Apparently, Mother Nature has decided that winter is not over just yet in Duluth. We were walloped with Winter Storm Walda Thursday and Friday. The wind was crazy (gusts clocked at 65-70 miles per hour) and the snow just wouldn’t stop falling. Campus was shut down at 3pm on Thursday and completely closed on Friday. Now I’m not one to argue with a snow day, let alone one that allows me to have a 3 day weekend. But in mid-April? Seriously?
On the flip-side, I completely understand why the snow is actually a good thing. Having the snow extends the winter tourism season (which is vital to Duluth), cuts down on the residual impact of the drought from last year, raises the levels of Lake Superior, and I’m sure many other things. I’m just ready for spring flowers, sandals, no jackets, capris, and warm breezes down by the lake.
Anyway, I just wanted to share a few of the photos I snapped of the snow.
For more photos from the snow storm, check out the photo gallery from Duluth News Tribune.