Mud Lake in Summer

Mud Lake in Summer

Thursday, January 12, 2017

Snow and Wind


While the snow totals have not been that great, the piling of it all looks like this has been dump city.  The snow seems deep and the roof had to be cleared.  Piles are along side the roads to town.  The wind picks up from time to time and watches, advisories, and alerts are issued.   Cold is the word.

Tonight is to be another –30F night or so.  West of us they had a blizzard without snow falling.  Just had the wind blowing old snow.

We have had to shovel the area out the front door so the dog has a place to go.  In and out quickly is the rule right now.

Tuesday, January 3, 2017



A sunny day today with a temperature near zero.  The storm mostly missed us leaving about , maybe, 3.5 inches in a two part dump.  The old icy layer is still there.

Wednesday, December 28, 2016

Cold and Messy


The Christmas Storm of 16 brought alternating rain, sleet, and snow leaving a slight snow coat here trapped in ice.  The main roads are thawing out and getting more cleared, but lesser roads continue to be covered in icy snow.  One can get around just fine, but it is slippery in spots.

The area was sort of lucky in that it fell into holes in the storm several times.  This meant no big ice build and no big snow build.  Clearing the drive fools you a first as it seems the snow is thick, but you can only push a small layer on the top.

The ice warning required full storm preparedness from many.  Making sure the  heat would stay on was the big thing.  We did have a pretty good wind, but nothing like to the west and north, sop no blizzard warning.  North Dakota really got the brunt of that.

Tuesday, December 20, 2016

Warmth Comes


Today warmed to 32F.  A really nice day with bright sun melting snow on the roads all day.  Big storm looms in the off stage for Sunday.  No one knows our true fate.

Monday, December 19, 2016

Cold Snap!


The warm start of winter came to a crushing close over the weekend as temperatures dropped to –33.1 degrees F with a –44 degrees F wind chill.  It became much harder top work outside, but little was even attempted.

Monday, December 12, 2016

Light Snow


The winter continues to build with more light snow falling most of the day.  The bigger shift has been to below zero temperatures.  Winter is here.

Wednesday, November 30, 2016

Snow Comes and Goes, Comes Again


The yard is again covered with snow.  A wet snow has been falling into air just above freezing for a day or so now.  This is wild weather for November.  The temperatures certainly are nice, but the precipitation type just is confusing.  The squirrels are still getting to the cleaned off feeders.  The food taken  seems low now.