Well, Southern Minnesota stole our snow! The big storm took a last minute turn to the south and left us with 2.6" of dry, powdery fluff. I suppose if I scraped up all the snow for 100 yards in all directions and sprayed it with a hose, I might be able to make a decent igloo, but that sounds like to much work!
Another storm is forecast for this weekend. The current track is south of here again, but they are notoriously unpredictable. We can only hope!
I was wondering how much you got as I wasn't certain just how far north you are and I haven't seen any reports for northern MN either. All the reports I see are from Mpls and south. The most I've heard is 14 inches.
I remember you saying you were way north. How far from the Border?
Yep, I hope the next one tracks dead center over ya.
I'd seen a great weather model for climate change and it was saying the west coast and the northern states were going to get the storms this year. Along with the climate change comes more extremes. It'll either snow like it did for Mpls. or not snow at all. The west coast has been getting hammered and the northern track has been getting good snow all the way to the western side of Glacier National Park and that seems to knock most of the moisture out of the storm cells. The cells appear to be smaller but still able to produce a lot of snow in a narrow path.
The moisture that is left for Colorado after dumping on the west coast is not much. The storm cells look pretty dark but it is mostly snowing above timberline if not just on the summits themselves.
It's so dry here on the plains that I've only had to scape my windshield three times this winter.