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Friday, December 31, 2004

When it Snows in the Desert

I'll pay you... when it snows in the desert.

Well, it happened two days ago. Snow was reported on the peak of a mountain in Ras Al Khaimah (one of the Northern Emirates). There was a bit of snow, and the Ruler of RAK went up the mountain to check. The temperature was apparently -2 Celsius, which is just extraordinary.

It was even picked up by the BBC!

This is the first reported snow in the UAE since records began, 33 years ago. Remember that the UAE was only established formally in 1971. Before that it was a British Protectorate known as The Trucial States, and there are no reports of snow from that era.

Wishing you all a very Happy New Year.

1 Comments:

Anonymous Noggin-of-Cyprus said...

Strike a light, Keefie! I sure hope that means that some of your old-&-outstanding invoices have finally been settled!
Snow in RAK, I bet it was the work of those witches/warlocks they used to seem to be able to find there!

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