Monday, January 7, 2008
This thaw has been far from overlooked by the media, and I am eating some crow today (proverbially, not the ones that roost in our yard). Today, the Tribune featured the thaw as a news alert across the top of its home page. The mercury touched another record high today, this time in the neighborhood of 64. Flood watches and warnings are posted throughout the four-state region; it was 73 in the east-central Illinois city of Danville. A tornado may have touched down near Rockford, the first January tornado in the Chicago area since 1950. A line of severe thunderstorms swept through the area, and I watched the Sears Tower and the John Hancock Building get struck by lightning on my way home. Indeed, all hell has broken loose since my first thaw post, and the apocalypse may be upon us.