Frost, Smoke: Another Spring Day in Minnesota

National Weather Service's map at 10:30 p.m. Minnesota time, May 12, 2024.
Weather map at 10:30 p.m. Sunday night. (May 12, 2024)

That’s what the weather map showed last night: frost advisories for Minnesota’s northern counties, air quality alerts over the rest of the state.

The air quality alert is still in effect for my part of the state and points south. Which means I’ll be staying inside until after noon. As the National Weather Service put it:

“…A band of very heavy smoke from wildfires in northeast British Columbia has moved into northern Minnesota and will sweep south across the state on Sunday behind a cold front. The smoke will reach central Minnesota by Sunday afternoon and southern Minnesota by Sunday evening….”
(National Weather Service, May 12, 2024)

An ‘up’ side is that my part of the state no longer has drought conditions. For now, at any rate. There’s some truth to this ‘Minnesota’ joke: we don’t have climate, we have weather.

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About Brian H. Gill

I was born in 1951. I'm a husband, father and grandfather. One of the kids graduated from college in December, 2008, and is helping her husband run businesses and raise my granddaughter; another is a cartoonist and artist; #3 daughter is a writer; my son is developing a digital game with #3 and #1 daughters. I'm also a writer and artist.
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