12 inches in GF, ND as of noon. If I may ask BoB which -40 corner of MN do you spend your time at??? Thats a pretty big area.
I split between the St. Cloud area and the Hutchinson area.
Hutch has never seen -40 but St.Cloud which is on lower edge of truly cold weather, in the past thirty some years has seen it 3 times, that I know of.
The stupid part of the weather data from St. Cloud is it is taken from the airport which is about 5 miles out of town, to the South East and has totally different weather than the city on the river/s valley.
The airport has reported 5 inches of snow while the North part of town gets less than an inch.
I just finished shoveling the one-half inch or so of ice and slush off of the side walks, and put down salt for only the second time this year.
It is warm as I shoveled wearing blue jeans and a cotton button down shirt with my sleeves rolled[up.
Not one bit too cool, much less cold.
Time goes fast when you shovel, what seemed like one-half hour was closer to one and one-half.