New York Times - January 17, 2014 - 'In Lake Placid, where there is virtually no snow, everybody talks about the weather, but nobody can surrender to it...A warm, rainy winter has left miles of Olympic ski trails soggy and bare, officials steadfastly maintain that the games will open here on schedule Feb. 12.'
Associated Press - January 26, 1932 - 'Two-thirds of Mount Van Hoevenberg Slide Available' - 'High temperatures and lack of snow held them (athletes) up for weeks' - 'The intervals ski jump, closed since the intercollegiate event for the Harding Trophy Jan. 2 because of lack of snow was reopened today...'
From 80,000 to 12,000 years ago, when CO2 concentrations lingered near or below 200 ppm, many new or recent studies suggest that when directly comparing region to region, it was as much as 6°C warmer than today even during this ice age period. This has prompted some scientists to “exclude atmospheric pCO2 as a direct driver of SST [sea surface temperature] variations”.