'Tis the season for a warm, soggy Christmas

December 17, 2018 06:32 PM

It was about 20 degrees above average Monday, and some winter lovers are starting to worry it will be a brown, soggy Christmas.

"I really like to make snow forts, but I don't have a supply of snow," said 8-year-old Ella Radtke.

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Over at Logan Park in Northeast Minneapolis, they were working on a supply of ice.

"Right now, it's a struggle. We like to be open when the kids are out of school," said Brent Kath with Minneapolis Parks and Recreation.

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The park system has about 50 rinks throughout the city they are trying to open and maintain, but the rinks won't stay frozen.  They've already had to push the hockey and broom ball league start dates back a week due to warm weather.

"Typically we are looking for a week or two weeks of subzero to get a good base coat on the rinks," said Kath.

At Hyland Hills Ski Area it's too warm to make snow right now, but luckily they made most of theirs for the season back in November. Ski area manager Jeff May says this is really the best of both worlds: 24-36 inches of base, with temperatures warm enough to enjoy it.

"We love the sunshine," said May.

 

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