Despite heat, snow pile hangs on in Austin

Every year around this time, Austin, Minn., gets some national attention because of a dirty pile of snow that refuses to die.

This year, while no different, the pile seems more impressive because it didn’t seem like that snowy of a winter.

The locals call the pile in Marcusen Park “Mt. Snirt”, because it’s as much dirt as snow.

It’s the creation of city crews who pile snow from city streets in one spot every winter.

And every summer it’s the last of the state’s snow, often not disappearing until July.

Jim Peterson, weather guy at KAAL TV, checked on it yesterday.

Yep, still there.

Cue the “where’s your climate change now?” tweetfest.

  • jon

    Do they remove the dirt once the snow is gone?

  • Al

    I can’t stop snorting at the name “Mount Snirt.”