Monday, 18 Mar 13 Sunny -7°C / 19°F
You know you’re ready for spring when you feel like you should start talking back to the weather forecast…
Weather Forecast: 15 to 20 centimetres of snow tonight through Tuesday.
Me: No thank you. We have enough snow. Please refrain from snowing until December 1. Adequate and appropriately timed rainfall until then will be greatly appreciated.
Weather Forecast: A complex low pressure system will spread snow into Extreme Eastern Ontario beginning later tonight and continuing through the day Tuesday.
Me: Um, I’m not sure you understand. Complex or not, we do not need more snow at this time. We have enough snow. Please do not send any more snow. A little rain would be okay, just to help the snow melt – gradually.
Weather Forecast: Current indications suggest that as much as 20 centimetres may fall by the time the snow begins to taper off late in the day on Tuesday.
Me: Listen, we really have had enough snow. Is there some sort of “Do Not Snow” list I can sign the region up for?
Weather Forecast: Motorists are advised to exercise caution as driving conditions will deteriorate due to accumulating snow and lower visibilities.
Me: Right, stay home if you can, leave yourself some extra time and space, rock the car to get out of a snow bank, overnight parking restrictions in effect, schools remain open but busses not running, etc. etc. We get it, not the first storm to hit this region.
I think if we had hashtags on folia, #noMoreSnow could probably start trending, at least in Canada.