Wednesday, April 11, 2007

Mother Nature Perpetuating the Minnesota Myth

Whenever I travel or am on the phone with an out-of-state client, I get the weather question: “How cold is it in Minnesota?” or “It must be freezing where you are, right?”

One July while in New York business trip, a colleague asked if my system was shocked when I arrived to the almost 100 degree heat. I was confused as I had just left a similar heat wave behind in Minnesota.

It was then I discovered the myth:

People who have never been to Minnesota believe the state is snow bound and freezing 365 days a year!
Sure our state has a Canadian border and we do have snow, but our summers are warm and beautiful. April is usually a time of spring showers in preparation for May flowers. Today Mother Nature decided to perpetuate the myth of Minnesota with an April snow event.

Because we have had little snow this season, a late snow fall is welcome. Rain would have been preferred, but hearty Minnesotans don’t let the flakes get them down. The warm weather is on schedule to return next week and the white stuff will all be but a memory.

A great memory to have on a sweltering August day!

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