Tuesday, May 21, 2024

Snow on the Mountain

The heat continues in Mexico City.  It is time for the beginning of the rainy season and cooler temperatures.  There have been some afternoons when the skies turned cloudy, and it looked as if we might have some showers.  Alas, we did not get any rain, but there has obviously been some precipitation up in the mountains.  A friend of Alejandro who is a mountain climber sent him some photos last weekend.  In spite of the heat down here in the valley, the pictures show a bit of snow on the volcanoes Popocatépetl and Izaccíhuatl.


I heard that because of La Niña, this summer and fall should be a very active season for tropical storms and hurricanes.  They are predicting that Mexico will have 45 storms on the Pacific and the Gulf coasts, ten more than normal.  Mexico City, high in the mountains never experiences hurricanes, but, as the storms move inland, they usually bring rain.  I hope that the coastal areas do not suffer damage and loss of life, but we need rain to relieve the drought and fill the reservoirs.  

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