Winter is here

Right after sunset on the solstice, I snapped this picture of Main Channel Bridge, which connects Winona with Wisconsin to the north. As its name suggests, it crosses the main channel of the Mississippi River, which is currently frozen. Today, I captured this video of a BNSF train passing through Trempealeau, Wisconsin:

Record snow!

We had some nice spring weather this week in Southeastern Minnesota. On Tuesday, the temperature got up to 27°C (80°F) and we had our apartment windows open in the evening. Then on Wednesday, the temperature dropped precipitously, and we awoke on Thursday to this: That picture was taken in the morning. The snow came down most of the day, piling up to 3.5 inches (89 mm). But we didn’t get it as bad as Rochester, which is about an hour west of here.