Monday, March 9, 2009

So How About That Weather?

The weather around Victoria has really been something over the past few days. Let me show you what I mean.
I took this photo on Friday March 6th. It was a bright, sunny day, and about 6 to 8 degrees Celcius, depending on how close you were to the water.

I even found some crocuses popping up here and there and I was sure Spring was finally here.

Imagine my surprise when I woke up to this on Monday morning...

The snow continued for a few more hours...

It looked like it was going to be doom and gloom all day, but by about 5:00pm, the blue sky returned.

The clear sky is nice and all, but there's a blast of cold air coming down from Alaska that's going to take us back below freezing again. How does that expression go? If you don't like the weather...

Now, for my friends in the rest of Canada, parts of the USA, and any other chilly corner of the world this time of year, this weather may seem like nothing but I lived on the prairies for about 20 of my 32 years and I moved to Victoria to get away from cold weather. Normal temperatures for this time of year are highs around 10 C and lows of around 3 C. It's barely above Zero as I write this and getting colder.

Quite simply, I just don't like it. Bring on spring and summer!!!

The Wandering Oak


  1. its been crazy-nuts in Washington State too!

  2. I've bene thinking of moving out your way. The warmth and the ocena beckon...Ottawa is finally warming up, but winters here are looong and hard.

  3. We've had some odd weather out east too. One day it was 10c, piddling down with rain, then the next day it was -18c and we had turned into one big skating rink. I'm tired of winter now. Bring on shorts weather!

  4. I thought you might find this to be funny -


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