On Tuesday we heard that the Chicago area was going to be getting some snow, so we prepared to get up a little earlier to make time for some shoveling. Little did we know that we would wake up to nearly 20 inches of snow and a winter wonderland!
Chicago was hit with the worst storm in over a decade and by far the most extreme blizzard conditions that I had ever witnessed. Gusts of over 50mph, combined with accumulation of up to two inches per hour at times, resulted in hundreds of stranded cars buried in snow, several reported fatalities, and the closing of Chicagoan schools for the first time in 12 years.
Nevertheless, it made for an enjoyable snow-day for the folks at HQ!