Tuesday, February 1, 2011

Chicago Snow Photoblogging--Feb 1, 2011 10 pm

It's all about the wind in this blizzard. Tom Skilling says gusts are up to 60 mph. The snow is icy, driven by the wind into pointillist points.

Plus, lightning and thunder.

That wild wind almost tore the door off the roof greenhouse. See it on the right, flapping upward? I shot these pictures off our downstairs indoor monitor.

Art went up the vertical ladder on the side of the building to brace the door and came down to report an entire panel had been blown out. He located it and braced it back on too.

I asked him what it was like: like getting sandblasted with ice, he said.

With tens of thousands without power tonight, though, we're grateful.

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