Mar 15, 2016


The winter of 2015-16 began late, ended early, and was as relatively mild as it was expected to be. Last week, after a hiatus for 'real wintertime', the major jet-stream locked back in high over Canada and warm air flooded the upper midwest once again. With the warm air came snowmelt, flooding, and the onset of seasonal weight restrictions on roads and highways. The abbreviated winter stressed logging crews and forest project managers across the region with a much-shortened winter harvest season that followed on the heels of a wet summer and very wet autumn. According to the Farmers Almanac, we may experience a drier than usual spring and summer and perhaps that will help get many projects back on schedule.