Friday, January 04, 2008

Midwestern Winter Storm (1/1)

Driving up from Florida to Chicago was easy ... The first 90% of the trip - That is! I was able to leave Fort Lauderdale early morning on December 31, 2007 and drive straight through (little traffic and great weather) to Indianapolis, IN where I spend the night. The short leg from Indianapolis to Chicago was right into blizzard conditions, with gale-forced winds, moderate snow, and drifting snow. The Interstate was OK, but the country roads, shown above, were very dangerous.

About 3 to 9 inches of snow was observed, depending where you were from NW Indiana into Illinois. Temperatures were in the 20's then dropped to near 0 degrees F behind the storm system. A powerful winter storm moving across the great lakes caused the snow and wind.

See more details on this storm and more exciting winter weather at it's worst by clicking the link provided below...