Monday, February 27, 2017

Mischief Monday - Winter

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

The weather this week looks like a mix of rain and snow and temperatures between 6C/42F and -18C/0F. The joys of being Canadian!

22 days until spring!


  1. I hear ya... that's sure a lot of mischief mother nature caused this month... and I better don't send the mama to Catnada this time, the icy ground looks promising for the next hell-bow adventure...

  2. Wow, thats sum skating rink you've got there.....I is finking a hockey match could be called for!
    Loves and licky kisses
    Princess Leah xxx

  3. Brrrr that looks and sounds very nippy. Stay in doors and keep warm by the fire my furry friends with lots of hot chocolate.

  4. Beautiful pictures. We have had an unusual amount of rain this year
    Lily & Edward

  5. The snow looks lovely but the ice maybe not so good! We have not had one flake of snow here this winter just rain and wind :-( Hope the weather stops mischief making and you can enjoy some warm sun soon. Nose licks and love from Moth xx

  6. Yes, we think mom will agree that winter gets the mischief award!

    Your Pals,

    Murphy & Stanley

  7. Gosh, the weather here in Scotland has been quite boring by comparison.
    And yet the humans still talk about it all the time...
    Toodle pip!

  8. Good Grief Phod, Lee and Lady....that ice is just dang scary. do you have another way to get out that is not so icy?
    hugs madi your bfff

  9. This has been one crazy winter...We blame El Nina for all the wet weather around here!
    Dory, Jakey, Arty & Bilbo

  10. That is a HOOGE change in temps.. The weather is just CRAZY. We don't like it much either.

  11. Let's hope Mother Nature sticks to her part of the SPRING contract. What crazy weather!

  12. The weather has been crazy this year.

    Aroo to you,

  13. Oh, ant that ice can be so treacherous!!! They just said on our nightly news that we are most likely not going to see a big snowfall this winter - heck, we would even like a few inches (but not Mom). Be careful out there.

    Woos - Lightning and Misty

  14. It's been crazy here too! Warm one day, cold the next. Any snow that falls only lasts a couple days. Ghostwriter remembers winters in Buffalo NY back in the late 70's, early 80's. Once she saw a blizzard roll in off of Lake Erie and it was thundering. Very odd!

  15. Yes it has been a crazy year. We just got rid of all our snow and then it dumped on us Thursday and Friday. Spring needs to hurry up
    Mr Bailey, Hazel & Mabel

  16. It is SO beautiful where you live even with the snow. We have not had an accumulation of more than 1`/2 inch of snow since Dec. 17 - a record in Chicago since 1880. What we did get turned to slush immediately as it was so warm out.

    I want to snoot some snow - can you mail me some?
    Abby Lab

  17. HOLY ICE BUCKETS! That is KERAZY!!!! I thought drowning in all the muck was bad! You guys be super duper careful on that ice, and stay toasty warm inside, k?
    Ruby ♥

  18. Wow! You have had a lot of extremes! Our mom is petrified of ice. She freezes in place and won't move! She is such a woos!

  19. All that ice is no fun. We've had the mildest February on record here and are a little disappointed at our lack of snow. Could you send some of yours down to us?

  20. Yup, that looks quite familiar! We at least have a clear driveway, everything melted there. So at least I can get to my car safely.

  21. This looks and sounds wayyyy to cold for us southern US pups. Mom and I would turn into an ice cube for sure.


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