I just got off the phone with a friend in Minnesota.
He said that since early this morning the snow has been nearly waist high and is still falling.
The temperature is dropping below zero and the north wind is increasing.
They haven't lost power yet and the house is nice and warm, but they do have a backup generator and lots of firewood, just in case!
His wife has done nothing but look through the kitchen window all day.
He says that if it gets much worse, he may have to let her in.