Going out to the the store, there was no visible snow, just a light slushy breeze. Leaving the store with the hot dish ingredients, the air was full of snow and the storm was in progress.
That includes the moron in the pontiac who spun out through the major intersection just off Route 10 because he tried to stop for ar ed light.
It also incudes the two people taken away by ambulance from the pickup truck that was crumpled like so much scrap paper by the 88 thousand pound plow truck. At least the gas tanker that was also involved in the accident did not explode. But the 12 troopers and deputies that are now investigating the accident will not be available for other needs for the rest of the afternoon. The five firetrucks on the scene will probabl be freed up shortly, though.
(With that many troopers on scene it is a reasonable guess that this was a death accident.)
Commentary on Minnesota storms.
The Weather Channel does say this storm could possibly maybe be comparable to THE GREAT HALLOWEEN BLIZZARD OF 1991. I'm interested to find out how the live-blogging escalates, over the next couple days...
I'll actually be paying attention to this. I have a flight into MSP tomorrow, which I am hoping is not canceled.
I promise not to be smug. Last year at this time I was in day 11 (of 13) of being snowed/iced in -- in the suburbs of Portland, Oregon, for cryin' out loud. This year we are enjoying a normal weather year: gray skies, a few showers, a little frost in the AM.
Really, though, I do feel sorry for the many people who are battling adverse weather as they try to get home for the holidays.
Sam, good luck with that. I'm about 28 miles north of the airport, up-gradient on snowfall amounts for this storm.
Replacement cookies? Oh, dear. So, if we're out and about tomorrow or Friday, we shouldn't drop by with treats?
I recommend not being out and about tomorrow! The next day might be fine.