12 February 2010

Roman snow

It's snowing in Rome!!!

The last snowfall in Rome was 24 years ago in 1987. . .

Update:  three hours later and it is still snowing hard!  From a second storey window we can normally clearly see the monument to Vittorio Emmanuele. . .it's only about two blocks from the priory.  Right now, it is almost completely obscured by the falling snow. 

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  1. Make a snow man (friar) and take a picture.

  2. Snow in Rome, Italy. Blizzards in Washington, DC. So much for anthropogenic global warming.

  3. About a foot accumulation at my house in the Metroplex, Father.

    I'm not sure what to think about snow in both Rome and DFW in the same week of February. o_O

  4. Ioannes, everything can be blamed on antropogenic global warming. On the news just last night an AGW "expert" was claiming all this snow was a predicted effect of AGW. It gets hotter: AGW is the cause. It gets colder: AGW is the cause. It's the GWB of the scientism world.

    That people can claim these things with a straight face is ... impressive. My cognitive dissonance failsafe kicks in way before this though.

  5. Mirabile dictu! (to borrow a phrase)

    And we got 10 to 12 inches of snow in Dallas yesterday -- it snowed for almost 24 hours.

    Wonders never will cease.

  6. Anonymous10:31 AM

    We have, right now, at least 5" and it is still coming down hard.

  7. Enjoy not being able to see the Wedding Cake while you can...

  8. AGW is the cause? I thought GWB was the cause of AGW.


  9. It may not have snowed in a long time, but it sleeted in 2003!! Some students of mine were giving a group presentation at the Baths of Diocletian and we all had to stand there in the sleet. For people who fled upstate NY for a term abroad in Rome it was NOT the weather they were paying for!