Wednesday, February 01, 2006

Toronto's Winter

Toronto's winter usually starts in December and ends by April. The temperature (of the wind) generally ranges between -30 and 0 degrees. However, this year we have experienced a much different climate!

We probably had a week or two that temperature dipped as low as -20 C but most of the time we have enjoyed 5-10 C. For skiers and people who love ice-fishing, it has been quite hazardous to go out there this winter, but for the rest of us, it has been a blessing.

Ontario generally experiences 4 months of summer from June to September (10-40 C), 4 months of winter from December to April (-30-0 C) and only 2 months of moderate weather between them.

Although fall and spring only last 2 months each, they are very pleasant and colorfull, especially that the temperature change during the day is only about 10-15 degrees, whereas in winter or summer, it could be up to 30 degrees in a day or two.

Some beautiful features of our unpredictable weather include snow combined with sunshine and freezing rain on a sunny day.

Tomorrow is the official Ground Hog day. The ground hogs (look like guinea pigs) come out of their holes and depending on whether they see their shadow or not, predict if the spring is close enough.

Well, I can't wait for April. It will be beautiful.

3 Comments:

At 12:24 PM, Blogger Jackal said...

Speaking of groundhog day, which is very american I suppose, it's the title of a very good movie with Bill Murray and Andie McDowell. A quote from Bill Murray is:

"This is pitiful. A thousand people freezing their butts off waiting to worship a rat. What a hype. Well, it used to mean something in this town. They used to pull the hog out, and they used to *eat* it. You're hypocrites, all of you! You have a problem with what I'm saying, Larry?"

 
At 1:56 PM, Blogger Bahar said...

:) funny!

Well, if I am not mistaken, Bill Murray is Canadian.

But I am not sure where this tradition came from. Could be something that Native Indians practiced.

 
At 4:26 AM, Blogger Jackal said...

went to see 'Broke Back Mountain' last night; all i can say is:

don't miss it

 

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