Anticipating the Storm

25 Jan

Although we are about one month into winter, we have yet to experience much snowfall, but that is about to change. Even if one avoids reading the warnings, the lake has set up a notification system all of it own.

Here is a visual progression of the last few days:

Saturday, January 23, 4:25:08 PM, patches of ice forming along the break wall

Sunday, January 24, 7:45:07 AM, patches merging as they shift northward toward North Ave beach curve


Sunday, January 24, 7:45:41 am Weather Warning

©The Weather Channel

Sunday, January 24, 9:12:39 AM, ice nearly gone, and some enjoying a “birds-eye” view!


Saturday, January 24, 1:58:12 PM, fascinating ice shapes emerging along the shoreline


Saturday, January 24, 5:35:12 PM, another warning

©Chicago Tribune

Monday, January 25, 9:43:21 AM, a new, long thin ice pattern stretching  east and curving northward


Monday, January 25, 11:47:52 AM, becoming large patches of ice everywhere


A bit of history:  On February 2, 2011, 20 inches of snow fell in Chicago, trapping hundreds of people on Lake Shore Drive for hours.  (My pictures the day after.)




As a result, “turn around areas”  were added to the Drive. This morning, those cement barricades were temporarily replaced with movable  barriers, in anticipation of the storm


Monday, January 25, 11:57:37 am, another warning

©Chicago Tribune

 And so we watch- and wait. Till tomorrow…







12 Responses to “Anticipating the Storm”

  1. Sandra January 25, 2021 at 2:29 PM #

    Wrather is exciting whether you like it or not. I’ve been missing winter bu h careful Hwy you wish for….. Enjoy you cozy nest! Been snow shoeing only twice!

    Sent from my iPad


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    • blogginginitaly January 25, 2021 at 2:40 PM #

      It’s been fascinating to watch the changes. And I did see your great snow shoe pics!


  2. Yvonne Wilson January 25, 2021 at 2:32 PM #

    Stay safe and warm! hugs!

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  3. Royce Larsen January 25, 2021 at 6:38 PM #

    Found your update informative and interesting. Thank you.


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  4. Maureen (Mack) Lawler January 25, 2021 at 7:19 PM #

    Judy, these time lapsed pictures are fascinating. Thank you for sharing! I am a big fan of the magic of snow. John and I are snug as bugs as we hunker down and wait. What a window to it all you will have….enjoy!

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    • blogginginitaly January 25, 2021 at 8:25 PM #

      Thanks Maureen, snug as bugs is a good place to be for a few days. Stay warm!


  5. jeanfromcalifornia January 25, 2021 at 11:44 PM #

    Ah those pictures took us back to our house in Toronto off Lakeshore Drive. Violent ice storms would cause water breaking right over the walls and into traffic where it froze. We never had a line of cars snowed in like that though. How fast did it come down to lock them in place so quickly? It snowed briefly here yesterday in Malibu and the police had to shoo people back in their cars because they all stopped and ran out to make snow angels 🙂

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  6. Ivan Botanici January 26, 2021 at 4:12 AM #

    Ciao Judy, wow lots of snow!

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