Well I know summer is far from over, but it feels like I have experienced the whole thing in one weekend. It felt surreal actually to feel the warmth of the sun in only mid may.
The weather here in Fort St John was amazing this weekend. Clear blue skies with a hot sun beating down the whole weekend. 20+ degrees making it feel like it was the middle of July. I still can’t believe it is that warm in the middle of May.
As per a usual summer, smoke could be smelt in the air. Either winds from fires in Salve Lake or just general burn areas have blown into town. This smell is much sooner in the season that normal. I’m use to fire smoke blowing across Great Slave Lake from southern NWT and Alberta, about mid summer.
Just wandering around town people could be seen in shorts, tan tops and the dreadful flip flops. Myself, I rarely wear short, but I had to today. I just could no longer bare the heat. I suppose the sweaters, flannel and jeans might have to go away for a while.
I don’t know if summer is officially hear, or if this is just a glimpse and it will cool down again, but after a long winter we should embrace it.