Winter Wonderland

     The Gunflint Trail was dressed in a beautiful winter costume last Friday as we made our way into Grand Marais for the children’s Christmas Concert at school. 

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Snowflakes fell peacefully to the earth all through the night on Thursday.  On Friday I awoke to sparkling snow everywhere I looked.  After driving the kids to the school bus I turned off my car, stood outside and listened to the sound of winter.  If you have never experienced the quiet of the northwoods after a freshly fallen snow, then you are indeed missing out.  When the snow clings to the tree branches and covers the forest floor, not a sound can be heard.  You can strain your ears, hoping to hear something, but all you can here is nothing.  It is truly a magical experience. 

       The 3-5 inches of snow that fell along the Gunflint Trail was a gift to us residents.  Not only did it act as a sound insulator but it also brought us closer to having groomed cross-country ski trails.  That’s what I’m asking Santa to bring me for Christmas, more snow so I can get out and glide through the peaceful woods of the Gunflint Trail.  

The Local Forecast

  • Today: A mix of clouds and sun this morning with a few snow flurries this afternoon. High around 20F. Winds light and variable.
  • Tonight: Some evening flurries with clearing conditions expected after midnight. Low 8F. Winds light and variable.
  • Tomorrow: Sunny skies. High 31F. Winds SW at 5 to 10 mph.
  • Tomorrow night: A mostly clear sky. Low 22F. Winds SW at 5 to 10 mph.
  • Wednesday: Partly cloudy. Highs in the low 30s and lows in the upper teens.
  • Thursday: Mix of rain and snow showers. Highs in the mid 30s and lows in the upper 20s.
  • Friday: Snow showers possible. Highs in the low 30s and lows in the low 20s.
  • Saturday: Snow showers at times. Highs in the upper 20s and lows in the low 20s.
  • Sunday: A few snow showers. Highs in the low 30s and lows in the upper teens.