Happy Valentines Day

“Love doesn’t make the world go round, Love is what makes the ride worthwhile.”
~ Elizabeth Bowen

Happy Valentine’s Day!

Last week I wrote about the groundhog, and how ALL the Canadian groundhogs agreed to an early spring. I just wanted to update you with the weather here the last few days. In particular, I wanted to share pictures from yesterday.

The province was basically shut down yesterday from the storm. People were requested to stay home if at all possible. We had a nor’easter. A Blizzard. Lots of snow and high winds.

The unofficial snowfall amounts are up to 70 cm (27 ½ inches), but in my neck of the woods we are reported to have received around 50 cm (19 ½ inches). It was not so much the amount of snow as it was the winds gusting to 110/120 km per hour (68-75 mph) that made travel treacherous, not to mention how quickly it made your skin feel like it was freezing. There were lots of power outages, and the crews could not work in the high winds to restore it as fast as normal. We were lucky and ours was only out for an hour early yesterday morning.

The wind is still high this morning and snow is still blowing around, but the snow has finally stopped (it was still snowing at 7am this morning – 20 hours of snow). The storm is finally leaving our area.

The highways, roadways are not great but the crews are out there trying to make them better. I hear there are some city streets that are still not plowed at all at this hour, and the local transit buses are not expected to be running until 5pm this evening. Schools are closed again today and lots of offices have decided to stay closed this morning and open around noon, allowing the snow clearing crews to get some more snow removal done.

We are expecting another storm on Thursday, depending on who you listen too, the amounts they are calling for are 10-30 cm (4-12 inches). Okay groundhogs what’s up with that?

Hopefully you are all safe and warm today. Enjoy a day of chocolate!

The picture with the beer bottle is my front door when I opened it. The bottle is for reference (and later drinking!) The other picture is the snow banks left after the backhoe came and dug out our driveway.



About Linda O'Toole

Women's Fiction Author
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