I don't know how much you remember about Jan 1978.....
My 57 F100 was on an open trailer attched to my 75 F150. I knew the snow was coming so I parked up next to the house. Bad move! Next morning I came out and found the snow had drifted off the end of the house. No sign of the rig! I had to probe with a long broom handle to find it.
It just got worse from there......
One of the "great" memories was seeing dead cattle stacked on the median of I-80 in Ohio, a result of about a million trucks that crashed in the storm.
When that one hit I was on a date with Sue (now my wife) in the western suburbs of Chicago. I took the train back to downtown. It had to creep through the blizzard and arrived at Northwestern Station (now Oglivie Transportation Center) in the wee ours of the morning. I walked outside intending to take a bus back to my college campus. The streets were deserted and unplowed. If I had half a brain, I would have just stayed the station. Instead, I walked the two or three miles back to my dorm through snow up to my knees. I don't know what time I got in, but I slept well.
Its the midwest, its winter. No news there.
Theyve been talking it up big time up here.
Probably 5 inches on the ground when I left the house at 3:15 a.m. and they expect another
2 or so.
Then between 3 p.m. today and 6 p.m. Wednseday, another 9 to 12 inches. But they are saying that Chi-town might be ground zero. Then theres always the wildcard...lake effect. That could surprise everyone and REALLY kick azz.
BRING IT ON!!!!!!!!
I remember the winter of 78 over here on the west coast. My little town near Seattle got an unprecedented 2 feet of snow over a two day period that at sea level stayed for abotu 5 day's before beginning to melt off.
It was the coolest snow fall of my entire youth, even after moving to the high desert 4 years later to an average of 3 feet per year (accumulated) around the house.
Didnt have to shovel much when I got home. The 45+ mph wind blew most of it away. The drifts at the house were few and only about 2 feet high.
But they say the big dumper is coming between 7 pm and 2 am.
Life will be back to normal by Friday am, maybe even Thursday pm.
Tim, thats the view out of any of my doors. I had to dig a path for the dog to do his thing this morning.
I94 is closed from the ILL/WI boarder to Milw.
Ill go out at about 8:30 and shovel a 45 foot path to the garage and start the snowblower. Then I have to get up on the roof and get rid of some of the snow. Ive always said I was going to buy a roof rake, but never have. Today I wish I did.
Living out in the country, they still havent plowed our road so no ones going anywhere, even in a 4 wheel drive truck.Ive never missed a day of work due to weather, ever, but todays the day.