originally posted on Metroblogging Chicago

I just checked and I see that it's 32 and (probaby) snowing in Chicago. I'm in Austin for Thanksgiving, where it's 65 and sunny. Did I have a point? Oh yeah -- neener-neener.

There was a thunderstorm last night and my 4-year old niece came running inside, not scared but super-excited. She's a weather buff and wanted us to turn on the TV so she could watch the storm radar map in the bottom corner of the screen. We were all (well, she was) very disappointed that the main storm missed us by a few miles and that there was very little chance of a tornado.