I was recently in North Dakota visiting my father-in-law who lives in Minot. The major winter chill has hit there just as hard as it has hit most of the rest of the country although the area has avoided much of the heavy snow. The cold (temperatures often in the low single digits) has been only part of the story in the area. The wind has persistently been over 25 miles per hour with gusts between 30-50 miles per hour. The resulting wind chill has often resulted in temperatures in the teens and twenties below zero degrees Fahrenheit.
My first photo is of a horse as it tries to get some food from a frozen field. It isn’t snowing heavily, but the snow is blowing around causing near white out conditions.
In this photo, the wind has died down for a bit. I simply liked the composition.
After the harvest (in what appeared to be a relatively rare corn field), the cattle go through the field to eat what they can find. Again, there was not much snow, but it was bitterly cold with the wind chill.
Finally, some rays of hope — the forecast indicates warmer weather within the next week.