Winter finally arrived here in Minnesota last night. It snowed a few inches before midnight and the wind continued to intensify all evening. Throughout the night, the wind howled and sometimes rattled our bedroom windows.
We woke up this morning to a very windy and gusty 2012.
With sustained winds of over 30 mph and gusts of up to 50 mph, we are under a wind advisory.
The high winds are not unique to Minnesota, as much of the Midwest is experiencing the whipping wind. It is forecasted to continue through Monday for much of the country.
Thankfully, the temperatures are not our typical January frigid ones. Although I usually complain a lot about Minnesota winters, I actually don’t mind finally having some snow on the ground. I will be just fine however, if our usual cold temperatures never show up.
The good news is that it is already January 1st, and no matter what happens, winter here in Minnesota is going to seem shorter than usual because of the mild fall we have enjoyed. And because of that, 2012 is already looking good to me!
Happy New Year!