Posted by : Mark Glenn Cabrera Tuesday, January 4, 2011
|The cold is causing me to daydream!|
Now what have I found out that it will never ever snow here in the Philippines? This is actually because Geology (although I wasn't enrolled in that goddamn subject) has taught me that it will never snow in the tropics.Philippines is located in the tropics so it will never snow, as simple as that.But in case you want a scientific explanation of why it won't snow here in the Philippines then try consulting Google or Yahoo Answers.
Has it ever snowed in the Philippines?
Yes and No!
- By the word of mouth "Yes".There happened to be incidents wherein snow for a short span of time(perhaps minutes) was experienced in the highest point of the Philippines.But where is that? It is here right in Mindanao (Mt. Apo to be precise - the tallest mountain in the Philippines).I have been told that some mountaineers experience snow when they reached the peak of Mt. Apo.It was when the temperature here in Davao went down around 17-20*C(this is not the temperature in Mt. Apo could have gone down to zero).My gradeschool teacher also told us that it snowed on their place in Marilog, Davao City (It's somewhere around a place called the Baguio District of Davao City).
- But how about Baguio? Has it snowed in Baguio? Baguio is the summer capital of the Philippines ironically because of its cold weather.Well it never snowed in Baguio but there are reports that there happened to be hail storms years ago.Recent news reports says that hail storm was recorded somewhere in the high lands of Benguet.There are ice on the water containers stored outside the houses, the grasses, vegetables, even flowers are covered with ice and it's making the crops wither and die!
- Why? No - because let me state for the record that there was no official report that it snowed here in the Philippines.No video proof that it snowed (well proof out of images may subject to suspicion since Photoshop exists nowadays).
Now, will it ever snow in the Philippines in the future?
While it is impossible by this point of time for that to happen.Some theories may lead to that possibility in the future.Like the weather is changing from time to time and Global warming is still on effect.This may happen if ever there's going to be another continental shift or if the axis of the Earth tilts a bit.Probably, Yes! But then "Yes" could sound horrible by that point of time.
Behind all of this selfish daydreaming of mine (and you in your mind!); We've got is the cruel reality that if ever it will snow here in the Philippines.Just thinking of the worst case scenario - there will be lives lost because of that.People will die (especially the poor and those who lives in the streets), crops will die just like what I've mentioned above and we will have a hard time coping up with the weather since a snowy one is not suited for our nature.So let's just accept the truth that it will never snow in the Philippines and hope that it never will.lol