The lion is a majestic and proud creature. He stands as monarch in his kingdom. He roars like the great beast he is, bringing terror to those within hearing range. Welcome to March!! The bitter beginning of what should be the last month of winter. It is brazeningly cold, biting stinging air takes your breath away and freezes your skin within minutes. March is coming in like a lion. In true form.
It's another cold, read -33C with the windchill, day here in Edmonton. It snowed yesterday and has been cold for the last week with a miniscule break Friday and Saturday. Today a ribbon of harsh cold creates a swath running horizontal through the province. It's boundaries are Lac LaBiche in the north and Red Deer and surrounding area to the south. Windchills are near -45 Celsius in Lloydminster. Skin freezes within 5 minutes when exposed to temperatures in that range! It shall remain in the frigid temperature range all week!! The average high for Edmonton this time of year is -3 Celsius.
So, on the bright side, when month end rolls around and the first official day of spring has come and gone, March should go out like a lamb, as the saying goes. Get this, Shreveport Louisiana is 40 degrees warmer than us today!!! Get me a ticket on that airplane!!
That's My World, Tuesday March 1, 2011.