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Much of Minnesota to get Heart Attack snow!

Yes, Thursday and Friday, North Branch, Minnesota and much of  Minnesota

could see 6-12 inches and more.  (of course if you don't like the forecast change the channel).


So, what is heart attack snow.

It is heavy wet snow.  The type that sticks to everything and doesn't like to come of the shovel.


Here are a few ways to protect yourself...


Shovel often if you shovel.  Shovel 2-3 inches at a time. 

When shoveling exhale when you lift the shovel, this takes a lot of stress off of the heart.

Spray your shovel with silicone or even a non-stick cooking spray like Pam.

If you wait and do it all at one time, take frequent breaks and drink a lot of water.


And, if you are able to...stay inside with a hot cup of cocoa and hire it done!   But, don't forget to treat the shoveler!!!!





I expect to see this scene by early Friday.

Comment balloon 12 commentsWilliam Feela • February 22 2017 05:17PM


You blog make me feel very fortunate that we have mild weather and no snow in Maryland this week.

Posted by Roy Kelley (Realty Group Referrals) over 3 years ago

Sorry to hear this news, Bill. Hope the final storm isn't as bad as predicted and that people at risk take your advice.

Posted by Nina Hollander, Your Charlotte/Ballantyne/Waxhaw/Fort Mill Realtor (Coldwell Banker Realty) over 3 years ago

Hey Bill,
Good advice, although you forgot to mention a hefty snowblower to handle the wet snow.  We are actually melting, finally. High school baseball begins next week, hoping the snow melts off the fields in time for the first practice.

Posted by Mel Ahrens, MBA, Kelly Right Real Estate, Customized Choices for your Real Estate Needs (Kelly Right Real Estate) over 3 years ago


My choice is to let it melt . . . .  spring not that far away.

Good luck and success.

Lou Ludwig

Posted by Lou Ludwig, Designations Earned CRB, CRS, CIPS, GRI, SRES, TRC (Ludwig & Associates) over 3 years ago

Good morning William.  As I was scrolling down to make my comment I read Lou Ludwig's comment.  I like it, nothing left to say

Posted by James Dray, Exceptional Agents, Outstanding Results (Fathom Realty) over 3 years ago

There is no amount of money saved that is worth not having a heart attack...back trouble...etc.

Posted by Sally K. & David L. Hanson, WI Real Estate Agents - Luxury - Divorce (EXP Realty 414-525-0563) over 3 years ago

It is so warm here, hard to believe you are getting snow. We will be in the 80's tomorrow. Stay safe and warm, Bill.

Posted by Debbie Reynolds, Your Dedicated Clarksville TN Real Estate Agent (Platinum Properties) over 3 years ago

Bill, the other shoe had to fall but now it does sound like it will stay further south

Posted by Vern Eaton, Realtor 651-674-7449 over 3 years ago

We're having an unusually mild winter here in Southeastern PA. I'm hoping it continues. But if it doesn't, I have a big snow blower and a son-in-law and three grand kids to do the shoveling. 

Posted by Don Hess (KW Elite Keller Williams 1280 Plaza Blvd. Lancaster, PA 17601) over 3 years ago

Good luck with the heart attack snow storm. I feel sorry for you folks. It is 80 degrees here and sunny.. 

Posted by Robert Bob Gilbert, Your Katy TX ( West of Houston) Real Estate Expert (Berkshire Hathaway HomeServices Anderson Properties) over 3 years ago

Good advice Bill, I went with the final tip and hired someone to get it shoveled.

Posted by Bob Crane, Forestland Experts! 715-204-9671 (Woodland Management Service / Woodland Real Estate, Keller Williams Fox Cities) over 3 years ago

Buy a bunch of table salt. Dump it on the snow. Go back inside and have your hot chocolate and wait for the snow to melt.

Posted by Cheryl Dukes . . . . . Intown Atlanta (Solid Source Realty, Inc.) over 3 years ago