After measuring just shy of nine inches of fresh snow late Saturday afternoon, you can see how quickly the snow is melting away due in part to the mild soil temperatures. I purposely took this photo to show the micro-climate of the south facing exposure and the impact the spruce trees can have on collecting heat.
This is what occurs in the Northland of Minnesota in February when we see temperaures warm nicely in the forested areas on sunny days.
The snow had a water content of an inch. Ponds and creeks are showing the response to the weekend precipitation.