Snow!

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Tue, 11-05-2013 - 12:38pm

We have already had our second snowfall (if you don't count the small amount that fell in October that melted quickly).  The snow that fell two weekends ago had melted away but the snow that fell this past Saturday is still with us.  It's a good cover of snow...not just a little bit, but a thick enough blanket of the stuff.  I'm not sure if the temperature will rise enough this week to begin melting away this snow......  It sure looks and feels like winter (with temperatures that are below freezing) for now anyway!  (for those of you who don't know, I live in Calgary, Alberta - high elevation of over 3,000 ft. and more north on the globe than I might say all of  you - unless those of you lurking do live more north?). 

What is your weather like these days?  At least our leaves have fallen unlike when it snowed so early last year and not all the leaves had fallen at that point.  And then we had more snow, and more and well, then it was true winter so no reprieve from snow in this part of the world...and so it meant raking up the wet icky leaves this past spring! 

Shirley

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Registered: 06-16-1998
In reply to: shirley_v
Tue, 11-05-2013 - 3:05pm

No snow here (of course). After a few days of cool cloudy weather today is sunny and warmish--low 70s--and is supposed to get warmer for the next 2 days, then cool off again for the weekend. By now pretty much all of the leaves that will turn color are starting to do so, my apricot tree is half green and half yellow. So some raking of leaves will be needed eventually.

Shirley, is this the typical time that cold temperatures in the single digits C/30sF arrive in Calgary, or is it a little early compared to most years? Would you expect to get a warm up of sorts, maybe back to the 50sF/low teens C for a bit? Or is that too optimistic?

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Registered: 07-30-1997
In reply to: shirley_v
Tue, 11-05-2013 - 6:42pm

Wet and 60F; tomorrow wet again and dropping to 37 overnight. Then only in the 50s for highs.  Pretty typical.   Leaves falling like crazy; this past weekend was probably our color peak. We rarely see snow til Christmas; more likely in January for the couple of days we get it.  Hoping...I like it!

Sue

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Registered: 10-30-2011
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Tue, 11-05-2013 - 8:19pm

NO THANK YOU,Shirley. Nice of you to offer-but no thanks.

I might live in Canada-but at least I live in a more civilized area (LOL)where there is no snow (yet). It has been cold at night-but then we have spells where it goes up to about 6C or even 10C. Occasionally I can even hang clothes on the outside lines & they dry! (almost-I might have to drape things around for a bit).

Keep the s**w, Shirley-we in South-Eastern Ontario don't want it YET. I'm pretty sure it'll come soon enough-no matter how much griping I do-but the longer it holds off, the less time it has to be here before Spring arrives to melt it. I'd like to at least finish my stint at Community Living before I have to deal with slippery roads.

Nora

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Tue, 11-05-2013 - 11:57pm

Elspeth, I'm not sure what is typical.  By November we aren't surprised if snow arrives.  But we've had years where there hardly has been any snow until just around Christmas.  It does get pretty chilly by November.  I didn't catch what the t.v. weather man said about the temperatures we've been having.  He does mention if it's below or above average or if it's the expected average temperature at this time of year.  Okay, I decided to look it up online.  Here is what I found:

http://www.theweathernetwork.com/forecasts/statistics/cl3031093/caab0049

This mentions average temperatures by month - average  highs and average lows.  We seem to be doing pretty much what is expected at this time of year, I think!

The only time it will 'warm' up here from here on in, may be when we have a 'Chinook' wind blow in from the west and that can make our temperature shoot up significantly...but mostly only for a day.  It is very pleasant when that happens though! 

Shirley

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Wed, 11-06-2013 - 10:51am

Yesterday, we were warmer than Vancouver! It is actually very nice here, good walking weather.  I like it when the temperatures are in the teens (Celsius that is) and near zero. 

I went for my daily walk in one of the "wilderness" trials in the Greenbelt here yesterday. (For those you don't know, the older part of this city is ringed with a greenbelt-untouched forest with marked trials.  In the winter, the paths become crosscountry ski trails. Ottawa is one of those "unknown jewels" of a city.)

My trees still have leaves on them. One, a maple grown from a seedling has hardly lost any whereas the other maple is nearly bare. It is suppose to rain this week-maybe that will help everything along.

I am actually looking forward to the snow. This is always the bleakist part of the year, before the snow. The snow brightens everything up and provides some insulation.

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Wed, 11-06-2013 - 11:31am
I'm not looking forward to snow. It's pretty but I'm like Nora, I don't like the cold. I am happiest curled up in front of a fire with a good book & a glass of wine when it snows but unfortunately, I tend to have to drive in it. Yesterday was a good day here weather wise. It was cool but a good day to bring in all the summer furniture & put away my flower pots for another yr. Today is cold, wet & miserable so I'm hiding in bed feeling sorry for myself as I have a rotten cold. I find that I have less interest in making myself ignore being sick on gloomy days. Dee
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Fri, 11-08-2013 - 1:12pm

I hope you are feeling better soon, Dee.  You are one busy lady, from what I have read in your posts.  Maybe having a cold is a way to slow down and take it easy?!  But not the most fun way to take it easy, eh? 

Shirley