Iditarod ‘Slower Than Drool’ in Wet, Warm, Windy Weather

The next 24 to 48 hours of racing won’t be much fun for mushers as they slog through soft snow and warm weather, making their way to the Yukon River. A mild winter storm is brewing that could bring unseasonably warm, wet and windy conditions to mushers working their way north through the middle third of the race. Unfortunately, rain jackets are not on the list of mandatory musher gear. Sweat, rain and melting snow will deliver misery to racers accustomed to arctic conditions.Read more here: http://www.alaskadispatch.com/article/20130307/iditarod-slower-drool-wet-warm-windy-weather

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