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Canadian Myth?: Victoria Day "Summer" Weekend  
User currently offlineRonglimeng From Canada, joined Oct 2006, 625 posts, RR: 0
Posted (7 years 2 months 5 days 17 hours ago) and read 1430 times:

There was an interesting article in the Peterborough Examiner on Friday, discussing our history of crappy weather on the Victoria Day long weekend.

For a long weekend that is supposed to signal the start of the "summer" long weekends, the weather has not been very good, very often. Today, here in the Canadian tropics at 43°N, we are having a cool, windy Sunday after a wet Saturday. I can see smoke coming out of the chimney of the house across the street.

Maybe we ought to move the holiday into June?

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User currently offlineYooYoo From Canada, joined Nov 2003, 6057 posts, RR: 51
Reply 1, posted (7 years 2 months 5 days 16 hours ago) and read 1407 times:

Quoting Ronglimeng (Thread starter):
Maybe we ought to move the holiday into June?

No, but we can add a June holiday.  Wink

And while we're at it, lets add one in February.  thumbsup 

Yesterdays weather was nice, got some stuff done around the house which was nice. Today is a little different near YYZ, cooler and drizzle, lets hope this disappears.

It's still nice to be home and not at work.



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User currently offlineFighterPilot From Canada, joined Jun 2005, 1371 posts, RR: 23
Reply 2, posted (7 years 2 months 5 days 12 hours ago) and read 1368 times:

Yeah, the weather hasn't been co-operating. In fact we had snow just yesterday, and the temperatures dropped below freezing during the evening and with the wind chill....

Cal  airplane 



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User currently offlineACDC8 From Canada, joined Mar 2005, 7642 posts, RR: 36
Reply 3, posted (7 years 2 months 5 days 11 hours ago) and read 1357 times:

After a week of hitting the 30 degree mark, it was nice to have a bit cooler of a day on Saturday. Not much cooler, but the wind did not make the temperature as noticiable.

Quoting YooYoo (Reply 1):
No, but we can add a June holiday.

And while we're at it, lets add one in February.

 yes 

Don't know about the rest of the country, but summer life always kicks off in May around here. The beaches are already getting full, the lakes are filling up with boats and waterskiers and camping grounds are booked.



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User currently offlineWestJetForLife From Canada, joined Jun 2005, 814 posts, RR: 1
Reply 4, posted (7 years 2 months 5 days 10 hours ago) and read 1340 times:

Here in YYC we usually don't get consistent summer weather until about...mid-June. This year is much like last year: good April/May, crappy May Long Weekend, below-normal temperatures for the rest of May and early June, then it'll recover by June 15-16.

Cheers,
Nik



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User currently offlineConnies4ever From Canada, joined Feb 2006, 4066 posts, RR: 13
Reply 5, posted (7 years 2 months 5 days 7 hours ago) and read 1317 times:

Quoting Ronglimeng (Thread starter):
For a long weekend that is supposed to signal the start of the "summer" long weekends, the weather has not been very good, very often. Today, here in the Canadian tropics at 43°N, we are having a cool, windy Sunday after a wet Saturday. I can see smoke coming out of the chimney of the house across the street.

Saturday in Pembroke was sunny & +23. Not too far from Peterborough. Maybe you should sacrifice a virgin if you can find one. Today kind of sucks, but supposed to be sunny & +20 tomorrow.

Basic fact is all across Canada, April-May weather has a lot of variability. I can remember snow in Winnipeg AFTER the may long weekend, for example. I can also remember golfing the 2nd week of April in short sleeves.

This is Canada, get used to it.



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User currently offlineFighterPilot From Canada, joined Jun 2005, 1371 posts, RR: 23
Reply 6, posted (7 years 2 months 5 days 7 hours ago) and read 1312 times:

Quoting Connies4ever (Reply 5):
Maybe you should sacrifice a virgin if you can find one.

 rotfl  Don't have to look far around here.

Cal  airplane 



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User currently offlineNorthStarDC4M From Canada, joined Apr 2000, 2990 posts, RR: 37
Reply 7, posted (7 years 2 months 3 days 16 hours ago) and read 1246 times:
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Quoting Connies4ever (Reply 5):
Basic fact is all across Canada, April-May weather has a lot of variability. I can remember snow in Winnipeg AFTER the may long weekend, for example. I can also remember golfing the 2nd week of April in short sleeves.

Yes well thats nothing, growing up in Northern Ontario:

Snow on Canada Day (and i mean blizzard)
Short sleeves December 24th (+18C)
Snow then +20 in 6 hours (in May)


Anyways, Vic Day/May 24 is supposed to be the "Cottage Season" kickoff, for which it works nicely. Now maybe we could get a vacation in June... I really don't see what the problem is anyways, Monday was just about right here in Tdot.



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User currently offlineGSM763 From , joined Dec 1969, posts, RR:
Reply 8, posted (7 years 2 months 3 days 16 hours ago) and read 1241 times:

I
LOVE
CANADIAN
WEATHER

where I live its been constantly in the 70s-80s since march. on december 15th i went to the beach and started sweating just sitting there. I hate this weather, its tiring. how do you get a canadian citizenship?


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