YOU KNOW THE MINNESOTA WINTER is getting too long when your husband says…
Maybe they canceled the snow.
(He made that comment Sunday morning upon looking out the bedroom window to, once again, see snow falling, as predicted.)
They plowed the snow and blew it onto the sidewalk.
(He made that comment Monday morning upon looking out the bedroom window to see snow and chunks of snow/ice thrown onto the walk. He then suited up in his coveralls and boots to, once again, clear snow before leaving for work.
I got the old Minnesota work-out this morning.
(He made that comment Monday morning upon completing snow removal duty.)
This is, it seems, the long winter, the endless winter, the forever winter. More snow is forecast for Wednesday and Saturday. Minnesota will likely break the record for snowiest February ever dating back to 1962 when 26.5 inches fell in the Twin Cities during the month. The current month metro snowfall total of 22.6 inches ranks this February as the fourth snowiest ever. I foresee no difficulty breaking that. So bring it on. If we’re going to get snow, we may as well have something to brag about.
(In Faribault I’m pretty certain we’ve exceeded that record-breaking 26.5 inches as we’ve gotten more snow than the Twin Cities. I just don’t know where to find the data to back that up.)
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