Yes, it’s spring. The air is sweet and clear, the snow is melting, winter parkas give way to spring jackets and no longer can we confidently walk on the lake 50 feet from shore (though I never did anyway).
Oh wait, I spoke too soon. It’s March, of course, and that means unpredictability. There is always a blizzard in March and we are about to be blasted, if one can believe the National Weather Service that is. Here is an excerpt from the blizzard warning issued by the NWS:
THE NATIONAL WEATHER SERVICE IN DULUTH HAS ISSUED A BLIZZARD WARNING…WHICH IS IN EFFECT FROM 1 PM TUESDAY TO 7 PM CDT WEDNESDAY.
* SNOW ACCUMULATION: 12 TO 16 INCHES OF SNOWFALL IS EXPECTED BY LATE WEDNESDAY AFTERNOON.
* …WINDS OF 30 TO 45 MPH… WITH WHITE OUT AND BLIZZARD CONDITIONS LIKELY.
And the best part is my husband is due to fly out from Duluth to Chicago in the middle of it! Let’s pray we either get no snow or ice at all, or we get so much that his flight will be canceled before I even drop him off at the airport.
The storm is due to begin today at 1pm and I thought, as it’s a little slow at work today (so far), that it would be a good opportunity to take some pictures throughout the day to document the storm, come what may.
Here is the first installment. The wind is quite strong already and kicking up some mighty waves, though not as might as some other storms. There’s still plenty of time left in the day, though.