Got back from Texas two days ago, weather lovely, cool (around 68) but most people still wearing shorts. Spent Thanksgiving in Georgia, very cool had to have the heating on but lovely during the daytime. Fast forward to arriving home to Ont., most people at the DFW airport were in shorts, not me, had on my winter slacks, two sweaters, boots and my winter coat, probably gave more than one person a chuckle at the airport. Arrive Toronto, gosh darned cold, raining/snowing, not happy but it is winter. The next morning got up and everything is white (again-I missed the first snow falls, YEAH!) but not only is it white the wind could give you frostbite in a very short time. My first thought was I am going back to Dallas, then I had to deal with the snow. We cleared the driveway, 50ft by 120ft long and put the snow on our lawn, no problem, during the night the snowplough came bye and cleared our cul-de-sac and, of course, closed in our driveway. We had to dig it out again, yeach, but if you are a Senior the town will have their crew come and clear one exit from your driveway for one car. Great. It's Canada and it is winter, why would I expect anything different? BUT and that is a big but, we had unusual conditions up around Sarnia and people were stuck in their cars/trucks etc. for over 24hrs. and some of them did not have a survival kit. We have one in every car, it is so easy to be prepared. The point of this tomb is that Scotland lies way north of Toronto and we Scots depend on the Gulf Stream to keep us comfortable, I wonder if the recent events in the Gulf have impacted our, sorry, your weather?