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2018-11-27 -Signs, Portents, and the Weather-
Historic Snowstorm Blankets Chicago Area; Thousands Without Power, Hundreds Of Flights Canceled
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Posted by Fred 2018-11-27 00:00|| E-Mail|| Front Page|| [315 views ]  Top

#1 That's just snow. Imagine what an on going civil war will do to travel and energy. Hint - it won't be temporary.
Posted by Procopius2k 2018-11-27 06:01||   2018-11-27 06:01|| Front Page Top

#2 Areas to the west, Ohare and the northwest suburbs were hit the worst.

Downtown and south, not so much. Also north of Kenosha there were only flurries. Very narrow band of snowfall.

Wasn't the snow so much (8"-12" wet snow in places), it was the wind gusts up to 60-mph that caused the outages. Trees and stuff (made heavier by the wet snow) do that when they fall over onto power lines.
Posted by Mullah Richard 2018-11-27 08:26||   2018-11-27 08:26|| Front Page Top

#3 15 hours ago.
Posted by Besoeker 2018-11-27 08:34||   2018-11-27 08:34|| Front Page Top

#4 Yeah, the METRA is always fun.
Posted by Mullah Richard 2018-11-27 10:33||   2018-11-27 10:33|| Front Page Top

#5 I am waiting for the snow to melt before taking out the chainsaw to take care of the damage. Comcast had 2 major outages in my neighborhood - likely do to downed trees. Neighbor across the street had a large pine tree sort of collapse on itself hitting his car and a roof in the process (tree was maybe 50 ft tall). He needed to chainsaw his way out of the driveway yesterday AM. Constant background of chainsaws in the daylight.
Garbage truck still has not showed up (day late).
Posted by 3dc 2018-11-27 13:07||   2018-11-27 13:07|| Front Page Top

#6 WAS NOT HISTORIC. That's their climate agenda speaking. IT'S B.S. I was there when the area got 20 plus inches and shut the airports down for a long while. PURE BULL SHIT on their part?
Posted by ranture 2018-11-27 17:51||   2018-11-27 17:51|| Front Page Top

#7 PURE BULL SHIT on their part?

Yes, of course it is, ranture. But the blizzard of Christmas 2005 (when the Wife family were snowed in sequentially at the homes of a variety of frineds and relations in Washngton, DC, New Jersey, and Buffalo, NY), not to mention 1977 and 1978, are no longer within living memory of many of our journalists. So to them it is historic.
Posted by trailing wife 2018-11-27 22:18||   2018-11-27 22:18|| Front Page Top

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