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friend of mine lives in stirling ontario??

ZombieGardener

I would need to go into hibernation for 6 months, wake me up when it melts.

Is that a snow ski on the roof?? 

Dovefromabove

I remember the wnter of 61/62 - the drifts were deeper than my Pa and he was over 6' - he organised the men from the villlage to dig though the drifts with spades and shovels as the village was totally cut off, and none of the farmers had mechanical diggers in those days.  It took days before the village was accessible by the outside world!

KEF

Bill that is snow! Can't think of anything else to say

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CluelessGardener

I also remember the drifts of I think it was 78 in Lincoln you couldn't see the street light as they were covered in snow 

I would love snow like that bill I could hide the wife for a month or two LOL

James

Bill, that snow is even better than what I've seen on the roads from Vancouver, through the Rockies, going to Calgary.

Do you get the bears where you are? They are a constant worry in the Rockies!

otnorot but just call me Bill

Pentillie less than 50 miles north and you will find them.Are you from B.C.? I was stationed there in 1944 at Vernon,Vancouver,Gordon Head on the Island,just loved it out there.

Bill

otnorot but just call me Bill

England and where this snow fell are on the same parallel and if it wasnt for the ocean you would be up to you gazoo in snow.

Bill

Farmergeddun

That's right Bill - if we didn't have the warming waters of the gulf stream we'd be up to our necks in it as regular as downtown Moscow.  Instead we get incessant rain because of it.

MrsGarden
Wonderful stuff, if you can just throw on a pair of skis and go (otherwise a bit of a pain if you need to get about in it).
all that snow maks me feel very cold can we have sunshine please
otnorot but just call me Bill
California town forecast to be the hottest place in the world EVER today: Temperatures soar in West again as heat wave intensifies
  • High pressure system hanging over the West and Southwest parts of the country causing record temperatures

  • Palm Springs, California, could reach 134 degrees today as record heatwave continues

  • Death Valley in California reached only 125 on Saturday

  • The hottest temperature ever recorded on Earth was when Death Valley reached 134 in 1913

  • U.S. Airways cancels 18 flights in Phoenix because small airliners don't handle properly in heat about 117 degrees

  • California town forecast to be the hottest place in the world EVER today: Temperatures soar in West again as heat wave intensifies
    • High pressure system hanging over the West and Southwest parts of the country causing record temperatures

    • Palm Springs, California, could reach 134 degrees today as record heatwave continues

    • Death Valley in California reached only 125 on Saturday

    • The hottest temperature ever recorded on Earth was when Death Valley reached 134 in 1913

    • U.S. Airways cancels 18 flights in Phoenix because small airliners don't handle properly in heat about 117 degrees

Fairygirl

Bill- I have cousins in Vancouver. My aunt married a Canadian who was here during the war- he was in the air force. She went back with him and lived there the rest of her life. I went there on my honeymoon - 20 years ago. It's a beautiful country. 

Bill - I'm from Cornwall in the UK, but holiday in BC, and just love Vancouver - one of the greatest city locations I've been in the world.

Love the Canadians, their prairies, the Rockies, going up the Athabasca Glacier on the giant snow-mobiles, and best of all, flying over the Rockies in a 60-year old floatplane, and then landing on the Pacific Ocean - magical place.

And of course - the bears. Wherever we stayed they warn you of the bears, don't leave litter, don't try leaving food for them in the wilderness - but, when you see them loping along the roads or railway line, what a sight! You're a lucky man living out there - apart from the snow and the midges!

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Highland Jeannie

Oh my - what snow!!  What a lot of water when it all melts!  It must be extremely heavy on the roof too.

Some of my Grandmother's brothers emigrated to Porcupine Plain (just LOVE that name!!) in Saskatchewan in early 1900's, I should think that the hot summers & long cold winters must have been quite a shock & very hard for them.

donutsmrs

I live in Dorset UK and the council here go into panic mode when we have just a few flakes of snow. I don't think they would cope here if we had we had snow like that. Here is what we had coming back from Scotland in March, hardly anything at all compared to what you get Bil.

  


 

otnorot but just call me Bill

Heres the worst recorded snowfall that Toronto ever had in 1944 and I had just got leave from the army for two weeks.I arrived the next morning at the train station and not a thing was moving,no trollys,trucks,cars even though the streets were full of them abandoned,so I walked and jogged about 10 miles home. These photos were taken 5 days after the storm,22 inches of snow.

 

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Ah yes! I remember Ontario winters well - I lived in London Ontario for eight

years and never saw snow like it before or since!  I've been back in England

for thirty years now, but will never forget my first winter in Ontario in 1975.

The snow started to fall in early November and we didn't see the pavements

again until March.  On top of that we had an ice storm which brought down

the hydro wires, so we had no lighting or heating for days.   We moan about

the weather here in England, but I'd rather winter here than in Ontario!