The Canadian Love Affair with Weather

Ron in Regina

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Same Here!!! We had nine straight months (Dec/08 through Aug/09) of well below
average weather.....and then Summer started & ended in the month of September.

Not too much love today either....I woke up to -36c and heard that the windchill later
in the morning put us in the -45c to -50c range....and yes, I know....that's weather &
not climate. :lol:
 

Kreskin

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I golfed on Boxing Day. (just want to rub it in a bit).
 

Kreskin

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we're going tomorrow, still rubbing it in

We played at Sunnydale. Went with my brother-in-law who hasn't golfed much. We still had a good time. I still can't putt worth a **** though.
 

talloola

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We played at Sunnydale. Went with my brother-in-law who hasn't golfed much. We still had a good time. I still can't putt worth a **** though.
it will be interesting tomorrow, we haven't golfed for about 6 weeks, but it's funny, sometimes that's when I do
very well, as I'm lose and not expecting anything great.
Wasn't Sunnydale quite wet?
 

Kreskin

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it will be interesting tomorrow, we haven't golfed for about 6 weeks, but it's funny, sometimes that's when I do
very well, as I'm lose and not expecting anything great.
Wasn't Sunnydale quite wet?

It was soggy here and there but not too bad. It hadn't rained for a while.
 

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The past couple of days have seen much warmer temps in our neck of the woods. We had a bit of snow over the New Year too. Actually, I just looked out the window and see big flakes falling right now. At least snow usually means warmer temps and I am all for that.
 

AnnaG

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The past couple of days have seen much warmer temps in our neck of the woods. We had a bit of snow over the New Year too. Actually, I just looked out the window and see big flakes falling right now. At least snow usually means warmer temps and I am all for that.
Same here. We're going snowshoeing later today, nothing strenuous because of Buddhagirl, though. Hopefully it'll be cooler up the hill. Wet snow is no fun.
 

Ron in Regina

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Looks like its warmed up here considerably too, but still pretty breezy.
I guess I should venture out for supplies before it gets ugly again....


Oh yeah....thankfully it's a dry cold out here. Pffttt....
 
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Same here. We're going snowshoeing later today, nothing strenuous because of Buddhagirl, though. Hopefully it'll be cooler up the hill. Wet snow is no fun.
You are right about wet snow being no fun when snowshoeing, Anna. It sticks to everything and, if one is clumsy like I tend to be, you get wet real fast. Hope you have fun today. :smile:
 

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Looks like its warmed up here considerably too, but still pretty breezy.
I guess I should venture out for supplies before it gets ugly again....


Oh yeah....thankfully it's a dry cold out here. Pffttt....

You may well 'Pfftt' at the idea of a dry cold, Ron :smile: but I have to say when it is a damp day like today here, I feel the cold so much more. It seems to seep right into my bones. Same thing happens when I go down to the coast during the winter. I fell like I am going to turn into one gigantic ice cube!! :lol::lol::lol:

My sister told me it was -28' in Craven yesterday. That's cold!!!
 

Kreskin

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Did I say how good my game is from the 80-125 yard range? I can hit a superb wedge. My long irons and driving aren't bad either. Need to work on chipping and putting.
 

talloola

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You may well 'Pfftt' at the idea of a dry cold, Ron :smile: but I have to say when it is a damp day like today here, I feel the cold so much more. It seems to seep right into my bones. Same thing happens when I go down to the coast during the winter. I fell like I am going to turn into one gigantic ice cube!! :lol::lol::lol:

My sister told me it was -28' in Craven yesterday. That's cold!!!

I walk everyday here on the island, drizzly quite often,
I wear light weight layers, with gortex jacket, nothing
heavy and quilted, and it is very warm and comfortable.
clothing is different here than in very cold dry areas,
we don't need heavy down stuff, or big hoods, and heavy
gloves, just layers, with gortex, keeps all the dampness
out, and wind, if any, not cold at all.
changing climates just needs a little time to adjust, for
each person, going from either climate to the other.
 

Mowich

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I walk everyday here on the island, drizzly quite often,
I wear light weight layers, with gortex jacket, nothing
heavy and quilted, and it is very warm and comfortable.
clothing is different here than in very cold dry areas,
we don't need heavy down stuff, or big hoods, and heavy
gloves, just layers, with gortex, keeps all the dampness
out, and wind, if any, not cold at all.
changing climates just needs a little time to adjust, for
each person, going from either climate to the other.

You are so right about the importance of layering, tallola. I learned that lesson long ago when prospecting in all kinds of weather. It must be my imagination or old bones, but even with layering I still find the damp cold harder to take then a dryer cold. :smile::smile: