Wads Of Weather Warnings

It is the middle of winter.  I was whining about a stretch of cold weather only a few days ago but wait…..can we have that weather back, please?  This morning we are advised there are three weather warnings for our locale.  Not one, not two.  I wonder if there are a maximum number of warnings that can be issued at one time.  And get this, our warnings tell us to be prepared for rain and windchill in the same day.

Environment Canada has issued a freezing rain warning, a flash freeze warning and a windchill warning for us today.  

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Outside the little cushion of snow that fell yesterday is covered with some 20mm of rain, the driveway and street are shimmering in wet and ice.  Later today the wind will gust, the temperatures will plummet and getting around outside will be even more treacherous than it is this morning. The temperature will fall from -2 to -33 in less than 24 hours.  Roads and sidewalks will be turned into ice rinks.

Today you wouldn’t want to have a job as a paper delivery or a Canada Post delivery person or be out at all, really.  People will be slipping and falling and emergency departments will be busy with visits due to mishaps from the weather.  It would be a good outdoor day if you had a job where you travelled from place to place on skates using a parasail.  

It’s days like this when my husband says it’s good people aren’t constituted as bi-metal strips.  If we were, I suppose it would be good for business for massage therapists and chiropractors.