Thursday, March 21, 2013

My World is White.

   We are getting a super spring storm in Alberta today. We've had snow, blowing snow and it's about minus 5 C(plus 22 F). It's supposed to clear out tonight.

   There was a major traffic pile up just south of Edmonton with 20 vehicles ...many of them semis.

   Sunrise today was at 7:32 and sunset is at 7:51. That's about 12 hours and 19 minutes with the sun shining.

   At this time of year we can very quickly get warm temperatures to the high teens. That means that the snow can disappear rapidly. Most people are hoping that happens very soon.


I'm being a softy and I took this out the window



The air is full of snow




Dull and poor visibility



What you see driving down the street.

























F

40 comments:

  1. hate to hear about the traffic problems and accidents! stay safe up there!

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    1. Don't worry about me I stay in the house when it's like this.

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  2. Nice photos! It snowed here today too, and blew like crazy again. I still saw that Crossbill at my feeders though!

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    1. I think you got more rough stuff than we did. Crossbills are tough. they just need lots of food.

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  3. Yes I am looking to spring and color. We must have gotten at least a foot of snow today in edmonton and its still softly falling. During the cold spell finches would show up en-mass at the feeder but they must have spread out to the country as I only have one pair that seem to have claimed the tree, though the nuthatches are thankful for the suet as they have been steady here this last week.

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    1. Yes, you got a lot more snow than us. I had one lonely red poll show up. I don't know where his friends are.

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  4. It's been a long winter. You have proper snow though.

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    1. I know what you mean with proper snow. The wet slushy stuff is a nuisance.

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  5. And yet once more, climatically speaking, we march along arm in arm. It always amazes me how two people living so many thousand of miles apart can seemingly share almost exactly the same weather. Thick of snow over here at the moment and I am trying to build up courage to take the dog for a walk.

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    1. Those dogs are great for getting people out of the house no matter what. And once you get out it isn't that bad.

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  6. It was in our news this morning! To have such a lot of snow again, spring is far away for you.

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    1. Here the temperature can rise quickly and we would have lots of thawing snow. Now that it's late we will likely get a few very warm days and most of our snow will be gone.

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  7. It snowed here too and we got approx. 8 inches - just one of those last blasts of Olde Man Winter trying to chill yer bones. Have a great day.

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    1. Snow like this is really quite typical spring weather. We get much more precipatation in Mar than Feb.

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  8. Thanks Red...I don't feel so bad about our light snow now. But, please, keep the rest to yourself.
    Dave

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    1. We sent lots of snow to the southeast yesterday...probably Minnesota way?

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  9. We are not that far apart but what a difference in weather! I agree with Tex, stay safe, Red. Inside is smart. :-)

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    1. Your weather systems wind counter clockwise into us and bring all the moisture. We like it though.

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  10. No sun here for two days,winter lingers on

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    1. Those dull cloudy days make winter seem long.

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  11. March is sure acting like a spring lion...come on APRIL!

    Linda
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    1. It's really typical spring weather for us. We get lots of precipitation in Mar.

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  12. I heard about that storm and the super pile-up!! Hope spring comes to both of us soon!

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    1. Once it's this late spring comes pretty fast.

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  13. It stormed here yesterday too but nothing like what you got....I'm thankful for that.

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    1. It was a pretty nasty wind. When it drifts in town you know it's windy.

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  14. Ugh.. I'm pretty much done with winter even if it's not done with me. I spoke with my son the other night and he said he was expecting 20cms. He's up in Cold Lake. I guess that's the same weather system, eh?

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    1. Yes, north of us, Cold Lake got much more snow. Three trains were stuck in SAsk. One was a passenger train with 100 people on it.

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  15. Sounds awful..I hope it misses Minnesota this time..we already have some of your snow..nice of you to share..but no thanks on any more snow..sorry:)

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    1. Yes, by your good pictures you have more than enough snow.

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  16. I heard there was much snow out your way! Very deep stuff.

    You take it easy!!!!
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    1. Edmonton got the deep stuff. we had snow... 10 cm...which isn't much.

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    1. It's pretty late for this kind of weather. We were minus 21 C this morning.

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  18. Exactly same scene and temperature here!

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    1. So the system was very large.

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  19. Being a softy, ha? I wouldn't say so. :)

    It seems many of us are in the same boat now as winter refuses to let spring in...

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    1. When spring comes it will be very fast.

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  20. We've had snow here today too. Already there are patches where it has melted. This time of year it's pretty and then it goes away.
    Some days it's perfectly alright to be a softy. :)

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  21. I think we get in the rut of waiting for nicer weather so we sit in the house.

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