Wednesday, February 2, 2011

SNOW DAYZ.... CHICAGO BLIZZARD OF 2011


  

This is the view outside my window at 7:00 am. With over a foot and a half of snow the city is covered. Chicago hasn't had a storm this bad in over thirty years. Lakeshore Drive still has vehicles being towed to clear the highway. Thousands are without electricity and low teens and twenty below wind chills are forecasted for today.

My neighborhood didn't get blasted as some of the others ... so I am very thankful.

Now for those of you in Michigan and Wisconsin this is probably nothing, but for us it's a lot. I've lived here for seven winters and this is the worst I've ever seen.

February has certainly come in with a bang! Just when I thought our winter only had another month or so.

What's happening in your neighborhood?

19 comments:

  1. WOW! I have family living in Chicago and they say it's pretty intense too. Believe it or not, it's even cold here in Phoenix. My heat clicked on all night--unsual for the desert. We don't get any snow here, usually, but I wouldn't be surprised to see a dusting on the mountaintops today. Stay safe!

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  2. Down in here in the state of bayous and voodoo, it is frigid as well. Gypsy, my cat, snuggled up beside me all night, dreaming of slow mice and fast paws. The temperatures are scheduled to be freezing all day here. Brrrr. But sadly for the children, no snow or snowmen. Stay warm, Roland

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  3. heard about the Chicago storm and the abandoned cars on NPR this morning... a Chicago friend who lives on the Lake said there was thunder and lightning with the snow last night as well!

    Stay in and stay warm!

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  4. Great photo! Cold, damp and drizzly here in SW England,although we have some Snowdrops and Primroses just peeking.

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  5. The snow is INSANE! I am so surprised we aren't being affected at all in Vancouver... usually we do get really bad snow storms.... but not this time. Hope you're all right!

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  6. Brrrr! We had frost and a touch of frozenness here in Oregon, but no snow and nowhere near as cold as ya'll. Good writing weather though, eh? ;o)

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  7. We got a huge blizzard last year around this time. I'm crossing my fingers that it doesn't happen again. Do your best to stay warm.

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  8. That's a really neat picture!
    around my block right now it is 10 below zero which is warmer than yesterday. we have a light sprinkle of snow that happened a few days ago. The wind makes the chilling weather worse. But the sun is out :) I hope you stay inside, be warm, and drink hot cocoa!

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  9. Looks like you are getting our blizzard a day after us! Ours was the worst since like, 1912 or something crazy like that. Stay warm!

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  10. I can sympathize. A few years ago we had our worst storm in 50 years. My oldest son worked on the other side of town, as we call it because our city is divided by a river. A drive that would take him 20 minutes (even in winter), took 6 hours. I was calling hospitals and crying my eyes out. He didn't have his cell phone with him. The city was shut down and some people had to stay over night in retail stores. Some people on nearby highways lost their lives by leaving their vehicles to find their way on foot after running out of gas. I hope neither my children nor I ever see that again.

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  11. I hope you're able to bundle up and stay inside! I hate seeing all my friends having to deal with this crazy weather. Over on this side of the U.S. it's calm and mild, unusual for us. I think you might be getting our weather. Sorry about that!

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  12. You weren't going anywhere, were you?
    We had rain this morning. Now it's windy, muggy, and over seventy degrees. Bleah.

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  13. Stay warm!

    It's sleeting outside right now--there's slush and ice on the roads.

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  14. Snow day!!! Looks lovely! Stay warm!

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  15. I'm glad your safe. We had 22 below last night. Very unusual for Colorado foothills. The mountains are a different story. School's closed. Colorado is dry air...it is easier to freeze to death in this climate.
    Nancy
    N. R. Williams, fantasy author

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  16. I found you through your comment on my entry over on Miss Snark's blog (First Kiss, entry #30).

    Thanks for taking the time to read my entry and leaving such lovely encouragement.

    Now I'm off to snoop around your blog :)

    Christi Corbett

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  17. wow that storm was something! yes there was lighting that looked like fire during the storm. the winds were bad! I was out in the road picking up my sister who was stranded at work and let me tell you something. i could see nothing. windshield ended up falling apart with the ice and wind, about 2 cars on every block left stranded. took us about 2hours to get home, which would usually take 15min. woke up this morning to have snow up to ny waist in some areas of the yard.

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  18. I'm feeling guilty as Atlanta got a little sun today. Looking at that photo makes me want to crawl back under the covers and hibernate 'til spring. Stay safe and warm!

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  19. I finally posted the award you gave me, Michael. Just so you know.
    Nancy
    N. R. Williams, fantasy author

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