Monday, January 12, 2009


(photo by Pink Sherbet)
Today is a dreary Illinois winter day. Well, yesterday it was sunny for a bit and we had a chance to go cross country skiing, so it seemed so beautiful. Today, though, we have not seen any sun. We already have at least a foot of snow, and the snow plows have almost caught up with removing the snow from the streets, except they are extremely wet and slushy.

Imagine my chagrin when i came upon this alert for Gurnee weather just now:
Snow is moving across northern Illinois late this afternoon and will cut across northern Indiana starting this evening. Storm total snowfall accumulations by early morning of 2 to 5 inches are expected... with the greater accumulations across far northern Illinois closer to the Wisconsin state line. Northwest winds will strengthen overnight to 20 to 30 mph with occasional gusts to 35mph. The combination of fresh snow cover... continued light snow overnight... and strong gusty winds will lead to blizzard or near blizzard conditions and dangerous travel conditions... with widespread visibilities of one quarter of a mile or less. Travel will become extremely dangerous and may become nearly impossible late tonight into early Tuesday morning. Winds will begin to diminish in speed toward midday Tuesday.

In addition... Arctic air moving into northern Illinois behind this system will also produce bitter wind chills of 15 below to 20 below Tuesday morning.

and who gets to open the store tomorrow at 4am? ME!!! i really don't get paid enough for this...

1 comment:

Sara said...

You don't get paid enough for that! Hope it wasn't as treacherous this morning as the report implied. It has been cold here, but not that cold and I have concluded that I don't like any weather less than 20 degrees. What do your schedules look like in March or early May because we should definitely plan a trip to Jackson Falls in So Illinois!