Tuesday, October 26, 2010

Another Snow Day In Calgary


Brrrrr! It was yet another pre-Halloween snowfall yesterday. The temperature was sufficiently cool that my neighbour decided to leave his car running to warm up. Tsk tsk, that's an environmental no-no!
While the rest of Calgary shed its' snow by mid-day yesterday, we're at a high enough elevation that the snow in our neighbourhood failed to melt.

17 comments:

The Happy Whisk said...

Hi Paladin. Burrr, is right. Do you like the snow?

I enjoy it. I used to live where we only got inches of snow. Now I live where we get snow by the foot.

Keep warm.

Aaron E. Steele said...

I'm a spring and fall man myself.

Luckily, in Calgary, the snow goes as quickly as it comes, due to a phenomenon known as a Chinook.

Telecanter said...

Having grown up on the California coast and currently in its central valley, I'm jealous :)

Lived in Poland a few years and, man, I loved walking to work through the snow. course I understand it could get old after years of it.

Blair said...

I'm in Moose Jaw for work right now...and I'm heartily unimpressed with the current weather.

Aaron E. Steele said...

Moose Jaw?! What could possibly compel you to travel to Moose Jaw?

John W said...

It's snowed here last week, but it's been beautiful here for the past few days. I think all of us Canadian rpg bloggers need to do a series of posts based on winter weather. That way we can share our love of talking about crappy winter weather with everyone.

Gothridge Manor said...

Paladin, you said a bad, bad four letter word!

The Happy Whisk said...

I love fall and spring the best. Spring because it's a new year kind of thing for me and fall because it's just so pretty and all the great foods. Nummy.

But I dig the snow now that I live in it. I like those Sundays where we don't have anywhere to go, and the back deck is so full of snow, that I can't get the door open.

Those are good days.

Kiltedyaksman said...

I'm a fall sorta fellow, I associate it with the youth and renewal of the university school year (and NFL football!).

In Niagara, we Upper Canadians won't see snow for at least another few weeks, and then only a dusting no accumulation until January.

Unknown said...

And here we are in Washington, DC with 80 degree weather. It's unnatural, I say! Autumn should be crisp and cool (though I'd prefer the snow wait until at least Thanksgiving).

Jeremy Murphy said...

I'm about 600 km west of you, in the BC mountains, and although we don't have snow quite yet, it's definitely threatening.

Aaron E. Steele said...

Tim Shorts said...
Paladin, you said a bad, bad four letter word!

What, melt?

:D

Aaron E. Steele said...

Kiltedyaksman said...
I'm a fall sorta fellow, I associate it with the youth and renewal of the university school year (and NFL football!).

In Niagara, we Upper Canadians won't see snow for at least another few weeks, and then only a dusting no accumulation until January.


You don't know what you're missing ... hold on, you do ...

Aaron E. Steele said...

John said...
I think all of us Canadian rpg bloggers need to do a series of posts based on winter weather. That way we can share our love of talking about crappy winter weather with everyone.

I could post everyday about the weather, but could my readers tolerate it?

Aaron E. Steele said...

Wickedmurph said...
I'm about 600 km west of you, in the BC mountains, and although we don't have snow quite yet, it's definitely threatening.

Something about snow in the mountains. The only thing I couldn't tolerate is the shorter days, since the mountains mean less sunlight.

Jeremy Murphy said...

Yeah, it's really difficult. We get a lot of winter fog in the valleys, too, and since we're right on the time zone border, it gets dark pretty early once daylight savings ends.

However, the payoff is that it rarely gets below -10, so outdoor activities are still doable. Not so much in Calgary, in my experience.

Aaron E. Steele said...

Yes, it can get very cold here, compared to the more mild temperatures in the mountains.