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The weather made headlines yesterday

June 18, 2014

We were warned on Monday by media outlets that Tuesday would be cold – so cold it would feel like March or October.

They weren’t kidding!

Social media outlets were going crazy with reports of snow in Salla, Oulu, Hämeenlinna – and finally here in Espoo in my own back yard. Old man winter has been blowing squalls of rain and hail southwards for a couple days now. Imagine my surprise when I looked out the window and saw this at home. Flakes falling! It’s June man!

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Oulu-based photographer Thomas Kast blogged about the snow and even had video proof! Ugh!

Finns have often joked about the wintry conditions that sometimes appear in June. I finally have experienced that for myself, chalk that up as another first. Looks like we’ll have to be dressed warmly for Midsummer…

But seriously, it’s hard to believe I was staring at snow flakes flying from the sky, when just 11 days ago I was basking in the 28C heat in Kuusamo.

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