Mother Nature is just getting started, with another round of high winds, bringing gusts of up to  45 mph through Monday evening. There will be patchy blowing dust at times.  Driving high profile vehicles may be difficult.  And be aware of your surroundings.  Watch for blowing objects.

And, are you set for winter? It's already snowed in Minnesota this past week.  The first freeze of the season could bring snow to I-90 at Snoqualmie Pass.  The snow level will be down to 2,000 feet for Friday and Saturday.

Checking in with the Farmer's Almanac on Winter,

If you love the cold of winter, you’re going to love our forecast if you live in the northern half of the country. Our long-range forecast is calling for a cold winter with normal to below-normal temperatures in areas from the Great Lakes and Midwest, westward through the Northern and Central Plains, and Rockies.

What I read was that we're to expect a rainy, wet, colder winter season. I haven't seen anything regarding snowfall, other than the first mention of it for later this week.

Growing up in Minnesota, I've had my share of snow, way more.  It's why I moved West, I prefer the desert.  I do still have a box of ice-scrapers in my car.  You never know when you'll need one.  I also have two-boxes of gloves, mittens, hats, and scarves.

If you haven't winterized your home or yard, you have a few days to get the necessities taken care of.  It's time to have those sprinkler systems blown out.  Winter is coming.  Be prepared.

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