SNOW! Finally, We Will Get Some Snow!

Real Estate Broker/Owner with Don Sabinske, Sabinske & Associates Inc. 539MN

The weather forecasters are finally predicting snow.  A little late, guys, but an answer to a lot of prayers. 

Not complaining, but it sounds as if we will get lots of rain, sleet and snow with this storm.   It could be up to 20 inches. 

I will beieve it when I see it.  But, there are things to be aware of here, too.


Those of you with gas vents to the outside had better bundle up and go outside to make sure that they stay clear.  We haven't been used to this much snow so far so it could slip your mind.  And, if they aren't cleared, that could mean a catastrophe waiting to happen.

There are other issues certainly, but that is one of the most important. 

And, as an aside, an attorney called to ask to set up a closing on February 29th at a location about sixty miles south of here. 

Thanks, but no thanks.  I have a great vehicle, but I am not traveling unnecessarily in that kind of storm and certainly not close to the first of the season.  I will let the emergency personnel do their jobs getting dumb-luck or just ill-prepared drivers out of the ditches and out of each other's way, and stay home like a sane person should do. 


Stay warm and stay safe for the next couple of days.  This could be a doozy.  Stay tuned!

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Don Sabinske, Broker, GRI

Sabinske & Associates Inc.


Specializing in Sherburne, Wright, Anoka and Hennepin Counties...We can help you move!



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Dick Greenberg
New Paradigm Partners LLC - Fort Collins, CO
Northern Colorado Residential Real Estate

Hi Don - It's really hard to believe you guys have made it to almost March without snow so far - definitely something weird going on with the weather, and I'd bet the kids are all looking forward to a snow day finally. Stay warm and safe!

Feb 27, 2012 03:36 AM #1
Ron and Alexandra Seigel
Napa Consultants - Carpinteria, CA
Luxury Real Estate Branding, Marketing & Strategy


Well that is how unpredictable it has been all over the country it seems.  We are supposed to be getting lots of rain also, and so far, we have had a sprinkle or two.  It is so nice to have a fire going while working, and also some soup for dinner.  Have a great week and stay safe. A

Feb 27, 2012 03:53 AM #2
Kathy Stoltman
Rockwood Realty - Ventura, CA
Ventura County Real Estate Consultant 805-746-1793

Hi Don,  Originally from Milwaukee WI, I know how odd it is to be nearing March without much snow, but wow, if you get hammered with 20" in a short period of time, that would be some storm! I would not be doing any traveling in the storm either!

Feb 27, 2012 04:04 AM #3
Suzanne McLaughlin
Sabinske & Associates, Inc. (Albertville, St. Michael) - Saint Michael, MN
Sabinske & Associates, Realtor

Good grief.  I was just about to get my spring clothes out of storage, and now, I will be shoveling every two hours just to keep up with it.  Drat!

Feb 27, 2012 04:25 AM #4
Gene Mundt, IL/WI Mortgage Originator - FHA/VA/Conv/Jumbo/Portfolio/Refi
NMLS #216987, IL Lic. 031.0006220, WI Licensed. APMC NMLS #175656 - New Lenox, IL
708.921.6331 - 40+ yrs experience

Don:  My wife said she just talked to her best friend from the Minni/St. Paul area.  She mentioned about 12 inches.  But 20 inches???  Yowzers!  Stay safe, warm ... and keep the hot drinks close by ...


Feb 27, 2012 06:03 AM #5
Don Sabinske
Don Sabinske, Sabinske & Associates Inc. - Zimmerman, MN
Sabinske & Associates Inc.

Will do, Gene.  The fire in the fireplace will be nice, too.  Just steps from my office.  I could use a little downtime since I have been showing property for the last 7 days. 

Feb 27, 2012 06:53 AM #6
Jennifer Chiongbian
Specializing in all types of Manhattan apts & townhouses - Manhattan, NY
Real Estate Broker - NYC

At least you guys will be getting some.  We have had none this winter!  Last year we got record snow levels, this year we got a record lack of snowfall...What is going on with this weather?

Feb 27, 2012 07:07 AM #7
An Idabel OK Broker ~ Judi K Barrett
Judi Barrett~Integrity Real Estate Services~Idabel, Oklahoma - Idabel, OK
BA, Integrity Real Estate Services -IDABEL OK

Don, This sounds like much more snow than "pleasant snow"..  Hope all stay safe and get those vents uncovered.. stay off the road.  So glad you didn't schedule the closing. 

Feb 27, 2012 09:52 AM #8
Gene Mundt, IL/WI Mortgage Originator - FHA/VA/Conv/Jumbo/Portfolio/Refi
NMLS #216987, IL Lic. 031.0006220, WI Licensed. APMC NMLS #175656 - New Lenox, IL
708.921.6331 - 40+ yrs experience

Good problem to have, Don!  Tired because you had showings!  Celebrate .. put your feet-up and watch it snow ... safely from inside.


Feb 27, 2012 11:13 PM #9
Lindsey Hasford
Edina Realty - Elk River, MN
Bringing you home...

I hope that we do get twenty inches. At least if I'm going to be snowed in it might as well be worth the effort!

Feb 28, 2012 12:26 AM #10
John McCormack
Albuquerque Homes Realty * - Albuquerque, NM, Albuquerque Homes Realty

Hey Don - Feel free to send some of that white glorious moisture to Albuquerque.  We are bone dry and in dire need of wet stuff!  Winds today are howling and the Q is now under a fire warning.  Tis the season....

Feb 28, 2012 01:10 AM #11
Ron Marshall
Marshall Enterprises - Saint Michael, MN
Birdhouse Builder Extraordinaire

I am ready for it....the snowblower is all tuned up and ready to roll.  And, with my birthday on Thursday, I can just stay bundled up by the fire before I "clear the decks". 

Have a good one, maybe you will finally get to snowmobile!

Feb 28, 2012 04:54 AM #12
Vern Eaton
Askov, MN
Realtor 651-674-7449

Well, it is about 8 hours or so since you posted this...WHERE IS IT?!

Feb 28, 2012 08:44 AM #13
Connie Harvey
Pilkerton Realtors - Brentwood, TN
Realtor - Nashville TN Real Estate

Don, when you're having a mild winter, like we are, and then it turns cold, it's crazy!

Feb 29, 2012 07:05 AM #14
Debbie Laity
Cedaredge Land Company - Cedaredge, CO
Your Real Estate Resource for Delta County, CO

Our winter was so mild. Now spring has hit early, and we don't have the snowpack we need in the high country. Irrigation water might be expensive this year. Hope we don't have another drought year. Did you get a lot of snow with this storm?

Apr 07, 2012 10:05 AM #15
Marshall Enterprises
Marshall Enterprises - Saint Michael, MN
Antiques, Lawn Care, and Trashouts

We haven't had much snow this year either.  You are so close now.  Keep up the good work.

Jan 24, 2013 11:13 PM #16
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