The blizzard that hit our region a week ago today seemed to have been a bit of an emotional setback for many of us. At the very least, it was an excuse to vent some anger on social media. All but a few piles of the winter snow accumulation had just melted when our cruel climate decided to produce more.
Consider though, that six years ago today, the average snow depth was nine inches and we had not seen any bare ground the entire spring.
It was very cold and snowy spring, which our climate delivers every now and then. A shade over 32 inches of new snow was measured during March and April. The Detroit Lakes and Bemidji areas picked up more than 50 inches. The ground remained covered in snow through April 25.
Fortunately, as it seems to every year, spring finally arrived after all.