More Snow Please
We’re hoping for some major precipitation in the form of snow for the rest of February and March. Then we’re keeping our fingers crossed for a wet spring with plenty of rain. The lakes on the Gunflint Trail as well as Lake Superior are way below normal. There are rock piles peeking out on lakes in places we never even knew there were reefs so you know the lakes are low.
According to the DNR’s wildfire suppression supervisor Ron Stoffel, all Minnesotans should be hoping for wet weather. "Drought indicators show all of Minnesota is in some type of drought, the northern half remains in extreme or severe drought and the rest of the state ranges from moderate drought to abnormally dry," Stoffel said. "The public should be prepared for an early and busy fire season." There have already been a number of wildfires in Wisconsin this year due to the dry conditions there.
With only five days left in February we need a good dumping of the white stuff to bring our snowfall up to the normal range. Every little bit of precipitation the Northland receives now will help, so let’s think snow.