Today the local weather reports seem rather boring. Each day the morning announcers lament the lack of snow in
. Around town, however, friends are telling me to just sit back and wait. When the snow comes, it is going to arrive with a great deal of fanfare. Minnesota
History has shown that the month of November is a time of unpredictable and often frightening weather.
|Snow at SHC, November 2010
November of 1911, exactly 100 years ago,
was hit with yet another blizzard. The Sherburne County Times newspaper reported on November 16, that a blizzard hit the area and although no measurements of snowfall were taken, temperatures dropped to three degrees below zero. Some reports claimed the snow continued to fall for ten days. Nearly two weeks after the storm, early in December, the newspaper was still reporting of the efforts to dig out from the snow. Sherburne County
The cold weather, dramatic changes, and the fierce snowstorms make the climate a major topic of discussion. The diversity and quick changes in weather certainly make this the most interesting topic to approach.