## Sunday, December 09, 2012 ... /////

### Snow covers Europe

Hundreds of countries signed an extension to the Kyoto protocol – it will annoy and steal from Europe and others (while bringing no benefits whatsoever) – until the year 2020.

Nature has seen how well-behaved all of us have been and it immediately rewarded us with a continental snowfall which replaced the temperatures going up to –30 °C at various places of Czechia (and Switzerland and other countries) in recent days.

For example, we think of Croatia as one of the Czech tourists' most typical summer destinations. It's warm over there because the Forefather Croat wasn't as lazy and stupid as Forefather Czech when he was walking to the South with his entourage. There's been no Forefather Croat but I hope you don't care because they do have some version of the Czech-Lech[-Rus] legend, too. ;-)

Zagreb accumulated 40 centimeters of snow today, the maximum since 1955.

In Pilsen, we received something like 10 cm of snow which is not overwhelming but the it's no longer a symbolic coating full of holes. Solid layers of snow may be found everywhere, cars are "raking" through it, and so on. Seven Czechs died today because of the snowfall.

Of course, there's nothing unusual about snow on December 9th. Nevertheless, when you compare various predictions such as Snowfalls are now just a thing of the past in 2000 with the reality of recent 10 years, you must agree that those predictions have already failed miserably.

Snow in Europe today, with some relaxing music

There are many new things happening in the world – and many processes and events are bad and becoming worse – but the weather isn't one of them. It's doing what it's been doing for millions or billions of years.

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Mt. Baker, a ski area in the north of Washington State, is
reporting a base of 320 centimeters but only 7.6 cm in the last 24 hours. There has been a lull but the afternoon has a 90% chance for more.

Mt. Shasta, in California, reported 310 cm over a four day period last week.

The Lemurians are going to have to put on their snowshoes, Gene :)

You just KNOW, Lubos that this will be used as yet another proof of AGW :)

Hello Luboš, it might be missing the main point, yet still I would like to comment on this forefather thing : Forefather Croat wasn't as lazy and stupid as Forefather Czech when he was walking to the South with his entourage. There's been no Forefather Croat but I hope you don't care because they do have some version of the Czech-Lech[-Rus] legend, too. ;-). Actually according to the work of prominent Czech historian Dušan Třeštík, Forefather Croat (as a legend) does exist and strangely enough, he has arrived to Croatia from today´s Czechia, whereas Forefather Czech must have been even more stupid for some, when he has according to the legend arrived from today´s Croatia! Actually both myths are almost perfect mirror images of one another, just with a tiny difference that there is no reason given in Croatian version for Father Croat´s leaving southwards, whereas there is a reason given for Forfather Czech´s leaving... He had been evicted for murder! :) The book: Dušan Třeštík, Mýty kmene Čechů, Lidové noviny 2003. Greetings from Česká Lípa. Honza Ferda
See the short review:
http://rodnavira.cz/myty-kmene-cechu/

Interesting legends. I would still tend to assume that if there were brothers like Czech and Lech, they came from some Slavic land in Ukraine or Belarus etc.

Greetings after shoveling for three hours the snow from my driveway in Zagreb, Croatia... My forefathers obviously did not move south enough to escape the consequences of the global warming doom :-)

About legends, there were three brothers and two sisters who arrived at the Adriatic from the North, with the purported starting point around today's Krakow.