Vortex. Bomb Cyclone. Frigid Temps. Enough!

2 Mar

Sometimes you learn about things you’d prefer not to learn about, especially when the learning is experiential. Such has been the case this winter.

The first experience was January’s Polar Vortex. For me, it was the least bothersome of the weather events as it was January in Chicago, a time I expect it to be cold and blustery. Besides, it was pretty sunny as we went about setting new weather records.

Then in February, Len and I were visiting family in Michigan when we received weather related warnings on our phones:

Detroit Free Press

Possible bomb cyclone, seriously? We charged our phones, found candles, and waited out the next event. Although very windy and cold, the biggest impact on us was our cancelled flight to Chicago rescheduled to the next day.

Then this morning, we were greeted with these weather headlines:

Chicago Tribune, ABC7 Chicago and WGN_TV

Enough of this frigid winter! But it is March and I know soon enough, with a few sunny days and a bit of warmer air, the snow crocus will rescue us from the long winter as bits of green begin peeking out of the slowly thawing winter ground.


Vortex? Cyclone? Frigid temps? – thanks Hal Borland for reminding us that
No winter lasts forever; no spring skips its turn.


2 Responses to “Vortex. Bomb Cyclone. Frigid Temps. Enough!”

  1. jeanfromcalifornia March 2, 2019 at 1:22 PM #

    That is probably an East coast quote. We regularly skip seasons here in LA. We have gone through two years of drought and wildfires. This winter has been cool with one and 2 day rainstorms every week. Our reservoirs and lakes used to be at record lows. Now our Sierra snowpack (our summer source of water) is at 150%. It is raining today and another rainstorm is expected next weekend. (Fortunately we get sunshine in between)
    Enough rain thank you! We intend to be in Cortona for Easter 🙂


    • blogginginitaly March 2, 2019 at 2:21 PM #

      Jean, I know, it’s been awful with the drought and wildfires. Ours seems almost simple compared to that!


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