Posts Tagged ‘Minnesota snowstorm’

We’re used to wild weather forecasts in Minnesota. But for once, yesterday’s all-caps warning was no exaggeration. “URGENT … BLIZZARD WARNING EXPANDED THROUGH THE TWIN CITIES METRO … HISTORIC WINTER STORM ONGOING.” If the warning from the National Weather Service sounded dire, the road conditions were even worse. Once my friends and I realized we […]


My friend Tom (aka., “The Blogfodder”) sent me a wonderful email today: “Nothing new here, but timely nonetheless,” he wrote. He was referring to urbanmindfulness.org, a website for city dwellers in need of inner peace. The post about Chicago especially caught my eye. Chicago usually gets walloped by whatever crappy weather passes through Minneapolis. So—given […]


It’s been two months since I last wrote (griped?) about winter in Minnesota, so forgive me if this post sounds a bit whiny. The winter of 2010-2011 is officially inching toward the snowiest on record (at least since the White People got here and started to keep records). And while I love to look at […]


I just got an email from City Hall: “We’ve declared a snow emergency.” Usually the words “snow emergency” seem out of proportion for our typical three- or four-inch snowfalls. But today, “snow emergency” sounds more like a comical understatement. What’s happening outside my window is not a snow emergency. It’s Snowmaggedon. It’s what would happen […]