NEWS FLASH! “Jack Frost Froze to Death Today in Minnesota!”
If your head hasn’t been buried in the sand somewhere sunny, then you’ve probably heard that the northern half of our country has been covered in snow for the last few days. On Tuesday, our kids were mesmerized by the most beautiful snow. It looked like silver glitter had been sprinkled over Rochester. Spectacular! It was super cold, so the snow was especially dry and fluffy. No snowmen, but this is the kind of snow that glistens in the Chrismas lights and makes for gorgeous pictures. I think we got around 3 inches, but don’t hold me to that.On Friday morning we awoke to 6 more inches of fluffy stuff. Schools were called off (not that this effects homeschooles, like us), including the local college (unheard of). Mike dug us out and we braced ourself for the next onslaught.Yesterday we were gifted with an additional 7.5 inches of snow. It messed up our weekend plans, but there was nothing to do except sit tight. Mike kept the fire going, I wrote, the boys put together huge Lego creations with Daddy, and Kadi listened to her iPod. Last night we watched a couple of movies together and listened to the wind howl.Today, the temperatures have dropped 34 degrees since yesterday’s high of 23. Do the math … it’s -11. With the 20-30 mph winds (with 40 mph gusts), the wind chill is -40. It’s hard to believe today is only the FIRST day of winter.Mike and I just ventured outside to dig us out. I’m including several pictures for friends in the South who find our descriptions unimaginable.
I love you momi! You’re my favorite, tell Gracie hi for me! I’m in Amarillo!
I’ve been trying to tell my Okie friends “what it’s like” in MN right now (have been getting the same reports from my Mom & Dad & family) but as the old saying goes… “a picture’s worth a thousand words!” Thanks for posting these on your blog so I can convince everybody — (you didn’t have to convince ME! 🙂 Unbelievably, I woke up to a thunderstorm and tornado watch this morning (!!!) — the temp dropped from 70 to 30 in 5 minutes as a HUGE black cloud whipped by overhead (don’t have any photos to share of the event … just picture my jaw dropping at God’s amazing power and might!!!) Whether it’s weather, or simply WONDER at all He does (and can do), I can’t help but smile and PRAISE HIM! Happy New Year to you & yours’!
Love, your friend,
I had a layover in Minneapolis this past weekend on the way to my first out of state speaking invitation- It WAS really cold!! I tried to sneak a snowball into my carry-on for my children but it didn’t work! 🙂
You thought that was cold? It’s even colder now! -40 windchill tonight. Brrrr. Even the hearty Minnesotans start to shiver at those temps! How did the event go?