A Blizzard

We experienced our first blizzard today….no, I’m not talking about the DQ treat, but an actual blizzard.

The Webster’s dictionary defines a blizzard as a long severe snowstorm; an intensely strong cold wind filled with fine snow.  Yep, we had that…..

Pictures do not do it justice….

started our morning locking the keys in the truck while it was running....at 7:30AM in the blizzard

 I’ve discovered living here that if you want to wear “cute” shoes, you have to take them with you and put them on once you get to your destination.  I wore 3 inch heels at church….but only after I walked around in rain boots.

I don't own snow boots so rain boots are next best thing

our church parking lot during the blizzard

Mark shoveling the front porch at church (but the snow just kept blowing right back on the porch)

Paul outside in the snow

our car in the parking lot

the road on the way home (luckily a plow had just come through)

The Illinois River

Lacon marina

mounds of snow on the side of the road in Lacon

me standing outside in the snow

And this is for my family who lives in Hawaii!  Do you want to come visit anytime soon?!!  🙂

Blizzard Warning in effect until 9 PM CST this evening… Whiteout conditions west of the Illinois River will diminish somewhat this afternoon…as the main area of snow pushes further east. Visibility east of the river will frequently be below a quarter mile in open areas. Some heavier snow bands may produce another inch of snow. Wind chills are expected to fall below zero by late afternoon. Travel today is not advised…as many areas have had roads drifted shut.
 
Blizzard Warning in effect until 9 PM CST this evening…
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This Afternoon
Bitterly cold. Mostly cloudy. Chance of snow early in the afternoon…then scattered flurries late. Blowing snow. Temperature falling into the mid teens. Very windy. Northwest winds around 30 mph with gusts to around 45 mph. Chance of precipitation 50 percent. Wind chill readings zero to 10 below zero.
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Tonight
Bitterly cold. Partly cloudy. Lows around zero. Windy. Northwest winds 25 to 30 mph. Gusts up to 40 mph in the evening. Wind chill readings 8 below to 18 below zero.
sunny
Monday
Bitterly cold. Sunny. Highs around 11. Northwest winds 15 to 20 mph. Lowest wind chill readings 11 below to 21 below zero.
 
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Monday Night
Mostly clear. Lows near zero. North winds 5 to 10 mph. Wind chill readings 3 below to 13 below zero.
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