Wednesday, March 30, 2011

Spring Has Sorta Come

        When I started Hiawatha House I did not intend to write very much about weather. This will be my eighth post this month about weather. I've joked about spring coming. I've whined about lots of snow. There's been lots to post about weather for the month of March. It's not been normal weather. It's just been awful!
        We have now had two days of temperatures above freezing. Yesterday it got to plus 2 C (35 F) Yippee!! Today it got to plus 7 C (43 F) so there was some snow melting. Alas, tomorrow it will be cooler and won't be above freezing and maybe some snow!!

         This March we have had about 30 cm (12 in ) of snow. It's been cloudy for days on end. That's how we got the 30 cm of snow. It's been quite cold with lows of around minus 15 C and highs of 7 C. We've had wind day after day and blowing snow. This is normal winter weather. We can get warm weather in March and many times our snow totally disappears by mid March. Last year and many other years I was riding my bicycle by mid March as the roads were dry. I bravely posted a few weeks ago that I had skied my last ski on winter snow. I was wrong. We still had winter skiing conditions on Sunday Mar. 27.

      Spring will be interesting and messy. There is lots of snow to melt. If it melts quickly, there will be lots of running water. I did see swans fly over this afternoon.
     I will be very ready for some above normal spring weather and I hope I don't have a reason to do a post on weather for quite a while.


  1. It won't be much longer until Spring arrives for you. Hang in there. Hopefully you will be out there riding your bike soon.

  2. I tend to write quite a bit about weather, too, Red. It seems to be uppermost in my mind a lot of the time, because it makes such a difference in my mood. Glad to year you are finally beginning to warm up a bit.

  3. DJan, for you, when you spend so much time hiking you've got to be aware of weather. When you're outdoors so much it becomes part of you. And you're absolutely right it's a mood controller.
    Innuit taught me very much about living with weather and climate.

  4. Yes Rae, two weeks from now and it will be hard to remember this stuff because I'll be so busy enjoying new plants and warmth.

  5. Spring has been slow to arrive here too but it sure will be wonderful when it gets here in earnest.

  6. You're so right Hilary. I noticed blue bells came through the soil today on the east side of my house.
    Thanks for dropping in to visit at Hiawatha House.