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In like a lion. Out like a lamb? Any predictions?

March 01, 2011 @ 08:10 By: gordon Category: Weather

Well, we’re done with February and winter in Ottawa has broken, Monday’s weather notwithstanding. The forecast for the next couple of days is calling for sunshine and warm weather (for Ottawa in the winter).

Sounds like March is coming in like a lamb. If the old adage “in like a lion, out like a lamb” holds true, then the weather at the end of March is going to be spectacularly sucky. (Personally, I’m hoping this doesn’t come true!)

My prediction is that the end of March is going to be damp with maybe one annoying dump of wet snow to remind us that it can snow in the Spring, too. It would be really nice to have a repeat of last year, which saw me golfing on April 2nd, but I’m not going to be so bold as to suggest that will happen two years in a row.

What’s your prediction for the weather at the end of March and why?

8 Responses to “In like a lion. Out like a lamb? Any predictions?”


    • gordon says:

      Hadn’t seen that. I see that they’re making a similar prediction:

      Southern B.C., most of Ontario, Quebec, Atlantic Canada and Nunavut will see a wetter than normal spring while precipitation will be near normal in northern Ontario and most of the Prairies

  1. David says:

    I’m hoping to get out x-country skiing for a few weeks yet so I’m hoping for lower temps. Although if the snow melts then I’ll just start my climbing season early. I guess I’ll be happy for any weather that does not include rain.

    • gordon says:

      An early start to the climbing season would be nice, though the signs on the Escarpment still say the season starts on May 1st, don’t they? :-/

      • David says:

        “though the signs on the Escarpment still say the season starts on May 1st, don’t they?”

        This is unfortunately true. There is always Calabogie though.

        • gordon says:

          I haven’t been to Calabogie and the climbing guides I’ve seen don’t have a lot about it. Top rope possible or just lead?

          • David says:

            Almost all climbs can be done on toprope. You can walk across the top of the cliff and there are fixed anchors installed for quite a few climbs.

            • gordon says:

              Thanks for the info! I’ll have to check it out with my regular climbing partner once the snow has melted. 🙂


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