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Pat Shingleton: "So You Want the Winter Olympics?"

1 year ago Thursday, February 20, 2014 6:15:38 PM CST February 20, 2014 Thursday, February 20 2014 Feb 20, 2014 in Pat Shingleton Column

Almaty, Kazakhstan, Beijing, China, Krakow, Poland, Lviv, Ukraine and Oslo, Norway want the 2022 Olympic Games. They also want plenty of snow. Daily Climate Analysis predicts the warmest weather ever experienced could occur during this time period in eight years. The Sochi games experienced periods of mushy snow, suggesting that matching weather patterns, at a similar seasonal event could occur. This week, temperatures locked into the mid-50s at the Sochi Olympics and snow boarders were furious at the slushy condition of the "Halfpipe" on Tuesday. In 2010, at the Vancouver Olympics, rain and fog delayed all downhill skiing events as organizers resorted to straw bales to build jumps and obstacles for courses where snow was scarce.

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