Friday, January 11, 2008

It's Snowing!!!

I woke up this morning to hear my neighbors through the wall (yeah very thin walls in our trailers - speaking of trailers...I finally got my trailer on Camp Victory right before going home for Christmas...will post pics as soon as I can) complaining that it rained overnight. That is not a good thing over here because it is NASTY when it rains due to all the sand/dust turning to this goo like peanut butter sticky mud that gets on everything! So, I wake up and get ready to start my day not looking forward to stepping outside.

However, when I open my door...what do I see??? SNOW!!! It was only a very light flurry that only lasted about 30 minutes but it was still SNOW!!! When I was home I was so hoping that it would snow at least once to no avail. Never in a million years did I think I would see it here.

While it is not uncommon for snow in Northern Iraq in the mountains and higher elevations, it is very rare in Baghdad due to the average low in January of 39 degrees and a record low of only 25...it was 27 this morning!!! I guess Iraq hasn't gotten the Global Warming memo.

I took a few pics, but due to forgetting my card reader in LA I can't upload them yet to see if you can actually see the snow falling. As soon as I get my card reader in a week or so, I'll see how the pics came out and hopefully share the fun.

1 comment:

Smurfie said...

I dislike mother nature right now...this very moment proves it. I like the snow. Even a flurry makes me happy. That doesn't happen here anymore. It was 71 the other day.