Welcome to the personal blog, photo and video gallery website home page for Douglas "Lightningboy" Kiesling, The Weather Paparazzi.
If you Google the term, "what is the phoenix"? you come up with this answer.
noun: phoenix; plural noun: phoenixes
(in classical mythology) a unique bird that lived for five or six centuries in the Arabian desert, after this time burning itself on a funeral pyre and rising from the ashes with renewed youth to live through another cycle.
a person or thing regarded as uniquely remarkable in some respect.
So, its been a while since I have updated this page. Been busy and the architect of this page is so out dated from what the vision was to be that I'm working on a major overhaul and archive of this site before I launch the new site that will focus more on the photography and video work, not the story and blogs so much.
I can't believe it has been two month's.
On the last day of February 2014, spring seems as if it is still month's away instead of just week's away as another round of winter weather impacts southern Minnesota.
B-Roll footage in the evening at sunset around Albert Lea, MN of the snow storm along Interstate 35. Various scenes of traffic and snow plows on the interstate.
Well, today was a pretty long work day as the ground blizzard got going just afternoon on Sunday.
Extreme winds blow through the state of Minnesota with wind gust over 50 miles per hour at times in parts of central Minnesota today.
With a blizzard warning in effect for the Saint Cloud, MN area and most of west central Minnesota, the snow started to fall during the overnight hours.
While the high winds for the Blizzard Warning are still hours away, the several inches of light and fluffy snow that are currently falling will make it perfect for another ground blizzard.
Today was another day in this frozen paradise called Minnesota. The temps got over 32F today. But the roads turned to crap as the wet snow froze to the extremely cold road surface.
The next wave of sub zero weather is hitting the midwest with temps at noon in the negative teen's as the Saint Paul Winter Carnival starts in Saint Paul, MN.
Footage from Rice Park in Downtown Saint Paul with people out in the cold weather while the competitors get ready for the annual ice carving competition.
B-Roll footage from the late afternoon of the ground blizzard in central Minnesota around the Sauk Centre, MN and west of Sauk Centre.
Various clips of blowing snow in the high winds that caused the ground blizzard.