Posts tagged: Rochester

Apocalyptic Weather in Rochester, Minnesota

By , July 20, 2012 at 8:10 am

These are two panoramic shots showing the apocalyptic weather we’ve had recently.  The top shot is a panorama I snapped last week of the large thunderstorm eventually reaching New York that first rolled over us in Minnesota a few days prior  from clear skies to the gates of Voldemort and death eaters  spewing forth from the sky.  I’ve kept the colors true to form and it was pretty eerie.  I was working on my computer to sunny skies when the world went dark in a matter of minutes.  The lower picture was from a few years back catching the back end of a storm system at sunset.

The Long Thaw of Winter

By , March 8, 2010 at 2:42 pm

It seems like there are really only a handful of snowfalls here in Minnesota.  Sure when they come they dump a few feet of snow, but really I’m only remembering a real snowfall only three maybe four times this season.  What’s different about Minnesota is that the snow here sticks, and it sticks all season long. Just like the sedimentary layers of the limestone that make up most of the bedrock here, the layers of winter have started gently melting away and I think we’ve uncovered the snow from the first snowfall this season.  It’s a good thing too because for the life of us we haven’t been able to roll a snowball all season as the weather has been too cold, only making that squeaky snow that falls apart in your hands.  We finally made a snowman the other day (see the video), and decided to go out for a walk by the Zumbro River just yesterday.  Here are some pictures that came from our little adventure or in our winter sediment.

“Zumbro River in Winter” –  Rochester, MN

Zumbro River Winter Pond Panorama

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