Wednesday, February 25, 2015

CA-506369 & CA-506372

Two beautiful snowy official cards from Canada. 

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CA-506369, sent by Masha.
Winter is generally December, January and February, though winter weather can start in November and last through late March, early April, especially in the eastern part of the country.
The height of winter is freezing cold in most places except for the BC coast, where winters are moderate with little snow. Nearby Whistler, on the other hand gets loads of snow and is a major ski destination through May.

Photo P.Quitternelle
CA-506372, sent by Michèle.
In the Rockies, winter is long. However, snow stays around only in the higher altitudes. Calgary, does not get much snow, but Banff and Canmore may get two feet in April. In addition, southern Alberta gets winter relief from warm Chinook winds.
Eastern Canada, including Toronto and Montreal, has a short, fierce winter, below zero temperatures most of the time, and -20°C (-4°F) not uncommon. At least one or two snowfalls of eight inches or more will likely hit in January and February. - in:

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