Friday, May 2, 2008

Did you know Mongolia is cold?

Just in case you haven't heard, Mongolia is a fairly cold place. Forget about the fact that it dips down to -40 in the winter. That happens lots of places. It's the snow showers in May that really give Mongolia claim to being a cold place. The picture to the left is from my apartment on May 2nd. That is snow, and it is falling heavily. Yet, that really is nothing. The latest I have experienced snow in Mongolia is the first week of June, but I have heard of snow fall in July and August in some parts of the country.

Spring is a difficult season in Mongolia because the weather changes so dramatically from day-to-day. For example, yesterday started out warm and ended with a sandstorm. This morning started out with snow and is ending cold and clear. Tomorrow it will probably be warm again. So it goes in Mongolia...

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