An Icy Christmas Eve
It's a winter wonderland out there, says the National Weather Service on the eve of Christmas Eve:
THE NATIONAL WEATHER SERVICE IN CHICAGO HAS ISSUED A WINTER WEATHER ADVISORY FOR SLEET AND FREEZING RAIN... WHICH IS IN EFFECT UNTIL 8 AM CST THURSDAY.
ACCUMULATIONS... SOME LOCATIONS MAY RECEIVE UP TO TENTH OF AN INCH OF ICE. ESPECIALLY AWAY FROM LAKE MICHIGAN.
I can hear the light tapping of ice dropping on the ground even now. A tenth of an inch doesn't sound like much, but I figure that can cause even the strongest grip on the road to slip-slide away.
No driving for a while, then. No posting either, till Christmas '09 is only a memory. Happy Christmas to all.