Six Months Of Winter And Counting

Six months ago today was also a Friday and many of us were waking up to snow on the ground.  In Fargo, 1.4 inches had fallen the previous day and although most of it had melted before sunset, there was still a touch of white covering the ground.  But in northwestern Minnesota, 3 to 6 inches of snow had fallen with the ground still very white on that chilly Friday morning.

Although most of the reports from that October 4 snow event stayed under 6 inches, there was a small area around Badger, Minnesota that recorded between 10 and 15 inches of snow.  That of course is a significant snow storm for any time of the year, but especially in early October.  The wet sloppy snow fell on trees full of leaves snapping branches and causing power outages that lasted for a few days in some locations.  Here we are six months later with snow still on the ground and the potential for more.

Perhaps it was not the worst cold season on record, but you are not mistaken if you think it has been a very long winter.