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Old February 1st, 2011, 07:59 PM
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It’s a blizzard out there!!! I was out there shoveling to at least trying to shovel and all the sudden there was a huge flash of lightning. At this point with the wind there’s no point in even trying to clear the snow, by the time you clear a spot it gets blown right back. You know it bad if Chicago public schools are closed tomorrow because they never close.
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Old February 1st, 2011, 09:16 PM
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You know it bad if Chicago public schools are closed tomorrow because they never close.
Yep. I was born and raised in Chicago...Lawrence and Kedzie area.
Had to walk to school no matter what. Sometimes get a ride grabbing a car bumper or back of a delivery truck.

The doors would have to covered by snow before they would close the schools!

I would get there early cuz my bike chain lock key fit the lock on the door.I could go inside and sit by the radiators and keep warm!
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We're supposed to having the "appetizer" tonight, and the "entree" tomorrow, but so far it's only been light flurries. Waiting to see what happens overnight..

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Yep. I was born and raised in Chicago...Lawrence and Kedzie area.
Had to walk to school no matter what. Sometimes get a ride grabbing a car bumper or back of a delivery truck.

The doors would have to covered by snow before they would close the schools!

I would get there early cuz my bike chain lock key fit the lock on the door.I could go inside and sit by the radiators and keep warm!
I heard that snow is predicted for Friday .
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Here where we are, it has thus far been overblown with respect to overall volume of snow etc... We are probably a bit of an anomaly though because we have been right on the border edge of where the ice turns to snow and what we've gotten is pretty much a ton of sleet like ice crystals that is not like freezing rain that seems to cling to power lines and tree branches. This stuff just falls to the ground like snow, but is very dense and heavy, not fluffy and airy like snow. When you go outside and walk, you walk on top of it, your feet don't sink into it like snow. The winds is howling and the windchill is awful.
It isn't over yet and could still pack one heck of a punch. I am hoping it poops out soon. lol
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Here where we are, it has thus far been overblown with respect to overall volume of snow etc... We are probably a bit of an anomaly though because we have been right on the border edge of where the ice turns to snow and what we've gotten is pretty much a ton of sleet like ice crystals that is not like freezing rain that seems to cling to power lines and tree branches. This stuff just falls to the ground like snow, but is very dense and heavy, not fluffy and airy like snow. When you go outside and walk, you walk on top of it, your feet don't sink into it like snow. The winds is howling and the windchill is awful.
It isn't over yet and could still pack one heck of a punch. I am hoping it poops out soon. lol

Beenie:we have the same precipitation but it is also clinging to power lines and tree branches .
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I'm surprised by the thunder and lightning. They have Lake Shore drive closed down with many people stranded in the cars.
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It is just cold as a witches you know what here. Right now it's 17 degrees and dropping. Yesterday I had the windows open. BURRRRR

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Yep. I was born and raised in Chicago...Lawrence and Kedzie area.
Had to walk to school no matter what. Sometimes get a ride grabbing a car bumper or back of a delivery truck.

The doors would have to covered by snow before they would close the schools!

I would get there early cuz my bike chain lock key fit the lock on the door.I could go inside and sit by the radiators and keep warm!
My brother use to do that....cant recall what the name of it was...grabbing the bumper for a ride....
THe Nat'l Guard is here now assisting drivers that are stranded and have to leave their vehicles.
We are in SW surburbs....made sure we have enough gas for the snow blower!
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It will be in the 40's here Sunday and in the teens on tuesday .
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It's now 7:30 pm Wed. It has been snowing heavily for 7 1/2 hours.
We have had the "appetizer", the "entree" is on-going, and apparently we are now expecting the "dessert" tomorrow, with ANOTHER 10 - 15 cms!!

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At least its over for now, after spending 2 hours shoveling and then the sun even came out and helped melt off the drive...Did't venture out today, but will very early tomorrow for work, hope all the major roads are OK....
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I heard that snow is predicted for Friday .
If this was intended for us in Houston.....
Yep. Should start sleet Thursday afternoon turning to snow the rest of the evening and overnight.
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My brother use to do that....cant recall what the name of it was...grabbing the bumper for a ride....
IIRC it was called skitching...yep...here it is...http://www.urbandictionary.com/defin...term=skitching
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Phil and Liz you beat me to it. Yes we are suppose to get our snow tomorrow night.

I bet Packers/ Steelers go back up North. It's to cold here in Texas.
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Phil and Liz you beat me to it. Yes we are suppose to get our snow tomorrow night.

I bet Packers/ Steelers go back up North. It's to cold here in Texas.
Hate to jinx them but is it at all possible for the ice/snow to collapse the Cowboy stadium?

Maybe they should open the roof and let the snow in so the teams would feel more at home !
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Having been born, raised and worked in Chicago and gone through bad snow storms, I'm so glad I moved to Florida when I retired.


Good friend of mine who still works at the same company downtown wrote they had closed down early Tuesday afternoon and HOPE they will be open again Thursday. Wow!!!
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Phil and Liz you beat me to it. Yes we are suppose to get our snow tomorrow night.

I bet Packers/ Steelers go back up North. It's to cold here in Texas.
Packers were on our local news, complaining about Texas weather! lol They were hoping for a warmer climate...
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Good friend of mine who still works at the same company downtown wrote they had closed down early Tuesday afternoon and HOPE they will be open again Thursday. Wow!!!
There are hundreds of cars, and CTA buses stuck on Lake SHore Drive...its an amazing sight! People abandoned their cars...and people were stuck on buses for nearly 9 hrs....the mayor is getting hear for not closing LSD when he should of....however he is not up for re-election....so....
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You mean the house that Jerry Jones built? I am sure they are aware of things falling down, since the tent for the pregame has fallen, and the practice tent for the Cowboys fell.

If J Jones can charge people 200 dollars for people to watch the game from the parking lot, surely he can hire someone to camp out on top, to push the snow off.

The game should be great, but the big story will be the traffic, snow, and mass confusion this weekend.
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The word you can'T remember for grabbing a bumper is "joering ".
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IIRC it was called skitching...yep...here it is...Urban Dictionary: skitching
(2) the act of being dragged from the rear bumper of a vehicle during winter months when there is a lot of snow present. Children do this by waiting at stop signs to grab onto unsuspecting cars while they stop and being dragged while sliding their feet on the snow.

We did it with just our feet...no skis.


Ski joŰring - WikipÚdia

Skijoring ('skē-jȯr-iŋ) is a winter sport where a person on skis is pulled by a horse, a dog (or dogs) or a motor vehicle. It is derived from the Norwegian word skikj°ring meaning ski driving.

Anyway....its dangerous and no way I would do it today.

Looks like Chicago has thawed out some. So have we in Houston. Really nice day today--sunny and in the 60's. Had the windows open.
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It was beautiful here today but tomorrow night we return to Snowville .
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We got another few inches yesterday, just when you think you get a break for a bit.
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We got another few inches yesterday, just when you think you get a break for a bit.
And now the cold Donna!!
Warming up next week in to the hight 30's, maybe we can melt some of this snow!
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Oh Aerogirl,
So true, the hard part about shoveling is where to toss it all....Yesterday almost felt balmy at 30 degrees.
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