There has been a large difference between this winter and last winter. Last winter was our first in Saskatchewan, and OMG the snow! I have never seen so much snow ever. And while it was cold I don’t think it was this cold.
Last year I shoveled the driveway just about every morning before the children I watched arrived. While it was a great workout, I was happy for spring. We were told many times that we got way more snow than normal. Truth: places had new snowfall records set that year.
This year, like a lot of places, have had extreme cold temperatures with an extreme windchill.
A screenshot from The Weather Network on Jan 5, 2014.
We have snow, but not too too much, nothing like last year.
When I was taking this pictures I thought we were getting a little bit of snow, just 5 cm. Not too much, enough to make the already snow packed slippery roads worse, and make me fear the horrible drivers in this town even more.
While I hate snow, it makes bare trees beautiful, and everything look clean and peaceful.
See… just a light flurry action happening. Within 20 minutes, it was blowing and snowing hard causing whiteouts. We ended up having to cancel a doctor appointment because to snow fell so fast.
Fact that we didn’t know about Saskatchewan: they hardly plow the roads. My street hasn’t seen a plow yet. They rely on vehicles packing it down for others to travel.
I wrote this post using the writing prompt: Show us what winter looks like in your neck of the woods! From Mama Kat’s Writers Workshop.