Today in Switzerland it snowed.
In fact, it has snowed a bit pretty much every day this week. But as it is Spring and warms up during the day, it melts pretty quickly.
The snow is not amazing to me.
What is amazing is the reaction of most everyone around me. They seem to be surprised that it is snowing in March.
After all, it is Switzerland. And while this has been an unusually warm and snowfree winter, it is still a country that is 60% mountainous. You've got to expect a bit of snow, don't ya?
I remember from growing up in Minnesota that early Spring was the time for large amounts of very wet snow. It only makes sense. The temperature tends to hover around freezing during the overnight hours for most of the month. And as it is Spring, there tends to be a fair amount of moisture in the air. Cold and moisture generally result in snow.
Switzerland is the same. I looked it up. The last several years there has been at least one large snowfall every March. But since it is early Spring, it melts quickly.
So c'mon, everyone. Go play in the snow. Have fun with it while you can. It won't last long. And predictions are that once again it will be an unusually hot summer.
Although I have to wonder - how long before people accept that the climate has changed and a heat wave during the summer is the norm, not a fluke?
Anyone know where we can buy some ceiling fans?