I wandered around downtown yesterday from about 3:30 to 5:30 pm, taking photos during the peak of the snowstorm. As the streetlights and Xmas lights came on, it made downtown more beautiful than ever.
I’ve loved snowstorms ever since I was a little kid and heard the stories of the Armistice Day Blizzard of 1940 in which my grandfather froze to death. (I wasn’t born yet.)
I sure hope this storm, which is shaping to be similar to the the Halloween Blizzard of 1991, doesn’t disappoint. So far, so good, though west of the Cities looks like the prime target right now.
This 1:30 pm snowfall prediction map is from the Twin Cities NWS.
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Yesterday morning’s Alberta clipper dusted us with an inch or two of snow, prompting me to try my hand at another round of macro photos (see the autumn album) in the Carleton Arb. I’ll probably add to this album over the next week as a parade of snow ‘event’s’ are predicted to march through southern Minnesota.
According to blogger and meteorologist Paul Douglas, Northfield got 9.5 inches of snow yesterday, making downtown parking and walking, um, challenging. No problemo today, as crews worked all night to haul it all away. See Adam Gurno’s Winter storm round-up on Northfield.org for links to snow-related posts and photos around the Northfield blogosphere. Two more photos:
The sledding hill below St. Olaf’s Old Main was sporting the remnants of Monday’s minor snowfall yesterday.