Tuesday, March 12, 2013

Al Gore's got some s'plaining to do across the pond

Winter leaching into spring hasn't only been happening along the Front Range of the Rockies, across the Midwest and into New England, it is also tieing up and battening down Europe.  France, Germany, Belgium and the United Kingdom are all hunkered down, suffering in the aftermath of a late season snow storm.  French authorities are advising 7 million daily public transit users to stay home.  Thousands of cars have been abandoned on roads in Normandy and Brittany in the North of France.  Travel delays and cancellations have been experienced throughout southern England, Belgium and the Netherlands and into Germany.

Eiffel Tower Paris France

 Tourists are experiencing the unexpected.

Under the Eiffel Tower, two Canadian tourists were among those braving the soggy chill.  It's cold. Really cold," Heidi Nelson of Toronto said.   Fellow visitor from Toronto, Laura Martin, added: "Yes, kind of like Canada."
 Meanwhile here in Bozeman the midday sun has been doing its work, raising high temperatures into the 40's, eating away each day at the winter-long snow cover.  Late week forecasts are for highs in the 50's -- known in Montana as t-shirt weather.  At Cottonwood Hills Golf Course, the greens and tees have been cleared and treated to fend off fungus.  The outlook is hopeful.

We are keeping our fingers crossed.


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