From the “weather is not climate” department, we have this unusual event in the south of France, in the French Rivera, from Yahoo news:
People are seen on the beach covered by snow in Nice, southeastern France, Saturday, Dec. 19, 2009. Temperature is 3 degrees celcius (37,2 Farenheit).
The above report is only short term, 8 years according tot he website, I’m writing this entry froma Starbucks while traveling so perhaps our readers can find a longer term snow record for Nice, France.
I am an American Expat living in Antibes (Nice) France. I live 5 blocks from the beach, and 3 blocks from Port Vabaun, the 2nd largest yacht port in the world. I thought living here, I would escape the ice and snow of my native Cincinnati, Ohio. Boy was I wrong!!!