February 4, 2012
Winter struck back with a vengeance. Over here in Holland the winter so far was very mild. Day after Christmas it was sunny with 12C and many people went out for walks on the beach. The latter is something mostly seasoned outdoor folk do in the winter.
All that changed in the beginning of this week. Temperatures dropped considerably. Yesterday it started snowing and last night it was -19C in the Amsterdam area. Read in the newspaper that the last time we had a cold spell like this was in 1956. It looks like the unusual weather patterns (we had here in Holland and Western Europe) are continuing.