The noun "winter" actually stems from Proto-Germanic “wintruz” which means “the wet season”. I still associate it with snow though. But some day I will have to accept the fact that due to climate change that kind of association will only be confirmed on quite rare occasions in the centuries to come on the coordinate I call home. A few weeks during the early spring of 2018 were one of these rare occasions. It was called “the beast from the east” but basically it was just a high pressure above the Fennoscandic peninsula funneling cold and dry air from continental Europe towards the North Sea. The confirmation felt a bit out of sync.

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