There's a pile of snow cleared in a Target parking lot here in the Twin Cities it has been named Mount Eden Prairie.
It's also been called Mount Target and one Minnesota woman painted a picture of Minnesota's most famous mound of snow. Experts think it'll stick around until mid May.
I can believe that. I worked at a manufacturing plant that was over a mile long with an almost equally long parking lot so they had quite the snow piles which wouldn't disappear until May or even the fi
Here in the Twin Cities we broke the 80" marker for total snowfall, making it the 8th snowiest season on record.
The most the Twin Cities received on record was 98.6" in the 1983/84 season.
I hope that we're done with snow for the season but it would not surprise me at all if we weren't. Both Iowa and Minnesota have had some nasty winter storms in April. The Twin Cities could move up one or maybe even two more spots in amount received even if we just get as much as they're predict
Earlier this week forecasters were saying that we could be seeing a major winter storm later this week here in Minnesota but now it looks like the heavier stuff will go south of us and be down in Iowa again.
Before today it looked like up here in the Twins we were going to be seeing some weather and I think they had a winter storm watch/warning before but they slid back to winter weather advisory for Thursday into Friday.
It was snowing after work today but when I went out it w
The weather had pretty much passed through by 2:00pm today and it started to clear up. According to the non-sharpiefied NWS where I am in the Twin Cities had about 13 inches of snow total, give or take.
I'm glad I decided to wait until tomorrow before I go down for the various family parties this weekend. Even though the weather has pretty much gone through that's more time for the roads to get better. Hopefully it'll be quiet for a while now.
Here's a few more photos from this af
Winter Storm Olive has been through the Twin Cities area. It started yesterday afternoon and by late afternoon it was coming down pretty good. Looks like we'll be getting 10 to 16 inches of snow by tomorrow evening.
Here's a few photos I took last night and this morning. I think I'll be staying home today and not doing too much.
Looks like we'll be getting some more weather up here in Minnesota. I guess it's payback for missing out on the storm that hit Iowa a couple weeks ago. Various sources are saying we might get as much as two feet of snow. Of course it depends who one listens to.
This is the joke that we all mention when the winter storms come in...
God only knows how much we'll get now. I think even just yesterday they were saying maybe an inch in the metro and light snow at most in Iowa - and
Dubuque had the largest amount of snow to fall in a single day in over 8 years yesterday.
Before that the last time Dubuque received that much snow in a single day was on Feb 1, 2015 when ten inches fell. That was also the last time Dubuque had double digit snow fall. We used to get those on a semi-annual basis but not in recent years.
It's supposed to be a bit quieter this weekend and warmer too so I don't think that snow will hang around too long.
Even up here in the Twin Ci
Dubuque got a bit more snow than I expected today.
There's a winter storm warning until 6pm this evening.
Of course we're getting to the point in the year whatever does fall doesn't stay too long. It's supposed to be up in the 40s for several days starting this weekend.
Right now the local news sources are saying there will be about 3 to 6 inches of snow, with a winter storm warning hitting parts of Eastern Iowa.
For once it looks like we're not getting hit up north by this same storm, that we'll be north of the storm. Right now they're just saying it'll be cloudy but we'll have to see how it all turns out here in the Twin Cities.
It was up in the mid 40s today so I did toy with getting my bike out for some riding today. Maybe closer to spring I'
It's shaping up to be an active weather week here in the Midwest. On Monday two tornadoes were reported in eastern Iowa. This was the first time in over 50 years that there had been tornadoes in Iowa in January.
And now it looks like Iowa is going to be getting a snowstorm Wednesday into Thursday this week.
And it looks like up here in Minnesota we'll be seeing some more snow from the same storm.
It rained most of the day yesterday but we have enough snow on the ground th
Still snowing up here today. Originally we were supposed to have an in office day today so we'd be able to have a team meeting but they decided to let us all work from home today.
Supposed to keep snowing all day today into tomorrow. Between today and tonight we could get about another six inches of snow.
Here's another view from my patio...
I'm ready for spring now.
It's snowing out pretty good right now. The NWS is saying we're going to get about 4 to 7 inches of snow over the next day or so.
According to the DOT the roads in the Twin Cities have some light snow on them but the roads are covered with snow and ice south of the metro.
Pretty much sitting at home today and tomorrow and not doing too much. Might walk over to the grocery store later today to get a few things but it's just a day to sit at home and just relax.
Looks like we're in for a few days of it now.
It looks like I'm right at the freezing rain/heavy snow border here in the Twin Cities. I got back to Minneapolis just as the weather was starting to hit today. Glad I got back when I did.
