The New York City parks department’s annual Winter Jam in Prospect Park has been nixed due to unseasonably warm temperatures — it’s kind of hard to have winter sports demonstrations when you don’t have any winter. (There is basically no way we could improve on the Times headline about the decision, so we’re just gonna let that sit up there so you can appreciate it.)
Apparently this year isn’t among New York’s 10 warmest winters on record, but it’s too warm for the scheduled activities, some of which require snow. The parks department was prepared to make the snow, rather than relying on nature to provide, but the forecast temperatures are too warm even for manufactured fake snow. Thanks, La Niña and probably global warming!
Winter Jam Canceled Due to Lack of Winter, New York Times.