Thursday, 12 December 2013

The Fun Has Begun

After a day of torrential rain in the north and mixed rain and snow here on Saturday the arctic express came roaring in. Sunday the temperatures plunged and a wind tore through here with sustained winds of 30 kilometers and hour and gusts up to 45. It was right nippy outside.

Monday the winds began to subside and were gone by evening which was welcome considering that it dropped to minus 16. The mercury is supposed to continue dropping throughout the week. The forecast seems to change hourly but the consensus seems to be that night time lows will be minus 21 until next Tuesday. Crap! That doesn't bode well for the rest of winter. It is early for a cold snap and it has been a long time since we have had an extended period of it.

Over in the flat land in Alberta most of the highways are closed in the southern half of the province as they batttle a blizzard.

The fun has begun.

Friday morning, barring minus 40 temperatures and/or a snow storm, we will be heading for Vancouver for a long weekend. Tess' nephew is getting married on Saturday - legitimizing baby Brennen, I guess.
Maybe there will be a sliver lining in the clouds and Tess' mother will stay there. There is always hope isn't there?

(Posted to Blogster December 3, 2013)

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