Sunday, December 22, 2013

About Weather

Forgive me for putting up a post that has nothing to do with music! One of the main reasons I moved from Canada to Mexico was a really terrible ice storm back in 1998. Our part of Montreal was without power for eight days. In January.

I am reminded of this because a similar ice storm has just hit Ontario and something like 350,000 people are without power. Here is what an ice storm looks like:

Looks pretty, but it is very difficult to walk or drive. Plus, big trees fall down and take out power lines. Also, those really big electrical transmission towers end up with 200 to 300 tons of ice and they just start to crumple. So, no power.

UPDATE: Another ice storm picture:

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Here is what Mexico looks like this time of year:

Taken from my kitchen window.

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