PANHANDLE PASSAGES WITH JUSTIN HAAG — OLD MAN WINTER’S PARTING GIFT?

Posted 2 years ago

By Corey Sorenson

Photo courtesy of Justin Haag and NEBRASKAland Magazine

 

Justin HaagOld Man Winter has been a little slow in delivering this region measurable snowfall this year, but he didn’t mess around when he finally got around to it. I’ve seen varying reports of snowfall in the region this week that range up to 20 inches in Chadron. With the driving winds, the drifts became measured in feet instead of inches. Such a blizzard certainly doesn’t come without hardship by many, but I’d wager it a challenge to find someone who will complain much about any gift of moisture in this drought-stricken country.

I left the house Wednesday afternoon with a diagnosis of cabin fever and hope to reach a full winter’s quota of snow photos. Yes, it’s often just one of many opportunities that come with April in Nebraska.

In most cases, I didn’t get far. Here’s what the evidence of my travels have looked like the past few days. Drive until the bumper starts pushing snow, back up, turn around. Repeat process on another road. Often, this country is even too much for four-wheel drive.

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