@simplersimon used to live in Int’l Falls… winter ended in May (if we were lucky). Spring lasted a few weeks (you could tell it was spring by the no-see-ums) then four weeks (july) of summer, OK weather in Aug, snow started back up mid to late Sept.
@chienfou@simplersimon NW Ontario leaves came out on the trees the 3rd week of June, the killer bugs (no see ums, black flies ,mosquitoes…) shortly there after, snow near the end of August. Nothing quite like forgetting to put your wet shoes in the sleeping bag with you and having ice on them in the morning,
@tweezak Yeah, and even though I don’t like snow and ice, I feel a little bit cheated. I bought a shiny new car in December and spent some (not insignificant) cash on a set of snow tires mounted on wheels for it (I like to be able to swap them myself). Then we got no serious bad weather so - Yay! - but I can’t help feeling a little bit bummed. At least I will have them on hand for the next snowy winter.
@RiotDemon Boy isn’t that the truth. Many years ago I used to take adjudicated youth canoeing across the state of Florida. Hot has hell some of those months.The afternoon thunderstorms didn’t help with that (not to mention in a metal canoe on the river isn’t the best place to be during those).
Here in northern lower Michigan along lake Michigan shoreline. It’s been a snow for a day, sticks to the ground for maybe a week and then get warm (40-50°) for a few days. Occasional rain then get cold but not really snow for about a month and then repeats the cycle. Such a bad and depressing winter for this area.
nothing really, i’m just bored. i’ll be wishing for fall and winter as soon as it gets above 70 or the humidity kicks in, whichever comes first, but it’s just cold and dry and gray and i’m feeling a bit stir crazy. not sure why, normally i love to hunker down for as long as possible but this year i’m ready to open the windows, do some home improvement projects, get some plants growing etc.
@ybmuG I was surprised to see my area in the top ten. Usually we are a contender but this year so far has been really light. Just a few miles southeast often gets double and no credit because it is rural. We got a few inches this week instead of the 1 - 2 foot the news was talking about. It did not hurt my feelings,
Whatever it is, I wish it would end - today’s the first day in two weeks it won’t get above 62 degrees and there has been No Rain for the entire month of February. Things are blooming then dying back from lack of moisture. My poor plum trees need seasonal therapy. The stupid artichoke put up a bud. We started with big storms in November and December and then it just … stopped.
And after they configured that nice new flood evac center down at the high school.
Nothing broke me. Winter where I live just means I get 80° days in February sometimes, and as a former Chicagoan especially, I am perfectly happy with that. So I picked “yes,” but less because I’m done with winter, but more because winter is done here. Almost. (The high is only 60° today. )