Well we survived the first part of the storm. It's currently -8 here in Minneapolis. The sun is out right now but the snow is still blowing around.
Things are still pretty dicey out there right now and forecasters are saying out in the country there will be whiteout conditions later today and tomorrow.
Still planning to head back to Iowa Saturday though. Just going to give myself a lot of extra time to get there.
Over the past week we've had several inches of snow. It cleared up Sunday but the temperature dropped like a rock these past few days.
And we - along with most of the rest of the upper Midwest - are also getting hammered. Right now one of the local stations is saying we'll get 4 to 8 more inches of snow Plus blowing snow tomorrow and Friday. Ugh.
It's been snowing pretty steady over the course of the day. This a photo I took by Target Center leaving work today.
If the f
Last week when I was down in Iowa the snow pretty much melted up here in the Twin Cities. Well we got it all back today.
More winter fun in the spoiler.
Of course today the electric company had a scheduled outage in my neighborhood and my power was supposed to be down from 10 to 2 today. So I went in to the office. I have no idea if the outage went off as scheduled or if they're going to do it again tomorrow.
We're under a winter storm warning until 9pm. My coworker m
It was snowing most of the night so the ground was covered this morning.
The local NBC station is saying probably 1 to 3 inches throughout Minnesota with about two inches in the Twin Cities.
It's not going to be especially heavy but then you got all those idiots out there who forgot how to drive in winter weather.
Yeah, looks like winter is coming to the upper Midwest. Fornicate.
Looks like North Dakota is getting the brunt but winter is also hitting Montana, South Dakota, and parts of northwest Minnesota. One of my FB friends from law school lives in SW Minnesota so I got a message out to her asking how the weather is out there.
I'm not ready for winter yet. Ugh,
It’s been cooler up here these past few days.
And now we have a frost alert coming
Well my plants are pretty much done for so I don’t have to worry about that now. I hope it stays decent for a while yet
Leaves have definitely started turning up here and I’m having to wear thicker jackets if I rode in the morning or after work. I still need to get a thicker riding coat as I had to throw my old one out last April.
Two years ago today Iowa got hit by a derecho
Yeah it got really rainy and windy up by Dubuque but there wasn't any damage at the farm. Nor did we lose power. Others in the area weren't quite as lucky. To say nothing of areas like Cedar Rapids or other parts of Iowa that got really hard.
And it was two years ago today that I learned that there was a weather phenomena called derecho.
Yeah, it's nice and hot up here in the Midwest. Right now in Minnesota it's coming up on 8:00pm and it's still in the upper 90s. It's actually warmer here in Minnesota right now than it is in Iowa.
It's supposed to be a bit cooler tomorrow, then it looks like temps will be up in the 90s until Saturday when it's going to be about 78.
Last night I glanced at my Lenovo alarm clock a couple times and it was the middle of the night and it was still in the high 80s.
Supposed to be a good hot one in the upper Midwest tomorrow. Here in Minneapolis it's supposed to be up close to 100 tomorrow.
In Iowa the various cities are opening up cooling centers and are advising residents to be careful about the heat.
One of the local stations asked how well prepared the Minnesota power grid is for the heat.
In other words Minnesota won't be as fornicated as Abattoir land was or is when extreme weather hits the power grid.
When I lived in Iowa the joke was that one wanted to experience all four seasons in one week they just had to live in Iowa for a while. Sooner or later they would have such a week.
Seems to be the case up here in Minnesota as well. After a stretch with with highs in the 70s to 80s even up as high as 90 it's been fairly cool out the past few days. Supposed to warm up again over the week and be up around 80 by this weekend. So far the plant collection seems to be tolerating the cold snap
Guess I should update again? Frieda (Kiki, we renamed her) is here since the end of February 2021. She came with a bunch of problems, but is the best dog ever and is doing better every day. But we do now know how a dog with ptsd looks like. For real, not joking. If she is triggered during the day, she wakes up screaming at night. Not like dogs dream, but literally screaming. Other than that she went with us on countless trips, loves hiking and even cable cars. She is one heck of a fearless dog in situations who do not remind her of her old life.
My Grandpa passed away last May and I'm still grieving a lot. After sharing a house with my grandparents for over 30 years it is just horrible to lose one of them. Even though it was his decision and he got to go like he wanted. At home, in his bed during the night without doctors. He would have need more care and he did not want more care. So after turning 90 he decided to let go and became weaker and weaker.
In other news my dad stops working for good on April 1st. Retirement time. Keep my Mum and myself in your prayers. We really do not want him at home all the time. Haha!