I think this winter's going to be different!
Today it snowed like crazy, and the storm's trajectory ended up being quite a bit different than was forecasted. It was supposed to drop around three to five inches of snow, with the heaviest snow falling in central and northern Minnesota. Then, late yesterday evening, my Twitter feed went wild with meteorologists posting that the storm's path had swung southward and slowed down, meaning way more snow for Minneapolis and St. Paul than they had previously expected. By noon today, more snow (4.7 inches at that time) had already fallen than in any day last winter. Whoa.
Here is the day's play by play:
I woke up early and skedaddled over to my friends' house to fulfill my cat-visiting duties while they were traveling, before the snow really picked up and the road conditions deteriorated. After I got back home, I took the resident crazydog out for a walk.
Like his first time in the snow with us over Thanksgiving, he was initially bewildered and/or peeved...
...but then started freaking out with excitement about this weird stuff covering the ground.
The neighborhood looked beautiful, too, with lots of the snow still clinging onto tree branches and thus piling up in a really pretty way: