Tag: heat wave

Big Gator Weather

Big Gator Weather
Summer in the city–heat and humidity.   Out come the shorts and tank tops, T-shirts and breezy summer dresses.  It’s big gator weather when the sweat makes everyone look dewy. Everyone is melting. And like a big ‘gator we seek the cool and shade, and ice melting in tall glasses. The big news here is there’s... Read more »

September Equinox

September Equinox
As I write this, it’s hot!  Chicago is in the middle of a heat wave.  This is the 5th consecutive day of over 90 degrees at O’Hare. This is a record this late in the season.  It feels like July in September. September 22 marked the autumn equinox in the Northern Hemisphere, or the spring equinox... Read more »

Heat Wave 2016

Heat Wave 2016
Surf’s up! Here comes the heat wave. Chicago is expecting the hottest temperatures of the year–over 100F heat index. with high humidity. The heat will only add to the already explosive atmosphere in our city, all over the country, and it seems the whole world. NOAA reports that 2015 was the hottest year on record... Read more »
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When the sidewalks flooded, and the roads froze

A couple of days ago, I wrote a  sci-fi take on a genuine news story.  I had just figured out how to embed pictures in posts and it was a fun exercise.        What a  thrill and an honor to see this post on the Digital Trib!  There it was, alongside breaking news stories and... Read more »