Snow storm in Copenhagen
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One of these days
It was going to be one of these days where the Danish media turn a normal snowstorm that in the old days would have blown by to a media storm. A couple of days earlier a smiling weather had woken my up by saying that a snowstorm would hit us in a couple of days. Well this gut got media attention afterwards in the media.
They snow had been staying on the ground for almost a month something very unusual in Denmark even then I know that people in Belgium think we have permafrost all year round. The storm was supposed to hit Jylland first in the early morning and then move over Denmark and hit Copenhagen early afternoon.
Just after noon the weather turned from a blue sky to a grey one but there were still no snow. Just after 15 the snow came in front of my office window and reports were coming on the radio that the airports in Jylland had to close down. Late afternoon most of my colleagues who lived outside of Copenhagen had left and I decided to leave the office at 17 because I had to go to an Italian shop that would close at 17.30.
I went down to the parking and my car was almost the only one left and when I went out on the streets I could see that the snow was falling pretty good from the sky. What was causing most of the trouble was the really heavy wind that was blowing and piling up all the snow in all corners.
When I arrived at the shop just after 17 they had closed; I could not blame them, I was the only one stupid enough to go for Italian delicatessens’ on a day like this. I decided not to drive straight home but take some pictures of the storm and the effect of on Copenhagen. After 45 minutes I decided enough was enough and drove home to see if I could find a parking spot near my home.