Big, thick, wet flakes of snow fell on Baghdad today. It melted on contact. But, it still brought joy to those who were seeing snow for the first time! Some saw it as an omen of joy and peace. Anyone who can remember the first snow fall they witnessed will understand how they felt!!!
Snow is not unusual in Iraq - the northern areas have severe winters. The first year of the war, I received a picture from one of our kids in Mosul titled "It Does Snow in Hell". But, Baghdad is not in the region that gets snow. The last recorded snow was 100 years ago.
And, since I can't let the obvious go by - nice global warming!