Archive for January, 2010

Arb Sightings 1/28/10

Following this past weekend’s unseasonable rain showers, high temperatures have once again dropped into the single digits and lows have dipped below zero. However, this cold spell shouldn’t persist too long, and by next week highs should once again be in the mid-20’s. The good part is that while the temperatures are cold, the sun […]

Arb Sightings 1/21/10

The high temperatures over the past week have remained consistently in the high 20’s and low 30’s, which means we’ve been seeing several more mornings of hoar frost (the one on Tuesday 1/19 was especially heavy and beautiful). This morning, however, we awoke to a thick coating of ice. Unlike a hoar frost, an ice […]

Arb Sightings 1/14/10

As daily temperatures are now reaching the low 30’s, we can begin to enjoy the bounty of snow we’ve received without fear of frostbite. Several snowshoers and cross-country skiers have been sighted in the Arb in recent days, as the snow is an almost perfect texture for these activities. The forecast for the next ten […]

Arb Sightings 1/7/10

The above photo just about sums up how most of us in southern Minnesota feel about Mother Nature right now. Since the latter half of December, we’ve received several feet of snow and ice as a result of two or three major nationwide winter storms. Accompanying these storms, intensely cold air from the arctic has […]