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Winter has arrived

Thursday, December 05, 2013

I knew it would come. I just didn't know it would start with such a vengeance!

Winter is most definitely here. When I left for work Tuesday morning, it was a pretty much normal December day - cool, a little snow on the ground. By the afternoon a mix of snow and freezing drizzle had started. I went from work to help a friend paint winter scenery for display at a local landmark. It was 10 p.m. when I was on the road home. The roads weren't too bad.

The weather deteriorated by Wednesday, and by the time I went home the two-day snow total was approximately 15 inches. Forecasters said we could get another 5-8 inches overnight.

The phone rang at 6 a.m. this morning letting us know that school had been cancelled. I wondered how bad it was outside, and when I looked out there was only a little over an inch of on my car. The shock came when I went outside and was greeted by a freezing wind. the temperature had dropped to 2 degrees below zero and winds were gusting at about 20 mph. Crawling back into my warm bed sounded like a very good idea, but I had to get to the office. School was cancelled due to plows not being able to get to all the county roads in time for buses to get through.

The cold is expected to hand out through the weekend, so my plans are to stay indoors and get some Christmas decorating done.

A bush in front of my office buried under the recent snow.

Picture taken during the storm.

Member Comments About This Blog Post:
LEXIE63 12/6/2013 3:05AM

    Wow! That photo taken during the storm is amazing! Absolutely beautiful!

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DEE107 12/6/2013 12:26AM

    oh my thats snow

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LIVINGFREE19 12/5/2013 8:54PM

    We LOVE Minnesota! My daughter wants to get snow so bad here to go sledding, but all we get is rain. The temperature needs to drop here, and kill some of the allergens outside.
I know this is a lot of snow at one time, which makes it very debilitating, but it is very pretty, and there is so much fun to be had in the snow!

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TERRY631 12/5/2013 6:57PM

    I'm with kricket4!

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KENDRACARROLL 12/5/2013 5:52PM

    I really like to look at snowy pictures, especially around Christmas time; but you can keep it :)
We're down in the 30s at night, 60s during the day. Snow only in the mountains. And that's just fine with me...
Stay warm.

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