Saturday, May 04, 2013

A Few Days of Shock

The morning of May 2, 2013
A historic day in Minnesota weather
Even the Weather Channel was in town for NBC national news.

Birch Tree in our front yard, May 2, 2013

Just the facts:
14" of heavy, wet snow
The greatest total monthly snowfall for May prior to this was 2" (again- for the whole month of May!)
This was the 4th heaviest single-day snowfall for ANY DAY in Rochester weather records.
Just for good measure, the day's high temperature of 33 F. was the coldest high temperature in May- ever.

Meanwhile, barely 60 miles north of us, in the south metro of the Twin Cities, there was NO snow. In fact, yesterday when we were in the Cities for a meeting, I clocked that within 4 miles the scenery went from snow-covered fields to absolutely NO SNOW. Unbelievable.

Now, will someone please give us our spring back. We have seen it for only 4 days!

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