Well we got our snow. It fell yesterday and through part of the night, leaving about 5 inches (12 cm) covering the ground. It was enough for me to finally be able to try out my new snowblower, which worked great.
Meanwhile the weather in the lower part of BC has been horrible, in fact access between the Lower Mainland and the Interior of the province has been completely cut off after an atmospheric river of rain, caused severe landslides and flooding. The town of Merritt has had to be evacuated because of flooding in the waterworks facility contaminated all of the town’s drinking water.
Two hundred travelers on one highway got trapped between two big mudslides and had to sleep in their cars overnight until they could be rescued by helicopter yesterday. It is still unknown if any cars where washed away by the slides.
I am thankful that the weather we got has so far been normal. All of these extraordinary weather events happening all over the world are scary and don’t bode well for the future.
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