Our Weather

December 2017
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Boy, it’s cold!!!

We have to admit to having a little smile (well, quite a laugh actually) when we read comments on Facebook from friends about how cold it has been recently in the UK, and just how much snow there has been. Really??? Let me update you on our last month…

On December 27th, the day that Doug’s parents were flying back to the UK, Montreal had a record dump of snow. 45cm in a day to be precise. Now that really IS a large dump of snow. Actually, I have to admit at this point to having gotten my car stuck while driving down the road and having to phone Doug to come dig me out (oops!). I knew I should have taken the 4×4 that day. It was the first time in five winters that I’ve done that, though, so I can’t be doing too badly.

After that, things got very mild. We couldn’t understand it…the calm before the storm, maybe? Well, that’s exactly what it turned out to be. Last Sunday, we were hit with weather from the arctic. This past week we’ve seen windchill temperatures fall to -41C. We’ve had these temperatures before, but not continuously. Just to put it into context…the insides of your nose (yes, the snot!) freezes at around -15C. That’s when we know it’s cold. Breathing in while walking outside last week I could feel the insides of my nose sticking together…not something I really want to repeat very often. It’s also the first time I’ve taken the girls to ringuette and have been glad to get inside the arena to get warm.

Luckily, we’re back to around -14C today. It is feeling positively tropical!

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