There’s something to be said for normal.
The National Weather Service is reporting today that 2012 — if you can recall that far back — was the second-warmest year on record.
That’s generally considered a bad thing, so take heart in the frigid temperatures of the last few days.
And take heart in this image from the Mille Lacs Lake Webcam website.
That there is a whole lot of normal.
It wasn’t always thus.
The satellite from this date in the second-warmest year on record looked like this:
Some resorts on the giant lake had to close their area to fishing because there was so much open water.
The latest satellite photo was Sunday.