Saturday, January 07, 2023

After Record-Breaking Snowfall, a Walk Through the Neighborhood

According to Minnesota Publc Radio News, we’ve just had here in in the Twin Cities of Minneapolis/St. Paul, the “biggest snowfall in about five years” and the “fourteenth largest snowfall event” ever.

In addition, it was the “fourth largest January snowfall on record” (14.9 inches) and the “fourth wettest (water content) January snowfall on record. (1.29” liquid).”

The aftermath of all the above statistics is certainly evidenced if and when one ventures outside. This afternoon, for instance, I went for a walk through my neighborhood and saw for myself the mass of snow that had fallen in the metro area from around midday on Tuesday all the way through Thursday. As you’ll see, the roads and sidewalks have now mostly been cleared of this accumulation of snow; and, overall, the sight of so much snow in an urban area makes for some interesting photographs.

Above: The wintry mix of snow and ice accumulated on my skylight – Tuesday afternoon, January 3, 2023.

Above: The winter wonderland at my back door in the early hours of Wednesday, January 4, 2023. That’s my friend Adnan in the background. I’d just braved the terrible weather conditions and the atrocious roads to go pick him up in Plymouth, MN.

Above: In the midst of the winter storm, a portrait of Adnan, my saaxiib qurux badan – Wednesday, January 4, 2023.

Above: The view from the back window of my south Minneapolis attic abode – Wednesday, January 4, 2023.

Above: The snow-covered backyard in the light of last night’s “Wolf Moon” – Thursday, January 6, 2023.

Above and below: What I saw today as I walked through the Seward neighborhood of south Minneapolis – Saturday, January 7, 2023.

Related Off-site Links:
14th Largest Snowfall Event for Twin Cities – Paul Huttner (MPR News, January 5, 2023).
Final Snow Totals From One of the Biggest Snowstorms in Twin Cities History – Joe Nelson (Bring Me the News, January 5, 2023).
Recap of Snow Totals as Cleanup Continues – Ron Trenda (MPR News, January 5, 2023).

See also the previous Wild Reed posts:
A Wintry Mix of Snow and Freezing Rain
The Light of This New Year’s Day
In This Time of Liminal Space
Christmas Dawns
Photo of the Day – December 23, 2022
Solstice Storm (2022)
Photo of the Day – December 13, 2022
A Blizzard of Epic Proportions (2020)
After the Season’s First Snowstorm, a Walk Through the Neighborhood (2019)
December’s Snowy Start (2018)
The Spring Blizzard of 2018
Winter Beauty (2017)
Winter Storm (2016)
Winter’s Return (2014)
A Winter Walk Along Minnehaha Creek (2013)
Winter Storm (2012)
First Snowfall (2010)
Winter Arrives! (2009)
A Snowy December – With An Aussie Connection (2007)
Brigit Anna McNeill on “Winter’s Way”
Brigit Anna McNeill on Hearing the Wild and Natural Call to Go Inwards
Winter Light
That Quality of Awe
Out and About – Winter 2020-2021
Out and About – Winter 2019-2020
Winter . . . Within and Beyond (2020)
Winter . . . Within and Beyond (2019)
Winter . . . Within and Beyond (2017)

Images: Michael J. Bayly.

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