blizzard midnight

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Phone camera, floodlights, and a foot of snow: liveblogging at midnight. Twenty miles from here there is no snow at all.

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5 Responses to blizzard midnight

  1. Sean K. says:

    Would that be 20 miles further from the lake that has no snow?

    In Massachusetts today we had temps in the 50s, of all things (regularly scheduled cold returns tomorrow).

  2. Pam Bliss says:

    A good guess, but one that would get you chuckled at here. If you’d been under it, you would have known this one wasn’t lake effect, which falls in great big flakes and is dryer than this. (If you have to have a blizzard, a lake effect blizzard is the best kind, being the kind we got regularly in Cleveland when I was a kid, the real deep, pretty kind that’s great to play in.) This bad boy was almost pure slush, a real heart attack special, and around here that usually means that it comes from the south. This was true last night– we ended up with 18 inches of it and it was blown into drifts that were about three feet deep. That was this morning. It’s already warming up and by now things have collapsed a bit. The clean ground is to the east. West of us got it even a little worse, while most of the Chicago area got a couple inches at most. A highly localized event, this.

    We get our chance at the 50s this weekend which should get rid of the rest of this fall without us having to do too much shoveling.

  3. Rick Santman says:

    Ditto here at Casa Santman, although it didn’t peak until around 4 AM, juuuuust in time for an interesting drive to work. On the bright side, I was amused when the leadfoot in the old Ford Ranger tried to pass me (while I was doing around 50 MPH) in the rutted left lane. He’d nearly made the lane change when his rear end broke loose, and the next thing I saw in the rear view was a small truck driving down the highway a5 50 or so….sideways. He eventually landed facing backwards in the ditch, while I continued pooting along at 50, LOL

  4. Rick Santman says:

    First minor accident I’ve seen in Real Time in years.

  5. Pam Bliss says:

    Cool. I always like to see people who drive like idiots end up in the ditch. The last time I saw a real time accident of this kind was the day when I saw about 10 of them (no exaggeration)– that horrible long drive home from Cleveland in a ghastly ice stormThe Year Junior Broke Down in Toledo on Christmas Eve. There are blog posts about it around here somewhere.

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