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Friday, April 4, 2014


When Mother Nature blessed us with a dusting of snow on April 1, it was a fun April Fool’s joke, but there is nothing funny about our weather today.  Overnight we received around 10 inches of snow here in Minneapolis.  Our warmer temperatures over the past few weeks gave us hope that this would be a “normal” winter as the mountains of snow melted away, but this morning we have a flashback to last year, which saw snow falling in the first week of May.

A dusting of snow on April 1, was a fun April Fool's joke . . .

. . . But there was nothing fun about the snow this morning.

Cars waiting to be dug out after the snow storm.

This is the time of year that we all remind ourselves that we live in Minnesota and shouldn’t be surprised by long winters.  Usually, this is easy to except, but this year saw excessively long sub-zero stretches, which makes the winter seem to drag out longer than usual.  This added new snow brings that back that feeling.

This was  the view outside my window this morning.

Snow covered trees line the streets today.

Digging out after the storm.

As children we grew up with the rhyme about “April Showers.”  What I didn’t realize at the time, is that they could also be April SNOW Showers.

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