It was a week of extremes to say the least. Low to mid 70’s to start out the week and a snow storm for the end. 18″ inches of concrete snow fell. It was the wettest and heaviest I can recall. In May.
We woke up Thursday @ 4 a.m. to a tree hitting the house. I stepped outside and heard several branches snapping under the weight of the snow. The neighborhood lit up with blue light from arcing power lines. What a mess. The tree that hit the house in the front yard also landed in the driveway, blocking my exit for the greater part of the day. What a mess. At this time there are still people without power just across the river from Red Wing in Wisconsin – 800 or so I am told. They have been without power for 50 some hours. No fun at all. In May.