Wednesday, October 27, 2010

brutal

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.

5 comments:

Monika said...

Oh wow, that's harsh. As much as I love snow. This year it can wait a little longer, since we have to get the snow tires on first. Usually at this time we already have them changed. Today is moving day, furniture from the garage into the house. Then we can get to the tires too. I too hope your snow melts away again.

Channon said...

That's just rude. We had an early (for us), deep (by everyone's standards) snow last winter. It really gets winter off on the wrong foot!

Marguerite said...

OK, I'll stop complaining about the 40 degree F dogwalk in the rain this morning and go find my boots. I'm sure "it" will be arriving in SW Michigan soon.

Jody said...

Oh yuk....glad I live in Ontario! I can still keep the heat off. I watched the pics on the Weather Network of all the snow in the prairies and thought of you Susan.

Lynn said...

Ok that snow is just GORGEOUS!!! However that temp is NOT! Stay warm, I'll try to send out some of our warmth to you. It's 80 here. If there was only a way to redistribute some of the cooler/warmer weather....