The schools have called for a “snow day.”
Businesses are running on skeleton crews and many people are taking advantage of adverse conditions and staying in today.
Some people have chosen remain in their pajamas. Others went out last night to stock up on milk, bread and the like.
It’s 33 degrees, and forecasters have warned residents that the storm will last until 6 p.m. tonight.
Already a morning of supposed chaos … and there is no accumulation on the ground.
No, I’m obviously not talking about Chicago.
We all woke up to several inches of snow already. We’re all at school. We’re all at work. We’re all going on about our daily lives.
(And we’re expecting a foot of the white stuff by night’s end.)
But hundreds of miles away, in the heart of the South, Mississippians who have barely even seen a flake are frightened.
And their whole world has stopped.
For a forecast.
And we’re left living with this …
OK … SO THIS WAS YESTERDAY MORNING WAITING FOR THE TRAIN at 5:30 A.M. HOW COLD IS IT ACTUALLY? NO I’M NOT SMOKING – THAT’S ILLEGAL ON THE CTA PLATFORM – THAT’S ACTUALLY MY BREATH.
PUSH THE BUTTON FOR HEAT … AND JUST PRAY IT TAKES THE EDGE OFF. UNFORTUNATELY FOR ME, THERE IS ONLY WARMING STATION AT THE LAWRENCE STOP, AND IT’S AT THE OPPOSITE END FROM WHERE I NEED TO BOARD THE TRAIN.
AFTER MY FRIEND KATE STEPHENS PICKED ME UP AT THE METRA TRAIN STATION IN HOMEWOOD, WE GOT TO BRAVE THE ROAD – AND HEAVY TRAFFIC – FOR THE LAST LEG OF MY THREE-PART JOURNEY TO GET TO WORK. (AND LOOK … NO ROADS ARE CLOSED, AND PEOPLE ARE GOING ON ABOUT THEIR LIVES.)
THERE IS NO END IN SIGHT TODAY FOR THE SNOW, YET AT 7:30 THIS MORNING, EVERYTHING WAS ALREADY COVERED WITH A BLANKET OF THE WHITE STUFF.
BELIEVE IT OR NOT, THIS IS OUR PARKING LOT AT THE TIMES OF NORTHWEST INDIANA. OBVIOUSLY NOBODY RODE THEIR BIKE TO WORK TODAY.
I LIKED THIS PICTURE, BECAUSE IT REMINDS ME OF MISSISSIPPI COTTON. FITTING, REALLY.
ICICLES ARE COMMONPLACE THROUGHOUT THE WINTER HERE, WITH SOME STRETCHING ACROSS BRIDGE OVERPASSES AND GROWING SEVERAL FEET LONG. THESE ARE JUST BABY ONES HANGING OFF THE BUILDING AT WORK.