Weather, What Weather?

As you can tell from the title this rant is about the weather we have been having lately. I live in Southwestern Ontario in a town called Waterloo. This is where I go to University. I’m a grad student. Not that any of this has to do with the weather. Now Waterloo is at the southern edge of something known as the snowbelt. Traditionally we get a fair amount of snow over the winter months and it usually stays from January until some time in April. This year has been weird. I was thinking as I walked into school that if someone foreign to this area asked me “How’s the weather in your part of the world?” I would probably answer with a shrug and say “I’m not really sure!”. This may puzzle and perplex many of you and if you were the foreigner you would ask me “What do you mean?”. I would then explain that in the last week we have had unseasonable warmth (last Saturday and Sunday the maximum temperature was 10 degrees Celsius), a crazy ass snow storm (I went to bed on Wednesday night and there was no snow on the ground when I woke up there was 4 or 5 inches of the white stuff), an ice storm (last night we had freezing rain which is a lot less fun than snow and apparently knocked the power out down where my parents live) and a day filled with rain and thawing (which would be today). Just a reminder: All of this weather has been in the last week.
So if you decide to ask me “How’s the weather been?” you know what my answer will be.

One Reply to “Weather, What Weather?”

  1. Yes,the weather has been bizzare this year…
    I’m cold, and there are wolves after me….
    It may go as low as -7 tonight…I hope I get my power back before then…

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