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Winter 2007/2008

16 December 2007 . 1 February 2008 . 7 February 2008 . 9 February 2008 . 12 February 2008 . 12 February 2008 (PM) . 13 February 2008 . 22 February 2008 . 5 March 2008 . 5 March 2008 (PM) . 8 March 2008 (AM) . 8 March 2008 (PM) . 9 March 2008

Yes, yes, indeed, it's very pretty. But now it's March. And it's only two weeks before the official first day of spring. No more snow, thank you.

5 March 2008

We just noticed that our weather vane directions are off. We have no idea how long they have been wrong. The arrow is actually pointing almost due north.

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5 March 2008: very early am

Believe it or not, we have had another major thaw this winter. It was 10C on the weekend. We rode our bikes the day before this next photo was taken....

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5 March 2008, around 9:00am: as you can see, the path to the garage is almost invisible again.

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After shovelling:

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Closer view of chairs:

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Not much chance of barbecuing in the near future

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This bird sculpture is our gauge for how much snow has fallen.

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They said the snow would stop by 10:00am. It's past noon and it's STILL snowing. Excuse me, but what part of "make the snow stop falling" has been misunderstood?

8 March 2008

11:00am And the snow continued to fall.

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2:30pm

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9 March 2008

1:00pm It appears that the snow storm has finally finished (for now). CTV has reported that up to 40 cm of snow fell in some parts of Toronto and 30 cm fell in our neighbourhood. But who knows how much drifting occurred?! Two of the major highways north of the city were closed in the very early morning, due to windy conditions and blowing snow making any ploughed sections immediately unploughed, not to mention whiteout conditions.

snow © ejm March 2008

excerpt from CTV news 9 March 2008:
The total snowfall put the city in line to set a new record. The current record, set 70 years ago, is 207 centimetres. On Sunday Environment Canada said Toronto's new snowfall amount is 189.6 centimetres.
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The wind has shifted and the arrow is now pointing west. Maybe, just maybe this is a sign that spring is on the way?!

snow © ejm March 2008

16 December 2007 . 1 February 2008 . 7 February 2008 . 9 February 2008 . 12 February 2008 . 12 February 2008 (PM) . 13 February 2008 . 22 February 2008 . 5 March 2008 . 5 March 2008 (PM) . 8 March 2008 (AM) . 8 March 2008 (PM) . 9 March 2008

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