Life at № 42 by E.M. Coutinho
…to figure out the weather forecasts here. We didn’t get the freezing below zero temperatures and snow as had been forecast (our low was 3.8 degrees). Why? They weren’t wrong; It’s because we’re down here at an altitude of 240 metres- meanwhile the Mazamet area goes all the way up to 1176 metres. The cold cold is up there. The hot hot is down here in the valley.
It only clicked in my head during a casual conversation when someone who lives up the mountain told me they’d had six inches of snow 🙂 What a difference a 5 minute drive up a mountain can make! Anyway, not only did we not get freezing temperatures, but it’s actually getting reasonably pleasant.
Rudy and Morgan even dragged their cushions outside to sunbathe on the steps: