Friday, February 28, 2014

For Warmists Or Deniers, One Has To Admit This Has Been One Humdinger Of A Winter

Record subzero days in midwest
Historic cold shuts Michigan schools; record low temperatures set in Michigan
Worst winter in decades in Minnesota
Kansas to Massachusetts: up to a foot of snow to fall across 1,300 miles (this is going into March)
Travel agent: brutal winter is causing "a certain amount of desperation"

This is the forecast for 3:00 p.m. this Sunday -- the middle of the afternoon when it would generally be the warmest all day:

I came back to the Bakken this time for three reasons:
  • I had to thank my dad personally -- how generous he has been
  • see the changes in the area due to oil and gas
  • experience a few days of the winter I remember growing up; someday, global warming will mean the end of all this; and I am getting my wish -- it's going to be really, really cold this weekend; it is currently -14 degrees outside where I am (Williston); the overnight low will be -20.


  1. Please greet your Dad and family for me, I had good intentions of stopping to visit when I was there for my class reunion, but time really got away from me. I was lucky enough to spend some time with Katheryn, Eric Furuseth and I were invited to her home after the reunion. What a beautiful home Craig had built. Hope you have a chance to visit with Bruce. Always enjoy reading your blog. Keep up the great work. Merle

    1. Thank you. I appreciate that. I am always impressed that "old Williston" doesn't seem to change much; it's always the activity outside of town. However, the new 6-story building that will go up on south Main across from Hedderich's will change downtown remarkably.