2008 / 2009 Winter in Ottawa  

Snowy Statistics

1970/1 was the snowiest season and 2007/8 came in a close second!

Snowfall in CMs
Oct Nov Dec Jan Feb Mar Apr May Total
2008/9 11.2 25.8 85.2 80.8 15.4 3.2 4.4 0 226
2007/8 0 59.8 121.0 42.4 89.9 117.4 6.2 0 436.7
2006/7 0.2 0.6 27.6 31.4 30.6 31.6 28.4 0 150.4
Avg. 4.1 21.9 57.2 55.2 46 39.8 11 0.6 235.7
1970/1 0 20.8 111.3 76.5 159.5 69.1 6.9 0 444.1
Source: Environment Canada

With Steve being British and me 'brought up British' we are, of course, slightly weather obsessed. Before we emigrated Steve hadn't even seen 'real' snow and we had no idea about living with the stuff or the sub-zero temperatures! So here is a snow page dedicated to the White Stuff!

We moved to Canada in 2006 and I started this 'page' in the winter of 2007/8, and soon had to break it up into a page per month due to the number of photos I was adding! If you want you can go back and check out the pics of winter 2007/2008 - November & December 2007, January 2008, February 2008, March & April 2008

Unfortunately the changes in our lifestyle meant that I just didn't get a chance to take 'snowy' pictures or to update this section. Also the addition of a blog to our site has made for a much easier way for me to quickly share pictures. So in the future if I get any share-worthy shots I will post them on our blog tagged snow.




 

Thursday 27th November 2008 

Trees 27 Nov 2008
The yard 27 Nov 2008 The Bench 27 Nov 2008 Geese 27 Nov 2008 Muscovy duck 27 Nov 2008
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Tuesday 25th November 2008 

Snowfall 25 Nov 2008
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Wednesday 29th October 2008 

Steve 29 Oct 2008 What happened to the bush 29 Oct 2008
Car 29 Oct 2008 The Homestead 29 Oct 2008 Frozen Berries 29 Oct 2008

After the first snowfall of the 2008/9 winter season, that also happened to be our first big winter storm of the season! For more abut it you can check out the blog post.

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Some Highlights of 2007/08 

Our Winter Expotition March 2008
Snowballs 25 Dec 2007
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Temperature Chart 

  • 50°F - New Yorkers try to turn on the heat. Canadians plant gardens.
  • 40°F - Californians shiver uncontrollably. Canadians sunbathe.
  • 35°F - Italian cars won't start. Canadians drive with the windows down.
  • 32°F - Distilled water freezes. Canadian water gets thicker.
  • 20°F - Floridians wear coats, gloves & wool hats. Canadians throw on a t-shirt.
  • 15°F - Californians begin to evacuate the state. Canadians go swimming.
  • 0°F - New York landlords finally turn up the heat. Canadians have the last cook-out before it gets cold.
  • -10°F - People in Miami cease to exist. Canadians lick flag poles to see if their tongue will stick.
  • -20°F - Californians fly away to Mexico. Canadians throw on a light jacket.
  • -40°F - Hollywood disintegrates. Canadians rent some videos.
  • -60°F - Mt. St. Helens freezes. Canadian Girl Guides begin selling cookies door to door.
  • -80°F - Polar bears begin to evacuate Antarctica. Canadian Boy Scouts postpone "Winter Survival" classes until it gets cold enough.
  • -100°F - Santa Claus abandons the North Pole. Canadians pull down their ear flaps.
  • -173°F - Ethyl alcohol freezes. Canadians get frustrated when they can't thaw the keg.
  • -297°F - Microbial life survives on dairy products. Canadian cows complain of farmers with cold hands.
  • -460°F - ALL atomic motion stops. Canadians start saying "Cold 'nuff for ya?"
  • -500°F - Hell freezes over. The Toronto Maple Leafs win the Stanley Cup.
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