YohoLake's WunderBlog

New Year's Eve--Wednesday, December 31, 2008

By: YohoLake, 2:12 PM GMT on December 31, 2008

Only a few flurries expected for New Year's Eve in these parts. We are only going down the road to a neighbourhood party, but the forecast is good for those who will be doing a bit of travelling. The temperature is -15.5C (6F) with a slight northwesterly breeze. We are expecting overnight guests, so must get at the list provided by herself. Keep safe everyone and enjoy however you are celebrating the new year.

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A Busy Day--December 30, 2008

By: YohoLake, 12:18 AM GMT on December 31, 2008

I'm late posting today's entry. I was up and away into town early this morning. I had lots of things on my list and then herself provided me with a "few" things that needed to be "picked up". Today was a very pleasant day and at 8:15 this evening the temperature is -6.5C (20F) and the winds are calm. I mentioned in yesterday's entry that the lake was good for skating. I also mentioned it to our daughter and the grandkids and their father showed up with a friend to practice ringette as you can see from the photo.

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Yoho Good for Skating--Monday, December 29, 2008

By: YohoLake, 1:42 PM GMT on December 29, 2008

The rain and mild weather yesterday left a nice smooth surface on the lake--looks good for skating. The temperature at -1 (30.5F) would be OK, but the stiff northwesterly wind would make it somewhat uncomfortable. A trip to the Redemption Centre (bottles left behind by friends and relatives ;-)is on the list for today.

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Foggy at Yoho--Sunday, December 28, 2008

By: YohoLake, 4:55 PM GMT on December 28, 2008

The day began with thick fog over and around the lake. It's starting to lift somewhat. The mild temperature is melting the snow and ice, sure hope the mild temperatures last long enough to get it all before the temperature drops. The temperature is 5C (40F) with calm winds. A good day to take down the outside decorations. Last year they were up until we got back in the spring.

Updated: 4:56 PM GMT on December 28, 2008

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Time for Shopping--Saturday, December 27, 2008

By: YohoLake, 2:17 PM GMT on December 27, 2008

A gift card, chare and debit cards, and a bit of cash was the sight I saw going out the door a few minutes ago. The Boxing Day crowds should be thinned out somewhat, but the bargains are still there--so I was told. A good day for shopping as we have a few snow flurries and a temperature that is just right for being inside the malls. The temperature is -9C (15F) with calm winds.

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Boxing Day--Friday, December 26, 2008

By: YohoLake, 1:54 PM GMT on December 26, 2008

Bright and sunny with a cold temperature of -18C (0F) with a northwesterly breeze. A good day for those travelling (daughter and husband included as they are off to visit her inlaws). It's forecast to be a decent few days ahead. We are looking forward to a quiet restful day to recharge our batteries.

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Christmas Day--Thursday, December 25, 2008

By: YohoLake, 12:45 PM GMT on December 25, 2008

Merry Christmas everyone, I trust Santa found all the deserving bloggers. He had a wet trip in these parts. His trip started in freezing rain which turned to rain. The rest of the day looks good for those travelling. The temperature is 5C with calm winds. We spent the night with our daughter and am currently waiting for the grandkids to awaken (the seven year old had a difficult time to get to sleep). After opening presents here we are off to number one daughter's for the Christmas feast. Enjoy the day.

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Another Messy Day at Yoho--Wednesday, December 24, 2008

By: YohoLake, 2:16 PM GMT on December 24, 2008

It's snowing at the moment and forecast to turn to rain and then freezing rain. The temperature is -3C (27F) with a very slight westerly breeze. It's a good thing we don't have to travel far to see the grandkids in action. Merry Christmas to all.

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Digging Out at Yoho--Tuesday, December 23, 2008

By: YohoLake, 2:22 PM GMT on December 23, 2008

We got quite a blast of old man winter yesterday. He left a foot to snow which blew into four foot drifts in the most unwanted places (like the driveway and the path to the woodshed. It's bright and sunny with a temperature of -18C (0F) with just a slight northerly breeze. I have to redo my driveway, thanks to Mr. Wind and his overnight shinanigans.

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A Blizzard at Yoho--Monday, December 22, 2008

By: YohoLake, 2:22 PM GMT on December 22, 2008

We are under blizzard conditions for most of the day--a real nor'easter. The temperature is -10C (15F) with strong northeasterly winds. I'm watching the wind blow the snow off the lake an into my driveway--no point in cranking up the snowblower until the wind dies down somewhat.

