Southern Ontario has been enjoying a nice few weeks with mild weather. Not only has the snow on the ground thawed like it sometimes does in mid January, but the mild weather has spanned the good part of three or four weeks. What is unusual is that the thaw started on the first day of winter (Dec 21), before which we got three snow storms in a row very early in the season. In Mississauga last Wednesday, there was no snow on the ground to be noticed at all. Toronto is enjoying record mild temperatures.Although we got cold -10C weather over the weekend, it was not snowy, which makes thing feel better. On the other side of the country, the usually mild Vancouver is close to breaking a record on number of consecutive rainy days: 28 so far, and maybe more if it continues today.