Remember Rochester’s Freaky May Blizzard of 2013?
Do you remember where you were and what you were doing seven years ago? Chances are it had to do with snow!
If you were here in Rochester (or anywhere in southeast Minnesota, for that matter) in the spring of 2013, then you probably remember that freak late-season snowstorm that dumped anywhere between 12 and 17 inches of wet, heavy snow on us... ON THE SECOND DAY OF MAY! 😱
I was working at KTTC-TV at the time and was called into the station early to help with all the cancellations and closings that were coming in. As I recall, under all the snow was a slick layer of ice that made things even trickier to try to navigate through-- and that was before that foot of wet, heavy snow fell.
My all-wheel-drive SUV, which never had a problem plowing through most winter storms, nearly got me stuck on West Circle Drive that morning. I was heading in before that stretch had been plowed, and had I stopped I'd have been stopped dead in the water-- er, snow. (And yes, that even meant I ran a few red lights when there wasn't any traffic coming from the other direction...)
Let's just be glad that Old Man Winter appears to be done with the cold and snow for us for this season, right? The National Weather Service has more on that historic spring snowstorm HERE. What were YOU doing on that second day of May seven years ago?