In January our winter had an identity crisis, as brief spells of snowy weather were rudely interrupted by soggy wet periods of annoying thaw.
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February gave us plenty of snow with squalls, flurries and even a fierce winter storm. The relatively high temperatures caused a lot of foggy days.
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March marked the end of a short but vigorous winter, giving us a freezing ice storm and several snowy days right up until the start of the spring season.
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April was dreary. No sea ice, no icebergs, instead we got lots of rain, drizzle and fog. The uncertainty about our future here in Newfoundland was also a bit depressing.
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May was truly the start of spring this year, plenty of sunshine, budding flowers, and a few clear nights for stargazing too. Still no icebergs near the Avalon though.
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In June my mom visited us in Newfoundland for the 2nd time. No icebergs that I know of were able to reach the Avalon, instead we had a lot of rain.
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In July, Marije’s parents visited for the 1st time. The weather was almost tropical, we saw many flowers, lots of whales and plenty of moose.
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For me, August was the month I waited for capelin to roll into Middle Cove, in vain. The highlights of the month: humpbacks, finbacks, dolphins, porpoises and of course the killer whales.
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September was the month of delicious berry picking, visiting cruise ships and the storm damage done by hurricane Igor that left a big impact on the island at the end of the month.
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October brought fall colours to the parks and streets of old St. John’s and to the wind swept barrens along the East Coast Trail. Trout are still putting on a show, jumping up the waterfalls in the local rivers.
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November was exactly what it was supposed to be: a transition from fall to winter. The month started with intense colours on the trail and slowly moved towards the start of winter with flurries and even a minor squall at the end.
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December was warm, wet and dreary, then suddenly crystal clear for two days during the annual Geminids meteor shower, then damp and drizzly again. The cause: an abnormal disturbance in the jet stream, making our Newfoundland snow fall all over Europe instead.
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