Minnesota Prairie Roots

Writing and photography by Audrey Kletscher Helbling

A summer-like day in March in Minnesota March 8, 2016

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At 3:45 p.m. Tuesday, the outdoor temperature in my Faribault backyard registered at 66 degrees.

At 3:45 p.m. Tuesday, the outdoor temperature in my Faribault backyard registered at 66 degrees. This photo shows the indoor/outdoor temp monitor atop my refrigerator.

IT WAS A THROW the windows open kind of day here in Southern Minnesota. Let the wind sail the scent of spring through the closed-up winter house. Air out the rooms. Turn off the furnace because it’s warmer outside than in.

Eat lunch outdoors. In the sunshine. In temps reaching about 70 degrees.

Tuesday was the kind of winter day that seems pinch me unbelievable. Is this really March in Minnesota? Or is it summer?

© Copyright 2016 Audrey Kletscher Helbling


18 Responses to “A summer-like day in March in Minnesota”

  1. Don Says:

    NICE enjoy it to the max! Weather is unseasonable warm here too, so much so that the annual world ice carving competition is worried about it being to warm and the lack of snow in Anchorage forced them to get a train load from Fairbanks for the Iditarod dog sled race. The weather folk types tell us it’s because of the Pacific Decadal Oscillation. Whatever it is caused by I am enjoying it to!

  2. Littlesundog Says:

    Yay!!! Maybe all of these southerly winds have finally reached you! Trees and shrubs are beginning to leaf out here and fruit trees are blossoming. Like you, I love this weather!

  3. Saw my first robin yesterday! Always a red letter day!

  4. It’s been beautiful lately. I’ve aired my house out a few times. I just hope the early spring isn’t a sign of a hot and dry summer.

  5. Jackie Says:

    I will admit I was a little excited with the warm temps on Tuesday. I’m not quite ready for the hot and humid to come, but 70…. I can handle that 🙂

  6. Spring has sprung at least for a day or two. That rodent down in Pa. seems to have got it right this year.. We hit 78 degrees yesterday 3/09 what a way to make the mind and body feel alive..

  7. Thread crazy Says:

    For us here in Texas we’ve hit 90’s! Way too hot for March; today it was 78, and now cold front has come through and it’s down to 60 with a foretasted low of 43! Crazy weather

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