You know those pictures everyone was posting the other day when the snow was blanketing the trees? Few people are ever as excited by the moment when it falls. But when the temperature rises above freezing — as when it hit 36 in the Twin Cities today — there’s a show that seems choreographed by Mother Nature herself: the moment at which the snow gives up and plunges to its fate.
So, here it is: Your Minnesota moment of weather Zen. Don’t wait for the climactic moment. There isn’t one.
Bob Collins has been with Minnesota Public Radio since 1992, emigrating to Minnesota from Massachusetts. He was senior editor of news in the ’90s, ran MPR’s political unit, created the MPR News regional website, invented the popular Select A Candidate, started several blogs, and every day laments that his Minnesota Fantasy Legislature project never caught on.
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