Category Archives: Weather

Storm clouds to the south



Hurricane Bill

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Hurricane Guillermo

Hurricane Guillermo was “only” a tropical storm when NASA’s Aqua satellite captured this image on August 13, 2009. At the time, the storm had winds of 70 miles per hour. The storm reached hurricane status on August 14 and is located in the Pacific Ocean.

It’s gonna be a hot one!

I woke up early this morning to the realization that today will be the hottest day of the year in Chicago. When I went to bed last night, the local weather prognosticators were saying that it was going to get to 98 today! They are usually wrong, but this time they will probably be right. Up here, high temps also mean high humidity. That sucks! I can take the higher temps (I did live in Scottsdale for a couple of years!), but I cannot do high humidity.

With the exception of letting the dogs out to do their thing, I plan on staying inside all morning. There are baseball games and a NASCAR race on TV that will command my attention today.

Hopefully tomorrow’s weather will be more moderate.

Spring is here…kinda!

We had a couple of warm days recently so I brought the deck furniture out. Also gave me an opportunity to use the new laptop and the wireless network today. It was fun to be mobile! Just wish that it stayed warm. It’s now in the fifties with rain forecast for tomorrow.

Maybe this weekend…………

Thanksgiving snow?

First snowfall

Eerily similar to last year’s Thanksgiving morning snowfall, overnight the Chicago area received its first measuarable snowfall of the season. I don’t know if it will stay cold enough to give us a white Thanksgiving like last year. This backyard photo was taken Wednesday morning.