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Is it wrong that I am already looking for signs of melting to our south on Modis?

I am so tired of winter.

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after getting my 1st real boat last year (2004 Alumacraft Nav. 165CS) and getting it dialed in and myself more and more confortable with it all summer I am one who is def. IMPATIENTLY waiting spring, I already had my 5 month pregnant wife promise me that we can go out panfishing before opener this year. Did I mention I purchased a new gps for it? (not top of the line but still my 1st boat, Elite 5 HDI)

seriously thinking about making an appointment to get the boat in to get a tune up and everything.

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Is it wrong that I am already looking for signs of melting to our south on Modis?

Nope. I spent my entire Sunday walking along the Root River south of Rochester, and the highlight(s) of the trip were watching the snow melt off the trees, even though the temp was below freezing. Went back down today for a short walk and everything was covered in 6+ inches of snow. All the more fun watching it melt, right?!? smile

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The closest Duluth has got toward spring and open water is that there was water on the streets today from melting snow. Lake Superior also has some open water along the north shore. 5 to 9 more inches of snow and high winds forecast for Thursday will deliver another reminder of reality.

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I had a dream last night that I was fishing out of a boat, catching walleyes. Then I woke up. frown

It will be a month before my earliest open water spots start to open. When they do, I'll be out there dealing with freezing guides most likely.

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REDWING, open right now.

Yep no need to wish and dream. Walleye n Sauger are being caught on pool 4 right now if your in need of an open water fix.

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I wish I had the garage space to keep the boat at home so I could try river fishing in the winter. The wife would not take kindly to parking outside for a couple more months.

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It's been a brutal one up here in NW MN. We've had nearly 60 days of temps that didn't rise above zero, and we've currently got so much snow we're honestly running out of places to put it.

Interesting thing is, despite how bad it seems, the weather stats don't even put this winter in the top 65 worst winters we've had on record! Kinda hard to believe, huh? crazy

I don't really mind winter as long as it's warm enough to do stuff outside. This winter has been so cold it's been tough to even find a day for riding sleds. I'm really looking forward to warmer weather.

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As much as i love winter and ice fishing im ready for this one to be over!!! Its been a brutally cold one!

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I have no idea how this winter cant rank up with one of the worst.

Snowbanks on my driveway are taller than I am an dont even know where to shovel anymore.

Add in more than 30 days below zero.

It has been rough.

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Friday I wound up the walleye ice fishing season at Red Lake. We intended to stay all day, but the wind and blowing snow had other ideas. We packed up early and almost didn't get off the ice. It was bad. I agree that this year has to rank up there with the worst I have been through during the 35 years I've lived in the northern part of MN. I hope the cold doesn't linger on, but it usually does following unusually extreme winters.

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The December to February temperature will end up being top 10 coldest in the Twin Cities, probably 8th coldest (2nd coldest since Great Depression). Snowfall is actually only a few inches above average, it's just been so cold it hasn't gone anywhere. Hence the highest snow depth in over 30 years.

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Snowfall is actually only a few inches above average, it's just been so cold it hasn't gone anywhere. Hence the highest snow depth in over 30 years.
If you are considering season to date snowfall comparing to "seasonal" snowfall you are right, but we have all of March yet. We are within 2 inches of the season average for snow and the winter isnt over yet.

Last year we had like 2 feet of snow in March/April.

This better not be like that. I have 3 feet of snow on my roof and nearly 30 inches on the ground right now (protected yard, does not drift).

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I looked at MSP airport.

So far the heating season is 6136 degree days, average is 5591

Snowfall so far is 57 inches, average is 40.2

I used msp because it has all the official data. Hibbing and Grand Rapids didn't.

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I looked at MSP airport.

So far the heating season is 6136 degree days, average is 5591

Snowfall so far is 57 inches, average is 40.2

I used msp because it has all the official data. Hibbing and Grand Rapids didn't.

Yeah, average to date is 40.2 right? 55 is seasonal average.

Definitely good to have the exta moisture to fill up lakes and rivers come Spring and hopefully relieve some of the drought concerns in the Central/Western parts of the state which went into winter with an Extreme drought situation.

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I.got the call today that my brand new boat was delivered to the dealership the rest of the winter is gonna drag on

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I.got the call today that my brand new boat was delivered to the dealership the rest of the winter is gonna drag on

Good for you. Based on how things are looking you will have plenty of time to rig it! :-)

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This latest cold snap has got Lake Superior locked up tight. First time this winter that the there has been no open water against the north shore.

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