant information as municipalities and regions face challenging choices regarding future investments.”

Copyright 2018 Friends of Mount Sunapee