Monday, December 13, 2010

Not Quite a Blizzard, But 'Tis Enough, 'Twill Serve

Friday might have been a good day to go downtown and see Christkindlmarket Chicago, but Sunday was for staying home (Saturday was for visiting stores for provisions). Snow fell overnight between Saturday and Sunday, and we woke up to wind and more snow in the morning. Not exactly a blizzard around here, as in certain parts of the country, but a fairly strong snowstorm. Arctic Blast! as one excited weather site put it.

Nothing as dramatic as in Minneapolis, though, which saw the Hubert H. Humphrey Metrodome roof collapse under the weight of snow. I quote again: "The roof requires 250,000 cubic feet of air pressure per minute to remain inflated, and on at least three occasions slight tears caused by heavy snows have caused the roof to deflate." Make that four occasions.

It was an odd place to watch a baseball game, the HHH Metrodome. I remember seeing more than one fly ball disappear temporarily into the dirty white backdrop color of the inflatable roof. I'll bet the players don't like that feature of the roof at all.

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