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.
Today was another day in this frozen paradise called Minnesota. The temps got over 32F today. But the roads turned to crap as the wet snow froze to the extremely cold road surface.
The next wave of sub zero weather is hitting the midwest with temps at noon in the negative teen's as the Saint Paul Winter Carnival starts in Saint Paul, MN.
Footage from Rice Park in Downtown Saint Paul with people out in the cold weather while the competitors get ready for the annual ice carving competition.
B-Roll footage from the late afternoon of the ground blizzard in central Minnesota around the Sauk Centre, MN and west of Sauk Centre.
Various clips of blowing snow in the high winds that caused the ground blizzard.