As you can tell from the title this rant is about the weather we have been having lately. I live in Southwestern Ontario in a town called Waterloo. This is where I go to University. I’m a grad student. Not that any of this has to do with the weather. Now Waterloo is at the southern edge of something known as the snowbelt. Traditionally we get a fair amount of snow over the winter months and it usually stays from January until some time in April. This year has been weird. I was thinking as I walked into school that if someone foreign to this area asked me “How’s the weather in your part of the world?” I would probably answer with a shrug and say “I’m not really sure!”. This may puzzle and perplex many of you and if you were the foreigner you would ask me “What do you mean?”. I would then explain that in the last week we have had unseasonable warmth (last Saturday and Sunday the maximum temperature was 10 degrees Celsius), a crazy ass snow storm (I went to bed on Wednesday night and there was no snow on the ground when I woke up there was 4 or 5 inches of the white stuff), an ice storm (last night we had freezing rain which is a lot less fun than snow and apparently knocked the power out down where my parents live) and a day filled with rain and thawing (which would be today). Just a reminder: All of this weather has been in the last week.
So if you decide to ask me “How’s the weather been?” you know what my answer will be.