17/01/2021 by ChrisJamesAuthor

Ordinarily, snow falling on Warsaw in the middle of January would not be worthy of note. But over the 22 years I’ve been living here, I’ve noticed the winters become much milder. The last significant snowfall was in 2012/13, when it kept snowing right up to Easter in April. The last really cold winter was 2005/06, when the mercury dropped to a slightly fresh -27. Tonight it is -16 but what makes this cold snap strange is that it only began last Wednesday with the first snowfall, and is projected to end by Tuesday morning, when the temperature will return to above zero for a few days at least. So, while it’s here, here is the snow in my back garden, staying light and fluffy as snow only really does when the temperature is below -10.

Stay safe and warm!

8 thoughts on “Winter!

  1. Jo-Anne Teal says:

    The pets look like they are bewildered and yet loving the snow :)) I always think of your family as cat folks but you have a dog or two don’t you?! Over here in Vancouver I’ve been a bit annoyed the one year when I’ve been tucked away in the castle and haven’t had to travel into work, there hasn’t been any snow. As soon as I have negotiate going to the office again, it’s certain to be a record snowstorm year! Keep warm and safe over there, Chris!

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  2. acflory says:

    I’m not a snow bunny, but that does look lovely – so pristine and /white/!

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    • It’s nice when it’s so cold, but as the temperature rises, it gets quite unpleasant. Can’t wait for spring here!

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      • acflory says:

        I’ve only really experienced snow once, and to be honest, it put me off for life, but it is incredibly beautiful when its fresh and crisp…and you don’t have to be outside in it! lol

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      • Lucky you! I’m just getting to the age when I’ve just about had enough of it, especially the cold, which gets into my bones now in a way it never did just a few years ago *sigh*

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      • acflory says:

        -nods- I remember being shocked by how cold it could get. My Aunt and Uncle [in Hungary] took me for a drive out into the country to visit a ruined castle. I was rugged up like crazy but it was so cold, the only thing that got me out of the car was the fact that these two, not-so-healthy, older people were out there, in the cold [I had just turned 21!]. I have never been that cold, before or since.
        I can totally understand your growing dislike of the cold. :/


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