Five pictures that show that the winter is harsh

News 1 March, 2018
  • Stephanie Gendron

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    To see the height of the snow banks in front of several residences of the Côte-Nord and Bas-Saint-Laurent, one might imagine that this is not tomorrow that we will see green grass again. The winter of 2017-2018 has been hard in terms of quantities of precipitation and has actually left more of snow on the ground than usual on these regions.

    The snow is mostly falling in December and January, but what remains in the ground currently is beyond the normal in the Bas-Saint-Laurent on the North Shore.

    For example, Mont-Joli, date of Wednesday, has 47 inches of snow on the ground, is 16 inches more than normal. Sept-Îles on the North Shore has the habit, at this time, to have 48 inches of snow on the ground, but rather 129, no less than 81 inches more than normal.

    Statistics, it always impresses, but a picture is definitely worth a thousand words.

    1. An image that makes you want to go live in Florida, collected by William B Martin, a resident of Baie-Comeau, on 24 January last, on the boulevard… White, which definitely lives up to its name in the winter. Baie-Comeau, dated as of February 28,, 88 centimeters of snow on the ground, is 32 inches more than normal.

    Photo courtesy William B Martin

    2. A little more snow and you get lost in the corner of the street of the Seven Islands, photographed on the 26th of February. The author of the photo, Josée Proulx, says he is “tired of snow”, but has not yet completed, since the month of march is deemed to provide at least another big dump of snow.

    Photo courtesy Josée Proulx

    3. An unforgettable memory of the winter of 2018 for a family of Saint-Clément, Bas-Saint-Laurent, in January. Discouraged of the many meters of snow that have accumulated in front of their entrance door, a couple and their son were armed with shovels and dug a tunnel to get out of the house.

    Photo courtesy Eric Blanchard

    4. Not easy to see outside through the windows of the living room when the snow banks were this high after the passage of the déneigeurs. At the beginning of the month, Joanne Devost said it was ready to “sell” the snow in his residential area of Sept-Îles.

    Photo courtesy Joanne Devost

    5. In L’isle-Verte, the snow on the ground is also remarkable. It must be said that not far from there, in Saint-Arsène, the weather station indicates that in January only, 89 centimeters of snow fell, while the normal is 70, but most of all, the snow on the ground was 95 cm, or 58 inches more than normal. February was quieter, since there are now about 50 centimetres of snow on the ground.

    Photo courtesy Mireille Poulin