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This morning when I walked the short distance from my house to the underground station and big, wet, white flakes landed on me and quickly melted.
The first snow of the year!
The flakes didn’t last long, since things have been so warm lately.
My forecast plugin for Firefox says that today in Milan it will be “colder, cloudy, then snow” which has been the prediction for the past week or so. Yet tomorrow the temperature starts creeping back up to 9 degrees Celsius by the weekend.
It seems that I, who often lament about the not-optimal weather in Milan, wants it to get cold! For a while it was amusing but now it’s just confusing. Yesterday the coffee machine at work was broken so I walked to the bar on the corner (infinitely better coffee) in only a light zip-up hoodie.
But I do want it to get cold. I know that getting colder is the only way we’re sure it will then get hotter. Every day that it stays warm reminds me that we still have a whole season of cold ahead of us.
Many people are starting to compare this year to 2003, where a mild winter lead to an insanely hot summer. That happened to be the summer I moved to Italy. It wasn’t much fun, but at least now I have an air-conditioned office to run to during the summer months.
Does anyone else want winter to behave? Are we doomed for a hot summer? Is this global warming or just an El Nino year?