Baltimorean Keith Young checks here for temperatures in Baghdad. As heat there eased last fall, it stayed in the 90s in Mumbai, India. Mumbai, a Northern Hemisphere city, "should be experiencing their winter, as we are here. Any thoughts?" he asks. Sure. Mumbai lies south of 20 degrees north. It's tropical, like Haiti. Iraq and Afghanistan, in temperate latitudes between 30 and 40 degrees north, like Baltimore and Jacksonville, Fla., have seasons. Baghdad saw snow this winter.
FRANK ROYLANCEThe Baltimore Sun