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The pictures coming out of areas just south of Buffalo, NY today are insane. There’s enough snow to half-bury an NFL kicker, for Santa’s Sake!
On Monday we got the snow. “I got out of work early just to come home and work some more,” said Rob Adams of Isanti. On Tuesday we got the cold, and it doesn’t plan on leaving us anytime soon. These November temperatures are about 20-degrees below normal. That means extra layers for bikers. “There’s never a bad time to ride, just bad preparation,” said bicyclist Guy Still.
No practice snowfall to acclimate us to the shift in weather and wardrobe this season. In a mere two weeks’ time, sandals were replaced with snow boots, as Oct 27 featured high temperatures in the upper 60s and on Monday sidewalks became shrouded in fall snow, demanding more than one ruler to measure in many locations.
Winter weather has arrived with a bang and ahead of schedule with more than a foot of snow on the ground in some parts of Minnesota. Rush City in Chisago County is buried under 15 inches of fresh snow. Princeton in Isanti County is dealing with 14½ inches and St. Cloud in Stearns County has a foot.
When Everett Diemert woke up, he knew he had quite a manic Monday ahead of him. He works at Hallberg Marine in Wyoming. There were a whole lot of boats that required snow removal. “We are going to have another long winter like last year,” Diemert said.
The sounds of children celebrating the early arrival of a snow day were loud and clear in Elk River Monday. Best friends Kaila Swart and Lexi Patraw were having the time of their lives. “It’s really fun because I get to play with my best friend and do face plants in the snow,” Swart said.
The first snowstorm of the season is causing big headaches for travelers and crews Monday at Minneapolis-St. Paul International Airport. MSP Spokesman Pat Hogan says there have been about 175 canceled flights Monday. Hogan says he doesn’t anticipate many more being made because the airlines were aggressive about canceling them ahead of time.
As much of Minnesota is buckling down for an extended snowstorm that could bring more than a foot of snow to parts of the state, it’s worth taking a look back to what happened nearly three-quarters of a century ago.
Public schools in both Minneapolis and St. Paul have canceled after-school activities in anticipation of further snow. The snow began falling in Minnesota at around 3 a.m.
The flakes of the season’s first major snow storm began falling on Minnesota Monday morning, and by the time the clouds clear out Tuesday, around a foot of snow could blanket a swath of the state.
Some school districts in Minnesota are canceling classes as the first major winter storm of the season arrives. St. Cloud Area Schools, Albany, Sauk Rapids-Rice and Sartell are among those closed Monday because of the storm that could deposit more than a foot of snow in some area.
Minnesotans are preparing for Old Man Winter as the season’s first major storm threatens to dump more than a foot of snow Monday on a swath of the state, including the metro.
Because of the snow in the forecast, Delta Airlines is prepping in advance. Right now, the company is letting passengers with flights for Monday reschedule without a change fee. These are for flights through the Twin Cities and Rochester.
With 2014 starting to wind down and a whole new set of Top 10 Weather Days just around the corner, it’s a perfect time to take a trip down memory lane. The past year was full of weather extremes. On the cusp of the change from fall to winter, Kylie Bearse sat down with the rest of the WCCO weather team to look back at all Minnesota has endured this past year.