Snow emergency for Vancouver Olympics?

UPDATE: The good news in Vancouver? It’s been about the most delightful January on record, with uniformly warm and dry conditions. The bad news? The Winter Olympics open on Friday and, last we heard, the Olympics need plenty of snow. How bad has it gotten? They’re trucking snow into venues. Look here.

PREVIOUSLY: How close are the Winter Olympics in Vancouver? Less than a month away. Check out ESPN’s coverage to get caught up on who’s already qualified (Shaun White) and who isn’t on the roster in ink (skater Sasha Cohen).

Rain and warm temperatures forced Cypress Mountain, the Vancouver ski resort that will host the freestyle skiing and snowboarding events at next month’s Winter Olympics, to close to the public last week, more than two weeks earlier than expected. Still, officials promised then that there will be plenty of snow for the Games given their efforts to conserve what has fallen and continued snow-making efforts. And here’s the latest from the Seattle Times, which took a close look at the situation as rain continued to fall in the northwest.

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