Thursday, January 31, 2019

Our Correspondents In the Midwest

I always like reports "from the horse's mouth" so to speak.  Yesterday,  our correspondents in Libertyville, IL, 20 miles north of Chicago - and we all know how ghastly things are in Chicago and Anderson, IN. where it is marginally warmer.  Although comparing -49 to -21 is hardly a heat wave warning

Libertyville: " It was -23 here with a wind chill of -49 this morning.  Now it's up to -20 though.  Sometime today I'm going outside just so I can say I've experienced near 50 below. "

Anderson, IN:  "The power went out about 7:30 this morning.  During the 90 minutes we were without power, the house temperature dropped from 68.6 to 61.7.  As our home is well-insulated, that reflects how cold the outside air was due to the winds.

We are thankful that our city maintains its own utilities so we can get fast service in situations like this.  The politicians know that voters can be had by prompt services."

 Libertyville:  "Snow expected tonight but warmer by Monday - it's forecast to be in the 50s!"

Anderson:  "It is -1 at 11:15 a.m. with a wind chill of -12.  Temperatures will be rising through the day to about +13."

O/T  The LA Times Weather page said that Dublin, Ireland, will get snow today.  But:  the temp there is 38 degrees.  Does Dublin know something the rest of us don't?  Irish snow is possible at above freezing?  Their weatherman was so full of Guinness that he erred?    Mysteries...

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