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Waiting for the Storm--Sunday, December 21, 2008

By: YohoLake, 1:31 PM GMT on December 21, 2008

We are forecast to have from 15-30 cm (9-19 in) of snow starting this evening and on into tomorrow. Another workout for the snowblower--can't wait to get out of here and head south. The temperature is -21C (-6F) with calm winds--too cold to snow at the moment. We are enjoying the grandkids who joined us for a sleepover last night.

Updated: 1:33 PM GMT on December 21, 2008

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A Good Day to Run Errands--Saturday, December 20, 2008

By: YohoLake, 1:44 PM GMT on December 20, 2008

Sunny but cold this morning. The temperature is -17C (2F) with a slight northeasterly breeze. We are heading "ta town" to run some errands, deliver some Christmas presents and have lunch with my father and stepmother.

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It's Cold at Yoho--Friday, December 19, 2008

By: YohoLake, 1:04 PM GMT on December 19, 2008

Sunny but cold here today and fortunately, just a slight northwesterly breeze. The temperature is -18C (0F). It's a good thing that all I have to do today is get a haircut and get herself's car serviced.

Updated: 1:07 PM GMT on December 19, 2008

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Curling is Finished--Thursday, December 18, 2008

By: YohoLake, 9:09 PM GMT on December 18, 2008

The "over-the-hill gang" had their last curling match this morning until after New Year's. Maybe I'll get one more game in then, before we head to the land of Palmettobug and Carolinagal. The current temperature is -7C (20F) with calm winds and sunny all day. Some colder weather on the way.

Updated: 9:11 PM GMT on December 18, 2008

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Snow being Replaced at Yoho--Wednesday, December 17, 2008

By: YohoLake, 1:50 PM GMT on December 17, 2008

A snowy day at the lake with 10-15cm (6-9 in) before it's done. The temperature is -9C (15F) with calm winds. A day to do the inside chores that have been put off for a while.

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Snow and Ice Pretty Well Gone at Yoho--Tuesday, December 16, 2008

By: YohoLake, 1:45 PM GMT on December 16, 2008

The mild weather of yesterday and continuing today made short work of the little snow we had down and the ice on the driveway. It's forecast to get colder as the day moves along, currently it is right on the freezing mark, 0C (32F) with a northwesterly breeze. I'm off "ta town" shortly to run some errands and for a curling match.

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A Melting Day at Yoho--Monday, December 15, 2008

By: YohoLake, 1:37 PM GMT on December 15, 2008

It's mild and getting milder with some rain showers in the offing (typical Maritime weather--freezing one day and melting the next). The temperature is 2.3C (36F) with a slight southwesterly breeze. We thoroughly enjoyed the Christmas Cantata presented by an ecumenial choir, both junior and senior choirs of 60 members. Our small village church was packed.

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Sunny and Cold at Yoho--Sunday, December 14, 2008.

By: YohoLake, 1:28 PM GMT on December 14, 2008

A bright, sunny day, but cold this morning. The temperature is -15C (6F) with a slight northwesterly breeze. A busy day ahead starting with a brunch in town at a friends home and then to a Christmas Cantata this evening at our small, village church.

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Electricityless at Yoho--Friday, December 13, 2008

By: YohoLake, 2:54 PM GMT on December 13, 2008

We have power now, but were without it for around ten hours yesterday, but the Open House went as planned. The candlelight ambiance was a big hit. Considering the lack of power we had a great turnout. Today's temperature is
-8C (17F) with a fairly strong norhterly breeze. Time to leave the 'puter and go help clean up the aftermath.

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Freezing Rain at Yoho--Friday, December 12, 2008

By: YohoLake, 2:16 PM GMT on December 12, 2008

Some heavy-duty freezing rain (ice rain) overnight, fortunately we did not lose our power (unlike many others in the area). It has now warmed up and we are getting rain, things are forecast to improve during the day. The temperature is 0C (32F). I hope it continues to improve as we are hosting a neighbourhood Christmas Open House this evening.

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Another Messy Day ahead--Thursday, December 11, 2008

By: YohoLake, 2:01 PM GMT on December 11, 2008

Cloudy at the moment, but a mixture of rain, snow and freezing rain forecast for this afternoon and tonight. The temperature is -6C (21.5F) with a northerly breeze. I hope the weather doesn't keep us from attending tonight's musical as number one daughter has a major part.

