Friday, December 21, 2012

This Is It?

You call this snow?? All day yesterday and again last night the local weather service issued severe winter storm warnings. Flights into and out of Chicago were cancelled, salt trucks were on alert, motorists were warned of dismal weather, dangerous driving conditions. I figured I'd be snowbound all day and quickly changed my plans and decided to stay home and make cookies today, while the weather outside was frightful. It was raining when I went to bed and I hoped and dreamed there'd be a Winter Wonderland outside my window in the morning. This is what I woke up to:


That's all for the snow? Not exactly the Winter Wonderland I had hoped for. What's the point of living in Chicago if you can't get some decent extreme weather once in awhile? Iowa, Wisconsin and Michigan were hit with a foot of snow . Chicago? Nada.
 
 
 
Even the dog was disappointed.  I told her about the storm ahead of time and mentioned that puppy school would probably be cancelled (Snow Day!).  Both of us were excited about the prospect of playing in the backyard in the snow for a bit. Oh well . . . .
 
 
Christmas isn't here yet so I won't give up hope - maybe my Winter Wonderland will appear on Monday.
 
 
 
 
 

15 comments:

Jean Belle said...

Good to know! My future DIL and her parents are heading out to Ohio this morning and were worried about snow on the roads beyond Wisconsin. Rumor has it that states south of there haven't heard of snow plows! lol I was able to pass the word that the roads there won't be as bad as expected.

Me and My Stitches said...

I'm sorry that the snow didn't make it to you! Our yard looks beautiful - and I'm thankful for a white Christmas, I was afraid it wasn't going to happen.

Beth said...

Much ado about nothing. As usual.

Susan said...

We got cheated here in northern PA too...all the warnings and advisories, but just a coating of snow. There's talk of the chance for another storm for Christmas though!

Sue said...

Yep. Your snow looks just like ours. What the heck?! I want a white Christmas :D

Merry Christmas to you anyway. I am now thinking we're gonna get one heck of a blizzard come early April...just as we'll be longing for the song of the birds :)

melody said...

Greetings from wintery WI. We actually got 20"
of snow here in Madison. I really was hoping for much ado about nothing. Hope you have a very Merry Christmas and a Happy new Year.
Melody :*)

Val said...

well Kathy, we have over 22 inches of fresh snow since Thursday night and now its blowing like crazy and still coming down. The power has been out since some time yesterday over a wide area, so be careful what you wish for. We have a generator so we are fine and warm. Had our big turkey dinner early yesterday so lots of leftovers. But its a mess outdoors. A real old fashioned blizzard.

jirons42 said...

I live in Grand Rapids, Michigan and it looks like we got even less snow that you did so not all of Michigan was a winter wonderland ;-(

Anonymous said...

Yep Sue, I think you may be right. Lately it seems that our big winter snow days have moved to big spring snow days!! Merry Christmas !! Karen/IL.

Rosa said...

Today is a sunny day.Merry Christmas!!

Amy said...

We got a few inches here in north central Ohio. Enough for some of the rural schools to be closed on Friday. It was very, very windy too -- when it got going, it looked like a blizzard. I'm sure people driving on the highways had a hard time seeing. Today and tomorrow are supposed to be calm. And the forecast for Monday and Tuesday had been good - but now they've changed it, and there's talk of freezing rain! :(

LJ said...

Science - forecasting. We all think they work hand-in-hand but weather is just that...weather. I always think weather forecasters (particularly when it comes to storms) are always crying "wolf" but I'm afraid NOT to heed their warning for fear it will be the wolf. We had 8" in Iowa where I live but my son had 12" in Des Moines, IA. We had plenty of slushy ice before it turned to all snow and that's what really did a number on the power. One branch from my son's tree broke with the weight of the ice/snow and broke out a window; at least it didn't damage the whole wall. What we really want is a lovely snow to give us a white Christmas but not the stormy, blizzardly kind.

Quiltn Mama said...

That waaay more than we'll see in central Texas...just a bit on Christmas day would be lovely :(

Merilyn said...

We don't get any snow where I live, so your snow looks wonderful LOL!!!! I think it's probably as much snow as I would like anyway, as I don't particularly like really cold weather!! It's a far cry from the heat and humidity we've been experiencing here Downunder, just hope Christmas Day will be tolerable......
Wishing you and your family a wonderful and safe Christmas Kathy!!!!! BTW the patterns arrived day before yesterday, love them!, and look forward to getting a little more prepared for Christmas next year! All the best for 2013!

Sarah said...

I'm in Western NY and we were all gloom and doom for the weekend as well - which amounted to about 2 or 3 inches instead of 14. We got another inch or 2 for Christmas but now they are giving similar predictions for tonight. I'm not holding my breath (in anticipation) this time...

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