Between the blizzard conditions and the wind chill tonight, being out and about is a risky proposition. I dislike intensely this type of weather. It isn’t because I have to be out in it – I don’t. It is because I know that people and creatures who are out in it are in harm’s way.
The brutality of winter is one of the things about North Dakota that I quickly learned when I moved here. Coming from California, I had no real experience with such conditions. I had experienced some snow at temps in the high 20s and low 30s, but those were infrequent and pleasant experiences. The first time I got stuck driving in blizzard conditions from Fargo to Kindred with kids in the car I promised God that if I could get home safely with the kids I would never allow myself to be in that situation again.
North Dakota winter weather can kill. Please be smart and stay safe inside. And if you can do anything to help creatures who are exposed, please do. North Dakota is a lovely place but its rugged conditions must be respected.
Day one thousand two hundred and seventy-three of the new forty – obla di obla da