Winter isn’t coming, it’s here

whitemud-flowers

Right now, it’s Sunday evening, the wind is blowing, the snow is falling and it’s bitterly cold. But not as cold as it will be tomorrow, and for the rest of the foreseeable future. We’ve gotten off easy this fall, October snow notwithstanding. Since then, it’s been brown, cloudy, often foggy and relatively mild. This morning, blue sky and +1. Now, it’s a hellscape. I might be exaggerating a bit, but not by much. I could be out in it, but my brother in law is going to the Oilers game with Tom, not me. So I’m safe and warm inside, watching Krampus and eating butter tarts.

whitemud-trail

Yesterday, knowing what was about to descend on the city of Edmonton, I went for a walk in Whitemud Ravine via the powerline. The walking has really fallen off. As per usual, no reason. Just busy. Also, it’s dark now and the choices are limited. It was wonderful in the ravine. Just a light skiff of snow. Most of the creek is frozen over, but only just recently.

Whatever was going on yesterday in the ravine is now moot.

We are boned.

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10 Dec
Chance of flurries

-15°C

60%

Chance of flurries

Chance of flurries

-19°C

30%

Chance of flurries

Sunny

-20°C

 

Sunny

Sunny

-19°C

 

Sunny

Chance of flurries

-22°C

60%

Chance of flurries

Chance of flurries

-24°C

30%

Chance of flurries

3C (yesterday)

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whitemud-powerline

Hold on to your nuts, squirrel. It's gonna get cold. Real cold.

Hold on to your nuts, squirrel. It’s gonna get cold. Real cold.

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