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Oh the weather outside is ______

Tuesday, December 06, 2005

We have not had snow yet. We are waiting. Can't wait. And then when we get it we will not be able to wait for it to go. Snowmen ready. Where's the snow?

From our local weather office, today's forecast is:
"Cloudy. Snow beginning this morning. Amount 2 to 5 cm. Wind becoming north 30 km/h late this morning. Temperature steady near minus 2.
Snow ending this evening then cloudy periods with 40 percent chance of flurries. Amount 2 cm. Wind northwest 20 km/h gusting to 40. Low minus 6."

I can't believe that this is the first weather post I have done in eons. I am a weather junkie. I teach a course on weather and am working on a new book concept with a publisher on the topic (severe weather and weather-related disasters).

There really is a mixture of feelings. I am supposed to go out to a Red Cross meeting tonight but will have to reassess that if the roads are snow covered. The first snow is always the most dangerous. People aren't used to driving in it. By March, 2 to 5 cm is nothing, just another regular day.

  1. Blogger Heidi said:

    Becareful and drive safe...Winter is here and will get worse. Bundle Up ;)

    Enviroment Canada : Brutal Winter Coming.

    Ps..Cathy, I have some goodies to send you from the Conference ..Just let me know.

  1. Blogger Cathy said:

    Thanks for the link. I'll definitely have to take a look at this. And thank you so much for getting some "goodies"!:) I'll send you an e-mail soon.

  1. Blogger Supermans Foot said:

    we had too much snow and I keep coming close to crashing the car. I've been lucky so far

  1. Blogger Stephanie said:

    We had our first snow in October! Enough to cover the ground, though it didn't stay very long. 1-3 inches this past Sunday, and then just a little more today. It's so pretty when it's falling, but turns so quickly to a yucky mess in the city. I have a photo of my car buried in a storm last year on some totally random blog post.

  1. Blogger Cathy said:

    Be careful out there! I don;t want to see any more posts about car accidents!

    Oh, I'll have to take a look and see. I hate it when the nice white coating of snow turns to brown slush; yuck.

  1. Blogger Chloe said:

    what is snow?
    i have only seen it on tv this year.
    cathy if your job has to do with weather related disasters, you have to meet my son. He is very interested in hurricanes, tornados, floods etc. We have a kids book too. Not a very happy subject but he just loves it.
    I must say i admire you.

  1. Blogger vani said:

    yeah, driving in the snow sucks, ice- even worse. love the penguin! :)

  1. Blogger Cathy said:

    I e-mailed you about my job. I love your son! A terrible topic, but terribly important to understand. Give him kisses for me.
    I admire you!

    He's a snowman! (but now I will call him a penguin, just for you)

  1. Blogger erikku said:

    I am a weather junkie, too!

    When a lightning storm blows over, I am always nose to the window like a kid, and if my parents were not always around I'd be outside in it.

    In terms of snow, all we've had is an inch here or there. I'm still waiting for the big one that drops a foot or two. Those are the best!

  1. Blogger Cathy said:

    Hello Erikku;
    Fellow weather junkie; yeah!

  1. Blogger SkyeBlue2U said:

    You're the weather lady,wow. You truly are an amazing Lady!

  1. Blogger Cathy said:

    I can't drive a truck, though.
    Are you celebrating your birthday yet?

  1. Blogger No_Newz said:

    You want weather girlfriend, come on over. I certainly am having more of it than I care to. :)
    Lois Lane

  1. Blogger Anhoni Patel said:

    I love snow (I miss it here in SF). But don't like cleaning it up!

  1. Blogger Cathy said:

    But it's so Christmassy! I can take as much as I can get before Christmas but as soon as January comes, I'm ready for beach weather again!

    We have a contract with a snow plow driver who clears our driveway every storm; the way to go!

  1. Blogger tim said:

    i needed to read a positive weather view today. cold here, feeling very pissed that i'm not in the tropics... boo hoo.
    hope you get enough to get the sleds out.

  1. Blogger Meow said:

    Can't imagine what it would be like to have a white Christmas. Over here, it is summer, and pretty warm as we speak. The only snow I ever see is when we make a skiing trip in July/August to the nearest ski-able mountains (about 350km away). I'm jealous.
    However, do take care on the roads.

  1. Blogger Cathy said:

    Those in the tropics are jealous because we have snow and we are jealous because they are warm. The grass is always greener/whiter, depending on ones perspective, isn't it!

    And I can't imagine being on the beach at Christmas!

  1. Blogger Michelle said:

    I still have trouble connecting Christmas with snow! It sure looks so pretty, the photos are just wonderful :o)
    Hope you all get the chance to build your snowman!

  1. Blogger blackcrag said:

    I'm with Vani; I thought it was a penguin too. Either way, it’s cute.

    We’ve got 2 inches of snow staying on the ground, with sun and clouds predicted for the rest of the week, which probably means more snow. Today, it is practically warm at -6C, with a low of –11. “Cold!” you say? No, not really. It was between –16 and –22 over the last week. No, that isn’t a range, those were the actual temperatures, depending on which day it was.

    Now, we’re Canadians. How is it that every year we forget how to drive in the stuff?

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