Tuesday 12 February 2019

Canadian Winter Forecasts

This came across my Facebook feed today.

It is accurate in so many ways.

It is amazing how excited one can get about 1 degree above 0. That's 1 degree above freezing.

After weeks of cold, just above freezing feels like spring is imminent to a Canadian. It's tempting to wear short sleeves outside (well, short sleeves under a light winter jacket), maybe leave the long underwear off, you can touch doorknobs without putting gloves on first, horses can get turned out nekkid for a roll in the snow.

There have been so many times that the long-range forecast has shown a warm-ish day at the end of a cold spell. When you check the forecast before you go to bed at night, it's there. You start dreaming of what you will do when this cold disappears in the not-so-distant future. Then you wake up in the morning, look at the forecast again to see how many layers you have to put on just to walk out to your car that morning, and have your hopes for the future dashed as you see the amended forecast - cold forever.

The joys of winter in Canada.

The good thing is that winter has to end. Sometime between March and May. And then it's our glorious summer, with lots of daylight, mostly comfortable temperatures, and only some insects.

I hope it falls on my day off this year so that I can enjoy it!


  1. So much love for that video, I just forwarded it to my coworkers because I keep saying "the weather looks good in a few days, let's do xyz then" and the forecast keeps pushing it out!

  2. That skit is one of my favourites. It's so accurate!