January 31, 2011

We're expecting a little snow.

We live in Chicago.

We're used to snow.

We're prepared for snow.

Snow plows fill parking lots and silos are filled with salt.

We own snow blowers and snow shovels and snow boots.

But it sounds like it's not just your average snow storm that's headed our way.

The local weather people are almost giddy as they warn us about the impending "mammoth storm" that's sure to be "the storm of the century." They've also told us that the network weather people flew in today just so they could see it first hand.

We're expecting 15 to 22 inches of snow accompanied by 50 mile per hour wind gusts beginning tomorrow afternoon.

I guess those network weather people are going to be stuck here for a few days.

We've lived in Chicago for nearly eight years and we've never experienced a blizzard.

I think we're about to experience one first hand.

Oh the joy of winter.

10 comments:

  1. Stay safe and warm and enjoy your days inside with the girls.

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  2. Get lots of yummy snacks, bundle up and keep safe!

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  3. God's blessings to you and your family. Stay warm.

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  4. Anonymous9:29 AM

    We're in St. Louis and are also right in the line of this storm. I don't think ours will be quite as bad, but we are under a "blizzard warning". We've got the freezing rain and sleet that started yesterday and is still coming down. Eventually, we'll switch to heavy snow this afternoon until tomorrow. Expecting 10-15 inches and up to 20 inches in some areas. We're ready.....I think! Bring it on!Stay warm in Chicago!!!

    Jennifer
    (St. Louis, MO)

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  5. Yikes, stay safe!

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  6. I would have thought that was bad.

    ...but my sisters town in Northern Queensland is being hit by a life threatening cyclone - Yasi. Two hospitals have been closed, moving their patients to other cities, thousands has to flee their homes. My sister said the grocery shops were absolutely crazy yesterday, she said it was like Christmas x50.

    I guess there's always someone worse off! :)

    Stay safe and warm.
    Jill

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  7. Anonymous10:57 AM

    I lived in Chicago and hated the winters but this sounds like the mother of all snowstorms. I hope there are no big trees near your house and that you are not planning on driving. Stay warm and safe.

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  8. Anonymous11:33 AM

    I have fond memories of blizzards as a child (I grew up in western NY) . . . cozy days at home with my mom, a break from school. Be safe and stay warm! Hope you'll share some snow photos!

    Jennifer

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  9. Life long Chicagoan...lived through the 1967 AND the 1979 blizzards...it will be different but really only as big a deal as you want to make of it. The schools are already canceled so you sleep in and snuggle on a couch with the girls watching the winds form white outs in the morning as you drink hot chocolate.
    Suz

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  10. I was a kid in Chicago (Geneva) and had 2 weeks off school in 1979! Memories... Enjoy your snow days!

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