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What the.....SPRING?

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Oh to be a MINNESOTAN....Just when you were all excited about feeling the spring breeze against your skin as you test out the soft water action....WHAMO we get hit with 5 inches of April Snow.

The worst part about this is that I already buried my snow removal stuff in the garage and it doesn't sound like it is going to warm up any time soon.

So my dilemma is this... DO I just let mother nature melt it away, or do I need to unbury things again.

Anyone else in the same boat as me?

CA

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Ha! yep, MN smile.gif We are just now getting some snow in Twin Cities. I was hoping to get to the cabin this weekend and maybe even put dock in (Crosslake area small lake, not on chain) but will prolly wait until the following weekend.

Even if we do get hit, I am going to let Ma Nature do the work smile.gif She owes me due to a few years of freezing us up before duck season was over wink.gif

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CA,

I going to go along with mother nature but before it's gone I'm going to give those ditches one more run at them with my sled, yeeeeeeee hhhaaaaaaa!!!!

mr grin.gif

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MR,

I had a feeling you would be excited about this. Latest weather I heard is that central MN may get up to 9 inches out of this storm.

Sorry I am not sharing your enthusiasm on this one. grin.gif

CA

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I'm in the same boat. Took the plow off, and granted I can put it back on, just don't know if it is worth it or not......blast you snow.....go away!!!! And did I hear you right, you were soft water fishing????????

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Saturday I'm standing in my rainjacket testing the outboard in my front yard with the muffs in a downpour, where the neighbors can see my cabin fever has hit epic levels.

Sunday were jiggin for walleyes and sturgeon in the Rainy watching robins, ducks, geese, otters, swans, etc.

Today I'm typing this looking out the window debating if I should bust some drifts with my "stored" sled this aftenoon.

And hopefully next Monday I'll be back on the Rainy jiggin again after the family goes home from Easter.?.?.

ONLY IN MINNESOTA...... confused.gifconfused.gif

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Yeah, this snow just plain sucks, I got six inches outside my door already and it is still coming down as hard as it was this morning. What do ya do.

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Quote:

And did I hear you right, you were soft water fishing????????


Not actually, just dreaming good long dreams about it. frown.gif

I am in my soft water mode, sorry for the confusion.

CA

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No snow sticking down here yet guys.I feel yer pain though,Id just let it melt the natural way.If the sun ever does come out again its pretty strong.These early spring snow storms can try a guys patience.

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If you do let it melt be prepared to wait until next week as it's gonna stay cool until then. Snowing 1" per hour right now!

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So what was the total snow fall up there in Brainerd? Enough to help the water levels??? I heard 8 inches on Mille Lacs, was wondering if it was the same around Brainerd.

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I ended up with about 8 " at my house in Nisswa. Baxter/Brainerd is about the same. Should help some.

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10" at my house in Breezy!

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10-11" in emily

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We need all the water that we can get. I don't care if it is rain or snow, we just need to get these lakes up. Especially Pelican and N. Long (I'm sure there are others).

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I had about 9-10 inches. And a couple huge drifts in front of my garage door. I decided to not let mother nature melt it away, so I blew my driveway for about 2 hours. That wet stuff doesn't like to blow that well. Not to mention that the wind was blowing about 25 mph. This didn't help things out much. It wasn't the most fun I have ever had with snow removal, but if the sun comes out I won't have to worry about a frozen slushy mess with vehicle ruts all over.

It is almost like the first snowfall. I saw 4 vehicles in the ditch between my house and Brainerd. Drivers don't realize that an inch of glare ice on the road covered with blowing snow makes the surface a little slick. Speed won't get you anywhere driving around up here today. SLOW DOWN!

BRING ON THE SUN!!

CA

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I'm on the southern edge of Brainerd and we have 11-12 inches for sure. My driveway got plowed big time with my polaris lastnight and now after work I will have my hands full of trying to clear it out of the driveway. Oh well the ditches were AWESOME and we put on about 50 miles with no one else in sight. I just had to take advantage of this wonderful opertunity that doesn't seem to come to often. Can always plow the driveway later, ride NOW is my theory. HE, he.

The way I see it if I can't ice fish, float my boat, or fish from shore I might as well go snowmobile riding. grin.gifgrin.gifgrin.gifgrin.gif

mr

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Were going to be out on early ice again with all this cold weather coming up. Time to get the ice fishing gear out. cool.gif

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Hopefully we get lots of moisture in any kind of form.The lake level on north long was as bad as i have ever seen it in many years.Burl.

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One of the weather guys on the news last night said that this snowfall isn't going to help the drought and low lakes up north. It's been dry up there for a few years now, and this 10" snowfall (equal to 1" of rain) is literally just going to be a drop in the bucket.

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All we need is 20 more "drops" then we should be good to go. We need whatever we can get.

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