Tuesday, February 3, 2015
It's a Blizzard Out There!!!
"CBC meteorologist Peter Coade says 57 centimetres of snow has fallen at Charlottetown Airport. The snow is continuing to fall, and as it tapers off winds are increasing. Provincial snow plows were pulled off the roads. While the snow is not coming down as heavily as it was it is expected to continue to mid-morning and high winds will continue to create problems with visibility.
"What we still have in effect for the Island is a blizzard warning, not for further snowfall though there will be a little more of it, say maybe could see another five to 10 centimetres before it moves out, but it's pretty much coming to an end," said Coade.
"But the wind is going to be staying strong, and as long as you have the wind staying strong and cold temperatures, snow on the ground and blowing it around, that qualifies for the blizzard warning."
RCMP are asking people to stay off the roads. All roads are snow covered with poor visibility. Flights in and out of Charlottetown Airport have been cancelled, and restrictions on high-sided vehicles are in place on Confederation Bridge."
Liesel's spay surgery is re-scheduled for Thursday (although they are forecasting another "system" Wednesday into Thursday)....and our vet is away next week. Winter can't go on forever...can it? And it's bitter cold...windchill is currently -27 degrees!
We still have power, (the lights flickered when Osk was up for a 3:00 a.m. pee)...some readers have asked how we do our "business" during storms & blizzards.
One word...."quickly". We get bundled up in sweaters (Mama cut fleece for scarves to wrap around our heads)...and Dad has a "knack" (being an engineer & all) for finding us a "crumb hole"...where there is little snow & a sheltered area. If the winds are not blowing too bad, Dad can shovel a spot quickly...but days like today...any "crumb hole in the storm will do".
We are cuddly warm with a well stocked fridge & pantry..and if the power does go out, we have a propane fireplace/stove downstairs that throws lots of heat (and requires no electricity).
After all, winter can't last forever....can it?