Monday, February 22, 2016

Mischief Monday - Winter Weather

The mischief award definitely goes to the weather the past week. To recap:

  • Valentine's Day weekend - Record cold snap brought us -45C/-49F for 3 days.
  • February 16 we had the storm of the century and got 50 or so cm/20 inches. The plus was it was not that cold out (-4C/25F) [FYI we are still 20 cm/8 inches below how much snow we have most years at this time of year]
  • The 17th - I don't remember. 
  • The 18th and 19th - cold again - morning temperatures around -25C/-13F
  • We got another few inches of snow overnight on Friday, to be followed by warming on Saturday (4C/39F) and pouring rain! It made everything slushy and gross.
  • Sunday, temperatures around 0C/32F, light snow in the morning but sun in the afternoon. 
  • The temperature is going to drop to -18C/0F overnight.

Needless to say we didn't get out the way we normally due many days last week. The pups have handled it well. On Saturday, when we went for our walk, they were thrilled!  Sunday we went for a snowshoe. Even with the rain it was still very deep in the bush.

In the driveway - showing how high the snowbank still is

Phody leading the Man to follow the girls' tracks

"Hurry up boys!"

Here is a short video of Hailey making her way through the deep snow. She sort of slinks/swims. 

This week is looking warmer, but currently there is a fair bit of snow - possible totals of 35 cm/13 inches forecasted for Wednesday-Friday. Sigh! 


  1. Brrrrr, I is shivering just reading those cold numbers!!!!! And I was hoping SPRING was just around the corner
    I luffs the video of Hailey wiggling through the snow, so cute
    Loves and licky kisses
    Princess Leah xxx

  2. Hari OM
    Good work Phod...Think that doubles your exercise quota for the week Hailey!!! Hugs and wags, YAM-aunty xxx

  3. Way to cold - we had a beautiful sunny 80 degrees yesterday

  4. Wow, you still have so much snow and it sounds crunchy in the video, like it has hardened a lot. Love the way Hailey stalks through the snow. Happy Monday!

  5. wow Lee you are ready for the Iditarod race, you can handle the snow like that polar bears... BRAVO... I'm not good with snow... so I will walk behind ya....

  6. She's walking through the snow with the icy crust on top. That's some tough going.

  7. Crunchy snow is the worst. I've never seen snow like that, we get very little snow and it doesn't last long. I don't think I'm tough enough to be a Canadian so I will admire my Canadian friends from a warm distance. BOL

    Aroo to you,

  8. We are sending you some Spring thoughts!!
    Dory, Jakey, Arty & Bilbo

  9. Our local park was a muddy mess, we got below zero temps and snow, then it went up to the high 40's and low 50's! Crazy weather!

  10. We arent that bad but have been over the winter. I am so over this winter stuffs


  11. Um the snow is pretty. But no way could I deal with those temps! I would DIE!

  12. That is way too cold for mom. Me and Stanley would do fine but mom would freeze to death and lose her mind.

    Keep Calm & Bark On!

    Murphy & Stanley

  13. Hailey I love love love you style is that the breast stroke?
    Hugs madi your bfff

  14. Winter? What's that? We don't know about such things here in Michigan :) DakotasDen

  15. As we've said....we can't imagine that cold! SHE says SHE identifies with you being unable to remember the 17th...BOL! Happens here all the time.

    We're heading to about 37°C today, and it's getting steadily hotter this week.

  16. It's not so much fun when it is all crusty on top, but we sure would love some of that snow:)

    Woos - Ciara and Lightning

  17. Way tooooo cooooooolddddd!!!!! Glad you managed to get out for a walk. We had very nice weather yesterday. It was still cool - 40 degrees but the sun was shining and no wind which made it a very nice day
    Mr Bailey, Hazel & mabel

  18. Oh wow! That is so cold! At least the snow is pretty, though! Brrrr!

  19. Now that is cold!! We're finally getting some sunshine here, it's been nothing but rain for a while now.

  20. Wow, does that look like lots of fun!

  21. That's Deep. Why if I sunk the snow would smother me. I think you should MOVE! But then with climate change maybe the warm weather will be coming your way soon.
    Thanks for being a friend
    Sweet William The Scot

  22. We admire your spirit. You aren't letting the snow or cold interfere with your outside play time. We are always hindered by Mother Nature. A tip of the tail to you and your parents.

  23. Love that video! But be careful, H. It looks like the snow is touching your belly. *shiver* When the snow touches my belly, I want Mom to carry me. I don't think that's about to happen for you....

    Love and licks,

  24. I hope they're wrong about the storm; I'd hate to see the whole season's snow come in just two weeks.

  25. Our weather for the past week was similar to yours but not quite as cold. We too had a day of 20" of snow last week. It is no fun trying to walk in the deep stuff or after it melted a bit either.

  26. Like you said over at my blog, February is tough. And your weather has been super tough! All that snow followed by rain is no fun at all. I'm glad to hear that you all got out over the weekend! It will be March soon!

  27. You guys have gotten all ours snow this year. I will be glad though when it is warm and sunny. stella rose

  28. And we thought Old Man Winter had been crazy here! We are jealous of the snow though...we pretty much have none now. We've had the extremes in temperatures, but not quite as cold as yours...BRRRRRR! It's time for spring, winter needs to move on.


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