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An Arctic freeze of sorts?

Posted on January 24, 2017 by 40 Mile Commentator

Well the start to 2017 has certainly not been kind to us in terms of the weather. The province of Alberta and the rest of Canada for that matter experienced frigid temperatures that lasted long enough to leave the ‘still’ feeling . The ‘still’ feeling is the month of January, because it’s after the holiday season excitement and you’re trying to get back into a routine, but the dismal weather is enticing to stay in the comforts of your own home a little longer and become that much more unmotivated to do anything until it warms up.
I find this month to be the dreary one because it always seems to drag on and the  minus-40 celsius with the wind-chill for two weeks  wore on many of us. Now it’s becoming a carousel this month because fog made its presence this past weekend by blanketing the roads will one big whiteout wall in some parts of Southern Alberta and giving drivers more headaches during this unpredictable season. As a result, the roads became slick and caution was preached. If it gets to the point where you can’t see your neighbour’s place, stay in and watch NetFlix because it’s unsafe to try and make it anywhere in a hurry.  However, if you can beat the winter blues  with positive thoughts and enjoy what January has to offer, then you are over the hump. Oh January, the middle of winter, we’ll find some excitement in you soon enough.
I guess we are through the Arctic Freeze for now but there is still a lot of winter left.  Whether it’s at work or doing recreational activities, keep yourselves busy because if you don’t, it’s a long haul. Do I see the first piece of grass sprouting up on the first fairway yet? Happy January survival!

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