Thursday, May 2, 2013

Global Warming Alert--May Snow Storms Heads East...

... after dumping 14 inches of snow throughout portions of the Mid-West. From NBC News:
A late-season storm that brought bands of heavy, wet snow to the Midwest and Plains states headed eastward on Thursday.

Parts of southeastern and eastern Minnesota into western Wisconsin were expected to get snow, the National Weather Service predicted. reported that the storm had "dumped up to 13 inches of snow in Owatonna, Minn.,where I-35 was closed early Thursday due to snow and downed power lines. Up to 14 inches of snow has been measured in Ellsworth, Wis."

And up to nine inches had already fallen in Dodge County, Minn., on Thursday.

The snow looked ready to melt away fast after hitting the ground even in the areas that saw the most accumulation on Wednesday.

The unwelcome powder still managed to cause disturbances in towns and cities that had thought it was safe to put away their shovels and ice salt.

“This is a record for me,” Brian Wagstrom, director of public works in Minnetonka, Minn., told NBC station KARE. “This is the latest that we have ever put plows on this time of the year.”

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