So long, farewell goodbye…GOODBYE!
You were a cold miserable month.
Your brilliant blue skies yesterday looked warmer than –2 F. The wind made it much colder.
The snow banks grow taller and taller. North Dakota must be sharing their snow with us.
Here in the yard at the snow stick the measurement of 16 inches is holding. Notice all the bits of bark that landed on the snow during the big wind.
Two people froze to death Wednesday night or early Thursday morning, a six year old girl in Bemidji and a 36 year old woman in Motley. It was a bad week for area news, there was a murder in Park Rapids at the old High School which is now apartments. South of us there was a murder/suicide near Alexandria. Is the cold weather becoming too much for some people…perhaps.
I am a sleepwalker, so I can understand how a six year old could make it outside and never make it back inside the house again. The wind chill was –40 F to –50 F that night with temperatures in the –30’s. I used to worry about our girls when they were little, once kids can reach the door knob they can leave the house on their own. I used to stick a butter knife sideways flat against the door and angle it into the door trim. It made for a good lock…they couldn’t reach it. I recall my parents doing the same thing to keep me inside the old farmhouse when I was little. A simple thing as an everyday butter knife can save a child’s life.
I have my fingers and toes crossed that March will bring warmer temperatures …but I am not holding my breath.