Snow and Cold

     It’s strange to look at the snow coverage map and see the amount of snow we have up here.  The April Fool’s Day Snowstorm may not have happened but we did receive rain on the first and snow on the 2nd and 3rd for a total of almost 8 inches. Daytime temperatures have only been in the thirties and nighttime lows have dipped down below zero.  Crazy weather but at least it has been consistent with the rest of the winter’s weather.  We’re back to snow on the ground but probably not for long as forecasts call for temperatures in the 50’s over the weekend.

     We’re happy to have received the snow because things were and are still quite dry up on the Gunflint Trail.  The longer we can keep snow on the ground and the sooner the trees and bushes green up the better off we will be for spring wildfire conditions.  Water levels are low and precipitation has been minimal so we’re still looking for lots of rain yet this April and May.  We hope everyone is careful with fire this spring and throughout the entire summer.