Archive for March, 2011

Arb Sightings 3/25/11

Old Man Winter, it seems, has a difficult time with goodbyes. Cold temperatures in the teens at night and highs in the 20’s and low 30’s (below average for the end of March) were complemented by an inch of snow here in St. Peter on Wednesday. On Tuesday, one day after the spring equinox, this […]

Arb Sightings 3/18/11

A few days short of the vernal equinox, Mother Nature does indeed appear to be in a spring-like mood. Puddles and grassy patches are beginning to abound where the snow has melted, and migrant birds are beginning to return as residents are vocalizing their full spring repertoires; that being said, high temperatures this week never […]

Arb Sightings 3/11/11

We’re nearing the light at the end of the tunnel: temperatures in the 20’s and 30’s this week are expected to give way to highs in the 40’s and even 50’s all next week! Our spring thaw, then, is just around the corner; even today we’re seeing a substantial bit of melting, as the current […]

Arb Sightings 3/4/11

After some frigid temperatures around and below zero degrees Fahrenheit earlier in the week, daily highs are once again hovering around the freezing mark. This equates to a bit of small scale freezing and thawing — especially noticeable on roads and sidewalks throughout the day; our big snowdrifts, however, still remain. It will take warmer […]