Neither Tuesday's springlike sunshine, nor temperatures above the norm all month in metro Detroit, nor gloom of rain predicted tonight will keep Adam Haberkorn from his appointed rounds -- spreading artificial snow for Saturday's ski races in Brighton.
Lack of snow almost canceled last year's cross-country races at Huron Meadows Metropark. So this year's event has two snowmaking machines, ready to back up nature.
"Thursday, early morning, is when I'm hoping the temperatures drop, and then we'll be making snow 24 hours a day, right up until the race," said Haberkorn, 38, grounds superintendent at the park.
"The math works out, our manpower and equipment's ready, and if the forecast holds, we should be OK," he said.
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