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Snow in Mid-April

April 17th, 2010

It snowed last night. Not much, but it did. Around 5am Sachi and I heard something hitting the bedroom window, like sand, except there’s not sand around. Sachi woke up and said she saw it snowing, even enough to collect on rooftops for a short time.

This is a damn crazy Spring we’re having here. For more than a month now, the weather, aside from being unusually cold, has also been annoyingly flirtatious. We get one or two days of weather with sunny skies and 70’s temperatures, and then back to a week or so of rain and temps in the 40’s and 50’s. Last night’s snow is simply part of the latest ebb.

It has me wondering if we’re just skipping Spring this year…

P.S.: nobody tell Fox News, they’ll claim global warming is fake again.

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  1. Tim Kane
    April 17th, 2010 at 13:23 | #1

    The situation is the same here in Seoul. Maybe even colder here. We’ve yet to have a day where it reached 20 degrees Celsius.

    Meanwhile, in St. Louis, where I’m from, and which is Climatically almost the same as Seoul (except that Seoul gets less Precip in winter and more in summer) (they are both mid-latitude continental climates at about 38 degrees northern latitude) they’ve been over 30 degrees (c) and all my friends tell me they’re wearing shorts.

    (Basically the entire United States east of 98th longitude has the same climate, with only variations from north to south as to the extremes and micro climates only parts of the Great Lakes. Thus Kansas City, St. Louis, Louisville, Cincinnati, Indianapolis, Dayton, Columbus, Pittsburgh, Washington, Baltimore, Philadelphia and even New York have the same basic climate.)

    The Siberian High that forms over northern Mongolia, southern Siberia must be unusually strong this year.

    Winter is hanging on like grim death. I’m expecting a whiplash effect.

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