The Beijing Weather Modification Office has caused it to snow!!!
Twice, in fact. I found out through facebook (isn’t it great to be living in the future?) that it was snowing in Beijing and that I was, in fact, missing it as I was in Xi’an at the moment. Not that it wasn’t also snowing in Xi’an, but really that’s beside the point.
So we missed the snow.
A few days later, though, it snowed overnight, while everyone was asleep. Just like clockwork, five or so inches. Suspicious, I traipsed around the internet looking for the answer I knew was likely to come. The government made it snow. Typical.