It was about 50 degrees yesterday morning when I went to school. It was about zero when I went home. The windchill was in the negative 20s. I had to cancel plans with friends to battle the snow and drive home in a blizzard.
The snow was so interesting looking. Since it was so cold, the snow was very dry and didn’t stick to the ground much. Instead, it blew around on the ground in unusual patterns, looking like a group of snakes slithering at warp speed across the street.
When my friend, Vid, and I got in her car, we had to scrape ice off the exterior windshield (normal) and the inside of the windshield (absolutely, not normal). It was basically a white out and took us 1.5 hours to drive en miles home.
“The Chicago area is under both a windchill warning and a blowing snow advisory until noon today, as the winds are expected to gradually decrease throughout the day. After highs in the 50s Tuesday afternoon, windchill temperatures dropped to 25 to 35 below zero overnight. In downtown Chicago, temperatures hovered around zero. ”
This is a cool picture from last Thursday:
Here’s one from last night:
I wish that this could convey how bitterly cold it was. Maybe for your sake, I don’t.