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It’ll be easy to mentally book mark 2009-10 blizzard and deep freeze. Christmas brought two feet of snow and New Years rung in -30 below temperatures across the region.

My neighbor Burdell will attest as we shoveled last Sunday when I exclaimed, "first comes the snow…then we’ll get the cold" and we sure did. About as intense two winter events you could draw up. The heavy snow (1.53" of moisture) plugs up CRP, cattail sloughs and covers food sources. Next the -30 stresses everything from pheasants and deer to coyotes and grouse. Me, you and all the critters are crossing for a much needed 2 week January thaw…before the next onslaught of winter bears down on us. 

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