Waiting For Snow

   You’ve probably heard the forecast for Saturday. Snow during the day, snow during the night. Two to four inches possible, they say. And then the forecasters throw out this juicy little addendum — greater amounts in higher elevations along Lake Superior.
    Oh, yeah.
    Bring it on. For those of us lucky enough to live in the higher elevations along Lake Superior, from Duluth to Two Harbors to Finland to Lutsen to Grand Marais — this is truly droolworthy.
    You can feel the anticipation building. You know what’s happening in homes and garages across the Northland. Snowmobiles are being trailered or test-fired. Skis are being waxed and scraped. Downhillers digging out gloves and goggles. Snowshoers are checking bindings.
    Greater amounts in the higher elevations: That could mean six inches. And if six, maybe even eight. Eight? If everything comes together — wind direction, moisture in the air, wind velocity, temperature — why not a foot of snow? A perfect storm.
    Buy some groceries. Make sure the snowblower is gassed up. Then sit back and let ‘er come. After several years of meager snowfall, we deserve an early winter.

1 Response


    HI SAM
    Really liked your column about waiting for snow, and then the photos of a yellow lab bounding through the snow in the Woodland neighborhood, sounds like fun. Hope the snow stays and the trails are in good shape.

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