Friday, December 01, 2006
Usually when they predict a big storm, it fails to materialize
A look at the radar last night, however suggested that -- this time -- maybe they'd be right. The sleet pelting against the windows provided still another clue.
Younger Daughter had already been awarded the Snow Day she'd dreamed of: She called me late yesterday afternoon to announce the happy news.
Happy for her, anyway.
I thought her school was crazy. What will they do, I wondered, in January, when really bad weather actually happens?
But if the local radar and the sleet outside suggested that something was happening, a look at the midwest radar confirmed that it might continue happening for awhile:
There was thunder and lightning this morning as the sleet turned to purely snow. (Pure as the driven snow?) Well it was windblown snow, that much was certain. I captured this radar image before I went out to help Long Suffering Spouse find the car....
The current image suggests that the storm is moving north of the Chicago area now, sooner, perhaps, than expected. Or maybe it's just intermission. But most of the schools are closed in the area. Younger Daughter's school was just the first to announce: Long Suffering Spouse and Youngest Son have been given the day off as well.
But I'm here in the office!
I came up out of the Pedway beneath the Daley Center, up the escalator into the County Building, listening to little snippets of others' conversations as I went. There is a common theme this morning: We all accomplished something by getting here.
Can we go home now?