Most of the houses here still have snow on the roof.
A snowy roof from a few days ago.
To me snow on the roof of houses indicates that very little spring thawing has occurred. Yes, the snow is gone from some of the roofs that may face south or the house may not have much insulation.
I don't know if this is scientific or just the deductions of an elderly man. First, the snow melts off the roof and then snow starts to melt a little faster on the land. Snow can be found in the bush for quite a while after snow in the open has melted.
The low temperature last night was minus 18 C. That means that it doesn't warm up much in the daytime so very little snow melting takes place. Today our high was minus 2 C with some wind so it wasn't very pleasant day.
To make me feel bluer, there is not much spring warmth in the seven day forecast. We get a couple of days with highs of plus 5 C and then the highs are below 0 C.
When spring does come here it will be fast. This morning the sun rose at 7:19 and sets tonight at 8:02 for 12 hours and 43 minutes of sun. This means that when it does decide to warm up it will happen rapidly.
So I may be a bit blue with this cold spring, but I know that spring will be here sooner than later.
We're in that above freezing days and below freezing nights stage.ReplyDelete
Spring may be late but let's not get in a hurry.Delete
It's promised to be up to 16 C in the next couple of days. Your comments about snow on the roofs reminds me of a house in Cambridge where there was never snow on the roof. A sharp-eyed policeman noticed this and discovered that the whole attic space was being heated to grow cannabis.ReplyDelete
Would love to see some plus 16 here , but I know it will show up. Grow ops have a tendency to leave clues behind.Delete
I posted about snow today, but out streets and roofs are clear. Temperatures should be pretty good here next week — not above 10 but not just barely ~2 either.ReplyDelete
Yes, I saw your post. Plus 10 C would be great.Delete
We have some cold mornings, but it warms up nicely by the afternoon.ReplyDelete
Take care, enjoy your day!
When spring comes here it's usually fast as we are now getting more than 12 hours of daylight.Delete
Our temperatures are below normal these day. Every day we have a bit more snow too. Canadians are a patient people!ReplyDelete
We've learned to live with the weather.Delete
It will happen all at once, I'll bet. That sure is a lot of snow for spring!ReplyDelete
You've got it right. It will happen quickly.Delete
Well, we are warmer here in Illinois than your home, Red, but I am still going out for my walks in my winter coat, hat and mittens! The sunshine is always welcome, though! We know we will have Spring soon but it is hard to be patient! Hang in there! :)ReplyDelete
"There's nothin I can do about it now". My daughter lives in Illinois so I get weather report.Delete
Spring always has been a teaser.
Great word to use for spring. Only an oldster could come up with a good one like that.Delete
It's just rain in the forecast here, rain rain and more rain. Every now and then a brief bit of sunshine, maybe a rainbow, and then more rain. I hope the temps warm up there and you get some warm sunshiny days.ReplyDelete
You guys are getting hammered in California. I've been watching the weather maps.Delete
Spring is teasing us too. If it warms up at all, we wind up with some wild weather.ReplyDelete
Okay, I don't like that wild weather.Delete
I am it bit blue about Spring too! It was -13 F or -25 C a tad chilly:( :(ReplyDelete
that's really cold for lows at this time of year. We should be having a few nights without frost.Delete
Spring is acting strange this year. We got 12C during the day with rain downpours and then sun. Nights has been cooler here down around 2C. We are still warmer than you though.ReplyDelete
We say you have a damp cold. Western Canadian prairies are dry.Delete
I would have trouble dealing with that much cold that long, but you do have beautiful blue sky. We often do not.ReplyDelete
There are pluses and negatives no matter where we live.Delete
Well I cannot remember a spring that didn't arrive! I have hopes. We've daffies and tulips poking out between the snow.ReplyDelete
And you have a very long memory. No plant life showing here yet.Delete
The picture reminds me of when we lived in Montana. The thing that was really a problem was (were?) the snow drifts. Big banks of drifts take a long time to dissipate. Wishing you some warm weather to thaw everything out.ReplyDelete
Yes, the good old snowbanks. We don't have a lot of wind so we don't usually get the big snowbanks.Delete
Just to make you feel a bit better, Red (maybe), it's been in the mid 60's F. here today but will drop 20 degrees by tomorrow. The trees are budding, the birds are singing, but when, oh, when will Spring really come?ReplyDelete
I guy from N DAk must think weather like that is awesome.Delete
Reminds me of a line my white-haired, much-older brother-in-law has told me (and it has nothing to do with cold weather): Just because there's snow on the roof doesn't mean there ain't no fire in the furnace.ReplyDelete
I wondered when somebody was going to use that line in a comment. I like it.Delete
As soon as the weather warms up, the snow will start melting quickly. We'd had some mild days and the mountains of snow are getting smaller!ReplyDelete
I saw a picture of a truck with a snowblower sitting beside it, labeled 'I'm going to load this on the truck and head south. As soon as someone asks me what that is, I'm moving there.'ReplyDelete
Ya need to move south. Linda in KansasReplyDelete
I hope your snow melts sooner rather than later!ReplyDelete
Yes Red, I promise it will arrive eventually and then you really will be ready to welcome it.ReplyDelete
Our spring weather has been slow in warming up too. And this evening we were forecast to get rain but I just came in from shovelling several inches of new snow and it's still falling! I think we all get cabin fever this time of year.ReplyDelete