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Snow on Naxos in January 2022

On the morning of the 23rd of January, Naxos woke up to the first snow on the ground. In the following 4 days, more snow was falling in the center of the island. Near the sea obviously not much happened.

In my experience, it snows on Naxos about every 2nd to 3rd year. So this is not totally exceptional. The amount of snow (about 20cm where we live) was way more than usual. Some people say it was the most they had seen all their lives, according to other sources in the newspapers "the most snow since 1967".

Around the January 29 and later, the last remnants of the snow disappeared. A few days later we had heavy rains and only a few patches of snow high in the mountains survived that.