Snow is coming down fast and furious in the Rockies and north-central U.S. and is expected to accumulate up to 30 inches in some pockets. Meanwhile, thunder and lightning are accompanying the intense snowfall in some areas.
The storm blasted parts of the West with heavy rain, heavy mountain snow, power-cutting winds and blowing dust on Tuesday with more on the way into Wednesday night.
The early stages of the storm knocked out power to 50,000 in the Los Angeles area and kicked up dramatic dust storms in Nevada.The already massive storm will continue to gain strength across the nation's heartland into Thursday, bringing everything from damaging winds to blizzard conditions, flooding rain and severe weather.One wonders if the NOAA thermometers will "catch" this storm, and/or if NOAA will seasonally adjust the readings.
As the storm stretches across the country, a total of 200 million people in the United States will feel the impacts of this intense weather system that may be second only in strength to the "bomb cyclone" that hit much of the same area about a month earlier.
That "historic winter storm" starting to impact the Great Plains.
- Albion Lutheran Church-St. James: No Lenten services or supper
- Augustana/East Sveadahl Ministries: Closed Today; No activities or worship today
- Butterfield-Odin: Closing at 9:30 AM
- Comfrey: Closing at 9:00 AM
- GFW Schools [WEB]: Closing at 10:45 AM
- Marshall: Closing at 10:00 AM; No PM Preschool
- Milroy: Closed Today
- MN Valley Lutheran: Closing at 9:45 AM
- Mountain Lake [WEB]: Closing at 9:00 AM; Kindergarten Round-Up postponed until a later date.
- Mt. Lake Christian: Closing at 8:50 AM
- New Hope Lutheran-Comfrey: No evening activities; No Soup Supper or evening church services
- Redwood Area [WEB]: Closing at 9:55 AM
- SJL-Northrop: Closing at 11:00 AM
- Sleepy Eye Public: Closing at 9:30 AM; No evening activities Springfield: Closing at 9:30 AM
- St. James [WEB]: Closing at 10:30 AM
- St. John's Lutheran School-Sleepy Eye: Closing at 9:30 AM
- Windom: Closing at 9:00 AM
Global Warming: The Science Is Settled
But ... Human Evolution ... The Answer Is Still Out There
From The WSJ:
- a new species
- "a good case that this is something new that we have not seen before"
- for the first time, the Philippines is part of the evolutionary debate
- new species: Homo luzonensis