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Historical Snowstorms and Blizzards
I've written about the Children's Blizzard today, but decided to put it into Reprint because of the focus on history. I'm very glad that the blizzard we had over the weekend did not kill 250-500 peop...
1/13/13 at 7:20 PM Review: Snow White and the Huntsman: It Could Be Worse 6/3/12 at 6:56 PM
Seven Things to Do During the Tropical Heat Wave 2/14/11 at 2:00 AM
1888: The Children's Blizzard
This month marks the anniversary of one of the most horrific events in Midwest history, though after 125 years quite a few people don't remember it at all: the Children's Blizzard of 1888, which recei...
1/13/13 at 7:17 PM 1940: Cold, Wet Weather Delays Fieldwork 4/30/11 at 11:00 AM
1986: Mid-March Snow 3/21/11 at 1:25 PM
Deck the halls
With the temperature dropping into the teens and snow finally on the ground, the weather has finally taken a turn for the better, in my opinion that is. As most of you probably know, I love winter in ...
12/10/12 at 12:07 AM Let it snow, let it snow, let it snow.... 9/17/12 at 8:50 PM
Sometimes I just have nothing to say
For people who know me, this might come as a surprise. But sometimes, I just have nothing to say. Today is one of those days. I'm convinced I should carry around a little notebook at all times, jus...
11/1/12 at 5:18 PM Oh, there it is 2/23/12 at 1:14 PM
Where's the snow? 2/23/12 at 11:19 AM
Normally at about this time of year, there would be snow ranging from six inches to a foot in the northern parts of the US and all of Canada, while Europe would thaw early because of its mild winters...
2/8/12 at 7:26 AM
Ice Fishing is for Real
Southwest Minnesota - prairieland - gets a lot of snow. Snow that blows all over, creating amazing sculptures and effectively blocking my entire back yard. Well...most years it does. This year, not...
1/23/12 at 2:12 PM
Take this snow and shove(l) it!
Wednesday is Groundhog Day. It's a day when the people of Punxsytawney, Pa., pull a poor old groundhog from his winter slumber and predict, based on folklore and the absence or presence of a shadow, i...
2/1/11 at 9:43 PM Dashing through the snow 1/2/11 at 7:35 PM
Dearest Mother Nature 12/12/10 at 3:38 PM
Snow day, please?
TThere are few times when I wish myself back to school days. Sure, Id like to take a decade or so off my age, but I have no desire to relive my youth. But there are days when I experience a twang of ...
1/10/11 at 12:31 PM Big sigh 2/1/10 at 5:00 AM
Thank goodness for four-wheel drive 12/28/09 at 5:00 AM