Archive for the ‘Weather and Seasons’ Category
Waterloo Region, including the Freeport area, was hit by a severe rain storm around 3 PM this afternoon. One of our doctors commented that it looked like a washing machine outside the building. Several trees came down on the hospital property.
The people who parked in this lot off Morrison Road may not be going home on time today.
Security was looking for the owner of a car damaged by a fallen tree in the main parking lot. The ground is so saturated from recent heavy rains that trees are more vulnerable to being toppled in strong wind storms. Fortunately no one was injured. Wind speeds were up to 110 km/hour and investigations are ongoing to determine whether there were tornadoes in the area. When I saw flying shingles and swirling winds out the window, I wondered the same thing.
Spring arrived this week according to the calendar but yesterday we were walloped with our biggest snowfall of the year. The region received 25-27 cm of snow. One of my patients asked me to take her to the first floor of the hospital to see the snow and sunshine.
“It looks like Christmas!” she exclaimed happily.
December 24th…March 24th. No, this isn’t right. The Recreation therapist stopped to tell us that under that new snow, crocus plants were poking several centimetres above the ground.