February 3rd, 2012 will go down in the record books as the snowiest day in the 1,700 year old history of Split! The drifts on our outdoor balcony were 2 feet high, and the snow on the ground was 5-7″ easily.
With temperatures refusing to budge above freezing, the snow stayed put and turned otherwise balmy Split into a blanket of snow. As soon as the storm blew itself out, crowds packed the waterfront Riva and were having a ball throwing snowballs and giving their amazed children snow rides on makeshift plastic bags as well as real sleds (where did they come from?!).
Considering the amazingly warm weather we have been having all winter, the snow storm of the milennium came as a huge surprise and the entire city pretty much decided to shut down—no buses, no school, let’s enjoy it!
It was a rare chance for some real creativity too–several larger than life snowmen appeared, including this beauty on the deck of a local cafe overlooking the port.
With the weather forecasting another several days of sub freezing weather, the snow should stick around for quite a while.
The Snowstorm of the Milennium, just another fascinating milestone in the illustrious 1,700 year old history of Split!
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