Quote: Originally Posted by petros
F-ck! Will we ever make it back to averge?
What's average, pete.
I grew up in Sask and spent the next 20 odd years of my life there. When I was a kid in the 50s my sisters and I used to toboggan off the second story of our farmhouse - if I can find them, I'll post the old black and whites my Dad took. Then slowly over the years the snowfall kept decreasing and in all the years following until I moved to BC, we never once came close to the amount of snow I experienced as a kid.
I've lived in this province for over 30 years now and darned if I haven't see the same thing happening here. We had around 3 feet of snow my first winter. Then each year after that there was less and less - though we did have a bump in the record three years ago after a week's worth of snow left 3 to 4 feet in places. Overall though what we have seen here is a noticeable decrease in the amount of snow, warmer winter temps and earlier spring melts.
Winter has yet to arrive here this year. The water table is so high, a small portion of my basement flooded. For the first time since I bought my place, the well is full to brimming and it has been that way since mid-June - a far cry from the previous year when my neighbor was good enough to replenish it for me - 3 times. The ground remains unfrozen and the snow we've had is quickly gone by midday or morning.
I'm beginning to wonder if we will ever see average again.