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Old Posted Feb 19, 2017, 3:42 PM
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5C and sunny today! There was no wind so it's pretty much the best we can do with that amount of snow and the February sun. Once there was movement in the air, the temperature climbed to 7C this evening.
My patio (in the shade wintertime) still has a solid layer of ice. The winter sure left its mark.

Windsor and Sarnia were the hotspots today and both will share the new high for 2017: 19.1C.
EC is showing 18.9C for the high yesterday in Sarnia. Where did you get 19.1C from?
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Couple of cms of snow last night. Melting pretty good right now. Temp around 3 today. Long range has us going down to -5 by next weekend.
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Currently 18C with beautiful sunny skies again! Crocus are starting to bloom already!
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Just above freezing today. Freezing rain, rain, and fog. City is still digging out but the snow melted a lot today.

Looking down Merrymeeting Road from Freshwater Road.

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Just above freezing today. Freezing rain, rain, and fog. City is still digging out but the snow melted a lot today.

Looking down Merrymeeting Road from Freshwater Road.




My boots are soaked so badly I have them laced up skin tight just so I don't have to deal with the smell.
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Windsor, is like the Florida of Canada.

At least for today, 20 degrees in February is insane.

I remember about 4 or 5 years ago it got to 27 degrees the first or second week of March and I thought that was crazy.
Yes March 2012 was unreal, I remember wearing sandals and shorts. Up in my hometown of Alliston (Borden weather station) we recorded 4 consecutive days over 25C, including one high at 28C. That is surely a once in a lifetime event...or is it?
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Snowbanks are huge here this year. Way more than normal, and the highest in 9 years I am pretty sure. (In 07-08 we had a near-record 420 cm of snow.)

This season we've had about 250 cm, which is already more than the average of about 220 cm.

I went for a walk down my sidewalk-less street last night, and it was like walking through a canyon of snowbanks. All are as high as me and many are even taller than me.

Streets are also getting narrower and narrower and when driving you've basically got a wall of snow to your right on most roads.
I don't know if this is changing but the response to winter seems to be more measured in Quebec, whereas other parts of Canada have jumped on to the "snowpocalypse" bandwagon originally developed in the US, and utterly unremarkable events like 15 cm of snow falling in a Canadian city in January are treated as if they are a huge deal.

So it doesn't surprise me that somewhere in Quebec there may be huge snowbanks even though I never hear a peep about it here. For whatever reason, the English-language Canadian media mostly like to make a big deal out of how miserable things are in Atlantic Canada. It is so distorted that it's impossible to actually tell what is going on there from news reports (since I am from there, people send me a steady stream of bad-news stuff, particularly bad-news weather stories; some of the worst calamities are apparently when small quantities of snow fall and when the population fails to increase rapidly).

When Canadians talk about how how they can't get their head around something like a 50 cm snow storm, I can't help but think they're being a bit disingenuous, or just haven't thought about it at all. It's knee-deep snow. As far as I know, every city in Canada has experienced it at some point (Victoria saw more than 100 cm over a two-day period in the 90's, for example). Abbotsford got 37 cm a couple weeks ago.
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EC is showing 18.9C for the high yesterday in Sarnia. Where did you get 19.1C from?
From EC itself.



8C and mainly sunny today. The layer of ice on the patio has finally melted. The low of 3C this morning also helped.

Some driveways still have an industrial quantity of ice.
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Sunday in the Vancouver area was blustery and chilly with off and on light rain or drizzle. The high at Vancouver Harbour was 7 C, the low was 6 C.



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8C and mainly sunny today. The layer of ice on the patio has finally melted. The low of 3C this morning also helped.

Some driveways still have an industrial quantity of ice.
It's showing up at 18.9C as their high in their weather history, I've seen the 18.9C number on tv, the newspaper and on their website, they must have made a mistake and fixed it in the records ^^^

http://climate.weather.gc.ca/climate...tationID=48373
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Mainly sunny here again today with a high of 10.0C and a low of 4C
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Heavy cloud, flurries. The air feels quite mild, which is nice. Suit jacket is comfortably enough for me today. Pic via jeddy1989.

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Around +4 to +6 the last few days in Winnipeg, drizzling all day today and yeah it's February! Record highs across Canada mean very little now as higher temperatures are becoming the norm!
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0C and sunny today! Days are getting noticeably longer now.
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Monday in downtown Vancouver turned out to be a really good day to wear your warmest windproof coat, and gloves. At least it stayed dry. The high at Vancouver Harbour was 10 C, the low was 5 C.



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Our coldest stretch of the year is finally coming to an end and we're turning the corner. Averages and records for February 21:



From now on the average daily high rises every day and very shortly gets back just above freezing.

Unfortunately, then it stops there for a month.
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Mild with rain today and a high of 15C with a low of 7C. Tomorrow back up to 19C with sunshine!
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A (most welcome) thaw on the way for Moncton too. Above freezing highs for five days in a row beginning tomorrow, maxing out on Thursday when the temperature will be +9C

I'm sure there will be extensive melting this week. My cat will be relieved. It's been entirely housebound for the last 10 days........
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Our coldest stretch of the year is finally coming to an end and we're turning the corner. Averages and records for February 21:



From now on the average daily high rises every day and very shortly gets back just above freezing.

Unfortunately, then it stops there for a month.
Yeah this is what I call winter-minor. Very rarely that cold, days are as long as they are in october(the best time of year). Also I find you can generally hike around quite easily as the snow has been compacted enough to provide for a solid foundation.
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The Windsor-Riverside weather station recorded a 21C high temperature on February 18th, pretty impressive for February!
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