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Wednesday, December 29, 2010

"What? No Snow? St. John's, NL""

This shot was taken on December 28th, 2010 on Signal Hill in St. John's NL. The temp was 5 degrees celsius. Go figure. We are breaking records hand over fists here this year. Well it certainly is the warmest any old timer can remember and maybe even back to the late 1800's. The island is not totally without snow as there is some in the central and western locals of the province. We are without, having had about 2cm accumulation all winter. Rain on the other hand. We've had so much of that the animals are starting to look at each other kinda deja-vu????

Probably may not see this again or that often but then again, maybe St. John's is the new south...??????

Cabot Tower on Signal Hill has a sign post with big city names like Montreal, Dublin, London, etc. with distances to these locals and the ironic thing about it is that they all have the snow and we don't. It may not only be the times that are a changin' ." Our New Years DAy paddle on Saturday should be a nice treat and a welcomed change from previous cold and precipitation filled years. I bet when it comes , it comes with a vengeance...the weather that is. Nine days straight of sheet rain from a Nor'easter with gale force winds could be a tell-tale sign?????


bonnie said...

Stan, should I pack some snow up in a cooler & send it along?

We've got plenty!


Stan Mac Kenzie said...

I've been following that in the news Bonnie. I certainly do appreciate your offer but must respectfully decline. ; )

However I would love to recipricate and send some of our melting abilities down on to you. I think that we shall get ours all soon enough. Hope you get to the paddling / boating weather soon. Happy NewYear and we'll probably be watching for the Times Square count down as per usual up here.

bonnie said...

Happy New Year to you as well!

Had to postpone some paddling plans today because things were still iffy yesterday (plus I can use the day at work to make up for Monday's unplanned vacation day), but word is that the clubhouse at Sebago is thawed out enough for the annual January 1 Frostbite Regatta and pig-out er I mean potluck, so we'll be on the water then!

Douglas Wilcox said...

Stan, I think we might have got some of your snow too!


Stan Mac Kenzie said...

I believe you may have Douglas but I know that does not stop you guys from paddle. Man, I just love your blog and paddling adventures.....well of course the photography speaks for itself. But honestly, I hope you and Bonnie hang on to that old snow. ; )