Winter wonderland, Lester Park in Duluth twitter.com/dankraker/stat…
— dan kraker (@dankraker) April 23, 2013
Our latest (and last?) batch of accumulating wet April snow winds down overnight. Snow will be done before the Tuesday AM rush hour.
Winter Storm Warningswill drop off overnight as snow tapers from west to east by early morning. As of 1am general range of 3" to 5.8" (Prior Lake) of wet slushy snow had fallen in the metro.
Totals in Duluth and surrounding areas are between 6" and 10" so far.
The snow won’t last long. I am still expecting a huge warm up with 60s… and possibly 70s by this weekend.
Another wintry blast has buried portions of Minnesota under more than a foot and a-half of new snow, disrupted travel and closed schools. The National Weather Service says 22 inches of snow has fallen in the Lake County community of Two Harbors, with 20 inches at Lake Nichols in St. Louis County.
The Forum of Fargo-Moorhead puts it thus, “WILL IT EVER END?: Storm drops more than foot of snow on western ND, causes multiple crashes in Minnesota”
Photo by NVJ via Flickr
“The cold remains a mystery, more prone to fell men than women, more lethal to the thin and well muscled than to those with avoirdupois, and least forgiving to the arrogant and the unaware,” (Outside Magazine).
There is no precise core temperature at which the human body perishes from cold. At Dachau’s cold-water immersion baths, Nazi doctors calculated death to arrive at around 77 degrees Fahrenheit. The lowest recorded core temperature in a surviving adult is 60.8 degrees. For a child it’s lower: In 1994, a two-year-old girl in Saskatchewan wandered out of her house into a minus-40 night. She was found near her doorstep the next morning, limbs frozen solid, her core temperature 57 degrees. She lived.
Others are less fortunate, even in much milder conditions. (more…)
“Below-normal temperatures are likely for the state for December, January and February and officials indicated winter might bring some drought relief to Minnesota and the Dakotas,” via Star Tribune.