Another Harsh Winter
Well, according to the Farmers Almanac, those of us in Canada are to expect another harsh winter. I thought last year was bad enough here on the prairies. It was brutally cold with weeks of temperatures down to -60 C, with the wind chill. The only good thing about it was that there wasn't a lot of snow. Even bundled up, being outdoors at that temperature you felt it, and couldn't stay outside for long. I do recall giving thanks for the fact there wasn't a lot of snow, it was to cold to be out shoveling it!
It looks like the prairies, along with Ontario, will again feel below average temperatures. And I was quite choked to learn that they are also predicting much higher than average snow fall. I'll have to dust off the shovel and have it ready to go. We never got much of a summer this year, spring was late coming, July was cool and rainy, August gave us a few warm, sunny days, a few cool, sunny days and now fall weather!
I will have to stock up on a few good books, some warm slippers, a few cuddly blankets and lot's of warm cocoa. I might as well go into it prepared! While I wouldn't want to live anywhere else in the world, a more temperate climate for my area would be gladly welcomed. Once winter comes it never takes long to adjust, and life goes on as usual. Its the thought of it coming and the first little while that take getting used to.
I am also hoping that this prediction is wrong. The Farmer's Almanac, has an 80% success rate in predicting weather patterns, and it wouldn't hurt my feelings if they were off this year!
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