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Sunday, April 10, 2016

A Difference of Seventy Degrees

Earlier this month I wrote a post entitled "One Last Appearance".  After a very mild winter and an early spring, we had a snowfall on April 2nd.  I had stated that it would probably be the last appearance of the white stuff.  Well, I took off for Mexico a few days later, but it appears that I put a jinx on the folks in Ohio.  Shortly after my departure, the weather in Cleveland turned wintry once again.  A friend wrote me and told me that there was a winter weather advisory and that two to five inches of snow were forecast.  I don't know if Cleveland got the predicted snow, but the temperature definitely dropped to winter levels.

Here in Mexico, spring is usually the hottest time of year.  Mexico City has consistently been above 80 degrees Fahrenheit since I arrived.  This weekend, Alejandro and I went to Tequesquitengo, a lake resort three hours to the south of Mexico City.   The elevation there is 4000 feet lower than the capital, so the climate is much hotter.  Yesterday the temperature in Tequesquitengo was 94 degrees, but in my hometown it was only 24 degrees.

I guess I picked a good time to leave Ohio! 

 

4 comments:

  1. Since it's so deep, the water in Teques stays cool/cold, and right at the edge of the lake is a great place to waste an afternoon drinking micheladas.

    How do I know?

    Been there, done that.

    Saludos,

    Kim G
    Boston, MA
    Where all the snow (thank God!) has melted. Now the yardwork begins in earnest.

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    1. Well, if you read my latest post, Alejandro and I were not so enamored of Tequesquitengo. We'll take Valle del Bravo any day.
      Saludos,
      Bill

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  2. Just to let you know, we got over 4 inches of heavy, wet snow. Fortunately, the sun came out the next day and melted it off my driveway so I didn't have to get the snow blower out. It's warmed up to 50 degrees today with rain but my poor daffodils are still trying to recover from the snow.
    Gayle

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    1. Hi Gayle!
      Glad to hear that the snow didn't last long, and that the weather is getting back to normal. My daffodils never really recovered from the previous snow.
      Hasta la vista!

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