Friday, April 01, 2011

No Joke from the Weather Service

How wonderful ... The Weather Channel has declared Fargo, ND as America's Toughest Weather City Champion.  You can read all about it here



Fargo is where we lived before moving to the Turtle Mountains, which is even farther north.  So far north that we could walk or swim into Canada if the Border Patrol would allow us to do it.
 
And of course, we now are in a winter storm watch for late Saturday night through Monday morning. 
 
It's been relatively mild outside, and the driveway is mudding up quite nicely.  Tonight Jim and I traveled to town to pick up the first baby bottles we've ever purchased (more on that later), and I felt as if I was riding in a race car as it careened through patches of heavy mud.   So much for having a clean car.  And now they tell us it's going to snow -- and even snow heavily at times.  The only thing to keep in mind in times like this is the fact that the snow can't last long when it's April.
 
A MIX OF RAIN & SNOW IS EXPECTED TO DEVELOP OVER THE WEST


SATURDAY NIGHT, THEN SPREAD EAST & CHANGE TO SNOW SUNDAY.

THE SNOW MAY BE HEAVY AT TIMES WITH SIGNIFICANT SNOW AMOUNTS

POSSIBLE. IN ADDITION, GUSTY WINDS MAY CAUSE SIGNIFICANT BLOWING

AND DRIFTING OF SNOW & LOW VISIBILITIES, SIGNIFICANTLY

IMPACTING TRAVEL.



THE LATEST MODEL DATA HAS SHOWN AN NORTHWARD SHIFT IN THE TRACK OF

THE STORM, WHICH WOULD PUT THE HEAVIEST PRECIPITATION OVER THE

NORTHERN HALF OF WESTERN & CENTRAL NORTH DAKOTA.  HOWEVER,

UNCERTAINTY STILL REMAINS REGARDING THE EVENTUAL TRACK OF THIS

STORM & THE AMOUNT OF PRECIPITATION IT COULD PRODUCE.
 
Marci at Down on the Farm keeps telling me we're crazy for living up here, but when it's almost all I've known since birth it is just something you get used to.  Usually.  I must admit I am very, very ready for a real spring.

3 comments:

The K. Family said...

Living in the north is quite an adventure! Would'nt want it any other way!

Kimberly said...

Thanks for the comment on my blog. My stepdad missed my blog and emails (he's from OK) so he sent me a new laptop. Isn't that great? He is such a blessing in our lives in so many ways. While I was setting up the new computer my husband, who isn't computer savy, had my 9yr old turn on my old computer. Then he did something to it and it works, too! Double blessed! I hope you, and we, don't get much more snow. Personally I am very ready for spring!

The Cast said...

Don't know how you northern folks do it every year.