Happy Holidays..hoping for snow!

Seasons Greetings 2015

Hope is the word..we’re hoping for snow, maybe in January as has been the case so often in recent years – the image above shows a scene from last January. This year, despite looking like being a “super-Niño year” in meteorological speak, the day of el Niño brings us only brown snowless hills. Well, maybe i should say..due to its being a super-Niño year, but who knows? It’s true that even in so-called “normal” years it is increasingly rare to have any serious snowfall in December..indeed before mid-January. So, once more, we turn our prayers to the Kings, Los Reyes, the primary gift-givers locally, and their January 6 feast-day, which was known as Nollaig Beag (Little Christmas) in the ancient Éire of my youth. But the forecasts are not good..even looking forward to January, the meteo models presage very little in the way of white stuff for us in Spain.

Hoping.

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Éireannach is ea mé, i mo chonaí insan Spáinn. Rugadh mé i lár na tuaithe, ar feadh blianta bhí mé ag teitheadh uaithi, i bhfad as an tuath, ach sa deireadh d'fhill mé, ar ais go dtí an tuath.. An Irishman am I, settled in Spain. Born was I in the middle of the country, for years I ran from it, far from the country, but in the end I returned, back to the country..
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2 Responses to Happy Holidays..hoping for snow!

  1. We too are in Spain for our first Christmas here and looking forward to Jan 6th too. Wot no snow. There are photos of snow here for three days a few years ago but indeed it is very warm during the day if quite cold at night.

  2. Night and early morning temps are indeed pretty normal for December, but the unrelenting anticyclonic influence from the SW means that the sun dominates all day..and practically every day. Seems a not too powerful front may break thru in the next few days bringing a little rain and even snow above 2000m..at least to Sierra de Guadarrama, down South i don’t know.

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