As the month of February is coming to an end, the weather is normally suppose to be warming up in Minnesota. The Minnesota Department of Natural ice fishing house removal deadline is only a week away on March 3rd.
The Twin Cities metro area is surrounded by blizzard warnings but in the metro area, the winds were slightly calmer but the roads were still a mess.
Footage shot in Minneapolis, MN and Burnsville, MN were the roads were hazardous to drive on.
Clip 1 Skyline shot of Minneapolis, MN
B-Roll footage of the start of the powerful winter storm system as it makes its way into the northwestern suburbs of the Twin Cities metro area. Various shots of snow plows and snow falling scenes around Saint Cloud, MN along Interstate 94.
The auroras were so bright, I could actually see a snowy owl on power pole back lit by the green glow with the moon light showing the details of the owl.
On the drive back to Saint Cloud, MN from ChaserCon in Denver, CO the weather went 70F and great sunny sky to an ice storm in Iowa and then winter storm by the time I got back to the Twin Cities.
Here is the footage that I shot on the way home in Burnsville, MN.
From the blooper while out looking for the Snowy Owl. No need to call Roto Rooter, this Snowy Owl struggled for a minute, shook its head, and then let loose the pipes before it froze in the near zero temps.
B-roll footage extended edit for stock footage and ENG of the extremely brutally cold sub zero temperatures that are allowing rare access to the Apostle Sea Caves near Bayfield Wisconsin.
To see the rare sight of the frozen Apostle Sea Caves, you must walk along the shore line for about 1.5 miles from the parking area.
Today I ventured back out to doctument the aftermath of the major blizzard yesterday. It was pretty intense.
Minnesota Highway 28 that runs through Stearns County and the city of Sauk Centrre, MN was shut down this morning do to the massive snow drifts that were left behind after the Blizzard on Sunday.
Well, today was a pretty long work day as the ground blizzard got going just afternoon on Sunday.
Extreme winds blow through the state of Minnesota with wind gust over 50 miles per hour at times in parts of central Minnesota today.
With a blizzard warning in effect for the Saint Cloud, MN area and most of west central Minnesota, the snow started to fall during the overnight hours.
While the high winds for the Blizzard Warning are still hours away, the several inches of light and fluffy snow that are currently falling will make it perfect for another ground blizzard.