Warm weather pushes back Lake Placid track opening
Sunday, October 9, 2011
LAKE PLACID, N.Y. (AP) -- Here's a unique problem: Weather conditions are too good for the U.S. bobsled, skeleton and luge teams right now.
The start of on-ice training at the sliding track in Lake Placid is now delayed until Tuesday after several days of unseasonably warm temperatures. Track officials were planning to open the facility Monday morning.
High temperatures around the Adirondack Mountains in upstate New York hovered near 80 degrees Sunday, about 20 degrees above normal.
Forecasters say there will be gradual cooling throughout the coming week, with more seasonal temperatures expected by the weekend.