Reality (and Mother Nature) bite


In her cruelest of jokes, Mother Nature is messing with us again. According to the weather forecasters, by the time this column reaches mailboxes, we should all be shoveling a freshly fallen six to 12 inches of snow/rain mix, thanks to two rounds of wintry storms that started Tuesday and continues through today (Thursday). Snowfall accumulations could reach up to 15 inches in some places .... 15 inches on April 11! 
At a time when temps should be in the 50s and we should be watching our baseball, softball, track and golf teams outside, we’re instead, digging out our shovels to dig out of more snow. I can honestly say this depresses me.
According to Le Sueur County Emergency Services Facebook posting, we are supposed to batten down the hatches! The county is currently in a winter storm watch until today. After the first wave of sleet and freezing rain, we were supposed to get more, very heavy, very wet snow by tonight. They warned county residents to be prepared for the heavy snow.
“This snow will have high water content i.e very heavy. Make sure you have a plan for weathering a power outage just in case. Travel will be hazardous at times, if you must travel be cautious and cautious on icy snow rutted roads. Check on neighbors and loved ones who may need extra help and take it easy when shoveling this heavy snow.”
If April showers bring May flowers, I can’t wait to see what this “winter storm” brings! We should have something of beauty after this!

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