Warm Temperatures Put Snocross In Jeopardy
If temperatures don't drop in time to make snow contingency plans will have to be made.
Snocross is celebrating 25 years in Duluth, but an unseasonably warm November could jeopardize the event.
The event brings anywhere from 25,000 to 30,000 people to the area on Thanksgiving weekend every year but in order to kick-off the Amsoil Championship Snocross Series, you need snow. To make snow you need low temperatures and a frozen ground, neither are currently in sight.
“It’s an abnormal year for sure, we’ve had some pretty warm Novembers leading up to the start of the season, I don’t think anything quite like this we’ve only had it canceled twice in the 25 years that we’ve had it,” said Amsoil’s race and event coordinator, Jeremy Meyer.
It is not just Amsoil concerned with the event moving forward, local businesses also have cause for concern.
“There’s a lot of people who fill up hotel rooms and come and stay with friends and hit local restaurants. Anywhere from a six to an eight million dollar impact on the economy,” said Meyer.
If the weather continues to not cooperate, a decision would be made the week before, or week of the race. At that point new dates could be considered for the event.