What is life like in a snow globe? We are finding out this April here in Minnesota. It is now the official snowiest April on record, and the white stuff just keeps coming. Our official total as of this morning is seventeen inches. In case you are not familiar with snow, a bunch of snow helps to keep the temperatures cooler. Guess what? This last load has now cooled the temps around here again!
Friday started out with rain, which turned to sleet, to graupel (snow pellets), and finally snow. As the day went on, the forecast changed expecting the snow to keep coming at first until Saturday night but eventually until this morning. The winds whipped up, and were blowing up to fifty mph during the entire weekend. We also had thunder snow on Saturday morning. Our snow was almost all gone on Friday, as you can see, but my sisters could smell the impending snowstorm Friday afternoon.
Saturday was the worst of the two days. Almost everything in the Twin Cities was cancelled, and no travel was advised. We hunkered down at home to enjoy a snow day. Mom got a lot done in the house, and we did lots of napping with some trips outside to check on the snow.
Of course, Bailie always loves to track, and she spent a lot of time with her nose in the snow.
I took this photo on our front walkway right before my evening walk. Mom had so shovel a path out to the driveway for us to use. We all do love snow, and are enjoying being out in it, and it is making everything quite pretty. The only problem is, it is mid April, not mid winter. At least we won’t have to do any yard work until May sometime.
Sunday morning was so peaceful. Mom and I had a nice walk on the roads since nothing else was plowed or shoveled, and if it was, the wind blew the snow back. No one was out driving. All we heard was the hum of snowblowers. Over the weekend there were over 600 car accidents, and 1,100+ spin outs on the roads. Sunday, Mom was tired of being at home, and decided to run a couple errands, and head out to Gramma’s house with me.
Check out Gramma’s fire hydrant. Yes, it is that red dot back there. With so much snow, it is important to make sure hydrants are shoveled out in case they are needed.
Up by the house, there was a lot of drifting. I enjoy hiding under the roof that goes down, almost to the ground.
I’m not tall by any means, so this snow was really up to my ears in the yard. I thought I might sink, and never be seen again!
After a nice walk around Gramma’s neighborhood, I settled in on the couch with cousin Bowie to warm up. I thought this pillow was perfect given the weather! The are talking about the possibility of more snow in a few days. I’m really wondering if it will ever end, or if we will forever be stuck in our Minnesota snow globe! At least the frog photobomber is rather spring like!
Ellen Shedlarz says
Everything you got in snow we got in rain. I can’t even get Katie out. Hope she becomes a camel today.
We would rather have snow. Rain is dreadful.
Edie Chase says
This is the snow that should have been there in January. We got some sleet/ice/snow last night, luckily it’s a holiday in Massachusetts. Unfortunately, the marathoners have to run in this junk. 🙁
The Boston Marathon is tough on a good day, but it seems most years there are high winds, rain or other things to add to the difficulty. Mom qualified to run it one year but decided not to do it.
Good grief. I’ve been reading about the wind, and all that snow. I can’t even imagine, and in April no less.
It can happen, and it sure did. The weekend was actually pleasant because everyone was home, hanging out, getting things done.
yep I saw on the news that you guys REALLY got whammed again. We just had a major ice storm yesterday (and Saturday), instead of the snow. This weather sure is crazy, isn’t it?
We got some ice, don’t like ice at all. Hope your ice melts fast.
My Golden Life says
We had rain up the wa-zoo! It flooded the back porch so bad that it came into the house under the back door. The carpet – thankfully indoor/outdoor with no padding – was soaked to about 2 feet into the room, wall-to-wall. I unplugged the washer/dryer for safety’s sake. The porch floor is a muddy mess! It’s gonna be a BIG clean-up job once it dries out. I’d rather have snow!!
Oh no! That sounds like a real mess. No fun to clean that up, but as long as no permanent damage was done, it will all be good.
Jan K says
What is the silly frog smiling about??!! LOL. As I told your Mom on FB, we’ve mostly been getting sleet and freezing rain here; there is nothing good about it. It is so windy today, and Luke is not impressed with all the noise outside with ice falling off our roof and flying out of the trees. I’m not sure it’s even safe to go outside! We’re glad you at least got to enjoy some snow, Emma, that would have been much better than this lousy ice! And I can’t believe they’re saying another week before we might see some spring weather. 🙁
We really don’t like ice! Snow is fine, and we like snow better than rain too. Sure it is a bit late in the year, but we have been enjoying it since we have it. No yard work until sometime in May which is also a bonus.
Oh my goodness, your snow sure seems never ending!!!
It is never ending, but we might see an end by month’s end
Lee and Phod says
We live is a very similar world to you, but we got a lot of rain and freezing rain.
We will take a load of snow over rain and ice any day. Stay safe.
Mary McNeil says
Wow – a new record for snow in Minnesota ? At least your baseball team will get to play in Puerto Rico for a couple of days .
Lot’s of cancelled games recently from the snow in the outdoor stadium.
Joann stancer says
We got dumped on too!!! Where is Spring?
I think it will start warming up in a few days.
M. K. Clinton says
I feel bad for whining about being cold in the lower 40’s. I cannot imagine that much snow in the dead of winter! It is beautiful and I’m glad y’all are enjoying it. Hopefully, spring will make a brief visit before summer.
It is all in what one is used to, but even for MN, this is pretty extreme.
Kinley Westie says
I are jealous – me and Brinley has STILL not seen snow.
We have plenty to share. You should get up here quick!
Tails Around the Ranch says
Wow, we’re pretty jealous of your snow. Maybe you guys should stop hogging it all because we’ve received mostly zilch all winter long. ?
Last year we barely had any which was a good thing since Mom had a broken ankle, so we are making up for two years in one.