It's hot or it's cold

It's hot or it's cold
Chuck DeBroder
Weather Talk

POSTED: Saturday, December 14, 2013 - 3:32pm

UPDATED: Saturday, December 14, 2013 - 4:20pm

It's a topic that will forever exist in the weather world. Cold Vs. Hot. I personally perfer the warm climate rather than a cold one.

To tell you the truth, I dread once winter kicks in. I can tell you right now, I will be miserable for the next few months.

Here in El Paso, we had our first artic air spill in last week.

This caused us to see below freezing temperatures for a few nights straight.

 We hadn't seen artic air sink in this early in a really long time.

As a matter in fact, just yesterday, across to the other side of the world, something amazing happened for the people in Egypt.

According to the Huffington Post, snow fell in Cairo for the first time in over 100 years!

Becasue of Cairo's low rate of precipitation and typically above-freezing winter temperatures, snow is an incredibly unusual weather phenomenon for this North African city.

And so the snow falling on Dec. 13, was a great delight that people in Cairo had not experienced in about 112 years!

That is truly amazing.

Now there is something to note, according to Mirror News, a website in the UK says that there is a picture of the Sphinx that has gone viral with snow on it.

Although there is truth behind the picture, the website states, "the widely shared photos are actually of a miniature replica of the Egyptian monument at the Tobu World Square theme park in Japan."

Japan also saw it's fair share of snow last night.

Heavy snow accumulated on the japanese sea coast. Akita City recorded snow falling at a rate of almost four inches per hour.

More than 300 measuring points across Japan recorded the coldest morning of the year today so far.

Here in El Paso, we've seen about less than an inch of snow so far, but keep in mind (for those who love the snowy weather) winter doesn't start until December 21! 

That means we still have plenty of time to see a lot more snow come our way.

Good news for me, this coming work week, we will be staying a little warmer  than usual.

Our highs are predicted to stay in the 50's until Tuesday, when our highs climb back up to the 60's.

Now that's what I call perfect weather!

-Forecaster Monica Cortez

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