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December Weather

December Weather

Posted: November 29, 2021

Although some winters have already started by the time December roles around, every so often a December arrives without its usual cold and snow. As each day passes, a rather noticeable anticipation builds. December’s reputation for snow and cold is well earned, and even though temperatures might tease us with unseasonable ...
November Weather

November Weather

Posted: November 2, 2021

Finding the silver lining in November’s clouds is a case of numerous opportunities for those who have a willing spirit. Finding the pleasantries and treasures in a month that features the cloudiest weather of the year means acquiring an optimism that is almost unquenchable. If you can, there are plenty ...
October Weather

October Weather

Posted: September 29, 2021

What a frenzied pace October has, rushing to complete some last warm, sunny days, yet moving right along to frosty mornings and perhaps the first fits of snow, often enough to dust the mountain tops while the brilliant foliage lingers below. It seems to mimic our own rush through this ...
September Weather

September Weather

Posted: August 28, 2021

Summer lingers in August, even though the days grow shorter, but September is not that forgiving. Just when long evenings would be most helpful to complete the summer's harvest, and stack the wood before chilly mornings and grey afternoons become the rule, night drops its curtain 2 hours earlier by ...
August Weather

August Weather

Posted: August 2, 2021

Summer continues all the same, and yet somehow it has changed. August is nearly as warm as July, warmer in fact in four years out of every ten. The days are still long, the hills are still green and the lakes are just as inviting as ever. The garden is ...
July Weather

July Weather

Posted: July 7, 2021

The height of summer has arrived, when hazy, lazy days can be counted on, and the weather slips into the familiar mode of "hazy, hot, and humid".  Though the sun reached its maximum in June, it takes a while for the land and water to warm up, thus the warmest ...
April Weather

April Weather

Posted: March 31, 2021

You could say that April is a case of the “heart is willing, but the weather isn’t able”.  We want spring, but the weather’s agenda will not be swayed.  It does include some “spring” interludes as the Sun strengthens, turning a frosty morning into a splendid afternoon.  However, should clouds ...
March Weather

March Weather

Posted: March 2, 2021

Winter's reign is at an end, but most years will not see it go quietly.  The sun is as strong as that of September, while the remnants of arctic cold linger across Canada.  Should they collide in just the right fashion with mild spring rains heading north, winter recaptures its ...
February Weather

February Weather

Posted: February 1, 2021

We are now entering the second half of winter, which has a very different character.  There is still a tremendous capacity for snow and cold, so it is not surprising that February holds the record for the snowiest month in many places, as well as the coldest.  Yet the sun ...
January Weather

January Weather

Posted: December 31, 2020

While the January Thaw may be thought of as a staple of our weather, January rarely fails to deliver the most consistently cold weather of the year. Following the shortest daylight of the year, the lengthening days are hardly enough to off-set the polar region’s continual loss of heat, helping ...