Archive for March, 2012

Melting = Mega Mess

Posted in Happy Valley - Goose Bay, Labrador, Melting, Temperature, Weather with tags , , , , on March 19, 2012 by Amanda

A flooded road.


So it has been considerably warmer here of late which, of course, is not a bad thing (though it is so hard not to be envious of the temperatures they’ve been having in Ontario). The relatively warm temperatures certainly have an unpleasant side effect: all the melting snow is making a huge mess. To be fair not everywhere is bad as the main road and a few parking lots are pretty good. However, most roads and parking lots are a huge mess; some are really flooded while others are very rutted. I’m really not sure which is worse! I guess this isn’t unexpected but I just didn’t think it would be this bad.

Ruts in a parking lot.

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-31 to +1 in 3 days

Posted in Happy Valley - Goose Bay, Labrador, Temperature, Weather, Winter with tags , , , , on March 8, 2012 by Amanda

I’ve experienced a dramatic increase in the temperature without even leaving town! It was -31 on my way to work Monday morning but this afternoon it is up to +1. Unfortunately positive temperatures aren’t going to last and as it is currently raining I think the roads will likely be really icy tomorrow. But it is nice to feel a positive temperature again! It was warmer than this some of the time when I was home at Christmas but I think it hasn’t been this warm here since October (or perhaps even September).