Anakana Schofield – Author of Martin John and Malarky

Busted complex

The “complex weather event” was a BUST. A hefty one. I spotted about 16 snowflakes down South of the border on the I5 and then once I returned home realized i did see snow but it was 40 KM ago. I should stress we were not pleading for snow. Rather I’d processed the prospect of it! So it was like the tastebuds gearing up for a macaroon which you drop on the road before you swipe a lick.

A fascinating thing occurred: the temperature rose a degree or so and rain moved in. I’ve never experienced a weather event where I was so accutely aware of the transition between cold and meh not quite so cold anymore. If there’s a border between temperatures we stood on it that day. Amazing one an degree or two can adjust.

We are back to heavy rain. The weather warning said “heavy rain” but was restrained on mm predictions. Heavy snow is falling in the BC interior and 2-3cm I heard rumour in the North-West and West of Ireland.

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