My old home town was snowed in today.

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My old home town was snowed in today, they got almost 40cm (16 inches) of snow during the night and early morning according to the news. Nothing worked, especially not the trains and trams. The occasional bus managed to go but most seemed to stand still. This is a city close to the ocean so it isn’t often they get that much snow. I remember the last time they got even more snow there and it was November 17th 1995. It fell so much snow that it took them four days to get the traffic to work again.


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I had a day of from work that day or a night of since I worked nights and was out walking with my dogs in the snow storm, they loved to jump into the huge snow piles, some over 1,5 meters high (much the same in yards). Cars were just left in the middle of the roads and people were locked in at Volvo where I worked at the time, they refused to let people out until at least the bigger road outside the factory was cleared πŸ™‚


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Here today however we might have gotten 5cm (2 inches) of snow and the rime we had got replaced by a thin layer of snow instead, almost as beautiful since the snow is very fluffy. As You all know I’m not a big fan of winter but it would be better if it stayed chilly until spring arrived because the roads will be nasty slippery when nit starts to thaw again and it will by the end of this week according to all predictions. So when that finally happens I do hope it stays above freezing point.


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It is time to start a fire in the stove, we’re not even close to any thaw tonight or the coming days so I better start now so the warmth stays in the cottage all night. There’s no wind to talk about so that won’t be any problems.


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Have a great day!


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10 responses

  1. Cristina

    We had 3 days of snow. Now it’s cold but the sun came up πŸ™‚ You take wonderful pictures ! πŸ™‚

    January 19, 2016 at 3:14 pm

    • Hi Cristina and welcome to my blog πŸ™‚

      Thank You πŸ™‚

      I’m not especially fond of snow and winter but if we do need it to arrive I would prefer cold and rime only, snow just make everything so much harder πŸ™‚

      Have a great day and welcome back!


      January 19, 2016 at 4:36 pm

  2. jaz

    hi christer! we are being told that we might get a foot of snow on friday. i sure hope they are right! it will help to make up for the mild fall and winter we had. i hope it doesn’t miss us! joyce

    January 19, 2016 at 5:15 pm

    • Hi Joyce!

      I do hope You’ll get the snow You want πŸ™‚ It is about time You got some winter too to be honest, You’ve almost had summer until now πŸ™‚

      Have a great day!


      January 19, 2016 at 5:33 pm

  3. the photos are beautiful,, we are buried in snow and the temps are horrid cold, minus 29 Celsius this morning, winter took a while to come but it is for sure here now!!

    January 19, 2016 at 7:24 pm

    • Hi Laurie!

      Thank You πŸ™‚

      It isn’t that bad here when it comes to the snow but winter is still young so more will most likely arrive before it is over I’m afraid. Much less cold here too, it will drop to -11 or so tonight.

      Have a great day!


      January 19, 2016 at 8:46 pm

  4. Dianna

    Hi Christer! That’s quite a bit of snow! We used to get good wallops of blizzards and snow but haven’t had for awhile now. The last major one was March/April 1997. We had a blizzard of great proportion then a heat wave which melted everything rapidly then we went on to have the Flood of the Century. It was a well known news piece. Where we lived at the time – we were at risk of being evacuated. If the rivers didn’t go down the next day, we had to leave. Luckily the rivers started receding and we could stay in our house. Keep in mind we are a river city – we have 3 – the Red River (the major one), the Assiniboine and the Seine. It was heartbreaking. We did everything from sandbagging to making food. It was surreal – our city had military tanks running through, military vehicles everywhere. Strange. But we haven’t had anything like that since. Climate changes I guess. I hope you are feeling better!! Have a good evening..

    January 19, 2016 at 7:34 pm

    • Hi Dianna!

      Yes much more than they are used to down there πŸ™‚

      I’m glad we don’t get those blizzards more often than we do even if that would be a great excuse to stay at home from work πŸ™‚
      No risk of flooding here thankfully but it happens every now and again in my old home town since the river GΓΆta Γ€lv runs through the city and the winds sometimes push the ocean in to the city too and when the both combines it can be rather bad in the center of the city.

      Yes I guess climate change can be a part of why it hasn’t happened again but one never knows when it will hit again, the climate is changing strangely now.

      No big difference here but it is at least not worse πŸ™‚

      Have a great day!


      January 19, 2016 at 8:51 pm

  5. Hi Christer,
    Your photos are lovely especially the ones that don’t have any snow in them. The photo of the calf reminded me of Jesus the bull calf. Is he still around? He’d be a yearling now, I think.

    It’s colder than midnight on Pluto here and the wind is howling. It won’t get above freezing for the rest of the week. And they are calling for more snow on the weekend. Lots of snow. I hope we are not going to continue on as we did last year. I might have to move to Belize. πŸ™‚

    Enjoy the day.

    January 19, 2016 at 9:35 pm

    • Hi Caryn!

      I thought it was nice to see some photos with no snow and leafs in them πŸ™‚

      Jesus doesn’t live here any more but I think he’s alive still. They sold him but not for slaughter thankfully. He must be pretty big by now.

      Cold here this morning too but just like it is at night on the moon πŸ™‚ No wind though so it did feel quite pleasant when I opened the door for the dogs. Belieze sounds rather nice or Guyana a bit south of that πŸ™‚

      Have a great day!


      January 20, 2016 at 6:38 am

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