...är vad vi kallar typiskt aprilväder så här års...
We´ve had a few days of unusually high temps and sunny weather - we even had dinner outside on the porch on Saturday night. The beginning of the week we had the same kind of weather in the daytime but low temps in the night well below freezing.
There may be a more technically correct definition and offical definition of spring - but to me spring has arrived at last.
I think I saw recently that the decision was taken to go forward with Natt SM, after for a while it being in doubt because of the amount of snow still in the terrain. If that's right--that there was so much snow still left until very recently that the race was in doubt--then I am thinking it must be quite unusual. Myself, I can't ever remember seeing snow around Huskvarna any of the many times I was there in March/April.
April is almost always snowfree in the Southern parts of Sweden - from Stockholm and South - so yes, it´s very unusual to have events cancelled due to snow in mid April. The terrain around Huskvarna and some higher parts of Småland with rugged terrain may be affected occasionally.
There are lots of events in the Swedish O calender that have been cancelled already this spring - not always due to snow in the forest - but very often due to problems to find enough parking areas for all cars they expect to come.
That's what I thought also, and that many winters snow might be pretty sparse most of the winter in that area. I know that back in the late 80s and 90s friends from IKHP would sometimes drive to Tomtabacken (high point in Småland ) because it was the only somewhat nearby place that had enough snow for XC skiing..
Yes, but in such circumstances, with no snow on the lake ice, nordic skating
is such a thrill.