The weather Quebec is NOT having today …

I feel for all the people in Newfoundland who are still reeling after a 48 hour ice storm that hit them a couple days back. We’re experiencing the exact opposite weather here (sun, sun, sun, and +5 celcius – absolutely balmy!), and even while I am enjoying it, I am very much aware this is rather unusual weather for this time of year!

All my best to the good folk in Newfoundland, I do hope your power is back up soon, and kinder weather follows quickly!

Ice-laden power lines near Conception Bay North, N.L., on Saturday. About 7,000 customers remained without power in northeastern Newfoundland on Sunday after a severe ice storm hit the area Friday.



Waist deep

Yesterday it was -5 celcius (-14 with the wind chill) and today it is -3 (-10 with the wind chill). This is cold. Very cold. And it has been very cold for a very long time. And look … that long brownish thing by Nigel’s boot is the top of a park bench… not the seat of a part bench, no, no, this is the top of the backrest on a park bench. Nigel and I did not realize the snow was that deep (the back of a park bench comes up to what — my waist?) until we saw this. We stood awestruck for a minute. Because that is a whole heck of a lot of snow!

This was taken two weeks ago, and while the snow has begun to melt, it won’t be melting very fast if the temperatures stay this cold! Montreal really does get the worst weather. Don’t get me wrong. I love the city. It’s just that I don’t care for winter quite as much. At least not this much winter…