I'm a mom with three kids so believe me when I say that I have heard a lot of whining in my life.  I also ran a daycare for a bit so to say my ears can pick out whining better than most is an understatement.  And before Christmas, Minnesota went from being "Minnesota Nice" to "Minnesota Whine" and it was all because of something that was missing from our landscape.  SNOW.

If snow is what you want, Mother Nature is happy to bring it.  And it sounds like that is her plan.

Minnesota Went From "Minnesota Nice" to "Minnesota Whine"

I was a bit upset that we didn't have snow on Christmas morning.  That added touch of white precipitation just makes that holiday a little bit more magical.  But unfortunately, it was missing for most of our state and all I heard and saw on social media was "I want snow", "Christmas just isn't the same!", and "I want a white Christmas".

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Ok, maybe "whining" is a bit harsh.

Mother Nature may have been taking a nap in December, but according to the latest prediction that I read, she needed that bit of rest because she is going to be very, very busy.  In fact, blizzards are predicted for us in 2024.

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Utilize these last few days of semi-nice weather and get your shovels, snowblower, and all of your winter gear ready because the forecast from the Farmer's Almanac states blizzards are predicted for the first week of March.

Potential blizzards for this first week of March will remind folks in the North Central States that winter isn't over yet. - Farmers' Almanac

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Do You Remember When Storm Olive Hit Minnesota in 2022?

Not sure if you remember or not but Mother Nature had a little bit of fun with us in 2022. Storm Olive rolled through on February 22nd and 23rd, 2022 and one town in Minnesota had an impressive 21 inches of snow dumped on it.  21 inches!

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What Town in Minnesota Had The Most Snow on February 22nd and 23rd, 2022 From Storm Olive?

Rulers, yardsticks, beer cans were all tools that helped Minnesotans measure snow totals from Storm Olive in 2022.  When it comes to getting accurate accounts though, one of the best sources I know is the National Weather Service.  Anytime you are curious and want to see what is happening in the world of weather, just go to weather.gov.

After Storm Olive pounded Minnesota, the map below was shared by the National Weather Service.

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Rochester got its fair share of snow from Storm Olive.  But I'm glad I wasn't living in the small town of Taunton, Minnesota.  According to the map, they got 21 inches of snow!

Here are a few of the other impressive snowfall totals from Storm Olive in 2022 throughout Minnesota and Wisconsin according to the National Weather Service:

  • 26 inches - Benoit, Wisconsin
  • 21 inches - Taunton, Minnesota
  • 19 to 20 inches - Apple Valley, Minnesota
  • 18 inches - North Mankato, Minnesota
  • 17.5 inches - Prior Lake, Minnesota
  • 17.1 inches - Savage, Minnesota
  • 16.9 inches - Burnsville, Minnesota
  • 16.7 inches - Faribault, Minnesota
  • 13.5 inches - N. Rochester, Minnesota
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