TODAY APPEARED deceptively lovely. Blue sky. Sunshine. Fresh layer of snow overnight.
But appearance is not reality.
On this Sunday in Southern Minnesota, the temp dipped to minus two degrees Fahrenheit by late afternoon.
On Highway 36 in Roseville, a Minnesota state trooper faced the unenviable task of clearing debris from a crash scene. Only his cheeks and nose appeared visible from behind a black mask as he worked in the brutal cold. He faced the additional danger of two lanes of heavy traffic propelling toward him. All it would take is one inattentive driver…
Near downtown Minneapolis, smokestacks billowed steam, always more prominent on days like today.
As day shifted to evening, sun dogs showed up, bright columns of light flanking the sun.
It’s been one cold day in Minnesota.
© Copyright 2015 Audrey Kletscher Helbling