Accumulating snow is a fairly rare event in Paris, France. Snow is recorded on an average of just 15 days a winter and when it does snow it usually does not accumulate. Moisture heavy enough to produce more than an inch or two of snow occurs when a major storm sweeps in off the Atlantic ocean – but those storms are usually powerful and bring in mild air from off the ocean. Colder air must be in place from the east the usually originated in Russia. Occasionally in the middle of the winter that occurs and ever few years a couple inches of snow fall. The Parisians say no city looks prettier than Paris in the snow. On October 27, 1692 6” of snow fell on the City of Light – in one of the earliest measured snowfall before or since. I am sure the city looked great – but with no way to remove the snow I am sure it was quite messy ad hard to move about.
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