Depending upon where you live, this may have been the mildest winter you have experienced. For most in the Midwest and Northeast, winter has been rather mellow. Even in major cities like Chicago or New York – they haven’t received any winter storm warnings. And most shockingly, Antarctica, has reached a high of 65 degrees recently. Is this what winter has come to be? Can winter be considered winter without snow and freezing temperatures? Many would love a snowless winter to avoid the shoveling, salt and an uneasy commute. However, others may believe that it takes away from the feeling of waking up to a white Christmas, sledding in the backyard, making snow angels or throwing snowballs. Whether you love it or not, we can agree that it’s absence is making an impact on businesses, events and how we make plans day-to-day.
Event planning is trying to adjust to the change in winter weather the most. It makes it harder to plan that annual ice sculpting or snowman building contest. We recently saw evidence of this at the annual ice sculpture festival in Sapporo Japan. With higher than usual temperatures, organizers were forced to truck in ice from distant towns to allow the artists to make their signature sculptures. This turned out to be a true “cr-ice-is.”
Is your event reliant upon specific weather conditions like the Sapporo ice festival? You may want to look into weather insurance. With US Weather insurance, you can protect your event from loss of revenue if rain, snow or temperatures are not what you had intended. For more information, give us a call at 888-982-5488 for more information about our coverage options.