The Blizzard That Wasn’t

Snow predictions were as high as 24 inches and included a blizzard warning for our recent weather event.  It started with high winds on Tuesday.  The waves on Lake Superior were incredible.  Surfers in wet suits were even seen enjoying a ride on the cold waves.  On my way back to work after lunch, I stopped by Canal Park to take a few photos as the water crashed into the shore.  The spray of water soaked the weather watchers who were standing too close.
 

Lake Superior Waves

 

Water Spray Obstructs The View Of the Lighthouse

 

Waves Reach The Top Of The Breakwall

 

Water Sprays The Lakewalk

 

Photographer Capturing The Storm

 

We waited for the snow to begin Tuesday afternoon and then into the evening.  A few snowflakes began at around 6pm and then stopped abruptly an hour later.  The kids went to bed hoping for school to be closed the next day as the weather forecaster were still predicting snow.  At 5am Daphne needed to go outside.  Mike reported back that the driveway was bare – no snow.  The winds had been strong and gusty all night long and continued throughout the day on Wednesday.  Sustained winds were around 50mph at one point and a gust of 70mph was recorded on the Bong Bridge between Duluth and Superior.  The waves on the lake continued to be high.  I made a stop in Canal Park at the location I took photos the day before.  The spray of lake water in the parking lot was too much for me to even get out of my vehicle – no pictures and still no snow.  I couldn’t help but check back this morning (Thursday) after the winds had died down to see what the landscape looked like next to the Aerial Lift Bridge and Lake Superior shore…it was incredible!

Cold Bench

 

Icy Trees

 

Icy Lamp Post

 

Thick Coating Of Ice

 

Closed For The Season

 

Frozen Treats

 

Anchored

 

Sun Flare

 

Barren

 

Icicles

 

Mother nature never ceases to amaze us.  Our weather may not be the best in the country, but it certainly is the most interesting and beautiful.

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11 thoughts on “The Blizzard That Wasn’t

  1. Beautiful pictures, Mary and I loved the commentary that went with them. Karen sometimes passes along your photographs and I always love them. You are quite an artist! Gini

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    • I’m glad you were able to visit our beautiful city. Lake Superior never ceases to amaze me. We have our share of wildlife too. There were ducks out on the ice flows last week and I had six deer in my backyard yesterday and today. So cool – except for my poor shrubs that are now completely pruned back by the deer (and rabbits).

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      • I’ve been in love with Lake Superior since I first saw it when I was nine! Some year I am going nearer to it, but for now I am just happy to be able to visit once in a while! It’s so great to watch nature…lakes, rivers and animals! And they truly are amazing!

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  2. Mary – you have such an awesome talent for great photos! Thanks for sharing them with us.
    Where’s some photos of the kids skiing?

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