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A dusting of snow

Being some 30 degrees south of the equator and over 1000m (3300 feet) above sea level, we don’t see much snow around here. While the nights can be cold (I’ve seen -15°C (5°F) near the house), the days are warmer (in the vicinity of 12°C (52°F) – way too warm for snow to lie.

The last major snowfall here was in 1984 when snow lay on the ground for two or three days (and caused havoc on the roads (and cross-country skiing in the streets)).

We’ve had a few falls of snow in the past weeks but other than in a few of the higher spots around the area, it’s gone by mid-morning.

This photograph was taken looking to the north of the house just before sunrise on one of those snowfall occasions.

One Comment

  1. Joan says:

    Because snow is rare it is always exciting. We drove thru falling snow a couple of weekends ago. But did not add to the traffic chaos to go see the bigger falls higher up the mountains A few days later. The guys say it was chaos on the rail lines to with trains full of snow seekers and falls cutting off the track further up. Very very rarely we see snow falling at our home but not settling.

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