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
There was an intense dust storm that moved through the Upper Midwest (IA, SD, NE, and MN) Thursday.
And there is actually a name for what happened too.
The NWS said they can occur anywhere but usually occur in the Southwest.
Xcel is still out cleaning things up and more bad weather is expected this evening.
They had said earlier that Washburn and 55th had been blocked. The neighbor's shelter tent that just about went flying off last week during a storm was ruined. She said it got tipped right over the fence in the wind. Otherwise she said there was no other damage and I didn't see any other damage. Had a couple co-workers that had to make alternate arrangements for working today due to power and/or int
It got up into the 80s yesterday. We had some storms though and some hail. Glad my vehicle was in its parking spot in the garage when the storms came through. For the rest of this week we're supposed to see lows in the upper 50s to highs close to 90 with some storms in the mix.
Got the windows wide open now even though I live under a final approach for MSP.
Spring may finally be arriving up here. It got up above 70 today. And not only are yards turning green, but various plants are finally starting to bud as well. Once trees and other plants start budding full leaves are not too far off. I was able to go out today without a jacket and felt fine.
Supposed to be nice, warm, and sunny up here in Minneapolis tomorrow. Sister and brother-in-law picked a good weekend to visit. We’re planning to go see the Twins tomorrow.
Nice and warm today up in Minneapolis. It's close to about 70 degrees up here now. It was raining out earlier today but it's stopped so I've had the window open for a while today. First day it's been warm enough to do that.
I had the bedroom window open for a while but I decided to close it since if it starts raining suddenly I'm not in a position to move fast to close that window. I ❤️ my place but of course I could do without being under the final approach for MSP. Still no
I glanced at Outlook and it said the high was gonna be about 58 tomorrow and 45 Saturday. Oh nice. Or would've been nice if I lived in Washington, DC. Which is where Outlook somehow got it in its head where I was located.
In Minneapolis they're saying 16 tomorrow. Saturday looks to be a bit better with highs projected to be in the 30s.
And I don't mean hammered as in getting drunk either.
NWS is expecting about a foot of snow around here.
Right now it's not doing much of anything out. Just cold and windy. It'll be a good day to stay in tomorrow and just camp out at home.
Today was fairly nice out, with mostly sunny skies and the temp getting up to about 45 F. Looks like we're about to pay for it though. Both with more snow and temps nose-diving.
I'm glad my new gig is 100% remote since it'll enable me to just stay home the next few days.
It's supposed to get really cold in Iowa tomorrow, even before any wind chill is factored in.
They're saying that once wind chills are factored in the temperatures will feel like more than -30 below zero.
Minnesota is going to be about the same. With wind chill it'll be down as low as the -40s below zero in some parts of Minnesota.
A bunch of places are cancelling school tomorrow in Iowa because of the weather. Down in Dubuque the public schools are calling off classes. The
Ohh jeeze, GrandBerry6 just came to me, snuggled his face in my neck and barfed, all over me. In my neck, in my hair, on my face, down inside my nightie all over the front of my nightie. Ohh FUCK! Bath, washed hair, cleaned sofa. Good times, good times.
After a few months of trying to decide what kind of new computer to get and my brother telling me a Mac would be the best decision I could ever make and my sister telling me that would be the worst and I ought to stick to Windows.... I now have a used Mac. I am trying to get used to it. Not easy, but the Magnifying program is a lot better than the Windows one (that was the ultimate reason for my decision) and FJ works a lot better than on my 10-year old Laptop, too!!
Y'all, holter monitors suck. And naturally the palpitations that caused this test to be ordered are remarkably absent today.
I'm off to go work out in the hopes that triggers it. T minus 10 hours till I get this thing off.