August 23rd, 2007

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Wow, rain in Chicago. They don't call it the Windy City for nothing, dur hur hur.

Check out this video. It's the worst storm I've seen around here in AGES. And this video was taken possibly in the windiest part of the city, right next to the Sears Tower. The wind is striking the building and swooping down right onto the street where the people are walking. 60 to 70 mph gusts. I should know that place very well, I passed by it every day on my commute to school. It was a bitch walking across that street WITHOUT the raging thunderstorm pounding you. I'm surprised people are even standing on that street corner.

And, of all days for the weather to go bat shit, I had to take dad to Northwestern hospital. We got hit by the storm heading into the city, passed right over us. And then we got hit severely by the second wave on the way home. I could hardly talk on my cel to mom because the rain on the roof of the car was so damn loud. Oh, and you couldn't see more than 2 inches in front of you. The entire ride home, News Talk radio station WBBM reported about nothing but this huge storm and we listened to all the details the entire ride. Tornado touch downs near Naperville, trees down everywhere, flooded streets. Apparently it's not over. I see just a straight line of storms, one after another, heading for our area. And yet, here at home, it looks like nothing has happened. Hardly a leaf has fallen in the street on my entire block. Strange.

If the power doesn't go out at work, I'll be severely shocked by it. This storm is three times as bad as the last one that killed the power for a few days earlier this year.

Man, I bet it sucks to be working on The Dark Knight right now ...