I guess the weather forecasts were right. This morning when I woke up and looked out of the windows, what greeted my gaze was a snow covered landscape. The first heavy blanket of the season, actually of this year, as both January and February produced very little snow, if any. The temperatures are suppose to stay below freezing for many days to come, therefore perhaps the cover will last.
Had this happened just one week later, we would have experienced a White Christmas this year, the first one in a long time.
I am sure I am not the only one who recalls that the weather was different when we were children. There was snow for Christmas. Even in Southern Sweden, those thirty years ago, my first Scandinavian Christmases were white.
Today this is more an exception than a rule. The Gulf Stream keeps the southern Scandinavian weather temperate and December is weather-wise grey, foggy and drizzly.
But, every fifteen years or so, exception defines the rule. And we are about to - perhaps - experience this exception. It is thirteen years ago that snow covered at least 90% of Denmark, the condition which defines our country covering white Christmas. There have been a few local white Christmases in our immediate past, as on average a local white Christmas occurs every six years.
There are predictions and forecast all over the net, such as the Snow Barometer, on one of the Danish news sites. It is set to 50% right now, giving us some hope that finally, this year our Christmas might perhaps be white.