Archive for February, 2011

Arb Sightings 2/25/11

All bets are off, folks. Here in St. Peter we received our biggest snow storm of the winter on Sunday and Monday — officially a full-on blizzard that dropped around 17 inches of wet, heavy snow. The majority of the accumulation came on Sunday; however the snowfall persisted beyond what any meteorologists had predicted and […]

Arb Sightings 2/18/11

Two weeks ago if you would have told someone in southern Minnesota that most of the snow would melt in two weeks, you probably would have received some laughs. Yet here we are in mid-February, and that is indeed the case. At the beginning of last week temperatures were still below zero, and only yesterday […]

Arb Sightings 2/11/11

Hopefully this past week was the last week of subzero temperatures this winter in southern Minnesota. Temperatures again dropped well into the negative teens on both Monday and Tuesday nights, with daytime temperatures struggling to reach the single digits above zero until yesterday. Now, however, it appears that the tides are finally beginning to turn, […]

Arb Sightings 2/4/11

January decided not to let us off the hook, instead giving us one final snowstorm amounting to another six inches of accumulation here in St. Peter on Monday. Comparing photos of the “backyard” behind the Interpretive Center, it looks like we’re back to or slightly above the level of snow cover (in terms of height) […]