Minnesota Prairie Roots

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From Faribault: Latest snowstorm, soon-to-be-blizzard, begins February 20, 2014

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THE WEATHER FORECASTERS were right.

As I snapped this photo from my living room window, this pick-up truck slid on the snowy street.

As I snapped this photo from my living room window awhile ago, this pick-up truck slid on the snowy street.

Heavy, wet snow began falling in Faribault about 90 minutes ago, shortly after lunch.

Mega flakes fell initially, but have now decreased in size.

Mega flakes fell initially, but have now decreased in size. This is another shot taken through a front window of my Faribault home.

It began as a beautiful snow globe snow.

Neither rain nor snow...later than usual mail delivery in my neighborhood.

Neither rain nor snow…later than usual mail delivery in my neighborhood.

But as we Minnesotans know, this is the heaviest to shovel, the most challenging to remove without plugging the snowblower, the type of snow that really slicks the roads. (Be careful out there.)

A blizzard warning remains in effect for my area and most of southeastern Minnesota until noon Friday, according to the National Weather Service.

As soon as the snow began, my neighbor girl was outside building a snowman and a snow fort.

As soon as the snow began, my neighbor girl slipped outside to build a snowman and a snow fort. Faribault schools were closed today because of the impending blizzard. Photo shot through a second story window in my home.

Fun times…

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8 Responses to “From Faribault: Latest snowstorm, soon-to-be-blizzard, begins”

  1. Your captures make me want to curl up with a good read by the fire with a glass of wine:)

  2. Jackie Says:

    It really does look like a snow globe out there :) It’ll be interesting to see what the winds will do with this wet snow? This reminds me so much of the 15 inches we got last May 3rd, heavy and wet. Stay warm and enjoy the view :)

    • I don’t know how wind can move snow this heavy. I shoveled for an hour this afternoon. Randy joined me a half hour later when he arrived home from work early. He used the snowblower. It’s extremely icy under all that snow. I nearly slipped once and Randy was sliding along behind the snowblower at one point.

  3. treadlemusic Says:

    The rain/thunder was a bit of surprise, here. Our warning has been reduced to an advisory……’they’ still don’t know exactly where the snow line will land (we’re on that line!!)LOL! Note: other choice “Jacob’s Ladder”. Hugs…………………..

  4. Thread crazy Says:

    The snow photos are beautiful and I imagine by now snow drifts are everywhere and if you listen real closely, you can hear the snow flakes as they land on trees, houses and all. So quiet yet so beautiful. Stay warm and inside.


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