Some brief scenes from Chicago Snowpocalypse 2011

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So, we've got a snowstorm bearing down on us here in Chicago. Being Chicagoans, we sort of collectively oscillate between "oh no, the whole city must shut down" and "eh, I'll believe it when I see it"*. Nicely, my work has already closed the office for tomorrow, so we're planning out a day of being snowed in. I ran outside just now for a couple quick videos and photos.

There's not a lot of accumulation yet, but it's blowing pretty hard:

Hard enough to rip awnings off of buildings:

Downed awning at Ethopian Diamond

Driving seems to be pretty hairy. People are hesitant to go even when the light turns green:

My friend Bryan tweeted the following photo and said:

No zombies yet, & I refuse to say "snowpocalypse" till I see zombies

Bowden graveyard

Happy now, Bryan?

Chicago Snowpocalypse 2011

Update: Erica and I actually made it around the block on the next day and took some photos.

* Erica calls this latter attitude "crying sheep".