IT'S SNOWMAGGEDON!! A SNOWTASTROPHE!
Really, it's serious. Illinois has been declared a weather disaster area in advance of the storm, which is just as well, since it's already an economic disaster area. Even Chicagoans, who are used to a bit of snow, are getting edgy
There has been no easing at all in the forecast of a major blizzard hitting northern Illinois and Northwest Indiana starting this afternoon. If anything, the situation appears more dire than it did 24 hours ago.
The National Weather Service continues to describe the storm as "potentially life-threatening" for those who might get caught outside and advised that final preparations for it should be completed this morning.
A blizzard warning of 24 hours duration includes the likelihood of snowfalls of up to 20 inches and in some places even more, wind gusts of up to 60 mph creating whiteout conditions making travel nearly impossible, lakefront flooding and perhaps prolonged power outages.
How are you dealing with the imminent snownami? How much milk, bread, and toilet paper do you plan on buying when you run out to the store? If you're hunkering down, what's your favorite way to hunker? If you will be braving the elements, where would we find you on the periodic table?