Reader daveau sent me a photograph of sunrise in Chicago last Thursday. It’s lovely, but I’m not sure I’m ready to return to the snow. You can just feel the bone-chilling cold in this photo:
Chicago: Thursday sunrise
January 13, 2014 • 12:03 am
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16 thoughts on “Chicago: Thursday sunrise”
Welcome home Jerry. Sorry you have to leave the balmy banks of the Vistula.
The temperatures right not are not bad here along Lake Michigan. It is the sidewalk ice that will kill you. (Deep-frozen sidewalks and melting snow = many an unhappy fall)
That’s true. I’m OK with the cold but the messy sidewalks are a pain. I would prefer if the temperature stayed below freezing all winter.
Here in Toronto too. Sidewalk ice is one argument against the idea of a loving god 😉
God loves you but He never intended people to live in places where ice is found outdoors. That’s a Sign that you should move south, and if you continue to ignore the Will of God peril will be upon you, sinner. God wants you to move to El Centro or Holtville. Maybe Yuma. Someplace like that.
What on Earth did James do to you that you would wish Yuma, of all places, upon him?
You’ve never been to Holtville, have you?
Must admit I haven’t. That bad, eh?
Hey — you stole one of our sunrises! No fair! Give it back!
I think this was the first morning the arctic high pressure system started to move enough for the sky to have any appreciable clouds. It was followed by four days of temps in the upper 30s and some rain, so most of the snow is gone. I’m sure we’re not done with snow and subzero temps, though.
There you go again, perpetrating this myth of “negative temperatures.”
Still, when you return the sunrise, feel free to hang onto the snow. No, really. We’re good here — don’t need any, thanks.
Which is exactly why I propose a move to Kelvin. 247K sounds so much toastier that -15F. And I feel compelled to point out, good sir, that this sunrise belonged to Chicago a full hour and 15 minutes before you saw it in Tempe. We win. Did you not get that box of snow I sent you?
Is that what it was supposed to be? All I got was a soggy lump of cardboard and a dirty look from the postman.
Good thing I had it insured.
Hey,is was +42°F (+5°C) here yesterday! Finally back to something more sane. The good thing about the cold snap: They think it will kill off a great percentage of the emerald ash borer larvae in Minnesota.
Here in southern British Columbia (inland a bit) the temp last night went from 3 degrees C.to 9 C.in an hour. It’s presently 10 degrees C (50f) A very strange phenomenon – This is not chinook country.