The Long John Index Service of Canada

Keeping Canadians Warm and Entertained since Mid to late October


The 2012 - 2013 Winter Season is OVAH! Mitten High Fives Canada!

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Good Morning Bonjour Canada! 

Well it is that time of year again! Sure there is still snow on the ground in some parts of the country, and Alert, top of Canada is COLD as heck, but it is time for us to bid you adieu for the non winter season! A quick glance at our records show that we started tweeting back in SEPTEMBER, to it's been a lonnnnng winter! 

Now we should remind you all that Technically, the Long John Index doesn't turn off. You will see a tweet or post from time to time, as WINTER doesn't technically turn off! You just won't see any regular posts or tweets! By law, we have to make way for folks at the UV Index ( two Index's can't occupy the same space. It's science.)

We have to give a big thanks to everyone who made this Winter Season so amazing! We had a lot of wonderful things happen! We darn near doubled our Twitter Followers, made some new friends on Facebook. We also got to talk to some of our pals at Various CBC's and Featured on the Weather Network . Not only that, we had a wonderful fan knit us some Mittens! Congratulations to Jenny and Sudbury and Erin from Edmonton! We will have your mittens in the mail soon!

The 2013 - 2014 Winter Season will be here before we all know it and we already have some changes planned! Re-vamped website for sure, and some other secret secret ideas!

On behalf of everyone here at the Long John Index, thank you for all your Tweets, Toque Purchases, Facebook Comments and Emails. It's great to be a part of a community of wacky weather nerds.

Keep warm, and we will talk to you soon,

Staff and Lowly Interns,

Long John Index Service of Canada


Thank You Merci Canada!

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Well Canada, it's that time of year again!

After months and months of teasing, Spring has finally springed across most of the Dominion. Sure it's still freezing up North, but soon the temperatures will begin to crack, and everyone will pack their Long Johns Away for another summer.

All this means that the Long John Index will be closing for the spring and or summery months! This doesn't mean that you will not hear from us! We will keep a watchful eye on the weather and should Winter rear it's frosty head, we will be sure to tell you if you need Long Johns! Heck, last year we closed around Mid Late March, but issued Long John Index's in April! So we won't be going anywhere, we'll just be very quiet for a couple months ( or at least we should hope so.)

Despite it being a fairly mild winter across the country, it was a HUGE Winter for the Long John Index. We tripled our Facebook and Twitter Friends. We got to interview people stationed at CFB Alert. And WE were featured on radio stations in Calgary, Edmonton, Grande Prairie, Toronto, Montreal and Fredericton, and Newspapers in Sudbury and Manitoulin Island. What Fantastic Winter! We can't imagine what it would have been like if it were cold!

So before we wish you all a happy 'Non Wintery Season' we want to say 'Thank You Merci' for the wonderful Wnter. It was a blast, and we look forward to doing it again in a couple months!

Wishing you a happy Non Wintery Season,

The Staff and Lowly Interns,

The Long John Index Service of Canada