Yesterday was a snow day for my children. We had two weather systems come through on Sunday, February 3 into Monday, February 4. The first one dumped 20 – 25 cm (8-10 inches) of snow on us Sunday morning into the afternoon. A lot of the main roads were clear enough for driving by that evening - far from perfect, but clear enough. That is when the second system hit us. Sunday evening and overnight it was mostly rain but sometime in the early morning (like 5 or 6am) the temperature dropped, freezing everything that was wet. The exterior of my van had a nice sheet of ice all over it, freezing the sliding doors shut. And then came more snow/freezing rain – about 6 centimetres of it (2 inches). So that is why school was cancelled and my children enjoyed a long weekend. Unfortunately it was not enough to delay the opening of my workplace so I reported to work on time.
As I was walking to my van after work, I was talking to Heidi on the phone and she said she was going to pick her daughter up so they could go for a drive together. It was a beautiful, sunny day. One of those days where it is a little nippy when you are walking outside but when the sun shines on you inside the car, you are instantly warmed up enough to wear just a t-shirt. That is what Heidi and her daughter did yesterday.
Let’s see what is in store for me here in Cole Harbour and Heidi in Wichita this week weather wise.
As you can see, Wichita is getting temperatures we in Cole Harbour usually experience in spring, while we here in Cole Harbour are experiencing typical winter temperatures.