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Update on Snowmaggedon 2011 February 2, 2011

Filed under: Miscellaneous — Lizz @ 10:38 pm

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If you read post yesterday (read it here!), you are probably aware that Chicago got hit with a wee bit of snow over the last 2 days.  Here’s some of the stats I have come across:

(Info collected from this news report)

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  • O’Hare airport reported a total of 20.2 inches of snow.
  • This blizzard is officially the 3rd worst Chicago has ever seen. (#2 being 1999 with 21.6 inches, #1 was 1967 with 23 inches)
  • Traffic on Lake Shore Drive came to a complete stand still.  There were as many as 1,500 cars stranded and abandoned.
  • Chicago Public Schools closed for snow for the first time since 1999.  They will also be closing for a second day tomorrow.
  • There were 66 cloud to ground lightning strikes reported.  (we definitely heard the lightning)
  • As many as 95,000 residences were without power at some point.  Some are still without.
  • Mother Nature isn’t done with us yet.  The temperature will drop into the low single digits tonight, with wind chills between -20 and -30 degrees.  Brrr!

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Some of you might possibly be wondering if our family is okay.  Yes.  We thankfully had no issues with power outages.  We made sure that we had enough food, milk, ect for a few days (just incase).  Skylar’s school did finally call a snow day, and even called for a second one tomorrow.  We also discovered one of the best parts of apartment living:  Our parking lot was plowed and salted before noon. Awesome!  They had us move my car when it was our turn to have the spot I was parked in plowed.  So my car is cleared off, and ready for me whenever I need to head out of here.

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So how did we spend the snow day?  We went to the park!

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The plowed snow in our parking lot

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Thankfully the streets in our neighborhood are plowed, but not the sidewalks yet.

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We climbed (literally) into the park

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Weee!

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Aaaand Weeeeee!

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An attempt at a snow angel.  Maybe a little too much snow for this…

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Time to go home

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King of the (plow-made snow) Mountain!

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With much love,

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Stay warm everyone!

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Lizz

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3 Responses to “Update on Snowmaggedon 2011”

  1. I wanna come over and play!!!! Wait… I can’t get my car out. Hmph…

  2. Deborah Andersen Says:

    Cute post. Glad you all are safe. Love to the family.


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