We had a very, very slow start to spring this year in Minnesota. However, yesterday (Easter Sunday!) was glorious! About 65 degrees, sunny and calm winds. We were going to do our Easter dinner spread inside, but with such lovely weather, we moved everything outdoors and ate outside for the first time in 6 months. According to Paul Douglas, our Minnesota meteorologists “this past winter was the toughest since 1983-84 for the Twin Cities, factoring persistence of cold and quantity of snow.” Here is a graph of the amount of snow we had. I like winter, a lot actually, but this one was too long for me.
|March 29, 2014, near our cabin in NW Wisconsin, riding in 45 degrees|
|March 30, 2014: Minnehaha Falls in Minneapolis, 33 degrees|
|April 11 in Minneapolis: Lake Harriett still frozen about 50 degrees|
|Crex Meadows, WI, April 13, 2014 (37 degrees)|
|April 21, 2014: LAke Harriett open and 72 degrees!|