SNOWLY COW! There is lots of news with the Blizzard of 2011, or as our FREE THINGS NATION tagged it – “Snowmageddon”, “Snopocalypse”,”The Great Groundhog Day Blizzard”, “The Snowtorious B.I.G.”, “Snolocaust”, “Snowlapalooza”, “Fiascsnow”, “Blizzaster”, “Snownami””Blizzardpalooza”, “The Great White Heap”, “Thundersnow”, l “snowrnado whiteout”, “Anglelina Snowlie”, “Snowger field”, or “Snowbook – the Snowcial Network” or just plain winter in Chicago.
Wrigley Field has lost some of its rooftop but we wanted to give you a link to the LIVE WRIGLEY WEBCAM see the plaza in front of Wrigley Field so you can watch the webcam from whereveer your location and watch the craziness that is the blizzard of 2011
The Northern Indiana Commuter Transportation Districtct has announced that because of deteriorating road conditions, anticipated light ridership and difficulty in clearing our major parking lots in East Chicago, Hammond and Hegewisch the South Shore will run a partial weekday schedule today.
The following morning trains are cancelled:
Train 214 arriving Chicago 11:12 p.m.
Train 216 arriving Chicago 1:21 p.m.
Train 218 arriving Chicago 5:34 p.m.
Train 220 arriving Chicago 7:55 p.m.
Train 209 departing Chicago 3:15 p.m.
Train 215 departing Chicago 5:32 p.m.
“This service change will also reduce possible conflicts that may arise merging our weekday service schedule with Metra’s Sunday train schedule. Metra has announced that it is running a Sunday schedule today,” the district said in a press release.
“All morning train service between South Bend and Michigan City has been temporarily suspended. We will update the status of service to South Bend at 11:00 a.m. EST.”
“We will keep the media apprised of any modifications to our service as the day progresses. We advise passengers to check our website delay page for any service advisories associated with the blizzard: www.nictd.com/delays.html
LATEST UPDATE – 10:30 AM TUESDAY – The National Weather Service reported 19.5 inches of snow at O’Hare International Airport at 9 a.m., 19.9 inches at Midway Airport at 9:45 a.m., and 13.9 inches in Rockford and 14.4 inches in Romeoville at 6 a.m.. Other totals include: 20.6 inches in St. Charles, 20 inches in Beach Park, 20 inches in Ottawa, 18.5 inches in Elk Grove Village, 18 inches in Waukegan and 11 inches in Crown Point, Ind. The forecast calls for 2 to 5 inches more this morning, with high winds continuing into the afternoon, at times gusting to 40 mph. Total accumulations will be in the 12- to 18-inch range over north central Illinois and the 15- to 24-inch range in the Chicago area, the weather service said.
Weather service meteorologist Gino Izzi said the storm was generally in line with forecasts and accumulations would likely be in the predicted range.
Here is a link to the Loyola University Water Tower Park – Water Tower Campus – Look at the snow at the Chicago Water Tower!
Here is free LIVE webcam for University of Chicago Science Quadrangle – it looks cold – you may need to click twice on webcam to refresh
Look at the Northbound LSD Traffic (or should we say parking lot!