Posts in category "weather"

7 ways to think spring now

7 ways to think spring now
Maybe it’s not as insanely snowy as Boston,  but  it’s Chiberia  here, and  it’s going to get colder–wind chill advisory of 30-below.  We all could use a spring break. Here are 7 ways you can get into a spring mood right now. 1. It’s almost here. Some say spring begins with the vernal equinox. Yes,... Read more »

Thundersnow? Yes!!!

Now, winter storm Neptune  blankets the northeast. Boston is getting more snow in a month than Chicago has  ever had in an entire  winter. Ever. Here is a video of Weather Channel meteorologist Jim Cantore reporting on the scene of the storm. If you’re tired of snow, this is for you. If you love snow,... Read more »

Snow Shovel Angels

After the snow come the snow shovel angels. Do you know some? Are you one? Did you help a neighbor with his car stuck in the alley? Yes, there are real  snow angels!  That generous guy with the new snowblower who says it’s easier for him to do the whole block. Thank you! The neighbor... Read more »
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Super Sunday Snow--live blog

Super Sunday Snow--live blog
  Live from Oak Park–Sunday morning–snow falling overnight, and still falling. It’s like the snow of Japanese prints, covering everything in 4-5 inches of white stuff. There are no sidewalks, no roadways, no porches, no cars. There are a few hardy  souls out already shoveling, even as the snow falls.  It’s thick and heavy, the... Read more »

Great Northeastern Blizzard 2015

RT @NASA: @NOAASatellites eyes developing US Nor’easter. Blizzard conditions expected http://t.co/Hn5ufyjoCY pic.twitter.com/qSHuW5NOzH — NWS Boston (@NWSBoston) January 26, 2015   You can see this thing from space. The entire East Coast is facing a winter storm of  historic, unprecedented   proportions. The worst blizzard in Chicago history also happened on this date–January 26, 1967.  Here  is that... Read more »

Chiberian Chic

Greetings from CHIBERIA!  As you know, it’s cold out there. How cold is it?  I could cry, but there’s no crying in Chiberia–the tears will freeze on your face. The wind is making the sunlight flicker in the trees. There’s blowing, drifting snow. For those who walk or work outside, dressing for subzero is a... Read more »
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January Moon

January Moon
Greetings, and happy new year! Welcome to January. The new moon on the winter solstice has grown fat and full, now. This is the first full moon of the new year.  It is sometimes called the Wolf Moon, or Cold Moon, and it is a vision of beauty over the winter landscape, the city at... Read more »

Solstice New Year

Solstice New Year
Except for the point, the still point, there would be no dance, and there is only dance. ~ T.S. Eliot Solstice greetings! For the Northern Hemisphere, the December solstice marks the start of astronomical winter. This is the longest night and shortest day of the year. In  the Southern Hemisphere, it’s the start of summer,... Read more »

Orion, the Hunter

Orion,  the Hunter
Sirius, also known as the dog star, and the star of the  Dog Days of summer is back again. You can find Sirius faithfully beside Orion, the Hunter. The star of the winter constellations,  Orion is visible in the winter sky  from November to February.  Look for  Orion  to rise above the eastern horizon about  8-9... Read more »
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Adventures in weather

No, the National Weather Service doesn’t make the weather.  If they did, would they plan a major snowstorm for the biggest travel day of the year?  Expect delays. Planes, trains, busses and cars.  Better yet, leave yesterday. Even though NWS winter ready week  was last week,  winter weather is just getting started.  Here are some... Read more »