The definition of unexpected as the winter season approaches is ALWAYS precipitation. I usually turn this blog into some funky weather rant over and over again. The praise for snow starts from awesome to something like “Will it ever end?”
I’m sure a lot of you feel the same way.
BUT I love snow, especially the first few falls. I don’t particularly enjoy storms, especially now that we have a crumbling bridge that I have to cross every single day to go to work. Well, the engineers and city didn’t beat the storm with this one so lets hope the super beam installation this weekend will go as planned.
I’m currently sitting in my office as a supposed snow storm has hit the city. Was it even a storm? There are lots of school closures but my bus wasn’t delayed, so I don’t know what that means.
Leaving work yesterday was clear. Just cold and windy. When I got back to the suburbs, I realized that it had already started snowing. The roads looked like this when I was walking home.
Just a thin layer and very comfortable to have snow drifting around.
The forecast kept changing and it was supposedly a 15-25 cm of snow or something like that followed with freezing rain and rain as the temperature rose. Ugly stuff, my friends. This morning, I feel like we escaped the freezing rain since it wasn’t so slippery.
Looking out my balcony door, this is what it looks like:
Well, I was expecting more heaps of snow. Unexpected, right? 😉
Still the first snow that stays on the ground always has the shocking unexpected effect even after so many years of being here. Drivers are the same also, they kind of forget how to drive. So, from what I gathered on the traffic reports last night and this morning, it was a nightmare with lots of accidents on the highways.
Any “unexpected” precipitation or in general weather in your area?