Saturday, April 19, 2014

Snow News

     Here it is April 18, Good Friday, and my major news is snow. We received about 2 to 3 in. of heavy wet snow today and just for emphasis some rain. What makes this a bigger surprise is that it was not forecast. 

Muhgo pine and juniper loaded with snow

    Needless to say road conditions have been treacherous. The QE 2 has been closed south of Calgary because of too many accidents. North of Calgary the going has been very slow on the QE 2.

A yard full of snow

    About half of our winter snow has melted so now we get a little new snow to top things off.

Spruce loaded with snow

    Today our sunrise was at 6:31 and sunset is at 8:39 so we get 14 hours and 8 minutes of sunshine. At one time today the ceiling was 400 ft. The ceiling is the bottom of the cloud layer. The low ceiling made for a very dull day. And also the high was plus 2 C (35 F).

Slushy road


    At this rate it could be a very short summer.

    And with that, a Happy Easter to all.

42 comments:

  1. I think your were not dreaming of a white Easter. That is a never ending story overthere in Canada with the snow. Hope you will ever see some spring.

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    1. Spring will come. We do have some nice weather .Things warm up very quickly here .

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  2. Happy Easter. It is very hot here.

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    1. Thank you and back at you! Surely you jest about hot weather!

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  3. Oh my, I'm really hoping to be done with all this mess! Hang tight - I'm pretty sure Spring is on the way - maybe?

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  4. Late snow, early melt eh. We have gone from tremendous amounts of snow and freezing rain to heavy rain for several days and much flooding here in New Brunswick. I have never seen the town of Sussex under water in my life and is is now and perhaps more to come in the next few weeks as spring water, ice n snow make their way down river. We had some flooding, but nothing like some of the past floods. Your last two photos with the trees are most nice. You n the commander have a nice Easter. ha,ha

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    1. We've been seeing your floods on the news. It's not very nice. I hope you remain safe and dry.

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  5. Oh, no! I think we are all tired of it. We've been cold, too.

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    1. Summer could be short!

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    2. Aren't you the cheerful pessimist! :-)

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  6. I keep thinking one day you'll be showing me all the blooms in your part of the world, but it doesn't seem like it's right around the corner, Red. Sigh. Happy Easter to you anyway. :-)

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    1. Happy Easter to you too. We have been getting some nice weather, just not enough of it.

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  7. Oh Red it is going to be winter forever out there it seems take care. Happy Easter. B

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    1. Happy Easter to you. We will see warmer weather. We've had some nice weather, just not enough of it.

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  8. I have plnats started and a few sitting in flats outside. I hope you have a good Easter also, I am camping .

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    1. Have a good Easter. Yes, some people have started plants in the house. The nurseries are at the peak of their activity.

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  9. Wow - let's hope that's winter's season finale, and spring will be on her way soon!! We got a little rain yesterday, but no snow.

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    1. The snow was pretty close to you as southern Alberta had a lot of snow.

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  10. Mother Nature doesn't tune in to the weather forecast :)

    Well, I hope it's the last of it! Happy Easter!

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    1. Happy Easter to you. Yes the weather guys have to be pretty sharp or they get it wrong.

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  11. Winter just won't release its icy grip on you. I hope the temperature rises soon for you. Take care, and Happy Easter to you.

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    1. ...and a Happy Easter to you. We will get warm. We've had some nice weather but not enough.

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  12. wow! that's a lot for not being expected or forecast! i hope it doesn't last long.

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    1. The snow has disappeared today but we still have lots of our winter snow left.

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  13. Darn, darn!! And I was complaining about how April was treating me. You have it worse and wish you warmer weather by the end of today!

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    1. We have a good forecast for the next week.

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  14. Sorry about the snow. Happy Easter!

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    1. happy Easter to you. We can get snow at this time of year and lots of it.

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  15. Red this is getting to be about enough of this already, I just hope we're compensated with a beautiful summer which will stick around for more than two weeks!

    Wishing you a Happy Easter, snow or no snow!

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    1. Happy Easter to you! Spring or summer or both of them could be short.

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  16. Ugh.. I know the feeling. We still have residual snow here and there was a fresh covering just a few days ago. I don't think either one of us are out of the snowy woods just yet. It's getting to the point that it's a struggle to say that it looks pretty anyway. Happy Easter, Red.

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    1. Happy Easter to you. We still have about 1/3 of our winter snow.

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  17. Easter is supposed to mean Spring. I think someone forgot to order it! I hope your sunny warm days are just around the corner.

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    1. yes, we will get sunny warm days. The sun has lots of energy now.

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  18. Happy Easter Red - can't believe you are still having snow. It is beginning to cool down here at night, but still had a magnificent day in the mid 20's.

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  19. Good afternoon Red,
    Although temperatures have, for today at least plummetted, I don't think we shall see snow such as yours.

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  20. Happy Easter to you and your manager Red! I am so sorry to see your snow. It is beautiful here today 73 degrees F just like summer! :)

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  21. Not in the forecast. Unheard of....:)

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  22. Boy, thats a lot of snow so late in the season! Hope it warms up soon!

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  24. I guess you've got snow just like Chicago did this spring. What a crazy year! Then again maybe Canada gets more snow later into spring than the U.S.

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