Sunday, January 26, 2014

Blizzard: or, Watching Trees Wave Merrily in the Wind

Sunday, January 26, 2014. A blizzard warning is on until midnight tonight. Sauk Centre schools won't open tomorrow: a welcome display of good sense. I heard that Interstate 94 is closed between Osakis and Moorhead.

I've spent the day enjoying not being outside, watching trees wave merrily in the wind.

Sunshine and snow in south Sauk Centre. January 22, 2014.

The Walmart parking lot, looking toward Coborn's and downtown. January 22, 2014.

The local Soo Bahk Do group was in the Sauk Centre Herald this week. The paper did a pretty good job of describing what our group does. I got the 'original' digital photo from the folks who gave the Sauk Herald a copy. Those are happy folks, after a tournament down in St. Cloud.

Soo Bahk Do in the newspaper. January 24, 2014.

After a tournament. December 8, 2013.

The last I heard, the blizzard is supposed to be over tonight. We don't seem to be getting any new snow, but any that's loose gets blown around. Then we're looking forward to a wind chill warning until noon on Tuesday.

I may stay inside tomorrow, too.

Saasdfnoon. January 26, 2014.

That's it for this week.

Sunday, January 19, 2014

Clear and Otherwise

Sunday, January 19, 2014. Wednesday's and Thursday's weather was either a winter storm or a blizzard, depending on who you heard: and what time you heard the report. Either way, it retouched our snow cover.

Sauk Lake, Wednesday afternoon. January 15, 2014.

The corner of Ash and South 9th this morning. January 19, 2014.

Snowmobilers came buzzing by this morning, enjoying the snow cover of front yards on this side of the street. It may or may not be legal: but they were having a good time.

Thursday, January 16, 2014

Blizzard and a Webcam

I got two phone calls early this morning, both from Sauk Centre schools' automated system. The first said that school would start two hours late. The second made more sense: no classes today.

There's a blizzard in progress here in central Minnesota. Looking through my webcam, it doesn't look too bad. The wind is still brisk, though, eagerly rearranging snow drifts and making new ones.

I plan to stay in all day.

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Tuesday, January 14, 2014

Back to 'Adjusted Normal'

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Sunday, January 12, 2014

Foggy, Sort of

Sunday, January 12, 2014. It's warmer than last week, which wouldn't take much. Days are getting longer, but it's still sincerely winter.

In a few months this will be a bird bath. Right now, it's a lawn ornament. January 10, 2014.

Not quite fog, not quite clear. January 10, 2014.

This evening I saw a bit of blue sky, which was a nice change of pace from the last few days.

Monday, January 6, 2014

Cold Weather: Lots of It

Here's what a map of U.S. weather watches and warnings looked like this morning. The orange or salmon color shows where we've got a Wind Chill Watch.

It's cold today.

(From, used w/o permission.)

I plan on staying inside.

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Sunday, January 5, 2014

Cold Weather and Me

Sunday, January 5, 2014. It's cold outside here in central Minnesota: and quite a few other places, too. Public schools in Minnesota won't open tomorrow, thanks to a decision by the Minnesota Governor.

I've been staying inside quite a bit recently, for a variety of reasons. I took these photos on Wednesday.

The eighth day of Christmas at Our Lady of Angels church. January 1, 2014.

They're hard to see from this angle, but those wise men got closer this week. At least, I assume so. January 1, 2014.

My wife told me to stay inside today. I had no problem with that idea. Like I said, it's cold outside.

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