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Snow and Ice Disappearing from Yoho--Wednesday, December 10, 2008

By: YohoLake, 2:24 PM GMT on December 10, 2008

We are getting some heavy rain and it's expected to continue all day and into the evening. We are also forecast to get warm (for this time of year) temperatures today and through the night. The snow we had is nearly gone and the lake ice is showing some open patches. The temperature is 9.5C (49F) and forecast to go to 11C (52F) with a strong southwesterly wind.

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A Better Day at Yoho--Tuesday, December 9, 2008

By: YohoLake, 1:35 PM GMT on December 09, 2008

Cloudy with warmer temperatures ahead and rain on the way tomorrow. The temperature is still a cold -14.5C (6F)with a slight southwesterly breeze. I'm off to town shortly for a curling match and to run some errands for herself.

Updated: 1:37 PM GMT on December 09, 2008

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"Light Snow" My A**--Monday, December 8, 2008

By: YohoLake, 3:24 PM GMT on December 08, 2008

Yesterday's forecast for "light snow". The "light snow" just kept coming and coming until we got around a foot and today have hight winds and very cold temps. The temperature is -14.5C (5.5F) with high northerly winds. It makes it very uncomfortable for the very necessary snow removal--necessary as herself has a bridge date this afternoon.

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Frozen Yoho Lake

By: YohoLake, 5:34 PM GMT on December 07, 2008

I mentioned in yesterday's blog that the lake was frozen over, this is what it looked like looking South from our dock. Today it's white and snowing hard at the moment--time for another picture.

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A Snowy Day at Yoho--Sunday, December 7, 2008

By: YohoLake, 1:37 PM GMT on December 07, 2008

We are getting a gentle snowfall this morning--not expected to amount to much. The temperature is -1C (30.5F) with calm winds. A busy day today, off to church shortly and then to an Open House at our nieces and then to dinner at daughter Julie's.

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Yoho Frozen Over Again--Saturday, December 6, 2008

By: YohoLake, 2:06 PM GMT on December 06, 2008

The ice cover over the lake is quite thick this morning and looks like it will stay for the immediate fututure--lots of cold weather ahead. The temperature is -7.5C (19F) with calm winds (which is a good thing) and sunny skies. Will spend the day getting ready for a busy week of social activities, which includes and Open House at our place.

Updated: 2:11 PM GMT on December 06, 2008

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Sunny but Chilly--Friday, December 5, 2008

By: YohoLake, 5:43 PM GMT on December 05, 2008

Lots of sun with just a few clouds, but quite chilly today. The temperature is -3.5C (26F) with a brisk Northeasterly breeze. I just got back from town after getting a new radio installed in the Santa Fe :-(

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A Pleasant Day at Yoho

By: YohoLake, 1:16 PM GMT on December 04, 2008

Looks like a half decent day at the lake with temperature to get to 7 or 8C degrees. The temperature at the moment is 3C (37F) with a southwesterly breeze. I'm off to the curling rink shortly and then to the doctor's office.

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A Pleasant Day at Yoho

By: YohoLake, 2:11 PM GMT on December 03, 2008

Sunny with a few thing clouds this morning. The temperature is -2C (28.5F) with a moderate westerly breeze. A day at home to tackle some inside and outside chores.

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Warmer at Yoho--Tuesday, December 2, 2008

By: YohoLake, 1:38 PM GMT on December 02, 2008

Warmer than nomral today, but nothing really to brag about. The temperature is 2.5C (36.3F) with a westerly breeze under partly cloudy skies. I have to make a run "ta town" for a doctor's appointment and to run some errands.

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Ice Storm at Yoho Lake--Monday, December 1, 2008

By: YohoLake, 5:40 PM GMT on December 01, 2008

The temperature is warming up quickly, so the ice is falling off the trees. I took some pictures to show fellow bloggers what it looked like.

Updated: 5:40 PM GMT on December 01, 2008

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A Messy Day at Yoho--Monday, December 1, 2008

By: YohoLake, 1:40 PM GMT on December 01, 2008

Here we are in the last month of the year and it's a what my grandfather used to call "a dirty day". We are currently getting freezing rain which is causing tree branches to bend under the weight. It won't last long as the temperature is warming up to 10C (50F). The current temperature is 0c (32F) with a strong easterly breeze. Herself is having her bridge group in this afternoon, so have to make myself scarce.

Updated: 5:37 PM GMT on December 01, 2008

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