Sunday, January 5, 2014

More weather ...

Wow. We've sure had a lot of weather lately.

I guess that's a silly thing to say.

I mean we have weather every day.

It's just that the weather we've had lately has been ... BIG.

What is the point of shovelling when the wind is blowing so hard ?

BIG COLD.  Followed by BIG SNOW and BIG WIND.


Did I mention the BIG SNOW?

This is Kait's car which she foolishly left parked on the road.


Our driveway needed digging out too of course.  We shovelled an area just wide enough for the car to get through.


Then yesterday the cold snap finally broke and I was able to venture into the woods with the dogs,


and it was beautiful.


The forecast for tomorrow calls for lots of rain with abnormally mild temperatures (8-12C).

What's the weather been like in your neck of the woods ?

16 comments:

  1. In North Dakota it has been below zero (F) for several days . . . a day up to 30F, then back below zero. It's getting old!!

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    1. I think that this winter is hitting us all hard coz it's starting so early. Looks like lots of places in Canada and the U.S. are breaking records ... let's hope it gets nicer as it goes along ...

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  2. I feel for you, honestly. It is cold here too- cold for central Texas for sure. Down to 20 degrees or so last night and tonight the forecast is for 11 degrees. Thankfully there is no rain, sleet, or snow. I know your weather is so much colder but generally we have some pretty mild winters. We just are not used to this kind of cold such as this winter.

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    1. This is way too cold for me. Usually it is much milder here. Not warm like Texas but not the bitter temperatures and the snow we've been having. Usually our daily high would be around 32F = 0 C. Hope things warm up down your way.

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  3. I don't even want to talk about it. I'm going to pile the dogs and the comforters onto the sofa, jump into the middle of the pile, and read storybooks until spring.

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    1. Gerry, remember the rock group, "Three Dog Night" ? It was called that cos that's how many sled dogs the Inuit bring inside to sleep with them when it gets VERY cold.

      (maybe not true -- but I like the story)

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  4. It seems to me that the weather is a hot (no pun intended) topic the world over lately! I stare in disbelief at photos like these. Obviously they are real, it's simply my imagination that is having difficulty in stretching this far! Our weather has been so hot, cooler today, thankfully, but we expect heat and humidity to be the norm for at least another six weeks. I hear Ecuador has a constant, spring like temperature all year round. Perhaps we should all move there! ~ Joanne.

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    1. Joanne, I too stare in disbelief as this weather is something I haven't seen since I moved here 5 years ago and I've met locals who haven't seen anything like this since "White Juan" in 2003. Google that and check out some of the images ! If lived in the prairie province of Saskatchewan (sas-catch-uh-wan) this weather would be the winter norm. Our average daytime high in January and February here along the Atlantic seaboard is around zero Celsius. I'd prefer a milder climate but not a HOTTER one. What is so bothersome is that this has all come so early in winter, and we know we've got several more months of this &*^% to get through. Maybe I should come for a visit ? ;-)

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  5. Here, frightfully cold, but not Canada cold.

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    1. Oh Les, I've heard some places in the U.S. are giving us a run for our money. I think it's a contest none of us want to win.

      Found the clip on line of the L.A. weather reporters complaining about the "breeze" ... unintentionally funny

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  6. Very impressive images, especially the first one. We had a lot of snow last November, then it melted away. A lot more around New Year's day and now…it's Spring like ! Far too warm for the Season. A real amazing Winter but it is not over yet. Thanks for the lovely pictures, sybil.

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    1. Can't imagine you having Spring-like weather at this time of year in your neck of the woods. Enjoy it while it lasts.

      It got colder again after this post and then today it got mild and began to rain.

      We're both having some real yo-yo weather.

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  7. Oh look at poor Kait's car! How much work to dig it out. Our weather has turned from freezing cold to modulated. (Is that a word that describes weather?) It's downright warm and kinda drizzling. But we can't get too relaxed because the cold shall return, sayeth the forecasters. And there's that problem of shoveling and digging out all the snow that came two nights ago.

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    1. Kathy, I have seen how much snow you guys have there and that puts us into perspective. We dug out in front of the car and just drove it out of the "tunnel" ... I had to get in the car from the passenger side. Kait had taken my car to work and a kind neighbour helped me dig her's out. "Modulated" ? Hmmmm. How about "moderated" ...? Anyhoo it's milder here and drizzling too. Most of the snow is gone. Lawns visible. What isn't lawn is lethal ICE.

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  8. Moderated. Yes, that's the word! I knew modulated wasn't quite right. You be careful on that ice. Yikes. That can be worse than snow.

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  9. Here in Manitoba, we were colder than the north pole for a while with temperatures dipping down below -35C before the wind. However, despite my compatriots apparently short memories, we're used to it. It wasn't especially windy, which made it manageable. We've hit a milder spell now, which is a nice break. Looking forward to getting outside more. I hope your weather evens out a bit and the rain doesn't leave you too soaked after all that snow.

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