The superstitious part of me thinks this post is a mistake. That a cold front will descend the instant I push the “Publish” button.
But it’s freakin’ balmy in Toronto this winter.
Okay, those of you in the south or on the coast have different definitions of balmy… But it was 10 C in Toronto yesterday. New Year’s Day! That’s 50 F for you ‘mercans. That kind of weather is typical here in October or April, not January.
The average daily maximum for this time of year is about -1 or -2 (29 or 30F) and we often get a week in the -20’s around this time of year. I’m still wearing my fall jacket. I’ve been sleeping with my window open a crack. It’s crazy.
We do often get a “warm snap” in Dec or Jan when the temperature pushes above the freezing point and all the snow melts to a slushy mess, but the strange thing this year is that there hasn’t really been a cold snap. There hasn’t been any snow. We did have a week back in late November where I broke out my winter jacket, but I haven’t even looked for my boots yet.
I’ve heard economists say that global warming is good for my home and native land… That everyone in Texas and Arizona will be baking and wanting to move north. That the wheat fields in Kansas will become desert, while more and more (now permafrosted) land in Canada’s north will become fertile and more desirably habitable… And we do have something like 2/3 of the world’s fresh water in Canada…
Don’t know about all that. All I know is I’m going to enjoy this warm weather while it lasts!