For a number of years now I have being part of various “Non-money” betting pools, guessing when the first snow fall will take place. It has become increasingly difficult to pin point the day because climate change has thrown everything out of whack. Remember when we had the El Niño (2004-5) a couple of years ago, and all bets were called off because it didn’t snow until March? No one then could have guessed that snow would come so late that year, so placing bets is really a shot in the dark now a days.
I’m choosing November 28th, 2007 as my bet for the first day of snow here in the Lower Mainland of the Fraser Valley.
Hey, if you are living outside the area why not place your bets here too? You have just as good of a shot as the people living here? I have no prizes to give away, only the prestige that you’ve got the right date! So comment what you believe is the day that it will snow.
- It doesn’t matter if the snow never stays on the ground. It just has to be a significant snow fall to be called a flurry by Environment Canada. It usually rains right after a snow fall anyway then the snow melts away.
- It would need to be verified by Environment Canada because if the snow-fall should happen at night when everyone is sleeping, as opposed to during the day, then who would be up to verify it–not me?
- If the first snow flake fell at 11:59pm, then I would say that is the day it started on. Proving it would be tough?
- Hail, Ice pellets, blowing frost and artificial snow do not count!
So there you go. Just comment below as to what you would thing will be the first day it will snow for 2007. Good luck!