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.