Edmonton and snow

I’ve ranted and raved about how Edmonton does not know how to clear snow. I’ve ranted and raved about how Edmonton does know how to handle more then 2 cm of snow. I’ve ranted and raved about how the slightest increase in temperature turns snow to solid – and sometimes even slick – packed snow because it is quickly followed by dropping temperatures. I’ve even ranted and raved about how Edmonton snow gets extremely dirty and gross really fast.

Today I am laughing about Edmonton and snow. Or, maybe I am just laughing at how conditioned I have become after spending my first 30-ish years in a city that gets snow on a regular basis. Yesterday the weather person said that we could expect a couple of days of snow. She sounded somber and serious. I thought, “Oh crap. Just what we need: a few more feet of snow”. I started thinking about what errands I could run before the snow started. I started planning my routes to walk that would be mostly free of snow. I started getting really frustrated about how this damned winter just does. not. want. to. end!

Then … I laughed.

She said we could see a cumulation of up to 4 or more cm.

Cm as in centimetre.

As in as much snow as Halifax gets in the first 20 minutes of a regular snow fall.

You can take the women out of the Maritimes, but you can’t take the Maritimes out of the girl.

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