Finally... some SNOW

So today it finally looks like we're going to be getting some actual, significant snowfall today. Weather folks are talking anywhere from 4 - 6 inches in the Twin Cities. This will be the first major snowfall (major being defined as more than 1 inch in a 24hour period) this winter. I've got about 3 or 4 inches total on the ground up at my home (in the far northern suburbs of the Twin Cites). Most of that has fallen in the past two or three days. The official record keepers at the MSP Airport haven't seen that much, which is pretty obvious when looking around down at the Sun Office in Bloomington.

I think that we've had only 4 inches total of snow so far this year, compared to the 2 feet that we're suppsed to have had by now. Lack of snow is a bad thing for my landscaping. Snow, believe it or not, acts as a nice insulator. Without the snowcover, the frost goes deep into the ground when you have the bone-chilling sub-zero highs like we had last week. I don't want to see how many of my landscaping bushes, or the tulips my wife planted in the fall decide not to sprout this spring.

I feel bad for Raleigh, NC. Looks like the whole city was shut down yesterday by a mere inch of snow. Amazing... well, maybe not so when you consider that they don't have the sanding or salt trucks that we do up here (nor do they really need them.)

I'm not going to be able to enjoy the snow for that long though. I'm heading out to Denver on Sunday to write the Solaris 10 Certification Exams. Denver was 70 yesterday! (Which accoring to the Weather Channel was a record.)

Comments:

Hi Phillip. You must live a bit further out than I do. Shoreview has less than an inch on the ground. Funny, I was just out in Denver this past Sunday thru Tuesday for my employer :-)

Posted by Lance Lavandowska on January 21, 2005 at 04:42 AM CST #

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