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Old 02-12-2008, 07:16 PM
 
Location: Perth, Western Australia
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We've had 40 inches of snow in 12 days in Mississauga, Ontario!
That's from 3 snowstorms and 2-3 "regular" snowy days.

Today we're being hit after a 2-3 day spell so cold my eyelids were aching.
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Old 02-12-2008, 09:23 PM
 
Location: Toronto
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Dude, there is no one single temperature and weather for "Canada". Like the USA, it varies! If I go down into Vermont and it's -20, I don't proclaim that the USA is -20, do I? I'm just teasing you...

Anyhow, no snow in Vancouver today! It's 6 degrees Celsius (43 F) right now at 11:00am.

Compared to...

New York City, where it's -3 Celsius (26 F).
Boston, where it's -3 Celsius (26 F).
Washington DC, where it's -1 Celsius (30 F).
Minneapolis, where it's -12 Celsius (10 F).
Burlington VT, where it's -9 Celsius (16 F).
Chicago, where it's -7 Celsius (19 F).
San Francisco, where it's 9 Celsius (48 F).

Okay, San Francisco wins, but not by much!
Right now in toronto i would kill to have 9 degree celcius weather.
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Old 02-12-2008, 11:11 PM
 
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We've had 40 inches of snow in 12 days in Mississauga, Ontario!
That's from 3 snowstorms and 2-3 "regular" snowy days.

Today we're being hit after a 2-3 day spell so cold my eyelids were aching.


They call that winter, CC.

It's just been a while since you've seen a real one, so you've forgotten what it's like.
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Old 02-13-2008, 07:10 AM
 
Location: Perth, Western Australia
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They call that winter, CC.

It's just been a while since you've seen a real one, so you've forgotten what it's like.
Actually my parents grew up here and believe this is not normal for us.
Normally after a snowstorm we get at least a 5 days, perhaps 10-14 days before we have to shovel again.
Instead, every 3-5 days we keep getting hit.

At the absolute most, my parents agreed with my suspicion that only 1 in 3 winters come close to being this snowy.

The worst thing about getting hit is that every time we get a storm I try to stay home because of treacherous driving.
Not that it's a problem for us because we have winter tires, but afraid of everyone else.
Plus it's easier for the plows if we stay off the roads.

Actually, the worst thing is feeling like I can't make any long term plans to go anywhere at a great distance.

Toronto's annual average at Pearson Intl Airport is only 49 inches or 128 cm.
Down by Lake Ontario, annual totals are even lighter like around Oakville they average only 83 cm.

Most of the cities in southern Ontario average 150 cm of snow or less, or at least well under 2 metres.
A few cities average significantly more, like London (202 cm), Ottawa (236 cm), Barrie (238 cm) and Cornwall. (207 cm)

Cornerguy, I remember you saying you live in Eastern Ontario, a snowier region than here.
Is there a chance that you live there because you like seeing a lot of snow?
Over here, snowmobiles are illegal but out in the country they are not.

There are a few reasons most of my relatives live in the Toronto area, most of my relatives would prefer mild to warm winters but since Ontario doesn't offer that, the drier cold of the Golden Horseshoe is the next best thing.
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Old 02-14-2008, 06:19 AM
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My husband and I just moved back to the GTA from Georgia. We always have such great timing! This winter is really slamming us. We grew up in Toronto/GTA though, so we know what winter is....somehow we're still not used to it though! I can't imagine moving here after living somewhere warm most of your life. Weather (taxes and traffic) aside, we're mostly glad to be back. Georgia was too hot in the summer anyway....this is my attempt at making myself feel better
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Old 02-27-2008, 07:49 AM
 
Location: Manitoba Canada
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That's like years ago when I moved from Birmingham, Alabama to Winnipeg. Arrived in April, and of course the summer was beautiful (all 10 days of it). Then winter came, you talk about a shock. I just couldn't seem to understand why they didn't just shut the place down for a few months. Guess over the years one just gets used to it; spring comes and the old reaction of "Well, we made it through another one". Spent last August visiting relatives in Missouri. Would not trade the Manitoba summers for the 110F and the 100% humidity. Not much fun when one spends all their time inside just to be able to breathe. Yes, living in Gods Country is okay by me. Everyone hava a good day.
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Old 02-29-2008, 09:13 AM
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Location: Victoria, BC.
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Huh? What is snow? I haven't seen any of that in Victoria this winter. Seriously, we did have about an inch one day but it was gone in a few hours.
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Old 02-29-2008, 11:07 AM
 
Location: Vancouver, BC
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Huh? What is snow? I haven't seen any of that in Victoria this winter. Seriously, we did have about an inch one day but it was gone in a few hours.
No kidding. I was eating a fried chicken lunch outside at the picnic tables in Ucluelet last week.

This was what it was like last week:


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Old 03-02-2008, 04:00 PM
 
Location: Montreal Canada
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We have had an awful lot of snow this winter; I like the snow, though. It makes everything look clean.
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