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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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Feisty56 wrote on August 26, 2014, 1:23 AM

Yes, another cold winter predicted for Ohio too by the well-respected Farmer's Almanac. That overall success rate in weather prediction is pretty astounding, isn't it?

OldRoadsOnceTraveled wrote on August 26, 2014, 1:27 AM

I think I'm one of the few people who didn't mind having a real winter last year. But then, I live in Georgia.

LynnWrites wrote on August 26, 2014, 2:19 AM

A cold one for you, too, Feisty56 . I'm planning on enjoying the next few months before its time to hibernate,lol. The Almanac is pretty amazing and they've been spot on about our weather the last few years.

LynnWrites wrote on August 26, 2014, 2:22 AM

lol, I'd spend winter in, Georgia if I could. There's nothing like an old fashioned winter, I just wish it was shorter!

madhavan_as wrote on August 26, 2014, 8:48 AM

Writers have great liberties to say things, But it should not hurt others...

MegL wrote on August 26, 2014, 9:10 AM

I am VERY glad I live in a temperate climate. We live by the sea and seldom have snow, maybe a bit of frost.

BarbRad wrote on August 26, 2014, 10:20 AM

I don't envy you those winters. I live where it hardly even rains in winter like it's supposed to. Maybe it's time to get a mini snow plow. Do they have them?

suffolkjason wrote on August 27, 2014, 9:11 AM

I like cold, frost and snow- I'm just a big kid- but -60 is a bit much!

brown-paw wrote on September 2, 2014, 6:01 PM

Whew! Another harsh winter! I wish to win the lotto before winter so that I stay home just watching TV! By the way, to accredit a source of images is this statement good enough for Persona Paper - - "Image is courtesy of MorgueFile"? A fellow member commented in my page that Persona Paper may not pay us if that is all what we write.

paigea wrote on September 5, 2014, 3:27 PM

Wow an 80% success rate. I didn't know it was that high. I was coming to say time to take up skating, skiing, etc. and embrace the winter. But not at -60 with the wind chill! Books and knitting go better with that! We had a lot of snow in Alberta. I didn't thing our cold was out of the ordinary though.