While B.C. and parts of the west coast are basking in above-average temperatures this spring, Newfoundlanders are dealing with something very, very different.
Basically, the province has been forced to skip the warm season altogether this year, as Old Man Winter has decided not to leave. You might not believe us, but check out what it looks like over there right now (and we should remind you, it’s almost May):
The spring weather earlier today. Living in Newfoundland helps me think about life off-world, it’s a Hoth analogue. pic.twitter.com/RkedrgDMdk
— Michael Oman-Reagan (@OmanReagan) April 27, 2016
— Cecil Haire (@cecilhaire) April 27, 2016
Oh, and don’t expect the weather to change anytime soon:
— Suzanne Leonard (@SuzanneTWN) April 26, 2016
The snow isn’t even their biggest problem:
In addition to heavy wet snow across Eastern Newfoundland Tuesday night/Wednesday morning, winds will be gusting up to 100 km/h #nlwx
— Brian Walsh (@BWalshNL) April 18, 2016
— Martin Harkin (@Harkin__) April 20, 2016
Flight cancellations because of 50 cm of snow and thick fog in less than 48 hours…now this is spring in Newfoundland #nlwx
— Brian Walsh (@BWalshNL) April 22, 2016
What is even going on over there??
— OZFM (@OfficialOZFM) April 27, 2016
The roads are still super slippery:
St. John’s, Newfoundland: where snow tires are all seasons#nlwx
— Melissa Royle (@melissaroyle) April 27, 2016
Take my snow tires off in April once, shame on Newfoundland. Take my snow tires off in April twice, shame on me.
— Daniel MacEachern (@DanMacEachern) April 27, 2016
And you can’t even see the sidewalks:
— Jeremy Eaton (@Jeremy_Eaton) April 27, 2016
Needless to say, it’s getting pretty miserable over there
Parents across St. John’s told schools will open two hours late. Deal with it. pic.twitter.com/qp1BU3J9DQ
— Anthony Germain (@AnthonyGermain) April 27, 2016
— Mitch Colbourne (@MitchWearsPlaid) April 27, 2016
But most East Coasters are still making the best of it:
Meanwhile, in B.C.:
— Uncle-Golf (@exzign) April 23, 2016
— Colleen Lanin (@TravelMamas) April 25, 2016
everyone seems to be getting their summers, and here we are in newfoundland with a chance of snow later.
— mad¡ (@bga11agher) April 18, 2016