Thursday, March 18, 2010

Make hay while the sun shines...

The weather continues to be unseasonably warm with the crusty, dirty snow sublimating as I write this at 6:07 pm (18:07 to we 24 hour clock types). So, naturally, we headed out after a late lunch and did a 12.8 kilometre trip through the suburbs here.

At this time of year, the weather can get a little unpredictable. In fact, according to The Weather Network, we can expect 5-10 centimetres of snow on Wednesday, the 24th of March. This isn't out of the ordinary; spring snows are a common feature here in Ottawa but any such snow doesn't last very long. Things tend to unfold like this: it gets cloudy, much colder, then it snows for a good day turning everything white after which the sun comes out the next day and melts all the snow. There, just like a visit to the dentist - you're in, you're glued to the chair while the dentist does something to your teeth, then you're out again and can forget the whole thing.

Of course, the real trick here will be to see if the city can actually forego its nauseating habit of dumping yet more road salt on every flat surface the truck drivers can find. We're all getting just a little tired of being treated like a huge plate of french fries.

Yet, as we all know, the weather is not required to conform to the forecast so if the predictions change between now and then, I won't worry. In the interim, I'm out triking on the streets while the sun shines.

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