Yes I live in Canada. But I live in Vancouver, Canada – which is suppose to be a moderate temperate climate. aka. rain forest where it rains and the snow stays on the mountains. Now, I’ve grown up here my whole life, and as a child, of course I loved playing in the snow and loved having a snow day. Now in my adult life, I hate being cold and snow gear is expensive and because I don’t take part in skiing or snowboarding on a regular basis [read, at all!], I don’t feel the need to purchase said warm snow gear.
Not to mention my car, the turtle, doesn’t do snow either. I hate driving in snow, mainly because I don’t have to do it and therefore can’t effectively drive in snow. Most Vancouverites can’t drive in snow either. We don’t practice how to do it, hell, we don’t even learn how to do it. All I learned about driving in the snow was to drive the wagon over [through?] snow banks on the side of the road from my dad, Bob. He grew up in Grand Prairie, Alberta and walked 10kms to the bus stop for school in blowing snow while protecting his little sister. yeah. right.
So now it snows. The best part is that there is a Snowfall warning for greater Vancouver. You know…all 5cm that is going to fall. don’t laugh, 5cm is crippling to this city and it’s all but 10 snow trucks and 1 plane de-icer at the airport.
“SNOWFALL WARNING: Greater VancouverIssued at 7:40 AM PST WEDNESDAY 17 DECEMBER 2008
TOTAL ACCUMULATIONS OF 5 TO 15 CM OF SNOW EXPECTED OVER METRO VANCOUVER..FRASER VALLEY AND PORTIONS OF VANCOUVER ISLAND TODAY. THIS IS A WARNING THAT SIGNIFICANT SNOWFALL IS EXPECTED OR OCCURRING IN THESE REGIONS. MONITOR WEATHER CONDITIONS..LISTEN FOR UPDATED STATEMENTS.
A DEVELOPING AREA OF LOW PRESSURE IS FORECAST TO TRACK SOUTHWARDS ALONG VANCOUVER ISLAND TODAY BRINGING SNOW TO MUCH OF THE SOUTH COAST. SNOWFALL ACCUMULATIONS OF 5 TO 10 CM ARE FORECAST TODAY FOR METRO VANCOUVER..FRASER VALLEY..GREATER VICTORIA..EAST VANCOUVER ISLAND AND THE GULF ISLANDS BEFORE TAPERING TO FLURRIES TONIGHT. AN ADDITIONAL 5 CM IS POSSIBLE TONIGHT. LESSER AMOUNTS OF NEAR 5 CM ARE FORECAST OVER VANCOUVER ISLAND TODAY. WIND CHILL VALUES BELOW MINUS 20 HAVE DEVELOPED THIS MORNING OVER THE NORTH AND CENTRAL COAST AND WILL FORM DURING THE DAY OVER FRASER VALLEY..WHISTLER..HOWE SOUND AND THE SUNSHINE COAST AS COLD ARCTIC AIR OVER THE INTERIOR RUSHES INTO THE COASTAL VALLEYS AND INLETS. “
Welcome to the home of the 2010 Winter Olympics, where, if it snows, you’ll be lucky if you can arrive let alone leave if it does snow for those 14 days of glory. Speaking of the games….I didn’t get a single ticket in the lotto while others got almost everything they wanted….damn the games.