|I’m standing in the middle of Michigan Ave.|
I knew the weathermen had warned us that a snow storm of ‘life threatening’ possibilities was heading our way. But the news tends to be like The Boy Who Cried Wolf. Every year we have THE BIG ONE ’09 or THIS IS IT ’08 etc. but usually they turn out to be over-hyped and we get no more than a few inches. This time, the weathermen got it right. We got more than 20 inches!
On Tuesday I left work at 230p to beat the coming storm. So much for that. It took me an hour and 10 minutes of waiting outside in the cold just to find a way home. I thought that was bad, until I got home and heard people were trapped on Lake Shore Drive, some for 6+ hours. Some people even ditched their cars. People in Chicago are used to snow so to actually get a snow day, or in some cases, two consecutive snow days, you know it actually must be pretty bad.
It was strange to be home from work on a Wednesday. It was even more strange when there was lightning and thunder in the middle of a blizzard. Not currently residing in Chicago? You probably don’t believe that can happen. You are probably saying, lightning while it is snowing? Thunder in winter? Not possible. Well, I didn’t believe it either until last night. It is one crazy phenomenon.
Yesterday afternoon when I thought it had stopped snowing I decided to go out and take some pictures. Enjoy!