I have a friend who lives in Chicago. I know it’s known as the Windy City.I wonder if we'll have a particularly cold or snowy winter here in the Chicago area. Winters haven't been very cold OR snowy recently--& I've lived in this region for 40 years.
Growing up, I lived in a couple places that make Chicago winters seem like nothing. I've lived in South Dakota--near Sioux Falls, where I saw blizzards that would bury the car in snow. Living in Superior Wisconsin, near Duluth, Minnesota, we had EXTREMELY low windchills, & averaged around 8 feet snow/year due to lake effect snow. Another cold weather experience I'll always remember is our family driving to Chicago during the blizzard of 1979. My father had to drive in a semi's tracks until we reached a place where the roads had been cleared enough.
We didn’t have much rain this winter but the weir near where my parents live was still pretty high.I was so happy to see some rain the other day. It's been almost two months since we got measurable rainfall here.
Oh no droughts are horribleThis gives you an idea of what we're dealing with:
Metal that was ripped from homes is now exposed in parts of Lake Livingston as the drought causes water levels to drop.www.newsweek.com