So long, snow cover!

- In just 3 short days, much of the state has gone from more than 4 inches of snow cover, to absolutely zero.  With temperatures rising into the 40’s for a couple of days and with nearly 72 straight hours of above freezing temperatures, our winter snow cover has taken a big hit.  Much of the region had snow on the ground just late last week, but now areas south of a Pine City to Lake Mille Lacs to Alexandria and Willmar line are now pretty much snow free.  Check out the difference in just 3 days from late Thursday to late Sunday…

Amazing how fast that snow can melt when temperatures climb into the 40’s and 50’s across the region.  While the North Country still has some snow, and the Arrowhead with a good 2 feet of it, the frozen tundra will continue to thaw with many lakes becoming too dangerous to walk on as well.  While this late February thaw a little unusual, it’s certainly not unprecedented as there have been many years when we enter March snow free.  But for snow and winter enthusiasts, we are running out of time until spring really takes hold.


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