We give the mischief award of the week to the weather. As we mentioned last week, we had record snow this year.
This week we had some crazy unusual weather (these are Ottawa stats so may be a little off for where we live as we are a little north, but gives you an idea):
- We had the most snow melt in one day in 44 years. We lost 28 cm/11 inches in a day.
- On the 23rd we had the warmest 23rd on record at almost 12C/54F - this day was the 4th warmest day ever in a February.
- We had a rare February thunderstorm (Lady slept through it, but Hailey was stressed which made Phod stressed). Between 1953-2010 there had only be 3 other February thunderstorms reported.
- We had the wettest February 25th on record with 16.9 mm/.27inches of rain.
After warm and rain, imagine what things are like when it all froze again yesterday (it was -15C/5F when we went for our walk). It is a big icy mess. This week we have rotated between slush and ice.
|Our front yard as of yesterday|
|Our driveway aka accidental skating rink as of yesterday. The ice sure shines under the winter sun! Thank goodness for my icers for my boots|
22 days until spring!