Friday, October 05, 2012

first snow of the year

We went to bed Wednesday night with a winter storm warning in effect and the expectation of 6-10 inches (or maybe even over a foot of snow).

Visions of snow days danced in my head (but it really would take a foot or more of snow to close my workplace).

We woke up Thursday morning to a lot of wind and about 2-3 inches of wet, heavy snow on the ground, with more falling. Perhaps another inch fell during the day, and that was it for our first "winter storm." Wop wopppp. (Off to work we went.)

Other areas got a lot more--I heard that Roseau, which is in northwest Minnesota, got over a foot. My in-laws live between here and there, and they lost electricity and still don't have it back.

So, our first snow of winter is on the books It's mostly melted already, though it is lightly snowing as I write this.