Are we normal?

As I sit here looking out the window at yet another cold, drab, dreary day I start to wonder just what type of weather have we experienced in the past.  I am questioning whether this is normalish and we are just jaded after last spring’s totally abnormal temperatures. So off I go to my trusty Environment Canada website to check the stats and see just what is normal for Winnipeg in Mid March. Short answer- it’s not supposed to be this cold 😦 According to their site the normal high is -1C.  In 2009 and 2010 we were close to 7C; 2011 was a little cooler at 3C.  And for those that don’t remember 2012 it was 14C.  Yet today’s forecast high is -15C. There is no way to sugar coat it, this sucks. As an interesting tidbit I noticed that in 2009 on March 10 and 11 the highs were around -19, then by the 14th we had jumped up to 2.4.

In keeping with the glass half full attitude I was quite happy to wake up this morning and see that we thankfully did not get the forecast snow. My fingers are still crossed that we will make it through the rest of the weekend with more wrong forecasts. As much as I understand the theory of a slow melt, would it really be THAT bad if it was suddenly 14C tomorrow.

This has been making the rounds of the internet lately so you may have seen it, but it is still worth a chuckle


Despite the winter like weather some people are starting to think camping. In the past month we have already added another 5 families to our list of seasonal campers. It looks like there are lots of families starting to plan their summer vacations and coordinate schedules with extended family and friends. We have seen a definite increase in the number of out of province visitors that are booking for stays of a week or more.

Only 30 days until camping season.

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