Antarctica – The Chance of a Lifetime

The Dream

Ever since I was a kid and picked up my first book of the continents, and saw Antarctica way down south at the bottom of the world, I’ve dreamed of going there. Antarctica is remote, cold and barren. I’m not sure what this says about my personality, but I’m drawn to it. Soon, I [...]

Minnesota Experiences 66 Degree Temperature Range at One Time

Minnesota is a fairly large state and can experience a wide range of temperatures. Occasionally, there can be a 40 degree range of temperature across the state at any given time and on rare occasions, a 60 degree range. On Tuesday, May 19, Minnesota experienced a temperature range of 66 degrees. At 5:00 PM (CDT) [...]

April Snow Showers

I have now recorded at least a trace of snow in seven straight months! While this greatly amuses me, my wife, who loves playing in the dirt and planting things, is not amused.

It all started with snow on October 28, 2008. Since then, I have recorded at least a trace of snowfall in each of [...]

Spring Arrives in Western South Dakota; Quickly Flees

Sunday, March 22 was a sunny and pleasant spring day in the western Dakotas. Rapid City, South Dakota was enjoying record breaking temperatures of 77°F; winds were a gentle breeze. The National Weather Service issued a blizzard warning.

By midnight, and into the early morning hours of Monday, March 23, conditions began to rapidly deteriorate. The [...]