No snow in US mountains – level 3

08-01-2024 07:00

Across various parts of the United States, the absence of expected snow is posing challenges for winter-dependent businesses.

The unseasonable warmth, exacerbated by recent heavy rainfall, has melted existing snow, affecting activities like snowmobiling and skiing. Ski resorts, particularly in the northern regions, are desperate for real snow. This unusual weather pattern during what should be a busy tourist season in New Hampshire is causing concern and a sense of displacement for residents.

Experts note a significant shortening of winters, with quantifiable data indicating a three-week reduction compared to a century ago. The impact on the economy, especially the winter sports industry, is substantial, prompting investments in snow-making technologies to adapt to changing winter patterns.

Difficult words: exacerbated (made worse), displacement (the enforced departure of people from their homes), quantifiable (able to be measured or expressed in numerical terms).

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What impact do shortened winter seasons and unpredictable weather patterns have on businesses, particularly those dependent on winter tourism in regions like New Hampshire?


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