So here we are on a most auspicious day! On the 13th of December we have only 13 days left until opening day on the 26th. Surely this is a numerologist’s dream! The question, however, is this; Is this a good day for The Duck?
My reply can only be a resounding YES! This is in no small part to the end of the spell of unseasonably warm weather that we have been experiencing this week.
Yorkton area had temperatures of 5 C! Plus temperatures in December are normally rare in these parts. When they do happen the typical Saskatchewan resident rejoices. And why not? Surely the winters are long and hard here and any relief is welcomed.
In spite of this heat wave the snow that has accumulated at The Duck thus far has not been erased. Duck Mountain always enjoys a significant extra bit of snow every snowfall. So while outside of the park had a mere 6 inches of snow the Duck was pushing 8! This means that even with some melting we did not lose a terrible amount of our snow cover. I was even doing a little grooming and cleaning the parking lot earlier this week.
So with our current snow preserved by the Duck’s naturally cooler temperature and extra inches of snow we still stand ready for the next dump of snow. The weather man says it could be coming in the next few days.
Keep chanting. Snow, snow, snow, snow….