Okay, all that big scary snow stuff they talked about heading our way? IT'S HERE!
Then I woke up and went out this morning.
Um yeah... 13.5 inches now. But here's what killed me. I walked around for a few minutes taking pictures. When I got back to the gauge I kept thinking, "Wasn't it the 14" mark that I could see before? I'm sure it was."
Well, 12 minutes later, that mark was gone and 15" was in danger.
Now, 15 inches of snow is no joke, of course, but what really kicks you in the butt are the drifts. I stepped into one, not realizing it was over a drain and therefore a kind of snow-sinkhole and ended up in snow up to my hip!
This is Montrose Ave. in Chicago. It's a snow road. As in, you may not park here when it snows. I suspect these cars would have been towed if they hadn't had all the trucks rescuing people off near-by Lake Shore Drive. They are plowed in but good. As you can see, it was still seriously snowing (Heck, it's *still* seriously snowing almost two hours later) and mostly going horizontally.
Okay, there's more from this particular snow-check, but it's 11:00 now... 24 hours after I started blogging the storm. Gotta go see how much we've gotten in a day.