Winter has made its early presence known with a vengeance. Here is a picture taken through my kitchen window yesterday afternoon.
And here is one from this afternoon.
The RCMP closed the Trans Canada highway for a while because of the poor visibility in the blowing snow and the icy conditions. A good portion of city streets were impassible as well and others were blocked with stranded cars. I was quite happy to cancel my appointment this afternoon and hunker down at home.
The snow has now stopped and the wind has calmed down. However the temperature has dropped. The wind chill factor is now -16C (3F).
Considering that most of October was lovely and warm (I didn't need a jacket when we went out for dinner on Friday evening), this has been a huge shock to the system. I'm holding out hope that it will warm up enough to melt this snow. Dan doesn't think it will get warm enough to get rid of all of it.