Future's so Bright
To outsiders the weather in Switzerland may just be of passing interest. But to Marcus and Agata we realise it's a cornerstone of the economy of our Canton. That is Vaud Switzerland.
As the locals know 2 key industries are Swiss wine and Swiss Ski resorts. Both are very temperature sensitive.
Just 2 days ago I found that we don't even have an hours drive to the local ski resort. We used to goto Champery but friends have pointed out that St George is a mere 30 minutes drive away.
We talked about our Snow run here
But even at over 1000 metres altitude at this temperature the Snow is melting ... fast.
We recently also talked with slight sarcasm that we hoped that the 3 days of winter would be all that we would experience this year.
So what in reality is the Position?
- 2015 was a year of heat records in many parts of Switzerland
- It is so sunny and hot that I am testing out the portable solar panels for our summer 'off grid adventures' on our balcony! In January! Yikes
So bright that non DSLR photographs come out all wrong because it is so sunny
So bright and hot that our Balcony thermostat keeps telling us it is over 30 degrees C outside (it's not obviously!)
- So please: Dear Snow gods. Please can we have it dry and warm upto about 1000 metres and we will gladly endorse heavy snow at 2000 metres and above and moderate snow from 1000 metres up.
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