24 January – Too cold to snow

Why do English people so often say,
“it’s probably too cold to snow today”?
Is it temporary amnesia that makes them forget
the Arctic and Antarctic are much colder, and yet
still the snow persists there, despite descending degrees;
Of course it does! Snow is right at home in a big freeze.
I think it must be deeply rooted in our ingrained association
of clear, cloudless skies with cold – extrapolated to correlation.
But please can we agree now, once and for all,
it can’t ever get too cold for snow to fall!

24 January - Too cold to snow