Record cold, and they call it a “cold snap.”
“Cold wave grips northern Saudi Arabia, meteorologists fear strongest cold snap ever,” reads the headline.
The cold wave started a few days ago and is forecast to go on for two weeks further, weather expert Muad Al-Ahmadi told Al Arabiya.
“The first wave started last Tuesday [January 21], and its climax was on Wednesday and Thursday, and that ended on Friday, while the second wave, which is the strongest and hardest, began Saturday, and would continue till midweek,” he said, urging people to take precaution and safety measures.
Furthermore, Al-Ahmadi noted. this will be the strongest cold snap ever.
Am I missing something here, or does “strongest cold snap ever” mean the coldest on record?
Thanks to Guy Wilson for this link
“Still cannot adjust to the term snap!” says Guy. “Kinda like waiting on the crackle and pop….”