Right on schedule

In a typical year around here, we get our first snow some time around Halloween, which will melt away, and then round about Thanksgiving we enter the deep freeze after which nothing thaws until March or April. It looks like a typical start of winter around here this morning.



  1. jstackpo says

    Gee, I didn’t know you had trees in MN. Thought it was all prairie and cornfields.

    Looks cold.

  2. blf says

    There seems to be some weird white stuff on the cars, in the trees, and on some of the ground. Obviously not natural, and probably not terrestrial. I suspect either a defective camera or aliens…

  3. Dave, ex-Kwisatz Haderach says

    You’re a bit behind us. Calgary got hit on Sunday. Significantly more of the white stuff than you’ve got there.

    So many cars in the ditch, I don’t understand it. Last winter wasn’t that long ago, how can you forget how to drive so quickly?

  4. Trebuchet says

    Clearly this is absolute proof that Global Warming is a liberal fraud. Al Gore is FAT!

  5. blf says

    Ice in the beer‽

    It’s how USAlienstanis’s disguise what it is they are actually drinking, which has about the same resemblance to beer as a tree branch has to interplanetary spaceflight.

  6. The Beautiful Void says

    Sean Hannity tried to warn us. If the ACA isn’t stopped, the world will end. Look what us liberals did…

  7. blf says

    That’s because Dakotans steal most of our snow.

    Actually, it’s FEMA that steals the snow. They use it to hide the trains which are going to cart all the Real Americans™®© to the camps when ACA starts operating.

  8. muzakbox says

    Gee, I didn’t know you had trees in MN. Thought it was all prairie and cornfields.

    Jstackpo there are trees. When I lived there we went to this little grove of like 50 trees that in MN they call the Big Woods!

    I’m from New England. That had me rolling with laughter. The Big Woods.

  9. carlie says

    Hi rorschach! I’ve missed seeing you around lately.

    We had our first hard frost today. There was a frost on Thursday, but I don’t count the ones that go away before any normal person is up in the morning.

  10. magistramarla says

    Yeah, I’m jealous too.
    It’s 84 degrees here in Hell, I mean Texas, today.
    I hate hot weather!

  11. suesommers says

    So pretty!
    I’m in the hill country so slightly cooler magistramaria, hate hot weather, love snow, just not driving in it.

  12. budkuenzli says

    North Pole, Alaska here. No snow yet. Rained last night. WooHoo! On behalf of all of us up here (except the Polar Bears), I’d like to thank everyone for their global warming efforts. Every few degrees of warmth is appreciated. An extra trip in your hummer…a bike left at the house (take the hummer instead) and avoidance of carpooling is always welcome.
    Alaskans for Global Warming !

  13. lamacher says

    That’s really manna, PZ, and you need to gather it lest you have a drought. Listen to Moses!

  14. qwerty says

    As my 97 year old mother would say: It’s cold.

    *But then she wears long underwear in July.

  15. Holms says

    It’s 84 degrees here in Hell, I mean Texas, today.

    Calling 84F / 29C ‘hot’… lulz ensue!

  16. Thumper; Immorally Inferior Sergeant Major in the Grand Gynarchy Mangina Corps (GGMC) says


    By my standards (and the rest of SE England’s), that’s boiling.