Greetings from Minnesota! It’s starting out around 10 degrees this morning, but the forecast says we might hit 40.
I’m traveling most of this week for work (so don’t feel slighted if you don’t hear from me for a few days…). Yesterday at the farm I realized that the snow cover we’ve had since November could look very different – nearly nonexistent – if we have temps above 32 all week as forecasted.
The snow can melt amazingly fast, especially if we stay above freezing over night. Some springs we have a slow, gradual snow melt, but it can also happen in just a few days if conditions are right. Hopefully we don’t get the rain they are forecasting, as some areas of Minnesota and the Midwest can really start to flood when snow melt and rain combine. (Luckily our home and farm are not really flood-prone.)
I put together a little slide show of some “before” pictures at the farm. It was pretty overcast, so forgive the rather bleak looking sky. You can see that some of our roads have already melted mostly off. I’ll try to take some of the same pictures in the next week, and we’ll see if there’s a noticeable difference in how the landscape looks!