It seems getting rid of winter isn’t that simple. It rained pretty much nonstop on Saturday. The drizzle continued on Sunday.
© Times-Herald photo by Lisa Goudy
Later that evening, it turned to snow that melted when it hit the ground.
Soon, it started to stick.
By Monday morning, the city was covered in the white stuff. Just when we thought we were done with it, it came back at the end of April.
Of course, it won’t stay long. Temperatures are expected to rise by the middle or end of the week. The sun will come out and it will melt. By Thursday, the first day of May, we might not see any trace of it anymore.
Still, that knowledge didn’t lessen the measure of disgust most people likely felt when they saw snow covering the ground. Lots of people, if not everyone, have had their winter tires taken off their vehicles.
There was a time when the saying, ‘April showers bring May flowers’ did just that. By April, no one wants to see any snow, especially since all of it had melted.
It is, however, interesting to note that on April 30, 2013 Moose Jaw was covered in another dose of winter overnight. Only a few days before, all of the snow had been gone and everyone thought it would stay there.
Essentially a year later, the situation has happened again. That just goes to show we can’t control the weather. Winter, at least in Saskatchewan, doesn’t go away easily.
We hope the snow will disappear as quickly as it came. Whether snow is on the ground or the sun is shining on a beautiful spring day, we still need to remember to be careful on the roads.
Check the highway conditions before heading out. Be careful. More precipitation is expected for the next few days. It could be snow, rain or a combination. It might make the roads deadly.
Caution is important. We don’t want to get into an accident and the best way to make sure of that is to slow down and drive carefully.
And don’t lose hope.
Spring will eventually win out and we can say goodbye to that white stuff for hopefully at least six months.
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