Due to work constraints, I was unable to join my wife and children on an extended trip to visit grandparents in Tennessee.  MLK day was a paid holiday, so I planned a long weekend trip to Washington state to visit some friends, with hopes of skiing powder on Mt. Baker.  In contrast to the cold snap that was experienced by my family and friends in NC and TN, I enjoyed 60 degree high temperatures on the summit of Mt. Baker!  I learned that they have temperature inversions, when the base of the mountain is cooler than the summit.  It was awesome feeling a warm breeze on the chair lift and seeing skiers and riders wearing no sleeves and shorts, while my home was frozen solid.  The ski lift ticket stated “Welcome to Juneuary,  enjoy the weather”.

Walt Duncan, Charlotte, NC